Inside The Vatican

Each week, Colleen Dulle goes behind the headlines of the biggest Vatican news stories with America’s Rome correspondent Gerard O’Connell. They'll break down complicated news stories that have a whole lot of history behind them in an understandable, engaging way. Colleen and Gerard will give you the inside scoop on what people inside the Vatican are thinking, saying—and planning.

Religion & Spirituality
Christianity
News
1
Juan Carlos Cruz on the McCarrick Report
20 min
2
Reactions to the McCarrick Report
21 min
3
Deep Dive: The McCarrick Report
22 min
4
The McCarrick Report in 3 minutes
Colleen Dulle gives a brief update on the Vatican’s report on former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, which was published today.
3 min
5
What the Vatican thinks of the U.S. election
Many in the Vatican have kept a close eye on the U.S. presidential election, held Nov. 3. This week on “Inside the Vatican,” hosts Colleen Dulle and Gerard O’Connell discuss what advantages and disadvantages each candidate offers in the eyes of...
19 min
6
Did the pope change church teaching on same-sex...
Pope Francis made headlines last week when he endorsed civil unions for same-sex couples as part of an interview in a new documentary called “Francesco.” Almost immediately, questions emerged about the comments: Was the pope mistranslated? When...
20 min
7
Voting Catholic: What would Pope Francis do?
We're sharing an episode of America's 9-part podcast series "Voting Catholic." In the series finale, Sebastian speaks with Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego, a leading voice on Catholic Social Teaching in the American hierarchy. How should Catholics...
27 min
8
Pope Francis endorses same-sex civil unions
In a new documentary that premiered in Rome today, Pope Francis reiterated his support for civil unions for same-sex couples and slammed the Trump administration’s family separation policy. This week on “Inside the Vatican,” host Colleen Dulle...
22 min
9
Why won’t the pope wear a mask?
Vatican City saw seven new cases of the coronavirus this week, marking a sudden second wave of infections in the world’s smallest nation. were Swiss Guards; the other three were Vatican residents. As Vatican employees attempt to trace and test...
20 min
10
Gerry and Colleen unpack ‘Fratelli Tutti’
This week on the “Inside the Vatican” podcast, Vatican correspondent Gerard O’Connell and producer Colleen Dulle unpack their takeaways from Pope Francis’ new encyclical, “Fratelli Tutti.” The hosts discuss the pope’s unique...
24 min
11
Fratelli Tutti in 5 minutes
Pope Francis’ new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, was released today. The encyclical, which is the highest classification of papal document, is Francis’ diagnosis of the social problems plaguing our world—and his proposed cures. In this brief Inside...
5 min
12
Mike Pompeo to visit the Vatican
Cardinal Angelo Becciu from his position as head of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints on Thursday night, Sept. 24. In a one-sentence press release, the Vatican announced that the cardinal also gave up the “rights connected to...
17 min
13
Pope Francis: ‘God loves your LGBT children as ...
On September 17, two Vatican stories broke that illustrate the difference in style between Pope Francis and the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Pope Francis , telling them “God loves your children as they are” and “the...
22 min
14
From Belarus to Black Lives Matter, Pope Franci...
This weekend, Pope Francis and those with “public responsibilities” to meet the just demands of protestors. With protests rising around the world, which demonstrators was Francis referring to? Veteran Vatican correspondent Gerard O’Connell...
19 min
15
Pope Francis’ Covid Catechesis
The Vatican announced this weekend that Pope Francis will sign his new encyclical in Assisi on Oct. 3, just in time for the feast day on the following day of St. Francis, after whom the Pope took his name. The new document is called “Fratelli...
10 min
16
The Secret Archives of Pope Pius XII
Just before Covid-19 paused public life in Italy, the entire “secret archives” of Pope Pius XII (1939-58) opened to researchers for the first time. The opening, which had long been asked for by historians and was announced under Pope Benedict XVI,...
23 min
17
Update: Vatican releases handbook on sex abuse
Today the Vatican released its long-awaited handbook, or “vademecum,” on how bishops and superiors of religious orders should handle allegations of sexual abuse against minors by clergy. This is the first time that all of the Vatican’s...
5 min
18
Is the church getting closer to ordaining women...
