At Inside the Vatican Pilgrimages, we have always aimed not only to lead the most informative and transformative pilgrimages, but most importantly, to work according to the prayer of Jesus, “that all may be one.”

Dr. Robert Moynihan, Ph.D.

Dr. Robert Moynihan is founder and editor-in-chief of Inside the Vatican magazine. He has written on Vatican affairs for 34 years, since 1984, and has interviewed many Vatican officials (including Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano), over the years. He has commented on Catholic issues for Fox News, CNN, ABC, EWTN, BBC and other international networks. Click on the banner below to be taken to the Inside the Vatican magazine website, subscribe page:

On March 13, 2013, he appeared live on Fox as the lead analyst for the election of Pope Francis. Dr. Moynihan in his lectures often discusses the modern crisis of the Church in its historical context. During his two and a half decades as editor of Inside the Vatican, he has 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 by Random House in 2013.

His latest book, Guarding the Flame: The Challenges Facing the Church in the Twenty-First Century, a conversation with Cardinal Peter Erdo, was published by Tan Books this year.  Here, for the first time in one place, the cardinal speaks forthrightly about the need to “guard the flame” of the traditional Christian faith in the face of all temptations and obstacles. Guarding the Flame is a courageous call to remain faithful to the faith handed down from the Apostles, whatever the cost. Click on the banner below to be taken to the Tan Books website to purchase your own copy!

His occasional Moynihan Letters go via email to about 20,000 readers around the world.  Click on the banner below to be taken to the Moynihan Letters site to sign up to receive these mailings. *Please note that we take privacy very seriously and do not sell email addresses to third parties.

Dr. Robert Moynihan earned his B.A. in English Literature, magna cum laude, from Harvard College (1977), and his M.A (1983) and Ph.D. in Medieval studies (1988) from Yale University. His thesis title was The Influence of Joachim of Fiore on the Early Franciscans: A study of the commentary Super Hieremiam (On Jeremiah). Other research fields included: History of Christianity, the Later Roman Empire and the Age of Chaucer. Moynihan also received a Diploma in Latin Letters from the Gregorian University in Rome, Italy (1986).

Dr. Robert Moynihan on Fox News discussing the rescue of the Crown of Thorns … LINK TO VIDEO


Accompany Dr. Moynihan “into the heart of the church” on one of these pilgrimages:

Italy: Easter 2020: April 6-16, 2020
England: In the Footsteps of St. Thomas More and Bl. John Henry Newman: June 15-23, 2020
Ireland: Saints and Scholars: July 24-August 3, 2020
England: Mary’s Dowry: August 11-20, 2020
Italy: Signature Christmas: December 19-28, 2020