EWTN News Nightly

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

2022-01-27 - EWTN News Nightly | Thursday, January 27, 2022

On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Cardinal Reinhard Marx from the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising issued an apology this morning to survivors of clergy sexual abuse. This comes following the release last week of a 1,000 page report into misconduct. Director of EWTN Germany, Martin Rothweiler, joins to tell us more about today's press conference. Meanwhile, President Joe Biden welcomed retiring liberal U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to the White House. On Capitol Hill, reaction is swift to Justice Breyer's retirement, the loudest voice is from Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer who promises a "prompt confirmation hearing with deliberate speed." And Vice President Kamala Harris is visiting Honduras to address the "root causes of migration." President of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, Alfonso Aguilar, joins to give us his thoughts on VP Harris' trip to Honduras. Finally this evening, there is a soon-to-be new youngest bishop in the United States. Appointed by Pope Francis, Fr. Joseph Espaillat will be an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of New York once he is consecrated. Pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of New York, Bishop-elect Joseph Espaillat, joins to share how he felt when he found out Pope Francis appointed him to be a bishop. 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

2022-01-26 - EWTN News Nightly | Wednesday, January 26, 2022

On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: The Winter Olympics in Beijing are fast approaching. Some Republicans are also calling attention to religious persecution taking place against Catholics and other faith groups in China. Meanwhile, at his weekly talk to pilgrims on Sunday, the Holy Father designated today as a day for prayer for peace in Ukraine. Rome Correspondent, Colm Flynn, joins to tell us more about this day of prayer. As the threat of war breaking out between Russia and Ukraine looms, the Biden Administration rejected Russia’s demands concerning NATO. Meanwhile, in the silence of the sanctuary at the Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family, prayers for peace were being said. Archbishop Borys Gudziak, Metropolitan Archbishop of Philadelphia for Ukrainian Catholics in the US, joins to share his thoughts on what we see developing in Ukraine and what he is hearing from his parishioners. Finally this evening, Conservative leaders around the nation have signed a letter calling for Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to resign after it was revealed he had asked the National School Boards Association to produce a letter that compared concerned parents to domestic terrorists. CEO and President of Concerned Women for America, Penny Nance, joins to talk about why she thinks Secretary Cardona should resign and whether there has been any reaction to the letter. 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

2022-01-25 - EWTN News Nightly | Tuesday, January 25, 2022

On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: The trial has begun in the case of Finland's former Interior Minister, Päivi Räsänen, who is facing 3 criminal charges for tweeting a Bible verse. International Legal Counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, Lorcan Price, joins to gives us the background on this case. Meanwhile, as Ukraine, NATO countries, and the US prepare for possible war, President Joe Biden told reporters that no American forces will be “moving into Ukraine.” And, nationwide battles continue over kids in the classroom between parents, teachers and school boards, over mask mandates and curriculum. Republicans are demanding more parental rights, as they see these issues as another opening to win back Congress in November's midterm elections. The stock market this week can be described as volatile, as it swings between steep losses and gains. Investors are trying to gauge the risk. Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, Joel Griffith, joins to tell us what this means for investors. Finally this evening, Catholic bishops in Germany are supporting a new initiative that calls for a change in the Church's teachings about gender and sexuality. The #OutInChurch — "For a church without fear" campaign launched yesterday and gave a list of demands. Editor in Chief of CNA Deutsch, AC Wimmer, joins to tell us more about 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

2022-01-24 - EWTN News Nightly | Monday, January 24, 2022

On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: As President Joe Biden arrived back at the White House, there was no easing of tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine. Pope Francis tweeted his fears over possible war while urging "Wednesday, 26 January be a day of prayer for peace." The US has shipped military equipment to Ukraine. In addition, troops were placed on high alert today. Former CIA Covert Operations Officer and CEO of the Global Intelligence Firm, Portman Square Group, Michael Baker, joins to share how he thinks this will play out and whether he thinks these actions will be enough of a deterrence. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of people attended the 49th annual March for Life in Washington DC late last week. Catholic Congressman Chris Smith wrote an editorial in the Washington Times and says President Biden's embrace of the pro-abortion agenda inspired him and should inspire all people of faith to speak out. Washington Editor at the Spectator, Amber Athey, joins to share her thoughts on the statement by the Catholic president, that emphasized his support to codify Roe v Wade. Finally this evening, during Mass at the Vatican, Pope Francis said "The word of God nurtures and renews our faith." He urged the faithful to put the Bible in the center of our spiritual life. EWTN Vatican Bureau Chief, Andreas Thonhauser, joins to tell us more about the Mass and what the Holy Father said for Word of God Sunday. 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

