EWTN NEWS NIGHTLY

EWTN’s daily news and analysis program from Washington, DC
EWTN NEWS NIGHTLY - 01/15/2021 - EWTN News Nightly | Friday, January 15, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: The Associated Press is reporting, President Donald Trump will leave the White House next Wednesday morning, before the Inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. 31 Republican Senators are joining together and calling on the Small Business Administration to require Planned Parenthood affiliates to return funds they took as part of the COVID relief's 'Paycheck Protection Program'. Meanwhile, the European Union has 1.8 trillion euros to help rebuild Europe post-COVID. The final budget was reached in December to focus on a greener, more digital Europe through research and innovation. President of the Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe, Vincenzo Bassi, joins to tell us a little more about the EU recovery fund and its objective. A bill introduced this week in the North Dakota state legislature would force Catholic priests to violate the seal of Confession in cases of confirmed or suspected child abuse, on penalty of imprisonment or heavy fines. Executive director and general counsel for the North Dakota Catholic Conference, Christopher Dodson, joins to share what his biggest concerns regarding the bill are. And, while celebrations across the country may have a different look amid the pandemic, observances honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. still give us, as a nation, an opportunity to pay tribute to his enduring legacy. The niece of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and also the Director of Civil Rights for the Unborn for Priests for Life, Alveda King, joins to discuss what comes to her mind when she thinks about her uncle and his place in history. 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 - 01/14/2021 - EWTN News Nightly | Thursday, January 14, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: President Donald Trump, impeached for an unprecedented second time in his one-term presidency, is asking for calm and peace while condemning last week’s violence at the US Capitol. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has not announced when she will send the article of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate for trial. Although ten House Republicans voted to impeach the president, it is unclear how many Senators would vote to convict him. Meanwhile, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), estimates that anywhere from 900,000 to 1.8 million Uyghurs and other ethnic Muslims in Xinjiang have been detained in more than 1,300 concentration camps. USCIRF Commissioner Nury Turkel, joins to discuss how USCIRF has deemed China a top religious freedom concern in 2021. Also, following the release of a long-awaited report detailing decades of harm suffered by unmarried women and their children at so-called "mother and baby homes" in Ireland, Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan of the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore joins to discuss what went through his mind when reading about the abuses outlined in the report. Professor of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Dr. Scott Hahn joins to discuss the difference between the Gospel of Mark and the other gospels, since we will be reading the Gospel of Mark in Mass because we are in "Year B" of the three-year cycle in the lectionary. 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 - 01/13/2021 - EWTN News Nightly | Wednesday, January 13, 2020
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: President Donald Trump is the first U.S. president to be impeached twice by the House of Representatives. House Democrats say the president is responsible for motivating his supporters to cause mayhem at the Capitol building. The president issued a brief statement through the White House Press Office Wednesday imploring Americans to cause no harm: “I urge that there must be no violence, no lawbreaking and no vandalism of any kind.” The editorial director at 'The Daily Caller,' Vince Coglianese, joins to talk about the impeachment proceedings. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has reinstated the Food and Drug Administration's requirement that women obtain an abortion pill from a doctor in person. Chair of the American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Dr. Christina Francis, joins to share her reaction to this ruling and its significance. Rome Correspondent, Colm Flynn joins to discuss what was written in a March 2019 letter, which was recently leaked to an Italian newspaper, in which Cardinal Pietro Parolin wrote to the president of the Vatican Bank asking for a loan to pay off a mortgage on a property in London. This comes while Pope Francis is in the process of cleaning up the Holy See's finances. 