In April of this year, the Vatican announced the creation of a to study the female diaconate, following up on Pope Francis’ promise to reopen the question at the behest of the Amazonian bishops. Pope Francis had set up a previous commission to...
21 min
19
Benedict XVI makes surprise trip to Germany
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI left Italy for the first time in seven years last week, to visit his ill brother, Georg. This week on “Inside the Vatican,” Gerry explains the challenges travel poses for the emeritus pope and why Benedict returned to...
19 min
20
Why is the Vatican silent on Archbishop Viganò?
Last week, Archbishop was back in the spotlight after President Donald Trump tweeted promoting an open letter that Viganò had written to him. The letter praised Mr. Trump for “defending the right to life” and expressed Archbishop Viganò’s...
22 min
21
How Laudato Si’ changed American Catholics’ min...
It’s been five years since the release of “Laudato Si’,” and Pope Francis has called for a year of prayer and study on the encyclical’s themes of integral human ecology—that is, the importance of protecting the environment and the poor,...
16 min
22
Pope Francis: You can’t be racist and call your...
Pope Francis spoke out on the police killing of George Floyd last week as protests against racism spread across the globe. This week on Inside the Vatican, veteran Vatican correspondent Gerard O’Connell describes the protests in Europe and the...
22 min
23
Pope Francis takes major step against Vatican c...
Pope Francis took a major step in his ongoing reform of Vatican finance on June 1 by putting in place a centralized system to approve who gets contracts to work with the Vatican. The change amounts to what Crux editor John L. Allen, Jr. a “direct...
23 min
24
Why the Vatican opposes Israel’s annexation plan
This week on the “Inside the Vatican” podcast, America’s Rome correspondent, Gerard O’Connell, gives an exclusive look inside the Vatican museums, which will reopen with new social distancing measures in place on Monday, June 1. Then, Gerry...
21 min
25
What a Mass in reopened St. Peter’s Basilica lo...
As Italy gradually reopens and public Masses resume there, the Vatican is facing the challenge of a decreased income while working to lead the world’s humanitarian and diplomatic response to the coronavirus pandemic. This week on the “Inside the...
22 min
26
Royal Commission issues findings on Cardinal Pell
On this week’s episode of the “Inside the Vatican” podcast, producer Colleen Dulle and Vatican correspondent Gerard O’Connell discuss the Australian Royal Commission’s that Cardinal George Pell knew about priests abusing children in the...
22 min
27
The Vatican’s $200m London real estate scandal
Last week, an Italian newspaper reported that Pope Francis had fired five employees who were under investigation for their involvement in the $200 million purchase of minority stake in a luxury apartment development in London’s upscale Chelsea...
14 min
28
World Day of Prayer for end to Covid-19
In this episode, Vatican correspondent Gerard O'Connell gives an on-the-ground update from “phase two” of Italy’s coronavirus lockdown. Gerry and producer Colleen Dulle also discuss the between Muslims and Christians for an end to coronavirus,...
24 min
29
Christopher Lamb on ‘guerilla attacks’ on Pope ...
It’s no secret that Pope Francis has faced opposition during his pontificate: some of it, the healthy disagreement he’s called for, some more serious—what The Tablet Vatican reporter calls well-financed, well-publicized “guerilla attacks”...
20 min
30
Pope Francis speaks on clash between Italian bi...
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has announced that Italy will transition into “phase 2” of its coronavirus lockdown, re-opening the manufacturing and construction industries on May 4, followed by libraries, museums, and some stores May 18....
21 min
31
Vatican's Archbishop Paglia on coronavirus bioe...
In recent weeks, the Vatican has made it clear that it sees the pandemic as a pressing call for the transformation of society. This past week, Pope Francis put together a with specific mandates for coordinating humanitarian aid, international...
12 min
32
Pope Francis assembles COVID-19 task force
Pope Francis has focused his messages to the world this week on the importance of international cooperation and the in order to overcome the coronavirus pandemic and build a more equitable society. On this episode of “Inside the Vatican,”...
28 min
33
How data mapping can help the Vatican fight COV...
Molly Burhans, the founder and executive director of , has created what may be the world’s largest set of Catholic geographic information. Her nonprofit organization has mapped church-owned properties around the world with a view towards using the...
