The global mission of Urbi et Orbi Communications
…Our Publishing Activities
Inside the Vatican Magazine
Produced 10 times a year, this Catholic news magazine is our flagship publication. In it, we provide the most comprehensive and balanced coverage available of the Vatican, and thus of the great issues of concern to the Catholic Church. The editorial stance is marked by objectivity. We provide insight into the reason for the actions of the Pope and the Vatican, and this distinguishes us from many secular media outlets which often provide only superficial or tendentious reports. In our pages, you get an insider’s view of Vatican decision-making, with thorough coverage of the great spiritual, cultural and social issues of our time. Recipients include all the Vatican offices, all U.S. bishops, the U.S. State Department, many political and religious leaders around the world, and thousands of Catholic priests, nuns and committed lay people. Current circulation: 13,000 subscribers in over 100 countries. $49.95 per year.
Inside the Vatican Web
We have maintained a web presence for the past several years. The site is developing into a powerful vehicle for a global voice and presence, including high volume e-mail distribution, webcast, podcast, blogging and forum capabilities. In addition, an electronic version of the magazine is in preparation, as well as Apps for reading our news on iPads, iPhones, and other electronic distribution platforms.
Literature for the Faithful
Insightful publication about the spiritual side of Benedict XVI. Our publications include: Before the Dawn, The Catechism of the Catholic Church, Let God’s Light Shine Forth, Pray for Me and others.
The Moynihan Report
As an astute observer of the human condition, Dr. Moynihan will be launching a new The Moynihan Report to provide an outlet for his analysis of issues not necessarily related to the Church and the Vatican. His keen mind and insight on all current events is a frequent request from journalists and the well-informed worldwide. Stay tuned!
The Moynihan Letters
These timely electronic reports in e-mail form are a unique analysis of global political, economic, cultural and religious issues from the perspective of a long-time Vatican watcher. The letters contains insights into the meaning of world events as seen from the vantage-point of Rome. These letters reach 20,000 e-mail addresses. You won’t want to miss these reports! Many are archived here.
…our ecumenical initiatives
Urbi et Orbi Foundation
a project of Urbi et Orbi Communications
We are committed to helping Western culture to “breathe with two lungs.” Our careful, cautious work is aimed at slowly helping to build up trust and, in God’s time, help to heal the Great Schism between the Eastern and Western Christian traditions dating back to 1054 A.D. Join us in working to defend the West by strengthening Christianity throughout the world through the “soft power” of art, music and, very humbly, prayer. Urbi et Orbi Foundation is organizing projects to demonstrate how Catholics, Orthodox and all Christians can work together on moral values and charitable initiatives through cultural events, scholarly research and publication projects that reveal the richness of our traditions.
Conferences, Symposiums and Roundtable Discussions
Our first major conference was in September 2008 at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., a three-day conference entitled The Hope of The Promise: An Exploration of God’s Promise to Israel and Its Fulfillment. We are planning lectures and roundtables in Rome, Moscow and Washington. We will keep you informed of all upcoming events.
We organize very special, quiet pilgrimages to the heart of the Church. Our small groups, limited to 12, have time for solitude and prayer in extraordinary places with ready access to St. Peter’s Basilica and private visits to Vatican
museums and the Sistine Chapel. We stay inside the Vatican walls across the piazza from St. Peter’s Basilica in the Domus Sanctae Marthae, where the Cardinals stay during the conclave. Please join one of our pilgrimages. You may find it the experience of a lifetime!
For more information check out the Pilgrimage section of our site.
The Oral History Project
On the morning of October 16, 1943, just at dawn, the German SS soldiers in Rome began going house to house in the Jewish ghetto, arresting Jews. But something unprecedented happened. The Germans only found about 1,000 of Rome’s 10,000 Jews. Almost all of them were hidden in Catholic convents and monasteries, and in Vatican City, next to the residence of Pope Pius XII himself. We are locating these survivors, now in their 70s, 80s, and 90s, and interviewing them. Their stories make up one of the most remarkable and moving unknown stories of the Nazi period. We plan to expand this project to include other historical periods.