EWTN NEWS NIGHTLY

EWTN’s daily news and analysis program from Washington, DC
EWTN NEWS NIGHTLY - 2021-04-19 - EWTN News Nightly | Monday, April 19, 2021
On EWTN News Nightly tonight: On Capitol Hill, conservatives are saying that since the confirmation of Xavier Becerra to Health and Human Services Secretary, the Biden administration has made it clear they do not want to maintain Hyde Amendment protections, and want to prioritize funding for abortion instead of actual healthcare. Meanwhile, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is calling sanctions against Democratic Representative Maxine Waters of California, for what he says was an incitement of violence during a protest over the weekend in Minnesota. Editorial Director at the Daily Caller, Vince Coglianese, shares his thoughts on Representative Waters' actions and what she said. President Joe Biden met Monday with lawmakers from both political parties in the Oval Office, as he continues working to convince them and the American public his infrastructure bill is needed. Over the weekend, Ukrainian and Russian forces appeared to be gearing up for attacks. Pope Francis says he has been following the grave situation and appealed for an end to the violence. The Diocese of Charleston has filed a lawsuit against the state of South Carolina, challenging an amendment which prohibits public funds from going to private schools. Jeff Jennings, attorney for the Liberty Justice Center, joins to talk about the Blaine Amendment, the history of it and how it pertains to this case. 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 - 2021-04-16 - EWTN News Nightly | Friday, April 16, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Several lawmakers who just returned from the border say the US immigration system remains overwhelmed. Congressman Richard Hudson says, "Several of the border patrol agents, including the section border chief told me the cartels control the border now." Meanwhile, President Joe Biden greeted Japan’s Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga, at the West Wing today as the two nations are striving to build and strengthen their alliance while working for a free and open Indo-Pacific, in the face of growing Chinese military threats in the region. More than a half-dozen Pro-Democracy protestors in Hong Kong have been sentenced to up to 18 months in prison for their role in what were called "un-authorized assemblies" in 2019. Author of "The Coming Collapse of China" and "The Great US-China Tech War," Gordon Chang shares the status of the Pro-Democracy movement overall in Hong Kong right now. A new video series from the Archdiocese of Boston is bringing vocational guidance to a COVID-19 online world. Assistant Director of the Office of Vocations for the Archdiocese of Boston, Father Michael Zimmerman, talks about the Scivias video series. And finally this evening, Pope Emeritus Benedict turns 94 today, the oldest living Pope in the history of the Catholic Church. Professor at the Angelicum, Fr. Ralph Weimann, joins to share how Pope Emeritus Benedict is celebrating his birthday and how he 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
EWTN NEWS NIGHTLY - 2021-04-15 - EWTN News Nightly | Thursday, April 15, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: A handful of Democratic lawmakers in the House and Senate want to bring forward a measure to add four justices to the Supreme Court. Vice President of the Institute for Constitutional Government at the Heritage Foundation, John Malcolm, joins to share his reaction to this push by the Democratic lawmakers. Meanwhile, the Biden administration announced new sanctions on Russia for what it says are actions by that nation that “constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States.” And, a bill aimed at saving the lives of the newborn babies who survive an abortion may soon be decided by a vote on the House floor. Pro-life lawmakers and organizations are hoping HR 619, the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, will get the votes needed to be heard. Associate Director for the Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism at the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Danielle Brown, joins to share what the Catholic response should be to the situations in Minnesota - the shooting of Daunte Wright, the death of George Floyd, and also the unrest and violence from demonstrators. And finally this evening, French President Emmanuel Macron, visited Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, two years after the devastating fire. President Macron spoke with construction workers about the rebuilding progress of France's historic Catholic Cathedral. 