EWTN NEWS NIGHTLY

EWTN’s daily news and analysis program from Washington, DC
2021-07-22
EWTN News Nightly | Thursday, July 22, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Earlier this month, Cuba saw its first anti-government protests in decades. The Biden administration is set to announce sanctions against Cuban officials, and lawmakers are speaking out. Director of Policy and Government Affairs at American Principles Project, Jon Schweppe, joins to share his thoughts on that and the recent reports that President Biden plans to impose sanctions. He also discusses critical race theory and the president's controversial townhall at a Catholic university. Meanwhile, at the White House, President Biden signed a bill into law that will guarantee money is there to assist programs that help crime victims across the country. The Vatican has released the itinerary for the Holy Father's first trip since his intestinal surgery. Director of St. Joseph's Institute for Autoimmune and Rheumatic Diseases and Professor of Medicine, Dr. Bob Lahita, discusses what he makes of Pope Francis' busy itinerary and whether it may impact his recovery. Finally this evening, the Order of Friars Minor, also known as the Franciscans, elected a leader last week. Father Massimo Fusarelli will lead the order for the next six years. Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor, Fr. Massimo, joins to share what his reaction was when he received this appointment. 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
2021-07-21
EWTN News Nightly | Wednesday, July 21, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: President Joe Biden is headed to Cincinnati, Ohio to sell his infrastructure agenda and take part in a town hall style Q&A session. But the fact that the town hall is being held at a Catholic institution, is drawing sharp criticism from pro-life groups. Pro-life lawmakers are introducing a bill prohibiting colleges and universities from receiving federal funds if they provide chemical abortion pills to their students. The bill is called The Protecting Life on College Campus Act. And at least 30 people have died in a bombing at a market in the capital of Iraq. Pope Francis visited the country in March and recently sent a telegram to the people of Iraq. Rome Correspondent, Colm Flynn joins to share what Pope Francis' message was. The Haitian government installed Ariel Henry as the new Prime Minister of the country. Earlier this month, Haitian President Jovenel Moise was assassinated at his home. Senior Fellow at the National Security Institute and Principal in the International Practice at BGR Group, Lester Munson, joins to discuss the murder and whether officials are any closer to finding a motive. Finally this evening, The USCCB has named an interim general secretary following the surprise resignation of Msgr. Jeffrey Burrill. Executive Director of the CNA ACI Group, Alejandro Bermudez, joins to tell us what the general secretary of the USCCB does. 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
2021-07-20
EWTN News Nightly | Tuesday, July 20, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Church leaders in the US are weighing in on the new restrictions put in place by Pope Francis on the Latin Mass. Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone from the Archdiocese of San Francisco, joins to tell us why he chose to allow Latin Masses to continue in his archdiocese. And though today marks the first six months of President Joe Biden’s presidency, the Susan B. Anthony List laid out, in no uncertain terms, the Biden administration’s full-throttle efforts to expand abortion access. On Capitol Hill, Senators are mulling over nearly $5 trillion in new federal spending. Lawmakers are concerned about not only the cost, but the real effect on Americans' day to day lives as inflation is now at its highest point since 2008. A law punishing discrimination and hate crimes against same-sex attracted people may soon be approved in Italy. The Vatican and other Church leaders are concerned parts of the measure will restrict religious freedom. Senator Simone Pillon joins to tell us more about this measure. Finally this evening, concerns are growing over the White House revelation last week that it is working with social media giants to ban anything considered misinformation regarding the coronavirus vaccine. Policy Director at CPI and Tech Columnist at the Federalist, Rachel Bovard, joins to tell us whether she believe Big Tech should be responsible for monitoring this misinformation. 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
2021-07-19
EWTN News Nightly | Monday, July 19, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has set a Wednesday deadline for votes on two infrastructure bills. A $1 trillion bipartisan measure, which covers roads, bridges and broadband, and a $3.5 trillion Democrats-only bill that is filled with Biden administration initiatives. Meanwhile, the US publicly blames China for a massive hack of Microsoft Exchange emails. The White House accuses Beijing of working with criminal hackers on ransomware and other illicit cyber operations. Author Gordon Chang, joins to tell us what information was compromised in the hack and whether he believes the White House response has been strong enough. And President Joe Biden is promoting his economic plan. He says despite dire predictions, his administration has facilitated record growth and job creation. Research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, Joel Griffith, joins to tells us about Biden's claims that he has created record growth and job creation. Finally this evening, a seminary primarily for British Catholic priests in Rome that dates from the year 1579, includes the oldest British archival collection outside the United Kingdom. Rector of the Venerable English College in Rome, Monsignor Philip Whitmore, joins to tell us about the seminary and what some of the artifacts and treasures are in the archives. 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
