Dr. Robert Moynihan is the founder and editor-in-chief of Inside the Vatican magazine. He is an American journalist who speaks five languages, and a seasoned Vatican analyst. He earned his B.A. in English, magna cum laude, from Harvard, and an M.A and Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from Yale. Moynihan also received a Diploma in Latin Letters from the Gregorian University in Rome, Italy.
Dr. Moynihan is a world-renowned commentator on Catholic issues who has appeared on Fox News, CNN, ABC, EWTN and other international networks to discuss the legacy of Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI; he appeared live on Fox as the lead analyst for the election of our current pope, Francis.
As a speaker, Dr. Moynihan often discusses the modern crisis of the Church in the post-conciliar period, set in its historical context to include the vision of the popes of our time.
During his two and a half decades as editor of Inside the Vatican, he interviewed the future Pope Benedict — then-Cardinal Ratzinger — more than 25 times. His book, The Spiritual Vision of Pope Benedict XVI: Let God’s Light Shine Forth, has been praised by many in the Catholic world, including Father Benedict Groeschel, who said, “If you only read one book on Pope Benedict XVI, then read Bob Moynihan’s book!”
His book on the current Pope, Pray for Me: The Life and Spiritual Vision of Pope Francis, the first Pope from the Americas, was published in 2013. Dr. Moynihan’s conversations with Cardinal Péter Erdő, Archbishop of Budapest, Hungary, were published in 2019 in the book Guarding the Flame: The Challenges Facing the Church in the Twenty-First Century: A Conversation With Cardinal Peter Erdő.
In November 2020, the much anticipated Finding Vigano: In Search of the Man Whose Testimony Shook the Church and the World, will be published by TAN Books.
In 2018, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò released an eleven-page testimony that rocked the world. In it, he called out the corruption of the Church, it’s handling of the sexual abuse crisis — specifically of disgraced Cardinal Theodore McCarrick — and, stunningly, called for the resignation of Pope Francis.
And then he was gone . . . at least physically.
In his new book, Robert Moynihan, longtime publisher of Inside the Vatican magazine, brings to bear his vast experience in the corridors of Vatican power as well as his long-standing friendship with Viganò to provide an incisive look at his “Testimony” itself – and a personal look at the man whose conscience compelled him to speak out about – and, thence, to begin to heal – the canker of corruption in the Church he loves and to which he has given his life.