20 min
34
Pope Francis supports ‘universal basic wage’
In his Easter messages, Pope Francis came out in support of a , relaxing economic sanctions, and of poor countries. This week on the “Inside the Vatican” podcast, veteran Vatican reporter Gerard O’Connell joins producer Colleen Dulle to talk...
23 min
35
Interview: Vatican official on liturgies during...
Usually, Holy Week doesn’t require any extra work from the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. A separate office organizes the pope’s liturgies, and the guidelines used around the world stay the same...
19 min
36
Update: Pope Francis gives English media interview
Pope Francis has given his to the English-language media, which he was invited to give as a message to the anglophone world in this time of crisis. Host Colleen Dulle gives an update on what you can find in the interview, and on the to study women...
1 min
37
Cardinal Pell’s conviction was overturned. Now ...
After almost five years of hearings and trials and appeals, Cardinal George Pell’s conviction of child sexual abuse was from Australia’s highest court. Cardinal Pell has now left prison and will stay at a Carmelite monastery. Now that a final...
23 min
38
Pope Francis approves new coronavirus Mass prayers
As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, the Vatican is looking both to provide for people’s spiritual needs and to ensure justice for those on the margins of society. In this episode of “Inside the Vatican,” veteran Vatican correspondent Gerard...
19 min
39
Coronavirus should provoke economic conversion,...
In this episode of “Inside the Vatican,” America’s Rome correspondent Gerard O’Connell and producer Colleen Dulle cover how Pope Francis and other Vatican leaders are making a concerted effort to draw people’s attention to the major ethical...
25 min
40
Pope Francis’ ‘urbi et orbi’ prayer to end coro...
In the first special coronavirus update episode of “Inside the Vatican,” veteran Vatican reporter Gerard O’Connell and producer Colleen Dulle discuss Pope Francis’ unprecedented “” blessing given Friday, March 27. Colleen spoke with Gerry...
13 min
41
Take your sins directly to God, Pope says
As Italy’s death toll rises and Catholics worldwide find their access to churches and the sacraments limited, the Vatican has taken to grant the faithful forgiveness of their sins. One measure from the Apostolic Penitentiary, the Vatican’s...
23 min
42
Francis walks deserted streets of Rome
With more countries shutting down nonessential businesses because of the , church leaders have about whether to keep churches open to the faithful or to close them to mitigate the spread of infections. This week, Pope Francis after a Vatican...
22 min
43
Coronavirus case in Vatican City
Vatican City last week after a non-Vatican resident passed through its medical center for a routine medical evaluation. Over the weekend, the Italian government and a ban on public gatherings, advising residents not to leave their homes. On...
22 min
44
Pope Francis catches a cold
Pope Francis canceled his public audiences beginning Thursday, February 27 due to what his spokesman called a “.” Amid that Francis had been tested for coronavirus, the pope in St. Peter’s Square and said he had a cold. On this week’s...
21 min
45
Pope Francis’ vision for global politics
This week’s “Inside the Vatican” explores the relationship between faith, global politics, and the Catholic understanding of sainthood. First up, Colleen and Gerry discuss Pope Francis’ recent in the Southern Italian city of Bari. Speaking to...
25 min
46
Deep Dive: Querida Amazonia
Pope Francis’ highly-anticipated exhortation “” or “Beloved Amazon” came out last week, sparking more conversation about what the document did not say, that is, anything on ordaining married men as priests, than what it did say. Pope Francis...
24 min
47
Update: “Querida Amazonia” in 3 minutes
The Vatican published Pope Francis’ long awaited follow-up document to the Amazon Synod, “Querida Amazonia,” or “Beloved Amazon,” this morning. This document was highly anticipated because it was expected to include Pope Francis’ final...
3 min
48
‘Three popes’: Where is Archbishop Gänswein?
This week on “Inside the Vatican,” Vatican correspondent Gerard O’Connell and producer Colleen Dulle explain why Archbishop Georg Gänswein, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s personal secretary and prefect of Pope Francis’ household, has been in...
23 min
49
Will Francis finally visit Argentina?
Last week, Pope Francis met with Argentinian President Alberto Fernández, whose country is currently weathering an economic crisis that has led to widespread hunger and a crippling national debt. In their meeting, Pope Francis with his home country...