2021-07-16
EWTN News Nightly | Friday, July 16, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Pope Francis has issued a directive which restricts Masses celebrated using the Roman Missal of 1962, which is in Latin. A priest in the Archdiocese of Washington, Msgr. Charles Pope, joins to tell us about Mass in the extraordinary form, also called the Latin Mass. Meanwhile, the House Appropriations Committee advanced a spending bill to fund the Department of Health and Human Services and other federal programs, next year. However, for the first time since 1976, it does not include the Hyde Amendment. Pro-life lawmakers on the committee say this is not the end of the war. And, it has been a violent week of protests in South Africa, but calmness may slowly be returning. Demonstrations began following the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma, and more than 100 people have been killed in the riots. Editor in Chief of ACI Africa, Fr. Don Bosco, joins to tell us about Jacob Zuma, why he is in jail, how the violence started and when. Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil joins to tell us how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting Iraq and shares what life is like for Christians in Iraq. Finally this evening, a pro-life non-profit, Biking for Babies, combines the fight for the unborn with bicycles. Jimmy Becker, co-founder of Biking for Babies, joins to tell us more about their mission and why he started it. 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
2021-07-15
EWTN News Nightly | Thursday, July 15, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Senate Republicans are urging the Biden administration to keep a Trump-era policy in place, known as Title 42. The measure allows border agents to swiftly expel those who cross into the US from Mexico, due to coronavirus concerns. And Americans with children at home are starting to see extra money in their bank accounts. President Joe Biden promoted the new Child Tax Credits. However, as the dollars start flowing, there are doubts the extra cash will actually help families and instead could even do damage. 2020 marked the third consecutive year that at least 200,000 German Catholics left the Church. Chief Correspondent for CNA Deutsch, Rudolf Gehrig, provides an analysis of these numbers and how reliable they are. The largest county in Arizona is set to purchase new voting machines. The announcement comes following an audit of the 2020 election. Chairman of the Election Transparency Initiative and former Attorney General from State of Virginia, Ken Cuccinelli, shares why the voting machines are being replaced and whether the results of the audit will be made public. Finally this evening, nearly three dozen migrants from an island in Greece arrived in Rome earlier this week. Coordinator of Humanitarian Corridors from Greece for the Community of Sant'egidio, Monica Attias, joins to tell us more about the migrants from Greece and also about Humanitarian Corridors. 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
2021-07-14
EWTN News Nightly | Wednesday, July 14, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: After spending 11 days in a Roman hospital to recover from colon surgery, Pope Francis returned to his residence by car, today. Rome Correspondent, Colm Flynn joins to tell us more about the Holy Father's return to the Vatican. Also, $3.5 trillion is the top line price tag that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Budget Committee Democrats have reached for a Democrat-only infrastructure package. Republican leadership is already saying that it will be a tough sell to the American people. Meanwhile, eager to see massive spending proposals pass, President Joe Biden made his way over to the Capitol for lunch with Senate Democrats. He also invited governors and mayors to the White House to discuss the importance of the budget bills. And a Catholic priest in Nigeria who was freed after being kidnapped late last month, is responding well to medical treatment. Vice Chair of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, Tony Perkins, joins to share what it is like for the faithful in Nigeria. Finally this evening, four Catholic bishops who are Cuban-American say they support the ongoing protests in the island nation of Cuba against its Communist government. Executive Director of the Catholic News Agency's ACI Group, Alejandro Bermudez, joins to give us the latest on the protests happening in the US and whether they are helping the people in Cuba. 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
2021-07-13