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 - 2021-04-14 - EWTN News Nightly | Wednesday, April 14, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: On Wednesday, the White House, as was feared by Pro-Life organizations but not unexpected, moved to rescind the Trump administration’s previous ban on federally-funded family planning clinics referring women for abortions. Vice President of Communications for the Pro-Life Susan B. Anthony List, Mallory Quigley, joins to talk about the impact of this proposed change in the Title X rule. Meanwhile, the nation's top intelligence and law enforcement officials testified before the Senate on a range of threats facing the United States. This comes just days after a new intel report was released, warning of a "number of global threats from adversaries like Iran, Russia and North Korea." But officials say there is no greater threat right now than the country of China. Senior Fellow at the National Security Institute and Principal of the International BGR Group, Lester Munson, joins to talk about President Joe Biden's announcement that he will be withdrawing all troops from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021. And finally this evening, for the first time, a Pontifical University is offering a license degree in Judaic Studies. Fr Etienne Vetö, Director of the Center for Judaic Studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University, joins to tell us how this idea came about and what the main areas of study are. 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 - 2021-04-13 - EWTN News Nightly | Tuesday, April 13, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: For the second time in less than three months, mourners honor a fallen police officer at the US Capitol. This time it is William Evans, who like Brian Sicknick before him, is lying in honor inside the US Capitol rotunda. And despite what health officials call “a really rare event” and “less than one in a million,” the COVID-19 vaccine produced by Johnson and Johnson has been paused after rare reports of blood clots involving six women, one of whom died. President of the National Catholic Bioethics Center, Dr. Joseph Meaney, joins to share how he thinks this news will impact the overall distribution and supply of COVID-19 vaccines and what it means to pause a particular vaccine. Meanwhile, a global expert on religious freedom is concerned about a shift in policy for current US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, compared to the Trump administration. Nina Shea, the director of the Center for Religious Freedom at the Hudson Institute, discusses the kind of impact this will have on the millions of victims of religious persecution around the world. Finally this evening, the Vatican has announced preparations for a symposium on the priesthood. Father Sergio Tapia-Velasco from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross tells us what the symposium is about and why it is important to reflect on the theology of 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
EWTN NEWS NIGHTLY - 2021-04-12 - EWTN News Nightly | Monday, April 12, 2021
On EWTN News Nightly tonight: President Joe Biden wrapped up a meeting with a bi-partisan group of lawmakers from both the House and the Senate. They are trying to hammer out the administration's $2 trillion infrastructure proposal, the American Jobs Plan. The White House released a “Fact Sheet” on how this bill would, if approved, help each state as well as Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico rebuild and modernize their aging infrastructure. The Supreme Court is telling California that it cannot enforce coronavirus-related restrictions against limited home-based religious worship. Director of the Conscience Project, Andrea Picciotti-Bayer, tells us a bit more about the Supreme Court's reasoning of why the state cannot treat "freedom of religion" settings more restrictively than other settings, like grocery stores and restaurants. Earlier in April, a US district court judge granted the National Abortion Federation a permanent injunction against undercover journalist and pro-life activist David Daleiden, that blocks the release of hundreds of hours of video shot and recorded at the group's national conferences. Peter Breen, Vice President and Senior Counsel at the Thomas More Society, which represents David Daleiden, discusses their appeal case. And finally this evening, Divine Mercy Sunday all started from a small convent in Krakow, Poland. Rome Correspondent, Colm Flynn shares the origins of this special feast 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
EWTN NEWS NIGHTLY - 2021-04-09 - EWTN News Nightly | Friday, April 9, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Queen Elizabeth II announced the death of her beloved husband Friday morning. Historian, author and EWTN broadcaster based in London, Joanna Bogle, who met Prince Philip several times, tells us what he was like and shares some memories of meeting him. In 1961, Queen Elizabeth visited the Vatican with Prince Philip by her side. It was the first time a British Monarch had visited a Pope in almost 40 years. Rome Correspondent, Colm Flynn, takes us through the many visits of Prince Philip to the Vatican. On Friday, the White House announced the formation of a special committee to review possible reforms to the Supreme Court. Director of Policy and Government Affairs at the American Principles Project, Jon Schweppe, joins to discuss what this means exactly. And during her weekly press conference, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shed some light on how Democrats plan to get President Biden's multi-trillion dollar infrastructure and jobs bill passed. Finally this evening, Sister Emanuela Edwards from the Missionaries of Divine Revelation joins to discuss the feast day of the Divine Mercy, which is this Sunday, and its significance for Catholics worldwide. 