Vatican Insider - 2021-09-03 - (Best of) Samuel Gregg - Reason, Faith and the Struggle for Western Civilization
After the latest Vatican news, Barbara's guest in the interview segment is Samuel Gregg, research director at the Acton Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Sam talks about the genius of Western civilization with its unique synthesis of reason and faith, and how that synthesis is under attack from the East by radical Islam (faith without reason) and from within the West itself by aggressive secularism (reason without faith). Sam shares how the naïve and increasingly common assumption that reason and faith are incompatible is simply at odds with the facts of history. You will not want to miss this conversation!
This week, however, once again my guests in the interview segment are from the hugely successful crowd-funded TV mini-series on the life of Christ, The Chosen! Two weeks ago I interviewed Jonathan Roumie who portrays Jesus in this multi-year series. This week, in Part II of my conversation with Dallas Jenkins, writer, producer and director of The Chosen and Neal Harmon, CEO of Angel Studios, we hear more great stories, including where they are filming this exceptional series and how they discovered Jerusalem! Like Jonathan Roumie, both are men of great faith and even greater passion for what they are doing.
Vatican Insider - 2021-08-21 - THE CHOSEN, MEN OF FAITH
It is with great joy that my guests this week on Vatican Insider are again from the hugely successful crowd-funded TV mini- series on the life of Christ, The Chosen! Last weekend I interviewed Jonathan Roumie who portrays Jesus in this multi-year series. This week, in Part I of our conversation, you will hear from Dallas Jenkins, writer, producer and director of The Chosen and Neal Harmon, CEO of Angel Studios, distributor of this TV miniseries on the life of Jesus.
Vatican Insider - 2021-08-14 - Jonathan Roumie
My extraordinary guest this week in the interview segment is Jonathan Roumie, the actor who plays Jesus Christ in “THE CHOSEN,” the multi-season TV series about the life of Christ that has broken records to become the highest crowd-funded media project of all time. Jonathan and the producers, writers and directors have been in Rome on a summer hiatus and media trip.
Vatican Insider - 2021-08-06 - Catherine Wiley and Marilyn Henry
Welcome to a new edition of Vatican Insider this weekend, in particular, welcome to Part II of my conversation with two dear friends, a dynamic duo – Catherine Wiley and Marilyn Henry – as we talk more about the first World day of Grandparents and the Elderly. Catherine founded the Catholic Grandparents Association in the UK and Marilyn Henry coordinates CGA in the US. Grandmothers themselves, they tell us the riveting tale of how CGA came about and how visits to the Vatican and a lot of work over 12 years led to this new World Day! We learn how Catherine and Marilyn found out the Pope had instituted this World Day and what it meant for them to be in Rome for the First World Day on July 25, 2021!