Live Webcast

This afternoon, Tuesday, April 6, from an icon shop at #41 Borgo Pio, a few steps from St. Peter’s Square, we will have a live webcast of our Vatican Forum

By Robert Moynihan, reporting from Rome


The Vatican Forum

Sponsored by Inside the Vatican magazine

and the Vatican Studies Center of Thomas More College


Rome Reloaded: How the Eternal City Bounces Back from

Scandal, Sack and Shame

with Elizabeth Lev

Great Crises in the Church and the Great Popes Who Have Confronted Them

with Robert Moynihan

April 6, 2010


Centro Russia Ecumenica

Borgo Pio 141


Livestream video available at and

Elizabeth Lev moved to Italy twenty years ago after studying Renaissance art at University of Chicago. After her graduate work in Baroque art at the University of Bologna , she moved to Rome in 1996. Happily settled in the Eternal city, she teaches art history at Duquesne University’s Italian campus and at the the Pontifical University of the Angelicum. She has also written for Inside the Vatican, First Things and is a regular contributor to Zenit news agency and aol’s Politics Daily magazine. She has been a Vatican analyst for FOX, MSNBC and ABC. Her upcoming book, Caterina Sforza, The Tigress of Forlì with be published by Harcourt Press this year, and she can be seen presently as host of the EWTN television series, Catholic Canvas.

Robert Moynihan is the founder and editor of Inside the Vatican magazine and author of Let God’s Light Shine Forth: The Spiritual Vision of Benedict XVI. A graduate of Harvard and with a Ph.D. from Yale, Robert Moynihan also received a diploma in Latin Letters from the Pontifical Gregorian University in 1986. Today, in addition to his role as editor, he leads Inside the Vatican pilgrimages to the Eternal City twice a year and serves as an occasional commentator on Vatican issues for various television and radio shows.

“He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end, may safely trust to God’s providence to lead him aright.” —Blaise Pascal (French mathematician, philosopher, physicist and writer, 1623-1662)


Special note: Three years ago, we participated in a concert in Rome (on March 29, 2007) in which a Russian choir and orchestra, flying in from Moscow, performed a new version of The Passion According to St. Matthew composed a few months before by the young Russian Orthodox bishop (now archbishop and “foreign minister” of the Russian Orthodox Church, Hilarion Alfeyev).

That moving concert, in which one or two of the exhausted women singers fainted on stage and had to be carried off, was broadcast live worldwide via a Vatican Television Center feed by EWTN.

No DVD or CD was ever made of that concert — until a few days ago. After nearly three years, we have finally produced the DVD and CD of that historic concert, and they aqre now available for sale.

I believe the sound of this music, and the sight of the performance, especially duing Holy Week, when we recall Christ’s Passion, will bring tears to your eyes.

The DVD and CD of this historic concert are now available on at website at the following link:

Further Note: We filled all place for our Easter pilgrimage to Assisi and Rome (March 30-April 8). We are now beginning to take preliminary requests for our Fall 2010 pilgrimage, which will include a visit to Assisi and a discussion of the issues mentioned in this email above. If you would like information about this trip, please email us at: [email protected].

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