24 min
50
Pope’s new secretary worked with street childre...
On a of “Inside the Vatican,” in the midst of Cardinal Robert Sarah’s , Gerry and I discussed how Archbishop Georg Ganswein’s role as Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s personal secretary—and often, by default, his gatekeeper and...
21 min
51
Francis appoints woman to top role in Secretari...
Last week, Pope Francis in the Vatican’s Secretariat of State for the first time, while also upgrading that role from the department head level to the undersecretary level. On “Inside the Vatican” this week, Gerry and I take a look at these two...
19 min
52
Did Benedict XVI co-author a new book on priest...
This week on “Inside the Vatican,” Gerry and I dedicate the entire episode to the questions surrounding the new book From the Depths of Our Hearts, written by Cardinal Robert Sarah with a contribution from Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. The book...
21 min
53
What’s fact and what's fiction in ‘The Two Popes’?
Last week, a viral video circulated on social media showing Pope Francis slapping the hand of a woman who yanked his arm as he walked through a crowd in St. Peter’s Square. On “Inside the Vatican” this week, Gerry and I explain what happened and...
19 min
54
Keep your eyes on Vatican-China relations in 2020
Happy New Year from Inside the Vatican! For our New Year’s Day episode, Gerry and I are taking a look back at some of the biggest Vatican stories of 2019. We start with February’s , which Gerry and I . We talk about the steps Pope Francis has...
16 min
55
Pope Francis’ Christmas address to the Roman Curia
On Saturday, Pope Francis gave his annual Christmas speech to the Roman curia, which in past years has been the time that the pope speaks very clearly about where he thinks the curia needs improvement. In 2014, Pope Francis used his Christmas address...
16 min
56
Francis abolishes pontifical secret for abuse c...
Yesterday morning, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis had , a confidentiality measure, in cases of sexual abuse of a minor or vulnerable person by clergy. This week on “Inside the Vatican,” Gerry and I explain what information will now be...
17 min
57
Why was Fulton Sheen’s beatification postponed?
In this episode of “Inside the Vatican,” Gerry and I discuss the of Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s beatification. We talk about why the beatification was postponed indefinitely, and Gerry explains what happened the last time a beatification was...
18 min
58
Pope Francis wants to add immorality of nukes t...
This week on “Inside the Vatican,” Gerry and I recap the pope’s visit to Thailand and Japan, which Gerry believes is “one for the history books.”   First up, in Thailand, the “,” Pope Francis received a warm welcome. Gerry and I...
19 min
59
Introducing PLAGUE: Untold Stories of AIDS and ...
This week the team at Inside the Vatican are sharing a new podcast from America Media. In “,” America’s Michael O'Loughlin investigates stories of AIDS and the Catholic Church. The release of the first episode coincides with World AIDS Day. In...
42 min
60
Pope Francis' plans for South Sudan, Japan, and...
This week, veteran Vatican reporter Gerard O'Connell speaks to Sebastian Gomes, who is filling in for Colleen Dulle. First, they discuss a possible papal trip to South Sudan. Second, they talk about the pope's confirmed trip in a few weeks to Japan...
15 min
61
Update: Vatican investigates ‘opaque’ London re...
This week on “Inside the Vatican,” Gerry and I explain the latest developments in the Vatican’s into possible financial misconduct in the Vatican state department’s $200 million purchase of a building in an upscale London neighborhood....
27 min
62
Amazon synod proposes married priests, stops sh...
The Amazon synod is finally over after approving its final document of suggestions for Pope Francis. This week on “Inside the Vatican,” Gerry and I unpack that document, and we dive into the specifics of its suggestion that the church ordain...
20 min
63
Despite outside distractions, Amazon synod pres...
This week on “Inside the Vatican,” Gerry and I devote the entire episode to the , which just entered its final week. First, we discuss some of the in the synod hall, including the , a permanent human rights observatory in the region and Catholic...
21 min
64
Amazon synod takes on big ideas in first week
This week on “Inside the Vatican,” Gerry and I update you on the , Commander Domenico Giani, who was nicknamed “the pope’s guardian angel.” Mr. Giani stepped down from his position after he was unable to identify who leaked Vatican security...