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 - 01/12/2021 - EWTN News Nightly | Tuesday, January 12, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: President Donald Trump said his speech given before deadly violence overtook Capitol Hill last week was analyzed by some to be “totally appropriate.” At the same time, he denounced the mayhem and destruction that took place. Meanwhile, an important First Amendment case was brought before the Supreme Court. Senior Counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, Kate Anderson, joins to discuss what exactly happened. Also, Catholic bishops renew their call to end capital punishment, which comes as the U.S. government has more executions scheduled this week. Democratic lawmakers are unveiling legislation to put an end to the federal death penalty. U.S. bishops are supportive of the Federal Death Penalty Prohibition Act. The Trump Administration has announced major changes in its COVID-19 vaccine distribution approach. Health and Human Services Secretary, Alex Azar, says the government will no longer hold back required second doses of the vaccines, practically doubling supply. Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College and Chairman of Medicine at St. Joseph University Hospital, Dr. Robert Lahita, joins to talk about the developments in the nation's fight against COVID-19. In Rome, Pope Francis officially recognized women serving as lectors, altar servers and helping to distribute Holy Communion at Mass. Sister Catherine Joseph, Dean of Theology at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas joins to discuss what the change in Canon Law from the Holy Father means. 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 - 01/11/2021 - EWTN News Nightly | Monday, January 11, 2021
On EWTN News Nightly tonight: Since the storming of the Capitol building, Democrats, and even some Republicans have said there needs to be consequences for President Donald Trump. Though, Republicans blocked passage of a resolution for the vice president to invoke the 25th Amendment, Democrats in the House now have enough votes to impeach President Trump. Giant social media platforms are silencing President Donald Trump as his days in office are winding down quickly and President-Elect Joe Biden prepares to move into the Oval Office. McCormick professor of jurisprudence and director of the James Madison program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University, Robert George, joins to discuss the events that unfolded last week in the nation's capital and shares how we can come together to fix this, so that we can move beyond politics to real healing, especially for Catholics. And with a Democratic win in Georgia setting up potential abortion funding battles in the Senate, pro-lifers are now keeping an eye on Capitol Hill. Senior D.C. Correspondent at Catholic News Agency, Matt Hadro, joins to discuss the road ahead. Meanwhile, Pope Francis says it is a moral obligation to take the coronavirus vaccine. In a sit-down interview, broadcast on Italian television on Sunday, the Holy Father said those who do not receive the vaccine are playing with their own lives and the lives of others. 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 - 01/08/2021 - EWTN News Nightly | Friday, January 8, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: With the clock ticking down on President Donald Trump’s term in office, he tweeted out a message of support today to the millions who voted for him in the November election. He also tweeted he will not be attending the inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden come January 20, 2021. Resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and law professor at the Antonin Scalia Law School, Adam White, joins to discuss President Trump's announcement and its significance. U.S. Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick died Thursday night, following injuries sustained in Wednesday's storming of the Capitol. The Chief of Capitol Police has announced he will resign, and some security officials have been forced to resign over the failure to stop President Trump's supporters from breaking inside. Now lawmakers are demanding a review of Capitol security operations. Meanwhile, there were mass arrests on Wednesday, which were the biggest against Hong Kong's democracy movement since Beijing imposed a national security law in the semi-autonomous territory last June to quell dissent following months of anti-government protests in 2019. Gordon Chang, author of "The Coming Collapse of China", joins to discuss the more than 50 arrests carried out this week and what the pro-democracy activists were charged with and accused of. Rome Correspondent, Colm Flynn joins to discuss the pope's message to the people of Venezuela, what the situation is like for the people of the country at the moment and the political crisis of the country. 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 - 01/07/2021 - EWTN News Nightly | Thursday, January 7, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Although it is calm today, just 24 hours ago, there was complete mayhem at the U.S. Capitol. Members of Congress were forced into hiding, offices were ransacked; it was a historic breach of the symbol of democracy, but after it all, lawmakers came back and finished what they started. Shortly before 4 am today, Vice President Mike Pence finished the formal proceedings of certifying President-elect Joe Biden's victory. President Donald Trump, under intense fire, says he will leave office in an “orderly transition” when inauguration day arrives and President-Elect Joe Biden moves into the White House. Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of the Archdiocese of San Francisco is speaking out about the violence that occurred. He joins to discuss what went through his mind and what his message would be to the people behind the attacks. White House and National Political Correspondent for 'Real Clear Politics', Susan Hennebury, has been in touch with other journalists who were inside the Capitol. Hennebury joins to discuss what their experience was like and whether she believes the rhetoric we've heard, including President Trump's charges of a rigged election led to the violence that occurred. Rome Correspondent, Colm Flynn joins to discuss what Pope Francis said about the situation in Central African Republic and what the situation has been like for the people of the country after violence broke out when Faustin-Archange Touadéra, was re-elected on December 27th, and opposition candidates made claims that the election was rigged. 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 - 01/06/2021 - EWTN News Nightly | Wednesday, January 6, 2020
