Back Issues

  • In the January-February 2024 issue of Inside the Vatican, we follow from beginning to end the Vatican "Trial of the Century" which convicted curial Cardinal Angelo Becciu and eight others after 30 months and 600 courtroom hours; we profile our annual Top Ten personalities of 2023 — Shining Lights in an Often-dark Sky; American Cardinal James Francis Stafford talks to ITV about his 91 years from childhood to the Vatican and now retirement; and Maestro Aurelio Porfiri gives us his take on both the pitfalls but also the possibilities of AI in human culture.

    You don’t want to miss this latest issue of Inside the Vatican – because “Print is where free thought stays alive.”

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  • In the November-December issue of Inside the Vatican: our Lead story profiles the Latin Catholic Patriarch of Jerusalem, Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa, and his offer of himself as hostage in place of innocent civilians in Gaza; we cover extensively the Synod on Synodality which ended October 28, and its implications for the Church; the modern Popes give us moving spiritual reflections on Christmas, accompanied by art of the Nativity; and Anthony Esolen offers a Christmas meditation on "Matthew's Astonishing Account of Christ's Birth."

    You don’t want to miss this latest issue of Inside the Vatican – especially as we celebrate our 30th year of independent publication in print, because “Print is where free thought stays alive.”

    To purchase the digital edition of the November/October 2023 issue of Inside the Vatican magazine, click here.

  • In the September-October issue of Inside the Vatican: our Lead story introduces newly-minted Cardinal Victor Fernández of Argentina, Pope Francis' controversial pick to head the Vatican's doctrinal office; another Argentinian, Archbishop Héctor Aguer, critiques the Synod on Synodality's working document; Thomas Storck discusses the bitter socio-economic fruit borne of America's Protestant roots; and Robert Wiesner takes a fresh look at the Creed through the eyes of the iconographer.

    You don’t want to miss this latest issue of Inside the Vatican – especially as we celebrate our 30th year of independent publication in print, because “Print is where free thought stays alive.”

    To purchase the digital edition of the September/October 2023 issue of Inside the Vatican magazine, click here.

  • In the July-August issue of Inside the Vatican: Pope Francis' offers to attempt to broker peace in Ukraine are rebuffed by President Zelensky; we look at potential candidates in the next papal conclave; our special "Education" section shows parents how to cure the Catholic education headache; and our resident expert on the Eastern churches, Peter Anderson, explains the conflict over Ukraine's ancient Lavra.

    You don’t want to miss this latest issue of Inside the Vatican – especially as we celebrate our 30th year of independent publication in print, because “Print is where free thought stays alive.”

    To purchase the digital edition of the July/August 2023 issue of Inside the Vatican magazine, click here.

  •     In the May-June 2023 issue of Inside the Vatican: Critics rebut Archbishop Arthur Roche's claims that "Church teaching has changed" on the Mass; our signature "photo essay" follows the Holy Father through the Easter Triduum; Anthony Esolen inspires us to "drink deeply of the living waters"; and we learn about "Joseph Ratzinger, the gourmet."

        You don’t want to miss this latest issue of Inside the Vatican – especially as we celebrate our 30th year of independent publication in print, because “Print is where free thought stays alive.”

    To purchase the digital edition of the May/June 2023 issue of Inside the Vatican magazine, click here.

  • Announcing Inside the Vatican’s special 2023 issue dedicated entirely to

    Benedict XVI

    Our Special “Benedict XVI” March-April 2023 issue is a keepsake edition covering the life of Joseph Ratzinger, the boy from Catholic Bavaria who became a Pope, from his birth through his death at age 95 on the last day of 2022. We cover his life and landmark work as a professor, his long tenure as a cardinal and head of the Church’s doctrinal office, his Papacy and extraordinary abdication of his office, and his final decade as the unprecedented “Pope Emeritus” – all with our signature style and incisive commentary.

    This special issue makes a beautiful, thoughtful gift to be shared all year round.

    Please note: all non-U.S. orders will be charged a $5.00 flat rate shipping charge.  This will be applied at checkout.  Thank you for supporting Inside the Vatican magazine!

  •     In our January-February 2023 issue, of Inside the Vatican, we profile "Ten Who Shine" --our Top Ten people of 2022 whose efforts make them shine with the light of Christ. We also feature Peter Anderson's analysis of Ukraine president Zelensky's new decrees regarding religious institutions in his country, and commentary on the current state of health care from a Catholic perspective. And our Lead story explains exactly who the nine Jesuits are whom Pope Francis has installed in positions of power in the Vatican.