23 min
65
Francis and Benedict stress loyalty in messages...
Last week, Vatican police as part of a . On this episode of “Inside the Vatican,” Gerry and I break down what we know and what questions remain about this raid—the first of its kind to have been made public by the Vatican.   Next up, Pope...
23 min
66
Pope Francis meets James Martin, S.J.
On this episode of “Inside the Vatican,” Gerry and I discuss our colleague . It was the pair’s first extended conversation, though Pope Francis is familiar with Father Martin’s work and read his book on LGBT Catholics, Building a Bridge. Up...
17 min
67
Who is going to the Amazon synod?
This week on “Inside the Vatican,” Gerry and I take a look at to the synod on the Amazon region. Who decides who goes to a synod, and what kinds of people do they look for? We talk about several of the high-profile guests and the viewpoints they...
24 min
68
Can Pope Francis’ critics swing the next conclave?
This week on “Inside the Vatican,” Gerry and I discuss new comments by the Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Arturo Sosa, about . “The attacks against Pope Francis in the church today,” , are “a fight between those who want the...
26 min
69
Pope Francis: “I am not afraid of schisms”
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: , and . What sets these nations apart? Then, we’ll talk about what Pope...
19 min
70
Pope Francis chooses 13 new cardinals in the ‘F...
This week on “Inside the Vatican,” Gerry and I update you on who next month. The surprise announcement came after the pope was for 25 minutes! In this episode, we break down who has been chosen for a red hat, and what these selections tell us...
20 min
71
What does the pope do on vacation?
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...
18 min
72
What would married priests in the Amazon region...
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...
19 min
73
Unpacking the Vatican’s document on gender iden...
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”...
19 min
74
BONUS: How this Jesuit leads the Vatican’s figh...
Introducing the Jesuitical podcast from America Media. This week, while Colleen and Gerry are out, the Jesuitical hosts interview Hans Zollner, S.J. Father Zollner has dedicated his life to protecting children from the horrific crime of sexual abuse....
13 min
75
What did the popes know about McCarrick?
This week on “Inside the Vatican,” Gerry and I discuss the first four women to be named to the Vatican’s office for synods. We talk about who these women are, how women’s involvement in Vatican leadership is changing, and what positions may be...
21 min
76
Is the pope a socialist?
This week on “Inside the Vatican,” Gerry and I unpack a recent confrontation between the Italian bishops and the pope, which came after the bishops failed to implement the pope’s 2015 annulment reforms. We talk about what those reforms were, and...
14 min
77
Vatican issues new universal laws on sexual abuse
This week on “Inside the Vatican,” Gerry and I explain why the papal almoner climbed down a manhole this weekend to illegally restore electricity to 450 homeless people squatting in a building in Rome. We also explain who the papal almoner is, and...
20 min
78
Is the church getting closer to introducing wom...
This week on “Inside the Vatican,” Gerry and I talk about three stories from Pope Francis’ trip to Bulgaria and North Macedonia. We’ll talk about what he did on that trip, as well as two stories he commented on during a press conference aboard...
23 min
79
Pope Francis' big reforms to the Roman Curia ar...
This week on “Inside the Vatican,” Gerry and I update you on the situation in Sri Lanka following a series of explosions in churches and hotels there on Easter Sunday. Then, we’ll talk about the new editorial board of Women Church World. Will...
16 min
80
Pope Benedict breaks his self imposed silence
This week on “Inside the Vatican,” Gerry and I talk briefly about the horrific fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Then, we’ll update you on Pope Francis kissing the feet of South Sudanese leaders, and the importance of gestures like this...
18 min
81
Two groundbreaking dialogues at the Vatican
This week on “Inside the Vatican,” Gerard O’Connell and I update you on Cardinal Sarah’s recent comments on migrants, which strike a different tone from what we’ve come to expect from Pope Francis. We also discuss why Pope Francis prefers to...
20 min
82
Unpacking the pope’s document on young people
This week on “Inside the Vatican,” Gerard O’Connell and I take a look at the joint appeal Pope Francis signed with King Mohammed VI of Morocco to keep the city of Jerusalem and its holy sites open to people of all faiths. Then, we unpack some of...
17 min
83
Inside Lucetta Scaraffia’s resignation and Pope...
