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Sep 11, 2019

This week’s “Inside the Vatican” is all about Pope Francis’ trip to sub-Saharan Africa. First, Gerry will give us some context on the three nations the pope visited: Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius. What sets these nations apart?

Then, we’ll talk about what Pope Francis’ goals were for this visit:...


Sep 4, 2019

This week on “Inside the Vatican,” Gerry and I update you on who Pope Francis has chosen to make cardinals next month. The surprise announcement came after the pope was stuck in an elevator for 25 minutes! In this episode, we break down who has been chosen for a red hat, and what these selections tell us about the...


Jun 27, 2019

This week on “Inside the Vatican,” we’ll talk about the pope’s address to a group of theologians in Naples, which included a call for online learning opportunities for refugees who want to study theology.

Then, we’ll update you on Cardinal Pell’s appeal case in Australia, and what awaits him after a decision...


Jun 20, 2019

This week on Inside the Vatican, we talk about the U.S. bishops’ new resolutions on sexual abuse. How does the USCCB compare to other bishops conferences around the world?

Then, we take a look at a new document prepared for the synod on the Amazon region, that officially introduces the possibility of ordaining married...


Jun 13, 2019

This week on “Inside the Vatican,” Gerry and I unpack a the most comprehensive Vatican document on gender identity yet. The document, which was released by the Congregation for Education, seeks to address what it calls “an educational crisis” surrounding sexuality and gender. Why is it so important? And...