2022-01-21 - EWTN News Nightly | Thursday, January 20, 2022

On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: The year-long Democratic push for voting reform has died in the US Senate. Republicans blocked the bill for the 5th time in the past 6 months. Democrats failed to unite behind a plan to change Senate rules to pass it. This outcome on Capitol Hill was a bitter defeat for President Joe Biden, who released a statement saying he is profoundly disappointed but not deterred. Meanwhile, a long-awaited report on clergy sexual abuse in Germany was released, and it faults both Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Cardinal Reinhard Marx. EWTN Vatican Bureau Chief, Andreas Thonhauser, joins to share what the findings were of the German report. And a new project aims to investigate and expose the Biden Administration and lawmakers who support "radical left policies." The Heritage Foundation's Conservative Oversight Project launches today and will provide oversight to all levels of government. President of the Heritage Foundation, Kevin Roberts joins to talk about why he decided to take on this new position and discusses the new initiative. Finally this evening, a new organization seeks to provide patients with health care that is aligned with the moral, ethical and social teachings of Christ. President of the Catholic Health Care Leadership Alliance, Dr. Steven White, joins to tell us more about the Catholic Health Care Leadership Alliance. 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

2022-01-17 - EWTN News Nightly: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Special | Monday, January 17, 2022

On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: As the fight for the pro-life movement continues, the oral arguments in Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health Organization, that took place late last year, presented a variety of issues for the justices to debate. President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, Ryan Anderson, gives us his take on the oral arguments. Senior Counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, Erin Hawley, tells us why pro-lifers should be encouraged by the oral arguments. One of the pro-lifers who rallied outside the Supreme Court during the hearings was Sarah St. Onge. She shares her story of how she went from being a single teen mother to a pro-life advocate. And the Supreme Court also rebuked initial attempts to block the Texas Heartbeat Law that protects unborn children by banning abortions after the child's heartbeat can be detected. While pro-lifers celebrated the news, the Biden Administration was not happy. Meanwhile, all 212 Republicans and some at-large members, have signed a discharge petition for the Born Alive Survivors Protection Act. It needs 218 signatures to go to the House floor for a vote. And, the USCCB declared October Respect Life Month. At the same time, pro-lifers joined together outside of abortion clinics for 40 Days for Life. They share how they prayed to end abortion and why this mission is so important. Finally this evening, we wish all our viewers a blessed Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 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

2022-01-14 - EWTN News Nightly | Friday, January 14, 2022

On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: After more than 6 hours of delay and backroom negotiations, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer sent lawmakers home with no action on voting rights. Right now, Democrats and President Joe Biden do not know whether they can pass the 2 big voting rights reform bills in Congress. The Biden Administration launched a $27 billion program to repair and upgrade roughly 15,000 highway bridges as part of the infrastructure law approved in November. And, Chairman of the Frederick Douglass Foundation and Vice President of Government Relations for the Human Coalition Action, Reverend Dean Nelson, joins to share what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s message and legacy means to him. Meanwhile, people in the Philippines are marking the anniversary of a memorable visit from Pope Francis. Ambassador of the Philippines to the Holy See, Grace Ragenia Macahilig, joins to share some of her memories of the visit from the pope in 2015. With the current surge of the Omicron variant some schools are pivoting back to remote learning. Founder and President of Catholictherapists.com, Allison Ricciardi, joins to talk more about this and why remote learning would have an impact on children's mental health. Finally this evening, 23 year old reserve wide receiver and special teams player for the Kansas State Football team, Landry Weber, joins to share when he knew he was being called to the priesthood. 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

2022-01-13 - EWTN News Nightly | Thursday, January 13, 2022

On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: President Joe Biden spent over an hour with Senate Democrats behind closed doors. He is lobbying for support and hoping to get the voting rights reform bills passed. Earlier today, the House passed the bills, allowing them to be debated in the Senate. The president is hoping they won't fall on deaf ears, similar to what happened with the Build Back Better Act. The president also said today, in an update he gave the nation on the omnipresent Omicron variant, that the "Omicron variant is causing millions of cases and record hospitalizations." Meanwhile, finding all the items on your grocery list might be a challenge, as many stores across the nation have shelves that are virtually empty. Associate Professor of International Business and Associate Dean of the Busch School of Business at Catholic University, Anthony Cannizzaro, joins to explain what he thinks is driving these shortages. And a new report says the recent violence in Kazakhstan led to more than 160 deaths and around 12,000 arrests. Protests against a rise in fuel prices turned violent earlier this year. EWTN Vaticano producer and native of Kazakhstan, Alexey Gotovskiy, joins to share how things are in Kazakhstan right now. Finally this evening, Host of EWTN's Pro-Life Weekly, Prudence Robertson, joins to tells us about herself and her hopes for the show, as tonight will be her first time hosting. 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

