EWTN NEWS NIGHTLY

EWTN’s daily news and analysis program from Washington, DC,
EWTN News Nightly - 2019-08-19
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Afghanistan's president vows to eliminate all ISIS safe havens after a deadly attack on Saturday. What President Trump is saying about the United States’ presence in the country. Plus: Planned Parenthood says it is walking away from federal funding due to new restrictions by the Trump administration. The Daily Wire's Michael Knowles looks at how this may impact the nation’s largest provider of abortions. Also: Hundreds of strangers attend the funeral of a woman who died in a mass shooting in Texas. How they honored her life. And: A floating hospital: How a medical facility ship will make health care accessible to those on the Amazon River.
EWTN News Nightly - Full Show: 2019-08-16
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: The Diocese of Scranton in Pennsylvania has begun looking into allegations of misconduct against the rector of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Edward Condon of Catholic News Agency looks at the unusual reasons for launching the investigation. Plus: Fr. Cristian Mendoza, professor of Catholic social teaching at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, shares the Catholic perspective on the battle over tariffs between the U.S. and China. Also: Abby Johnson has a new plan to try and convert abortion clinic workers. How she is using a DVD to make a difference. And we take you inside an historic church in Rome with a connection to two saints.
EWTN News Nightly - Full Show: 2019-08-15
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Wall Street is experiencing wild swings as the U.S. trade war with China continues. We have a report, including what President Trump is saying. Plus: In honor of today’s feast day, Jem Sullivan, author of “The Beauty of Faith,” breaks down a 17th century depiction of Mary’s assumption into heaven from the studio of Catholic artist Peter Paul Rubens. Also: Planned Parenthood makes an announcement about Title X funding. We have analysis from National Review’s Alexandra Desanctis. And happy anniversary EWTN! We remember the life and legacy of our foundress, Mother Angelica.
EWTN News Nightly - Full show: 2019-08-14
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Flights resume after violent protests closed Hong Kong Airport for two days. President Trump reacts to the pro-democracy demonstrations. Plus: Peter Breen, vice president of the Thomas More Society, and Princeton Professor Robert George break down a new Illinois law prompting concern from Catholic parents. Also: We have reaction from Shaun Dougherty, a clergy abuse survivor, on the anniversary of the landmark Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report into child clergy sexual abuse And: Honoring Our Lady: How one religious order is preparing for tomorrow's Feast of the Assumption.
EWTN News Nightly - Full show - 2019-08-13
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Details emerge as investigations continue into Jeffrey Epstein’s death and sex trafficking charges. The Washington Examiner’s Tiana Lowe looks at what his death could mean for victims seeking justice. Plus: New legislation could require information about abortion pill reversals to be given to women considering chemical abortions. Marion Miner of the Nebraska Catholic Conference tells us why the group supports this initiative. Also: Protests in Hong Kong close one of the world’s busiest airports for a second day. Asia News’ Fr. Bernardo Cervellera shares how Catholics are getting involved in the pro-democracy movement. And: The Knights of Columbus announces a new initiative focusing on Native American Catholics. Board member Patrick Mason tells us about some of the projects, including a shrine to St. Kateri Tekakwitha in New Mexico.
EWTN News Nightly - 2019-08-12
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Pope Francis approves new statutes for the Vatican bank intended to prevent corruption. EWTN Rome Bureau Chief Alan Holdren breaks down these reforms and the purpose of the bank. Plus: Jeffrey Epstein’s abrupt death has prompted some to suspect foul play. John Gizzi, White House correspondent for Newsmax, examines the death and what happens to the investigation. Also: Federal officials are looking at Connecticut’s policy allowing transgender athletes to compete as the gender they identify. Christina Holcomb, lawyer with Alliance Defending Freedom, explains why she says this is an issue of fairness. And: As protests continue in Hong Kong, we have analysis from author Gordon Chang.
EWTN News Nightly - Full Show: 2019-08-09
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: The race continues: Democrats running for president are talking to voters in Iowa. What Joe Biden is saying about abortion. Plus: Reggie Littlejohn, President of Women’s Rights without Frontiers, discusses forced abortions in China and North Korea. Also: Catholics and gun control: Moral theologian Fr. Thomas Petri, co-host of EWTN Radio's "The Church Alive," examines Catholic teaching on gun control. And: How a Ronald McDonald House with a connection to John Paul II is helping sick children in Italy enjoy the summer.
EWTN News Nightly - Full Show: 2019-08-08
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: The trade war between China and the U.S. intensifies. Tori Whiting, trade economist at The Heritage Foundation, looks at what this means for the stock market. Also: An American citizen and PhD candidate at Princeton has been held in an Iranian prison for three years. His wife shares his story. Plus: The Daily Caller’s Vince Coglianese takes us inside new research suggesting millennial's are struggling with loneliness. And: How a Vatican foundation is helping a religious minority in Iraq.
