EWTN NEWS NIGHTLY

Anchored by Tracy Sabol, EWTN News Nightly is our daily news and analysis program presenting breaking Catholic News worldwide, top stories, and daily reports from the White House, Capitol Hill, and Rome. Weekdays at 6 & 9 PM EST.
2022-05-18
EWTN News Nightly | Wednesday, May 18, 2022
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: A memo from the Department of Homeland Security says violence is likely to arise following the overturning of Roe v Wade. Exorcist at the Archdiocese of Washington and Research Associate Professor at the Catholic University of America, Monsignor Stephen Rossetti, joins to share what he makes of the DHS being concerned over the likelihood of violence while the Women's March is advocating for a summer of rage. Later this week, Joe Biden will take his first trip to Asia as president. He'll travel first to South Korea, then Tokyo, where he'll meet the leaders of Japan, Australia and India. Meanwhile, the Pennsylvania Republican Senate Primary is too close to call. Dave McCormick and Dr. Mehmet Oz are looking to fill retiring Republican Senator Pat Toomey's seat. Professor of Political Science at Grove City College, Paul Kengor, joins to share whether he expected the race to be this close. Finally this evening, on the ground in Ukraine, help is coming from many places, including Catholic organizations like the Knights of Columbus. Krzysztof Zuba, State Delegate of the Knights of Columbus in Poland, joins to tell us more about his work at the border and what services in particular they have created for refugees. 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
2022-05-17
EWTN News Nightly | Tuesday May 17, 2022
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: There is a baby formula shortage in the United States. However, last week, Congresswoman Kat Cammack received a text message from frustrated border patrol agents telling her baby formula was being stockpiled in warehouses along the Southern border. And as policymakers and businesses scramble to stock retail shelves with baby formula, the state of our nation's supply chains seem to show this is far from the last serious shortage. Research Fellow at the Busch School of Business at the Catholic University of America, Bob Nugent, joins to share what vulnerabilities he sees. Meanwhile, President Joe Biden, speaking in Buffalo, New York just days after a racist gunman shot and killed ten people at a super market, said, “Evil will not win…hate will not prevail, and white supremacy will not have the last word.” Sweden and Finland are moving forward to join NATO despite objections from Turkey. Founder and President of Lopez Liberty LLC, Clare Lopez, joins to share why they are seeking membership now and why Turkey opposes the Nordic countries from joining the alliance. Finally this evening, the Vatican is continuing its busy schedule highlighting the dedication of the month of May to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Vicar General of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception, Fr. Joseph Roesch, joins to tell us more about why the Catholic Church dedicates May to the Blessed Virgin. 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
2022-05-16
EWTN News Nightly | Monday May 16, 2022
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Thousands of abortion supporters gathered in the nation's capital this past weekend, expressing outrage that the Supreme Court appears set to overturn Roe v Wade. DC Correspondent for the Daily Wire, Mary Margaret Olohan, joins to tell us about the Women's March she covered and what she experienced there. House Democrats continue to lash out against the possible repeal of Roe v Wade. The rhetoric is becoming more angry by House Democrats as they push for abortion-on-demand. Meanwhile, calling them “the heart, and soul, and the very spine…of this country,” President Joe Biden praised the nation’s public safety officers, including those who accomplished amazing heroic deeds, in a speech in the East room of the White House. And a student in Nigeria was stoned, beaten and burned to death after she was accused of blasphemy. Deborah Samuel was attacked and killed by her fellow classmates after posting a message on WhatsApp, that Nigerian police say was blasphemy against the prophet Muhammad. Legal Counsel for Global Religious Freedom with ADF International, Sean Nelson, joins to give us a better sense of what is going on in Nigeria and Deborah's death. Finally this evening, for the 1st time since before the pandemic in 2019, the Catholic Church has canonized new saints. Andreas Thonhauser, EWTN Vatican Bureau Chief, has more on this historic day for the Church. 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
2022-05-13
EWTN News Nightly | Friday, May 13, 2022
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: The Vatican confirmed that Pope Francis will travel to Canada this summer. The Holy Father accepted the invitation from civil authorities, as well as indigenous communities. EWTN Vatican Bureau Chief, Andreas Thonhauser, joins to tell us more about the trip confirmed this morning. Meanwhile, President Joe Biden is urging local leaders to spend more money from the American Rescue Plan to make communities safer. In the press briefing room today, one big city police chief expressed his concerns. And the latest numbers show the 5th straight month of double digit inflation, the highest numbers in decades. The cost of living rose more than economists had predicted and Republicans are blaming the Biden Administration's policies. Officials say a Chinese war ship with spying capabilities is nearing the western coast of Australia. Australia's Defense Minister calls it "an aggressive act." Author Gordon Chang, joins to share his thoughts on this situation and why he thinks China is interested in spying on Australia. Finally this evening, today we celebrate the feast day of Our Lady of Fatima. Editor and Spokesperson for Sophia Institute Press, Michael Lichens, joins to tell us more about Our Lady of Fatima and her apparitions. 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