        You don’t want to miss this latest issue of Inside the Vatican – especially as we celebrate our 30th year of independent publication in print, because “Print is where free thought stays alive.”

    To purchase the digital edition of the January-February 2023 issue of Inside the Vatican magazine, click here.

  •     In our November-December issue, we feature our signature Christmas "art essay" with reflections from "The Angelic Doctor," St. Thomas Aquinas. We also bring you a recent interview with the former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Gerhard Müller, on synodality and the Church as "welfare organization"; a special center pull-out newsletter of Urbi et Orbi Communications' Unitas initiative, which is bringing help and hope to suffering Christians in Lebanon and Ukraine; an interesting biography of an early Catholic champion of human dignity; and a meditation on the distinctive music of the season...and in our Food for Thought section, a brief history of pumpkin pie.

        You don’t want to miss this latest issue of Inside the Vatican – especially as we celebrate our 30th year of independent publication in print, because “Print is where free thought stays alive.”

    To purchase the digital edition of the November-December 2022 issue of Inside the Vatican magazine, click here.

  • In our September-October issue, we feature a profile of the courageous papal nuncio to Ukraine, Archbishop Visvaldas Kilbokas, who is trying to shepherd his suffering flock through the fog of war; our news reports spotlight some of Pope Francis’ latest changes at the Vatican; Professor Anthony Esolen questions whether the Synod on Synodality is really going to “the peripheries”; and John Byron Kuhner looks at the liturgical reform of Vatican II through the lens of Cardinal John Henry Newman’s conversion. We also have an interview with screen legend – and Catholic convert – Gary Cooper’s daughter Maria, and a glimpse of Rome’s “second Sistine Chapel.”

        You don’t want to miss this latest issue of Inside the Vatican – especially as we celebrate our 30th year of independent publication in print, because “Print is where free thought stays alive.”

    To purchase the digital edition of the September-October 2022 issue of Inside the Vatican magazine, click here.

  •     In our July-August 2022 issue, Christopher Hart-Moynihan reports on Lebanon, a land where incredible beauty, culture, history and faith coexist with political corruption, economic collapse and social turmoil – and how the Catholic Church is a cohesive force for good there. We also profile the 21 new cardinals just named by Pope Francis – most of them eligible to vote for the next Pope. Michael Hesemann continues his reflection on Pope Benedict XVI in “The Light of Holy Saturday, Part 2,” and Mary Ellen Stanford shines a light on St. Edith Stein and her role in "Understanding the Feminine" in a time of mass confusion. And our News of the East follows dramatic events unfolding in Orthodoxy since the conflict in Ukraine began.     And you won't want to miss our newsletter insert "Communique" with updates on the efforts of Urbi et Orbi Communications to help the suffering and bring unity in Ukraine and Lebanon.

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  • In our May-June 2022 issue, we report on Pope Francis’ historic consecration of Russia, Ukraine and “all humanity” to Mary’s Immaculate Heart; editor Robert Moynihan asks, “What are Catholics experiencing?” since the promulgation of Traditionis Custodes – and three thoughtful writers answer; German journalist Michael Hesemann reflects on Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s remarkable life in the first of a two-part article on “The Light of Holy Saturday”; and sacred music composer, organist and YouTube host Aurelio Porfiri inaugurates our newest regular feature “Tradition and Beauty” with an analysis of contemporary “youth music” in church.

    To purchase the digital edition of the May-June 2022 issue of Inside the Vatican magazine, click here.

  • Announcing Inside the Vatican’s special 2022 issue dedicated entirely to

    Mary Behold Your Mother

    Woman! above all women glorified,
     Our tainted nature’s solitary boast.
    –William Wordsworth 

    The Angel Gabriel’s astounding message was only the beginning…her life, her virtues and her complete faith have opened the door to salvation for numberless souls through 20 centuries. 

    Today, they are more compelling than ever.

    This “coffee table” quality publication makes a beautiful, thoughtful gift to be shared all year round.

    Please note: all non-U.S. orders will be charged a $5.00 flat rate shipping charge.  This will be applied at checkout.  Thank you for supporting Inside the Vatican magazine!

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