EWTN News Nightly - Full show: 2019-08-07
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: President Donald Trump visits Dayton, OH and El Paso, TX in an effort to unite the nation following deadly mass shootings. Rev. Dean Nelson has analysis of the President’s trip, plus the White House answers our question about the death penalty for future mass shooters. Also: A new poll reveals many Catholics do not understand core Church teachings, especially about the Holy Eucharist. Grazie Christie, Senior Policy Advisor for the Catholic Association, breaks down the results. And: Pakistan prepares to celebrate National Minorities Day. Shahid Mobeen, professor at the Pontifical Urban University in Rome, highlights it as an opportunity to promote religious freedom in the region. And the Knights of Columbus announce a shrine to a beloved Catholic Native American.
EWTN News Nightly - 2019-08-06
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: The Associated Press publishes letters written by defrocked cardinal Theodore McCarrick to three men who accuse him of sexual assault. Catholic News Agency's Courtney Grogan has a report from Rome. Plus: The Washington Examiner’s commentary editor, Tim Carney, breaks down recent attacks of President Trump’s rhetoric after a series of mass shootings. Also: Members of the Knights of Columbus meet in Minnesota for the 137th Supreme Convention. Andrew Walther, Vice President of Communications for the Knights, gives us an update on what the Catholic organization is doing for persecuted Christians in the Middle East. And: The Trump administration escalates its targeting of Venezuela with new financial sanctions. We're at the White House.
EWTN News Nightly - 2019-08-05
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: A nation in mourning: At least 30 people are dead after a pair of mass shootings, in Texas and Ohio, over the weekend. President Trump responds to the tragedy and Pope Francis offers his prayers for the victims. We have a report and analysis from The Daily Wire's Michael Knowles. Plus: Catholic schools under attack: Cardinal Newman Society President Patrick Reilly looks at ways to protect Catholic education from what he says is a growing threat from secular forces. Also: Pope Francis writes a letter to priests around the world to encourage them amid the global sex abuse crisis. Alan Holdren, EWTN Rome bureau chief, shares what the Holy Father said. And: How a basilica in Rome is celebrating a Marian miracle from the 4th Century.
EWTN News Nightly - ENN - 2019-08-02
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: President Trump fields our question about his reaction to criticism from Archbishop Wilton Gregory on the President's tweets regarding Baltimore while pro-lifer Alveda King defends the President. Plus: Several Covington Catholic High students and their parents sue lawmakers and journalists. We have a report and an interview with a lawyer defending the students and families. Also: President Trump signs the bipartisan budget, which includes pro-life protections. The Conservative Partnership Institute’s Rachel Bovard takes us inside the deal. And: A group of young Christian scouts conclude a week of hiking by going to the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis. One of them tells us their message to the Holy Father.
EWTN News Nightly - 2019-08-01
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Democrats held their second night of debates in Detroit and former Vice President Joe Biden defended his record on abortion. We have a report plus analysis from Michael New of the pro-life Charlotte Lozier Institute. Also: Author Wesley Smith tells us about New Jersey's assisted suicide law that went into effect today; JD Flynn from Catholic News Agency examines a public disagreement between students and faculty at a theology school in Rome; and we hear about a Catholic church in Rome with three paintings by Caravaggio.
EWTN News Nightly - 2019-07-31
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Democrats take the stage: We have a recap of the latest debate among democratic presidential hopefuls, and analysis from Chris Bedford, Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Caller. Also: Protests continue in Hong Kong even though the Chinese government has put a controversial extradition bill on hold. We hear from Edwin Chow, a Catholic student in the former British territory. Plus: New laws in the Vatican: CNA Correspondent Courtney Grogan breaks down the new regulations for reporting sex abuse. And: Putting and prayers: An Anglican cathedral in England makes an unusual addition. Edward Condon of Catholic News Agency tells us why some Catholics believe it's a bad decision.
EWTN News Nightly - 2019-07-30
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Democrats are ready for another round of debates ahead of the 2020 presidential election. We have a preview. Also: President Trump’s pick for Director of National Intelligence may have an uphill road to confirmation. Chris Plante, host of a nationally syndicated radio show, looks at the potential challenges he may face and examines the President's comments on Baltimore. Plus: An order of religious sisters in France welcomes consecrated community members with special needs. We have a report. And: Visitors soon will be able to tour the birthplace Pope John Paul I. A look at the home of the pope who reigned for only 33 days.