2022-05-12
EWTN News Nightly | Thursday, May 12, 2022
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: The Diocese of Hong Kong says it is "extremely concerned" over the arrest of its former bishop, Cardinal Joseph Zen. Director of the Captive Nations Coalition on the Committee on Present Danger: China, Se Hoon Kim, joins to talk more about Cardinal Zen's arrest and what message he thinks China is trying to send. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court met today behind closed doors for the first time since the leaked draft. Most lawmakers are outraged about the demonstrations in front of the justices’ homes and the defacing of Catholic Churches. Calling it a “tragic milestone,” President Joe Biden is honoring and remembering the one million Americans who have lost their lives to COVID-19 in the more than two years since it first arrived in the U.S. And new polls are gauging Americans' feelings on Roe v Wade. The polling signals broad support of upholding legalized abortion on the federal level. Research Associate at the Catholic University of America and Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, Michael New, joins to talk about these poll numbers. Finally this evening, a Vatican group is studying the life and legacy of a 20th century pope whose papacy lasted roughly one month, John Paul I. Professor at the Faculty of History and Cultural Heritage of the Church at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Fr. Mark Lewis, joins to tell us more about this event. 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
2022-05-11
EWTN News Nightly | Wednesday, May 11, 2022
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: For the second time this year, the Senate failed to pass a bill that would codify Roe v Wade. Democrats are promising more votes in the future, but Republicans are angry over the Biden Administration's plan to drop conscience protections for health care workers. Pro-lifers are still cautiously hopeful that the Supreme Court will overturn Roe v Wade. Director of Right to Life of East Texas and founder of Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn, Mark Lee Dickson, joins to tell us what he has seen and experienced outside of the Supreme Court. Many parents are having a hard time finding an essential item for their babies, formula. Executive Director of Catholic Charities of West Tennessee, Kelley Henderson, joins to share how this shortage has impacted her organization. Stopping by a family farm in Kankakee, Illinois, President Joe Biden thanked American farmers. His trip to the Heartland comes as the president learned, as all Americans did this morning, that inflation is not letting up. And a Vatican university is examining the role of women in the Catholic Church. Director of the Institute of Higher Studies on Women, Anita Cadavid, joins to tell us more about this conference. Finally this evening, more than 500 young adult Catholics gathered in Texas recently with the goal to be saints in the work place. Correspondent Catherine Hadro joins to tell us more about the event. 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
2022-05-10
EWTN News Nightly | Tuesday May 10, 2022
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Adding to reports of damage to Catholic churches nationally, St. Bartholomew the Apostle in Katy, Texas reports its tabernacle was stolen. Director of the Conscience Project, Andrea Picciotti-Bayer, joins to share whether these demonstrations are impeding religious freedom. The investigation continues into a suspected arson in Wisconsin. Two Molotov cocktails were thrown into the Wisconsin Family Action headquarters. President of Wisconsin Family Action, Julaine Appling, joins to tell us a little more about the attack and how she felt when she heard her organization had been targeted. Meanwhile, in a speech at the White House, President Joe Biden discussed what is ailing the nation: inflation. He blames it on two things: the COVID pandemic and the war in Ukraine. Republicans and some Democrats are taking steps to get rid of the administration's mask mandate for young children. The Biden administration is requiring children 5 and under, who attend head start schools to wear masks, even outside on the playground. Finally this evening, the Vatican is continuing its preparation for Sunday's canonization of 10 new saints. One of them was an 18th century Indian Hindu convert to Catholicism. Director of the Salesian News Agency, Fr. Harris Pakkam, joins to tell us more about the life of Blessed Lazarus Devasahayam and what drew him to the Catholic faith. 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
2022-05-09
EWTN News Nightly | Monday May 9, 2022