EWTN News Nightly | Tuesday, July 13, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: A key US House subcommittee has approved President Joe Biden's spending bill without including the Hyde Amendment. Pro-life Republicans say they plan to fight the bill the way it's written. And facing pressure from his allies to expand voter access, President Biden visited Philadelphia and gave a speech, telling his audience: “Ensuring every vote is counted has always been the most patriotic thing we can do.” The International Religious Freedom Summit is a three day event which brings together a broad coalition of people who support the rights of the faithful. The event kicked off today. Ambassador Sam Brownback, co-chair of the summit and one of the speakers at the event, tells us about it, why it is so important and why it is being held now. One of the speakers is Chen Guangcheng, a lawyer who exposed a forced abortions program in his native China and spent four years in prison. Distinguished fellow at the Center for Human Rights at the Catholic University of America, Chen Guangcheng, is joined by the Director of the Center for Human Rights at Catholic University, William Saunders to discuss the importance of Chen's activism and the summit. Finally this evening, as the coordinator of Catholic Care for Children International, Sister Niluka Perera joins to share what she spoke about at the event, "Sisters Empowering Women, Taking Care: The Mission of Religious Women." 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
2021-07-12
EWTN News Nightly | Monday, July 12, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Pope Francis will remain in the hospital for a few more days to complete his recovery. Rome Correspondent Colm Flynn joins to share what the Vatican is saying about the Holy Father. On Capitol Hill, the Democratic-led Senate has two main issues to address before the summer break in August: an infrastructure bill and voting rights. Trying to clamp down on deadly violence in some American cities, President Joe Biden met with mayors and police chiefs from around the nation at the White House today, telling them he wants “young people to pick up a paycheck instead of a pistol.” Abroad, coronavirus misery and economic hardship sparked street protests in Havana and across Cuba yesterday. Carlos Ponce, senior fellow and director of Latin American Programs at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, joins the discuss the demonstrations and talk about how much of the anger is directed at the country's communist government. At CPAC, former president Donald Trump weighed in on the state of the country under the Biden administration. In a straw poll taken among attendees at the political conference, the former president won over a field of a dozen candidates, with 70% of the delegates' votes. Christopher Bedford, senior editor at The Federalist, joins to discuss Trump's appearance and another straw poll that spells good news for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. He also addresses the rising number of hate crimes against 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
2021-07-09
EWTN News Nightly | Friday, July 9, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: President Joe Biden is continuing to ask Americans to receive a coronavirus vaccine. One proposal unveiled this week would involve making that pitch on a door-to-door basis, but some lawmakers think it may be an infringement on privacy and other civil rights. Meanwhile, 17 people have been arrested in connection with the assassination of Haiti's president earlier this week at his home. Lester Munson, Senior Fellow at the National Security Institute and Principal at BGR Group, joins to share what more is known about the assassination. And President of the Lebanese Association of the Order of Malta, Marwan Sehnaoui, joins to tell us about the situation in Lebanon right now, especially for Christians living there. In an opinion piece, in the Washington Times, Representative Chip Roy and Marjorie Dannenfelser from the Susan B. Anthony List, said the UN Population Fund sees to expand access to abortion on demand. The group is set to receive government money from the Biden administration. Dannenfelser, joins to tell us more about the UN Population Fund. Finally this evening, the obligation to go to Mass is returning around the country as states lift COVID restrictions, and priests in dioceses all over the US are reminding the faithful that the Eucharist, receiving the Body and Blood of Christ, is central to Catholicism. 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
2021-07-08
EWTN News Nightly | Thursday, July 8, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: As the Pentagon continues its withdrawal of all US troops from Afghanistan, foreign leaders are sounding the alarm. Founder and President of Lopez Liberty LLC, Clare Lopez, joins to tell us what she thinks of the US removing its troops, whether it is the right decision and whether it is the right time to do it. Meanwhile, with a wave of recent cyberattacks, from crippling a major East Coast gas distributor to forcing the world's largest meat processor to shut down, a bipartisan group of Senators unveiled legislation intended to crack down on the cyber criminals. And a Catholic priest in India died earlier this week after spending the past 8 months in jail on terror charges. The 84 year old Jesuit had said he was being targeted by the government for his activism on behalf of India's poor. Commissioner for the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, Nadine Maenza, joins to tell us more about the case and how she believes Fr. Stan Swamy's rights were violated. Finally this evening, one of the focuses of Pope Francis is for women to become more involved in the Church. As part of that initiative, 6 schools associated with the Vatican have organized a joint diploma. Director of the Institute of Higher Studies on Women, Anita Cadavid, tells us more about this joint diploma in women and the Church, and who organized it. 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
2021-07-07