2022-01-12 - EWTN News Nightly | Wednesday, January 12, 2022

On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: President Joe Biden has acknowledged higher prices are squeezing family budgets and he admits there's more work to do. This comes as Republicans blast the latest numbers showing consumer prices jumped 7% in December compared to just one year earlier. President Biden also gave full support for passing voting rights legislation and reprimanded state lawmakers, saying Republican-supported election integrity laws were Jim Crow 2.0. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called out President Biden for stoking division. Senior Legal Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, Hans Von Spakovsky, joins to explain whether Senator McConnell is right. With the House and Senate both back, work has intensified on economic issues and voting rights reform. Meanwhile, 2 organizations within the Vatican recently issued a document saying there is a moral responsibility to take a coronavirus vaccine. Pope Francis also has weighed in on the vaccine among other topics. Rome Correspondent, Colm Flynn, joins to tell us what the Pope has been saying recently at the Vatican. Finally this evening, the now infamous letter from the National School Boards Association comparing concerned parents to domestic terrorists was apparently solicited by Education Secretary Miguel Cardona. Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of Boston, Thomas Carroll, joins to share his thoughts on the new revelation. 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

2022-01-11 - EWTN News Nightly | Tuesday, January 11, 2022

On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: President Joe Biden has his sights set on voting legislation, specifically the proposed John Lewis Voting Rights Act and the Freedom to Vote Act. Both are stalled as Republicans have rejected the legislation. However, in a highly controversial move, the president backs changing the Senate filibuster rules to push his agenda through. Cofounder and President of Real Clear Politics, Tom Bevan, joins to share his thoughts on that. Meanwhile, the FDA has given the green light to expand access to abortion pills, and many patients can now get them in the mail. In-person visits are no longer required with specific health care providers. Pro-life lawmakers say this is dangerous public policy. And, North Korea launched a ballistic missile today. This comes as airports on the West Coast were briefly ordered to a full ground stop on Monday, potentially in connection with North Korea launching a missile. Former CIA Covert Operations Officer and CEO of the Global Intelligence firm Portman Square Group, Michael Baker, joins to discuss how big of a threat North Korea's missiles are. Finally this evening, the Pontifical Society of the Holy Childhood uses January 6th as Children's Missionary Day. General Secretary of the Pontifical Society of the Holy Childhood, Sister Roberta Tremarelli, joins to tell us more about the Missionary Day for Children and why it is held on January 6th every year. 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

2022-01-07 - EWTN News Nightly | Friday, January 7, 2022

On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: The US Supreme Court is looking at the legality of 2 federal vaccine mandates under the Biden Administration. The first of the mandates requires businesses with more than 100 employees to impose a vaccine or testing mandate, while the second mandate requires healthcare workers to be vaccinated if they receive Medicare or other federal funds. Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and Director of EPPC's Health and Human Services Accountability Project, Roger Severino, joins to give us his take on today's oral arguments. Meanwhile, In a speech, President Joe Biden touted “record job creation” as new Labor Department job numbers arrived that were far from impressive. And the Commission of the Bishops' Conference of the European Union (COMECE), says it looks forward to working with the country of France, which took over the presidency of the European Council on New Year's Day. General Secretary of COMECE, Fr. Manuel Barrios Prieto, joins to tell us his hopes for the working relationship between COMECE and the new president of the European Council. Finally this evening, a massive wildfire swept through Colorado last week, leaving the state to declare a major disaster. A practicing Catholic and survivor of the Colorado wildfire, Tom Greany, joins to tell us more about the wildfire's impact on his family and how the community is doing. 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

2022-01-06 - EWTN News Nightly | Thursday, January 6, 2022

On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: In his speech at the Capitol, President Joe Biden did not mention former President Donald Trump by name once but made it clear who he blames for what happened a year ago today regarding the Capitol riot. He stated, "And because his bruised ego matters more to him than our democracy or our constitution, he can't accept he lost." And while Democrats on the Hill are holding a series of events remembering the January 6th attack, most Republicans have left Washington, with some attending the funeral of former Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson. Editorial Director at the Daily Caller, Vince Coglianese, joins to share his thoughts on President Biden's remarks regarding January 6th, 2021 and the overall tone of his comments in the speech he gave this morning. Meanwhile, according to a federal judge, the Department of Defense cannot punish Navy seals who refuse a COVID vaccine due to their religious beliefs. General Counsel at First Liberty Institute and Marine Reservist representing the group of Navy seals, Mike Berry, joins to tell us briefly about the case and what exactly this ruling means. Finally this evening, Pope Francis suggested to the faithful that we adore Christ in the same way as the three wise men. Professor at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Fr. Sergio Tapia Velasco, joins to tell us more about the Epiphany and what it signifies for Catholics. 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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