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: The Roe v Wade battle is heading to the Senate floor. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced he will be putting a bill to codify the controversial issue up for a vote on Wednesday. Over the weekend, many protests took place at Catholic churches, including in Los Angeles and a particularly vile protest took place outside of the Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in New York. Washington Editor at the Spectator, Amber Athey, joins to help us unpack all of this. President Joe Biden signed into law, the “Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act of 2022.” He also announced a plan that will allow millions of Americans to get high speed internet for free, saying ‘It’s going to change people’s lives.” Meanwhile, the transition of leadership has taken place in the city of Hong Kong. John Lee, a former security chief, has succeeded Carrie Lam as Chief Executive. Author Gordon Chang, joins to tell us about Hong Kong's election and what we can expect to see from the new chief executive. Finally this evening, the Vatican is preparing for the canonization of 10 new saints this coming weekend. Among them is Cesar de Bus, the founder of the Congregation of the Christian Doctrine Fathers. Fr. Paolo de Leo from the Congregation of the Christian Doctrine Fathers, joins to tell us more about Cesar De Bus and why he will be proclaimed a saint. 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
2022-05-06
EWTN News Nightly | Friday, May 6, 2022
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Lawmakers on both sides are trying to pass legislation to protect Supreme Court justices and their families after left wing organizations plan to protest at their homes. It's all part of the fall out from the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion earlier this week on the future of Roe v Wade. President of Faith Based Security Network, Carl Chinn, shares what more is known about the pro-abortion group calling for people to go to their local Catholic Churches on Sunday to protest. At a White House press briefing Thursday evening, EWTN News Nightly White House correspondent Owen Jensen asked the outgoing Press Secretary Jen Psaki about a Catholic Church that was damaged by pro-choice graffiti in Colorado. Meanwhile, the April jobs report shows 428,000 jobs were added in the last month. President Joe Biden celebrated the number, saying in a statement that 8.3 million jobs have been created during his administration. Research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, Joel Griffith, joins to talk about the latest jobs report. And Pope Francis met with around 1,000 members of the Missionaries of Mercy earlier this week. The group included our own Fr. John Paul Mary. EWTN Employee Chaplain, Fr. John Paul Mary, joins to tell us about the meeting. Finally this evening, EWTN Vatican Bureau Chief, Andreas Thonhauser, joins to tell us more about the history of the swearing in of the Swiss Guard. 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
2022-05-05
EWTN News Nightly | Thursday, May 5, 2022
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: A Catholic Church in Colorado is dealing with vandalism for the 2nd time in the past 7 months. DC Correspondent at the Daily Wire, Mary Margaret Olohan, shares whether she thinks we will see more church vandalism as we await the official and final opinion from the Supreme Court regarding Roe v Wade. Baltimore Archbishop William Lori discussed the secretly released court opinion, stating that nothing is set in stone just yet, adding, “We don’t know. And so in our prayer campaign, one of the things we really must be praying for here is a good outcome.” Meanwhile, members of Congress may soon be barred from trading stocks while in office. The issue came to light months ago after an investigation found that since 2019, 59 members may have violated the Stock Act, which is designed to prevent insider trading. And a prosecutor in Finland is filing an appeal after a court dismissed hate speech charges against a former politician. Executive Editor at the Federalist, Joy Pullman, joins to talk more about this and why the prosecution is appealing the court's unanimous ruling. Finally this evening, one of the Vatican universities hosted an event earlier this week on the importance of offering courses on inter-religious dialogue. Auxiliary Bishop of Maiduguri, Nigeria, Bishop John Bogna Bakeni, joins to tell us more about this meeting and what the highlights were. 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
2022-05-04
EWTN News Nightly | Wednesday, May 4, 2022
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Since Monday night's leak of the Supreme Court draft regarding Roe v Wade, the finger pointing on Capitol Hill has intensified. Democrats are vowing to take action if Roe v Wade is overturned, while Republicans say the leak has jeopardized the integrity of the Court. President Joe Biden gave a speech regarding the economy, but it was the leaked draft he was asked about after his speech. Biden attacked “this MAGA [Make America Great Again] crowd” calling it an “extreme political organization.” He is suggesting that the leaked opinion is not just about abortion and that it could have a negative impact on people in other ways. Conservative Strategist and Former President and CEO of Americans United for Life, Charmaine Yoest, and Senior Legal Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, Sarah Parshall Perry, join to share their thoughts on that. Meanwhile, Pope Francis is continuing his calls for more accountability regarding clergy sexual abuse. EWTN Vatican Bureau Chief, Andreas Thonhauser, sat down Emer McCarthy, Project Manager for the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, to discuss this. Finally this evening, a new book from EWTN publishing, "Living Calm: Mastering Anger and Frustration" is hoping to help readers live a more calm life. The author, Dr. Ray Guarendi, joins to tell us more about his book, why he decided to write it and what inspired him. 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
2022-05-03
EWTN News Nightly | Tuesday May 3, 2022