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: President Donald Trump is calling the National Guard and Federal officers to respond to the Capitol building. The president's supporters stormed the nation's Capitol, flooding the Capitol steps and breaching the building itself. This is forcing a delay in the Constitutional process to affirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the November election. John Malcolm, Vice President of the Institute for Constitutional Government at the Heritage Foundation, joins to analyze the events of today and their significance. Meanwhile, with two Democratic wins in Georgia, the U.S. Senate is split 50-50, but Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is a tie breaking vote, meaning Democrats hold the power. Editorial director at 'The Daily Caller', Vince Coglianese, joins to talk about the demonstrations happening in Washington DC today and the Georgia Runoff Elections. Also, the Roman Basilica of St. Mary Major is home to the oldest known nativity statues in all of history. Rome Correspondent, Colm Flynn shares the story behind these nativity statues. The first week of the new year has been full of celebrations in the Catholic Church. Apart from the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God on the first of the year and the Epiphany on the 6th, Monday was St. Elizabeth Ann Seton's feast day, Tuesday the Church honored St. John Neumann and Wednesday was the feast day of St. Andre Bessette. Dr. Matthew Bunson, executive editor and Washington bureau chief for EWTN News, joins to discuss the lives of these saints. 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 - 01/05/2021 - EWTN News Nightly | Tuesday, January 5, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: With the Georgia Runoff Elections today, more than 3 million Georgians have already cast ballots in these twin Senate runoff races. The Co-Founder and President of Real Clear Politics, Tom Bevan, joins to give his analysis on the Georgia race polls. Meanwhile, in his quest to ultimately win the 2020 Presidential Election, Wednesday January 6th will be President Donald Trump’s last, albeit remote hope. He’s banking on Vice President Mike Pence as well as lawmakers to help him prevail over President-elect Joe Biden. Although tomorrow is the certification process for the Electoral College, at least a dozen Republican Senators and around 140 representatives have said they plan to contest the results. Senior editor for ‘The Federalist’, Christopher Bedford, joins to share his take on the challenge to the Electoral College votes. Also, a delegation from the Community of Sant'Egidio, including the International Relations Officer, Mauro Garofalo, went to South Sudan last month where they met the president, Salva Kiir Mayardit, the first vice president Riek Machar and numerous members of the government and the international community. He explains what initiatives he sees developing in the new year from South Sudan in their process towards peace. 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 - 01/04/2021 - EWTN News Nightly | Monday, January 4, 2021
On EWTN News Nightly tonight: Both Republicans and Democrats have spent millions of dollars, and plenty of time in Georgia, ahead of the Senate run off races tomorrow. They are now down to their final pleas. President Donald Trump is under fire by some for a weekend phone call with Georgia’s Secretary of State concerning the results of the Presidential Election that saw a very tight race in the Peach State. Senior Political Columnist for the Washington Examiner and Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, Tim Carney, joins to discuss tomorrow's Runoff Elections in Georgia. In the first vote on Sunday, for the new session of Congress, House Members re-elected Democrat Nancy Pelosi as Speaker, by a count of 216 votes. Republican Representative Mariannette Miller-Meeks joined members of the 117th Congress sworn into office, on Sunday. Miller-Meeks joins to share how she's feeling after her victory in Congress. In Rome, less than two weeks after Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz of Minsk was allowed to return to Belarus after a four-month exile, the Vatican announced Sunday that Pope Francis had accepted the archbishop's resignation on his 75th birthday. Rome Correspondent, Colm Flynn joins to share his analysis on why the archbishop was barred from his country and who will replace him as Archbishop of Minsk. 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 - 12/30/2020 - EWTN News Nightly | Wednesday, December 30, 2020
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: We want to bring our viewers some of the biggest stories of the year, and share some of our favorite stories along the way.
