EWTN News Nightly

EWTN’s daily news and analysis program from Washington, DC.

2022-08-05 - EWTN News Nightly | Friday, August 5, 2022

On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: The lone Democrat holding out on the climate change and tax bill has jumped on board, despite the Congressional Budget Office showing the Inflation Reduction Act will not reduce inflation but may actually increase it. And as President Joe Biden says his administration is spending hundreds of millions of dollars to “protect places of worship” so people “can practice their faith without fear,” Catholic Church leaders are imploring the administration to stop pushing for abortion expansion. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis says doctors who perform transgender surgeries on minors experiencing gender dysphoria should be sued. Senior Policy Advisor of the Catholic Association and member of the Florida Board of Education, Dr. Grazie Christie, joins to tell us more about Governor DeSantis' comments. Meanwhile, preparations are underway for around 2 dozen people to spend 4 weeks in an intensive study program at the Vatican Observatory. The initiative marks a return of the Vatican Observatory summer school. Astronomer and Historian of Science with the Vatican Observatory, Chris Graney, joins to tell us more about the summer school. Finally this evening, hundreds of volunteers are coming together to pack meals for people in Haiti, as the 4th annual Hope for the Hungry takes place. The founders of Hope for the Hungry, Bryson and Mhari Turner, join to tell us what inspired them to start packing meals. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn

2022-08-04 - EWTN News Nightly | Thursday, August 4, 2022

On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: We remember Indiana Congresswoman and South Bend native Jackie Walorski, who was known as a tireless worker, a no nonsense, get it done woman. She was also an active pro-lifer who constantly fought to save the lives of the unborn. And, weeks after the US Supreme Court struck down Roe v Wade, and as officials in the Biden Administration seek to expand abortion access, one pro-life strategist says that “…women are worth fighting for, children are worth fighting for.” The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology recently released a statement saying pro-life reproductive care providers may lose their certification because they do not promote abortions. CEO of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Donna Harrison, joins to share her thoughts on the statement. Meanwhile, the 140th Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus wrapped up today in Nashville, Tennessee. Nearly 2,500 knights attended the 1st in-person Supreme Convention in 3 years. Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly joins to tell us what it was like to be back and what some of the highlights were. Finally this evening, Pope Francis has released his message for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation next month. Environmental Engineer and new director of the Laudato Si Platform for Action, John Mundell, joins to tell us more about the pope's message. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn

2022-08-03 - EWTN News Nightly | Wednesday August 3, 2022

On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: President Joe Biden signed a new executive order focused on abortion, and it coincided with the first meeting of his "Task Force on Reproductive Healthcare Access." Pro-life groups say it won't stop their mission to protect unborn lives. President of Students for Life Action, Kristan Hawkins, joins to help us unpack the executive order. Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has toured a human rights' museum in Taiwan, affirming an "ironclad" US commitment to the self-governing island. In reaction to the visit, China has scheduled military exercises for tomorrow near Taiwan's defense perimeter. Chief-of-Staff to the former Director of National Intelligence and Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, Dustin Carmack, joins to share whether he sees a peaceful resolution to this. And a bill expanding healthcare coverage for veterans sickened by gases from military toxic burn pits passed the Senate last night. It was unexpectedly held up by Republicans. Pope Francis' next trip is in September to Kazakhstan. EWTN Vatican Producer Alexey Gotovsky is in the central Asian country to tell us more about the Papal trip. Finally this evening, young pilgrims from all over Europe are heading to Spain as part of Compostela's Holy Year. A Spanish pilgrim in Santiago de Compostela, Elena De Andres, joins to tell us a little more about this meeting and what her expectations are. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn

2022-08-01 - EWTN News Nightly | Monday, August 1, 2022

On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Pope Francis is back in Rome following his 6 day trip to Canada. EWTN News Vatican Analyst Andrea Gagliarducci has more on the Holy Father's Apostolic Journey. President Joe Biden tested positive once again for Covid-19. Meanwhile, Vice President Kamala Harris is the center of attention right now as she travels to Miami to announce that 1 billion dollars are on the way in an effort to, what the Biden Administration says, make America resilient to climate change. The war in Ukraine is over 5 months old and Russian troops — and weapons — have killed thousands of civilians, including many women and children. Now, the Ukrainian ambassador is raising awareness of the suffering of her people to US lawmakers. Amid threats from China, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is still expected to visit Taiwan tomorrow. Tom Spoehr, Director of the Heritage Foundation's Center for National Defense and retired Army Lieutenant General joins us to discuss this potential visit to Taiwan and the overall concern about China's threats. Finally this evening, at least 28 people are dead in Eastern Kentucky, following floods caused by torrential rains. Meg Campos, Executive Director of the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Lexington joins us to discuss the relief efforts in her diocese. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn

2022-07-29 - EWTN News Nightly | Friday, July 29, 2022

On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: The White House says it is bringing together pro bono attorneys, bar associations and others from the legal community to defend abortion and to try to "encourage robust legal representation of those seeking reproductive care services." President Joe Biden continues to deny the country is in a recession, despite 2 straight quarters of a shrinking economy. House lawmakers begin their August recess, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democrat leaders are trying to keep abortion as a kitchen table issue. Pelosi is also set for a diplomatic trip to Asia. An official in Taiwan welcomes the idea of her visit to the country. Author of "The Coming Collapse of China and "The Great US-China Tech War," Gordon Chang, joins to talk more about Pelosi's trip to Asia. Meanwhile, Governor Charlie Baker is protecting abortion access in Massachusetts. The Republican signed a law today that safeguards abortions and abortion providers. Host of EWTN Pro-Life Weekly, Prudence Robertson, joins to talk more about this legislation. Finally this evening, EWTN has officially opened a new office in Northern Europe. The newest EWTN office is in Norway, a country where only 3% of the population is Catholic. Bishop of Trondheim in Central Norway, Erik Varden, joins to discuss how EWTN can serve the Church in Norway and what his hopes are for the new initiative. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn

2022-07-27 - EWTN News Nightly | Wednesday July 27, 2022

On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: The Marriage Equality Act passed by the House last week is waiting Senate action. All Democrats support it and as of right now at least 4 Republicans are on board. Some lawmakers worry about provisions redefining marriage, that go beyond codifying same sex marriages. And there have been at least 82 attacks on pro-life organizations in the United States since the beginning of May. Staff writer for Catholic News Agency, Joe Bukuras, joins to tell us about the few arrests that there have been for the damages on some Catholic Churches. President Joe Biden, recovering from a bout with Covid-19, said today his “symptoms were mild” and his “recovery was quick” as he thanked people for their prayers and urged Americans to take precautions against the BA.5 variant. This week marks 1 month since the Supreme Court released its decision on Dobbs and overturned Roe v Wade. It's a decision that has the nation grappling over whether the ruling impacts religious freedom. Managing Director for the Coalition for Jewish Values, Rabbi Yaakov Menken, joins to tell us what the Jewish faith teaches about abortion. Finally this evening, the Pontifical North American College, a main seminary in Rome, has a new rector. Monsignor Thomas Powers is a former student there and joins to tell us more about this appointment and whether having studied there will help him in his current role. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn

2022-07-26 - EWTN News Nightly | Tuesday, July 26, 2022

On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Pope Francis spent his 3rd day in Canada attending his first public Mass of the visit. However, the main story is the reaction to the Holy Father's apology yesterday for the Church's role in abuse at residential schools. Vatican Analyst for EWTN News, Andrea Gagliarducci, joins to share what the Holy Father said in his apology and what the reaction has been. Meanwhile, the Biden Administration's push to change the definition of sex to include gender identity and sexual orientation continues, and the Alliance Defending Freedom is warning medical professionals what could happen as a result. This week a bipartisan group of lawmakers hopes to pass a multi-billion dollar package that they say would improve computer chip manufacturing here in the US, but Republicans remain divided saying it's also filled with money for President Biden's science agenda. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is supposed to visit Taiwan next month, which has prompted threats from China. This comes as President Biden plans to speak with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the end of the week. Republican Strategist John Ullyot joins to share what he expects from that conversation. Finally this evening, the Caribbean country of Haiti is combating an epidemic of gang-related violence. Foundress of the Kizito Family, Sr. Paesie, joins to tell us what daily life is like in Haiti amid the gang violence and extreme poverty. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn

2022-07-25 - EWTN News Nightly | Monday, July 25, 2022

On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Pope Francis is spending his first full day in Canada holding 2 meetings with indigenous peoples and also talking with Church leaders. EWTN Vatican Bureau Chief, Andreas Thonhauser, joins to give us an update about the pope in Canada. And, the Vatican has issued another warning of a new schism from Germany coming out of the Synodal Way. Editor in Chief of CNA Deutsch, AC Wimmer, joins to share why he thinks the Holy See issued this warning now. President Joe Biden continues to isolate at the White House as he fights off COVID-19. He met virtually with the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and tweeted about gas prices. Meanwhile, large caravans of migrants continue to show up at the Southern border in record numbers. Republican lawmakers say that agents are overwhelmed and demoralized. As economists fear a recession is just around the corner, the Biden Administration says America is not at that point. Washington Editor at the Spectator and host of the "Unfit to Print" podcast, Amber Athey joins to talk more about how the White House seems to be avoiding the very real possibility of a recession. Finally this evening, only 50% of Catholics believe in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist. That is according to a recent poll by EWTN and Real Clear Politics. Author Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio joins to talk more about that poll number and whether he is surprised. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn

2022-07-22 - EWTN News Nightly | Friday, July 22, 2022

On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: The White House says President Joe Biden is improving after being diagnosed with COVID-19, adding "he's tolerating treatment well." On Capitol Hill, a bill protecting same sex marriage is now in the hands of the Senate after passing the House with bipartisan support. Intercollegiate Studies Institute Fellow at the National Review, Nate Hochman, joins to talk more about this push to codify same sex marriage. And Pope Francis’ trip to Canada is now just days away, and the country is preparing. Rome Correspondent Colm Flynn is in Edmonton, Canada, and sat down with Archbishop Richard Smith of the Archdiocese of Edmonton, who is the national coordinator for the Pope’s visit, to discuss Pope Francis' historic trip. Ahead of the vote next month on a pro-life amendment in Kansas, a Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Kansas City was vandalized with pro-abortion messages. EWTN News Contributor Catherine Hadro speaks with Kansas City Archbishop Joseph Naumann about his response to the vandalism. Finally this evening, conversations surrounding abortions, conception and issues of life are often emotionally-charged, and disagreements over these topics can lead to arguments and fall outs between close friends and even family. Founder of CatholicTherapists.com and CatholicLifeCoaches.com, Allison Ricciardi, joins to tells us more about how to handle situations like this. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn

2022-07-21 - EWTN News Nightly | Thursday, July 21, 2022

On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: President Joe Biden, who “is fully vaccinated and twice boosted” has contracted COVID-19. The White House physician to the president says, “President Biden is currently experiencing mild symptoms” and is being treated with PAXLOVID. This week, the US House passed bills codifying same-sex marriage and ensuring women's access to contraception. Some Senate Republicans believe promoting healthy mothers and stable families is the way to go. And a new poll shows that a pro-life amendment on the ballot next month in Kansas is holding a narrow lead. EWTN News Contributor Catherine Hadro sat down with Kansas City Archbishop Joseph Naumann to hear why the Value Them Both Amendment is critical for Kansas and the nation. At least 2 people have been indicted in the case of a truck found last month in Texas with more than 50 dead or dying migrants inside. Former Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, Ken Cuccinelli, joins to share what more is known about this case. Meanwhile, families are gathering this week in a small town in Austria to celebrate their Catholic faith. EWTN Vatican Bureau Chief, Andreas Thonhauser, joins us from the retreat in Austria. Finally this evening, renovations are underway at the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. Program director for the shrine, Tony Dilulio, joins to tell us more about the renovations and what visitors can expect to see at the museum. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn

2022-07-20 - EWTN News Nightly | Tuesday, July 19, 2022

On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: A kidnapped priest in Nigeria has been brutally killed, while another priest has escaped. Father Augustine Deji (DJ) Dada from the Diocese of Ondo joins EWTN News Nightly to discuss the details of the situation, the broader persecution of Christians in Nigeria and more. Stateside, President Joe Biden traveled to Massachusetts Wednesday pushing forward with his administration’s struggling efforts to transition away from fossil fuels to alternative forms of energy, including offshore wind. This comes as the US is currently facing high gas prices. White House correspondent Owen Jensen reports. On Capitol Hill, the US House passed a bill protecting so-called 'same-sex marriage'. While the bill was passed with the support of 47 Republicans, its future is unknown in the Senate. Capitol Hill Correspondent Erik Rosales reports. The head football coach at the University of Michigan drew criticism from abortion supporters for his pro-life remarks. According to an article in Detroit Catholic, Jim Harbaugh told Plymouth Right To Life that he believes in having the courage to let the unborn be born. Teresa Tomeo joins EWTN News Nightly to share insight about the situation, and more. Finally, Daniel Arasa, Dean of the School of Church Communications at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, joins tells us more about what the Holy Father said regarding social media's role in promoting world peace, and more. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn

2022-07-19 - EWTN News Nightly | Tuesday, July 19, 2022

On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: As the Biden Administration doubles down on protecting abortion access in wake of the Supreme Court’s dismantling of Roe V. Wade, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops stated in a letter, “We implore those who see abortion as a legitimate ‘solution’ to the needs of women to abandon this path of death and despair.” The US House passed the Women's Health Protection Act, as well as a bill to protect women who cross state lines for abortions. Founder and President of the Internet Accountability Project, Mike Davis, joins to share his thoughts on this. Meanwhile, the University of Pennsylvania is nominating Lia Thomas to win the NCAA Woman of the Year Award. Thomas, a biological male who identifies as a female, came under fire in recent months after winning the women's Division One National Championship in the 500 yard freestyle. Senior Policy Advisor for the Catholic Association, Dr. Grazie Christie, joins to talk more about this. Finally this evening, abortion has remained in the news in the United States amid the overturning of Roe v Wade. However, the fight for the unborn is also taking place in Europe. EWTN Vatican Bureau Chief Andreas Thonhauser joined the president of Italy's March for Life, Virginia Nunziante to discuss the fight for the unborn in Europe and Italy. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn

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