On the of “Inside the Vatican,” Gerry O’Connell and I brought you an interview with Lucetta Scaraffia, the editor of Women Church World, a monthly magazine that comes out with the Vatican’s daily newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano. On Tuesday,...
20 min
84
How things are changing for women in the Vatican
Gerry’s out this week, so instead of following our usual format, this week we’re breaking out of the weekly news cycle to bring you an interview about a slow change that’s beginning for some really important people in the Vatican: Women. Lucetta...
12 min
85
Bishop accountability and Pope Francis' sixth a...
This week, we’ll update you on Cardinal Pell and several other high-profile cases of abuse. We’ll also talk about Pope Francis’ sixth anniversary as pope. Cardinal Pell was sentenced to six years in prison. He’ll be eligible for parole in...
18 min
86
Secret archives, Cardinal Pell and the slow pro...
This week on “Inside the Vatican,” Gerry O’Connell and I update you on what has been happening since the sexual abuse summit. First, we take a look at on how to handle cases of sexual abuse, and how to put the proper structures in place in each...
19 min
87
Deliver Us: a new podcast about the sex abuse c...
We talk a lot on this show about the church’s sexual abuse crisis, and while Gerry and I try to break down what’s new, we don’t often get to talk about the problems that are at the root of this scandal—or how hearing these stories over and...
32 min
88
First day of sex abuse summit includes some sur...
This week on “Inside the Vatican” Gerry and I are in Rome covering the sexual abuse summit. So this week’s episode might sound a little different—you’ll hear the sounds of Rome, and some of the interviews that Gerry and I have been doing...
16 min
89
Will a new book hijack coverage of the sexual a...
This week on Inside the Vatican, we’ll fill you in on Cardinal Muller’s , along with updates on the McCarrick case, preparations for next week’s summit on sexual abuse, and information on a bombshell book that threatens to overshadow that...
17 min
90
The pope’s historic trip to Abu Dhabi
This week,  visited Abu Dhabi to meet with religious leaders at the Global Inter-Religious Meeting on Human Fraternity, a conference aimed at combating religious extremism. Where the pope chooses to visit will always be significant. But what...
16 min
91
Pope Francis is open to married priests—in some...
Whenever Pope Francis goes on a trip somewhere around the world, he usually invites journalists to join him on the papal plane, and he’ll spend a few minutes taking questions from them. Pretty much every subject is on the table, and some of the...
14 min
92
How World Youth Day is changing the church
This week on “Inside the Vatican” we look at why the Vatican seems to be lowering expectations for its upcoming international summit on sexual abuse. Then, we talk about World Youth Day, which is being held in Panama this week. Gerry has covered...
14 min
93
Vatican commission's research confirms that wom...
This week on “,” we explore the topic of women deacons. We feature some clips from America’s with two members of the Vatican’s commission to research in the early church. Then, Rome correspondent Gerry O’Connell and I unpack what Pope...
18 min
94
Changes and preparations ahead of the summit on...
As 2019 begins, all eyes in the Vatican are turned towards the upcoming , and recent weeks have brought a number of stories that reveal how Pope Francis aims to lead the church on this issue. First, the Vatican confirmed this past weekend that it is...
15 min
95
2018 Vatican News Roundup
This week before “Inside the Vatican” goes on break, we are giving you a round-up of this year’s top Vatican news—and digging into the questions that remain about these stories going into the new year. We examine whether Pope Francis’...
22 min
96
Did Pope Francis change his mind on gay priests...
we look at Pope Francis’  His new book on consecrated life, “The Strength of a Vocation,” is based on a long interview and Pope Francis has a number of quotations that have made headlines around the world. “The issue of homosexuality...
15 min
97
Will the Vatican’s sexual abuse summit make a d...
we take a look at the  that will plan the Vatican’s upcoming, high-stakes summit on sexual abuse. One committee member, Cardinal Oswald Gracias of India, told  in October that the meeting “will be successful, or it will be a...
16 min
98
The Sex Abuse Crisis and Catholic Infighting
Full show notes and related articles:       
13 min
99
Are the bishops stalling or taking the time to ...
Full show notes and related articles: 
21 min
100
Who knew what when about former Cardinal McCarr...
For full show notes and links, visit:  
20 min