EWTN NEWS NIGHTLY - 12/29/2020 - EWTN News Nightly | Tuesday, December 29, 2020
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Although, we often hear about contentious arguments on Capitol Hill, God is alive and well in the halls of Congress.
EWTN NEWS NIGHTLY - 12/28/2020 - EWTN News Nightly | Monday, December 28, 2020
On EWTN News Nightly tonight: The coronavirus has not only created challenges, but also opportunities to help each other. Tonight, we take a closer look at the debate over vaccines, the impact on Catholic churches and schools and the ways Catholic priests are ministering to patients. As the coronavirus fight continues, high risk groups now have access to vaccines. As Catholics consider getting vaccinated, they have a responsibility to choose ethical vaccines if they are available. Dr. Joseph Meaney from the National Catholic Bioethics Center, joins to discuss the importance of discerning what is right for you and your family, in terms of getting vaccinated. Meanwhile, pro-life Senators are outraged that the nation's largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, received millions of dollars from the Paycheck Protection Program, when the money was designed to help small businesses survive the pandemic. Catholic educators are trying to prevent a relentless wave of school closings. Financial and enrollment problems, compounded by the coronavirus, have forced the permanent closure of more than 140 Catholic schools across the country. Dr. Thomas McGovern, co-host of the "Doctor, Doctor" podcast and radio show heard on EWTN, joins to discuss ways in which people can help reduce the risk of COVID-19, and some best practices to keep hospitals from becoming overwhelmed. Despite the hardships, many heroes have also emerged during the pandemic. Catholic priests have been serving on the front lines. They have been administering the sacraments, acting as hospital chaplains, and providing comfort to the sick and dying. And a landlord in Brooklyn, New York is crediting his Catholic faith on his decision to waive rent earlier this year for his 200 tenants, amid the coronavirus outbreak. 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 - 12/23/2020 - EWTN News Nightly | Wednesday, December 23, 2020
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: President Donald Trump is telling lawmakers to try again when it comes to the COVID relief package they presented, calling the bill a disgrace. Republican Congressman from New Jersey and member of the Bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, which helped push through the final COVID relief bill, Chris Smith, joins to share his reaction to the President's statement yesterday, regarding an increased amount of the direct payments for American citizens. Due to holiday travel, more than 5 million people passed through the nation's airport security checkpoints between Friday and Tuesday, according to TSA. Health officials say we already saw a surge in the coronavirus after Thanksgiving, and Dr. Anthony Fauci says these new travel numbers are concerning. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Christmas at the Vatican will look a little different this year. Rome Correspondent, Colm Flynn joins to share a preview of Pope Francis' upcoming schedule. Mustard Seed Communities began in 1978 as a home for a handful of children with disabilities who had been abandoned on the streets of Jamaica. Executive Director of Mustard Seed Communities International, Fr. Garvin Augustine, joins to talk about the mission of these communities, what's at the heart of that mission and what are some of the services that are provided. Lastly, a look back at a historical Christmas in Space: on Christmas Eve in 1968, people tuned in as the crew of Apollo 8 read from the Book of Genesis. It was during the first trip around the moon, and the venture was an inspiration around the world. 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 - 12/22/2020 - EWTN News Nightly | Tuesday, December 22, 2020
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: President Donald Trump tweeted today that “Distribution of both vaccines is going very smoothly” and that “record numbers” of people are being vaccinated against the coronavirus. Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence energized young, conservative students during a speech in Florida today. Health officials have discovered a new strain of the coronavirus that seems to have originated in the UK. However, the CEO of BioNTech says he's confident that the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine will work on the new COVID variant, but they are still testing. Rome Correspondent, Colm Flynn had the opportunity to sit down one-on-one with Cardinal George Pell, after his return to Rome. EWTN Pro-Life Weekly host and managing editor, Catherine Hadro, spoke with Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, the chairman of the USCCB's Pro-life Activities Committee, to address many of the ethical questions on the minds of the faithful regarding the COVID-19 vaccines. Hadro joins to discuss what prompted the special report. Finally, Jem Sullivan, author of "The Beauty of Faith," joins to discuss Giorgione's The Adoration of the Shepherds, a painting depicting a Christmas scene, from the National Gallery of Art. 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