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Since the draft from the US Supreme Court regarding their decision on Roe v Wade was made public late last night, those for and against the issue of abortion have been gathering outside the court. Although an official ruling is expected next month, pro-lifers say now is the time to pray and not lose focus. President of the Judicial Crisis Network, Carrie Severino, joins to share her reaction to hearing about the leak. President Joe Biden, slamming the High Court for an apparent rejection of Roe v. Wade, told reporters, “Roe says what all basic mainstream religions have historically concluded—that the right—that the existence of a human life and being is a question.” He went on to ask, “Is it at the moment of conception…six months…six weeks?” Teresa Tomeo, joins to give us her reaction when she first heard the news of the leak and the very real possibility that Roe v Wade will be overturned. Finally this evening, a number of people in Canada who are low income or poor are turning to euthanasia as a solution to their financial troubles. COVID-related debts and a lack of affordable housing have created dire financial situations causing individuals to take their own lives. Executive Director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, Alex Schadenberg, talks more about this alarming trend in Canada. 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
2022-05-02
EWTN News Nightly | Monday May 2, 2022
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: The US Supreme Court has issued a unanimous ruling against the city of Boston in a case involving the display of a Christian flag. Senior Editor at the Federalist and Cofounder of Right Forge, Chris Bedford, joins to share his reaction to the unanimous decision and its religious freedom implications. In Lviv, Ukraine, near the Polish border, US diplomats held a news conference as they returned to the war-torn country invaded by Russia about 10 weeks ago. Their message to Russia: “You failed.” Fresh off a trip to Ukraine, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Congress' most pressing issue is to pass more aid to the war-torn country. But right now, those funds are tied up in the form of $10 billion in new COVID relief money, along with Title 42 and the immigration crisis along the Southern border. Meanwhile, China celebrated May Day quietly this year as China's "zero COVID" approach made it difficult for visitors to come, as several cities are facing lockdowns and many travel restrictions are in place. Author, Gordon Chang, joins to share the economic repercussions of all this on the country. Finally this evening, the Holy Father has appointed a new leader for the territory of Southern Arabia. Bishop Paolo Martinelli has been an Auxiliary Bishop of Milan. EWTN Vatican Bureau Chief, Andreas Thonhauser, joins to tell us more about Pope Francis' 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
2022-04-29
EWTN News Nightly | Friday, April 29, 2022
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: As May 23rd draws near, all eyes are on the US southern border, immigration and Title 42. Today, the presidents of both the US and Mexico spoke to one another on the phone about a range of topics. President of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, Alfonso Aguilar, joins to share whether he thinks the conversation President Biden and Mexico's president had will have any impact on slowing the flow of migrants to the boarder. And 2 years ago, then-President Donald Trump suspended student loan payments at the beginning of the COVID pandemic. Now-President Joe Biden is talking about cancelling at least some of the debt. Meanwhile, the heads of many women's religious orders from around the world are meeting next week in Rome. Almost 700 superiors general will take part in the groups' 22nd Assembly. Executive Secretary of the International Union of Superiors General, Sr. Patricia Murray, joins to tell us a little bit about this meeting, how often it occurs and where the participants are coming from. Finally this evening, today we celebrate the feast day of one of the 1st female doctors of the Church. Saint Catherine of Siena is known for her intense prayer life and service to others. Author of "Reveal the Gift: Living the Feminine Genius," Lisa Cotter, joins to talk more about St. Catherine of Siena's life and her relevance today. 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
2022-04-28
EWTN News Nightly | Thursday, April 28, 2022
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Democrats on Capitol Hill have blocked a Republican resolution to stop taxpayer dollars to go to clinics who advise women on how to get an abortion. The federal program is known as Title 10. US Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has faced questions about US border security, and not only talked about Title 42 while testifying but also mentioned that DHS is creating a "disinformation governance board" to combat misinformation in the midterm elections. Cofounder and President of Real Clear Politics, Tom Bevan, shares his thoughts on that. Meanwhile, asking lawmakers for an additional $33 billion to help Ukraine fight Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war machine, President Joe Biden acknowledged the massive price tag saying, “it’s not cheap.” And, there are reports President Putin hopes to score a major win on the battlefield ahead of Victory Day on May 9th, the day commemorating Russia's triumph over Germany in WWII. Republican Strategist and former National Security Council Spokesman under President Trump, John Ullyot, joins to talk more about this upcoming holiday which highlight's Russia's military power. Finally this evening, Michael Warsaw, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EWTN, is in Rome visiting the Vatican Bureau. He joins to tell us a little about the event he was a part of last night and shares more about the event at the North American College tonight. 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