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Trusted Catholic news from Rome - Sponsored by the Word on Fire Institute.

The John Allen Show is a bi-weekly podcast discussing news from the Vatican, as well as national and international Church affairs. New episodes will be posted every other Wednesday.

John Allen Jr. is the editor of Crux, the leading Catholic news source, and is the Fellow of Church and Media at the Word on Fire Institute.

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Trusted Catholic news from Rome - Sponsored by the Word on Fire Institute.

The John Allen Show is a bi-weekly podcast discussing news from the Vatican, as well as national and international Church affairs. New episodes will be posted every other Wednesday.

John Allen Jr. is the editor of Crux, the leading Catholic news source, and is the Fellow of Church and Media at the Word on Fire Institute.

    A New Encyclical, Pope Francis' Thoughts on Synods, and the Vatican's Response to Australia

    A New Encyclical, Pope Francis' Thoughts on Synods, and the Vatican's Response to Australia

    In this episode, John discusses the Pope's upcoming Encyclical titled Fratelli Tutti, Pope Francis' thoughts about the previous Synod of Bishops, and the Vatican's response to Australia regarding a royal commission on child sexual abuse from 2013.
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    • 25 min
    Validity of Baptisms, a Former West Virginia Bishop Issues Apology, and Pope Francis' Cold-Calls

    Validity of Baptisms, a Former West Virginia Bishop Issues Apology, and Pope Francis' Cold-Calls

    In today's show, John gives an update on how the Vatican's recent ruling on the validity of baptism has called into question the validity of a Detroit priest's baptism, an apology and reimbursement given by a former West Virginia bishop to the diocese, and Pope Francis' recent "cold-calling" spree.
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    • 28 min
    Authority of Eastern Churches, New Female Council Members, and a Ruling on the Formula for Baptism

    Authority of Eastern Churches, New Female Council Members, and a Ruling on the Formula for Baptism

    In this episode, John discusses how some authority is being restored to the twenty-three Eastern Catholic Churches in communion with Rome. Pope Francis has appointed seven new members to the Vatican Council for the Economy, six of which are women, so as to reflect the universality of the Church. Lastly, Pope Francis issues a ruling on concerning the validity of baptisms using a modified formula.
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    • 30 min
    New Parish Guidelines, Conflict in the Philippines, Hagia Sophia, and the McCarrick Scandal

    New Parish Guidelines, Conflict in the Philippines, Hagia Sophia, and the McCarrick Scandal

    In this episode, John discusses the new parish guidelines issued by the Vatican's Congregation for Clergy on the role and mission of the Catholic parish. A recent Church-State conflict is occurring in the Philippines after the bishops denounced the current president. There are new developments surrounding the Hagia Sophia, a Catholic basilica turned mosque, and there is pressure on the Pope to speak out. Lastly, there is a new allegation against the ex-priest and cardinal Theodore McCarrick, once again bringing the scandal into the spotlight.
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    • 27 min
    The Pope's Recent Angelus Address, a Papal Trip Anniversary, and an Italian Priest That Went Viral

    The Pope's Recent Angelus Address, a Papal Trip Anniversary, and an Italian Priest That Went Viral

    In this episode, John discusses the recent omissions in Pope Francis' Angelus addresses regarding the ongoing situation in Hong Kong. We also take a look back on how the first trip of Pope Francis' papacy set the tone for the years to come. Lastly, we hear of the "webstar" Italian priest, Fr. Alberto Ravagnani, that went viral during the coronavirus.
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    • 18 min
    Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul. Vatican Financial Scandal Update, and Talking About the Next Pope

    Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul. Vatican Financial Scandal Update, and Talking About the Next Pope

    The Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul offers a massive reminder the coronavirus may be down but it’s not out. There is a new twist in the Vatican’s latest financial scandal, as a seemingly predestined scapegoat fights back. A new book appears on the next pope, but is it legitimate to think about a succession while the current pope is still around?
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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 Ratings

Lawton4507 ,

Great, Fantastic, and Intellectual

Mr. Allen gives great insights into the religious and secular world of Italy. Despite the complaints of people for saying “um” (I mean he is knew to it and its hard), its usually almost perfect. My only complaint is that it is bi-weekly (Sorry John).

Mavrik23 ,

Insightful, informative, and authentic

Mr. Allen’s umms are okay by me! Name a better podcast on the Vatican. Keep up the great work; I look forward to each episode.

steveg1776 ,

The best source out there

If you want insight on Church organization and the inner workings of the Holy See, you aren’t going to find a better source than John Allen. These are every bit as enjoyable as the presentations John does at the LA Religious Education Congress, but you don’t have to wait a year to hear from him again!

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