EWTN News Nightly | Wednesday, July 7, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: President Joe Biden made a push, once again, for more Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19. This comes in light of the recent Delta variant, that according to the CDC is now accountable for more than half of the current coronavirus cases in the US. Director of the Institute for Autoimmune and Rheumatic Diseases at St. Joseph Health and professor, Dr. Bob Lahita, joins to tell us what he knows about the Delta variant and whether this strain is more dangerous or contagious. Meanwhile, freshman lawmaker, Representative Kat Cammack of Florida is joining with another Republican, Jim Jordan of Ohio to form the Campus Free Speech Caucus in the House. And a pro-police candidate is the winner of the Democratic primary to be the next mayor of New York City. Director of Policy and Government Affairs at the American Principles Project, Jon Schweppe, joins to share what he thinks of the pro-police candidate winning the Democratic primary and whether it says anything about the US midterm elections in 2022. Finally this evening, the Vatican archives feature documents that are 1,000 years old, contained on shelving that extends 52 miles. It is one of the oldest collections in the world and in 2019, parts of it were opened to scholars for the first time. Father Mitch Pacwa, Host of EWTN's Scripture and Tradition, joins to tell us about his project with the Vatican archives. 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
2021-07-06
EWTN News Nightly | Tuesday, July 6, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Pope Francis remains in the hospital following a scheduled surgery Sunday night. The Vatican says the 84 year old is expected to spend the rest of the week recovering. Senior Rome Correspondent for Catholic News Agency, Hannah Brockhaus, joins to tell us about the surgery, why he had it now and what sort of recovery he can expect. Meanwhile, it has been exactly 6 months since millions watched people storm the US Capitol. Now, a January 6th Committee will further investigate the events leading up to the riot. Washington Editor for the Spectator, Amber Athey, joins to share what she thinks of this January 6th Committee and whether it is a step in the right direction for accountability, more political theater or another way to attack former President Donald Trump. And the death toll in Surfside, Florida has risen to 32, with more than 100 people still missing, as recovery crews comb through debris of the now completely demolished condominium. The crews have removed nearly 5 million pounds of concrete, but as the search continues so do the questions. Finally this evening, today is the feast of Saint Maria Goretti. Dr. Matthew Bunson, Executive Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of EWTN News, joins to tell us about this saint and especially about her example of forgiveness and mercy towards her attacker. 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
2021-07-05
EWTN News Nightly | Monday, July 5, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: The USCCB voted in June to move forward on a much-anticipated draft of a teaching document on the Eucharist. Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Bishop Andrew Cozzens, joins to share his reaction to the document. Dozens of Democratic lawmakers are accusing the bishops of "weaponizing the Eucharist." Fr. Thomas Petri, President of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies, also shares his reaction to the document on the Eucharist and defends the bishops. Meanwhile, Colm Flynn joins us with the highlights of Pope Francis' historic trip to Iraq earlier this year. And the USCCB is applauding the Biden administration's decision to allow more refugees into the US, calling it "a step in the right direction." Also, a look into how Kansas Representative Jake LaTurner's Catholic faith has impacted his life and work. Finally this evening, Pope Francis announced a special year of the family, and dedicated this year to Saint Joseph. This comes 150 years after Pope Pius IX declared St. Joseph the patron of the Universal Church. Rome Correspondent, Colm Flynn, takes us to a Church in Rome that celebrated more than just St. Joseph's feast day. And we take a look at the growing devotion to St. Joseph throughout the US. 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 Ewtn News Nightly | EWTN EWTN’s daily news and analysis program from Washington, DC ewtn.com
2021-07-02
EWTN News Nightly | Friday, July 2, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: After several hours of debate and 10 failed amendment votes, the Democratic led appropriations committee of the US House passed the 2022 annual foreign aid spending bill, without a number of anti-abortion provisions. Meanwhile, the White House is slamming the US Supreme Court's decision regarding a couple of Arizona voting regulations. And, the Vatican held a discussion on the distribution and effectiveness of coronavirus vaccines. Dr. Frank Ulrich Montgomery, joins to tell us about the discussions, how it went and what he hopes will come from the event. As Independence Day draws closer, an article in the National Catholic Register examines a blessing on America 75 years ago, from the Vatican. Dr. Paul Kengor, Professor of Political Science at Grove City College and author, joins to tell us more about Pope Pius XII's message and why it struck a chord with Ronald Reagan. Finally this evening, "Plating Grace and Grub" is a food truck initiative started by Fr. Leo Patalinghug, that provides a job and formation to people who were formerly incarcerated. Founder and Director of PlatingGrace.com, Fr. Leo, joins to discuss how the food truck is going and what items are on the menu. 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