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 - 2021-04-08 - EWTN News Nightly | Thursday, April 8, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: In the White House Rose Garden, President Joe Biden announced new measures to curb deadly gun violence. During his inauguration speech, the president spoke about his eagerness to work with both parties in Congress. However, Senate Republicans say so far it's been the Democrats way or the highway. Meanwhile, Protests continue in Myanmar, following the military coup earlier this year. Vice President of the Religious Freedom Institute, Eric Patterson, joins to remind us how the military takeover began and what the status of the government leaders who were in place before the coup is. Today is also the World Day for Child Sexual Abuse Prevention. The Vatican has joined Harvard University to sponsor a three day online symposium on abuse prevention and treatment. Associate Professor at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Katharina Fuchs, joins to tell us about the recent international webinar. And finally this evening, lawmakers in Arkansas have overridden the veto of a bill that prohibits gender-transitioning procedures for children. Washington D.C. Correspondent for Catholic News Agency, Matt Hadro, joins to talk about Arkansas overriding the governor's veto and whether he was surprised that Governor Asa Hutchinson vetoed the bill in the first place 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 - 2021-04-07 - EWTN News Nightly | Wednesday, April 7, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: President Joe Biden once again went before the cameras on Wednesday at the White House pushing his multi-trillion dollar “American Jobs Plan.” Meanwhile, members of law enforcement testify on police policies and procedures in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin as the jury considers the former officer's actions during the arrest of George Floyd. And a new report says Christians in China are being held in secretive brainwashing camps. Author of "The Coming Collapse of China" and "The Great U.S.-China Tech War," Gordon Chang, tells us what is known about this report and whether or not it is accurate. The Vatican is working to ensure 1,200 disadvantaged people in Rome will have the opportunity to receive the coronavirus vaccine. Secretary General of Caritas Internationalis, Aloysius John, joins to discuss the roll-out of vaccines for the poorest and most disadvantaged people in Rome. With the Biden administration is now considering restarting construction of the border wall, as it continues to struggle with the crisis at the border, president of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, Alfonso Aguilar, shares what he thinks of this turn of events. And finally this evening, Catholic Congressman Jake LaTurner shares how having faith in God helps him with his work and family life. 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 - 2021-04-06 - EWTN News Nightly | Tuesday, April 6, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: President Joe Biden visited a vaccination site in Virginia Tuesday as the White House tries to motivate Americans yet to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to get one. A new decision from the US Senate's Non-Partisan Parliamentarian, now means Democrats could advance more of President Joe Biden's agenda, without the support of Republicans. And on Monday, the Supreme Court dismissed a case over former President Donald Trump's efforts to block critics from his personal twitter account. Justice Clarence Thomas wrote a separate opinion, saying the case raises much bigger questions about the power of social media companies. Senior Director of Policy at the Conservative Partnership Institute, Rachel Bovard, joins to discuss what the main points were of Justice Clarence's separate opinion. An official with the European Medicines Agency is now saying there is a link between the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and rare blood clots in the brain. However, it is unclear what exactly that connection is. The Director for Autoimmune and Rheumatic Diseases at St. Joseph Health and Professor of Medicine, Dr. Bob Lahita, joins to discuss the vaccine. And finally this evening, the Vatican Secretary of State gave a wide-ranging interview with a Spanish radio network. In it, Cardinal Pietro Parolin discussed the Vatican's deal with China and what he described as a loss of faith in Europe. Rome Correspondent, Colm Flynn joins us to discuss the interview. 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 - 2021-04-05 - EWTN News Nightly | Monday, April 5, 2021
On EWTN News Nightly tonight: Pope Francis led Easter celebrations throughout the weekend, in Rome with a message of light and consolation for all people amidst the trials of the coronavirus pandemic. President Joe Biden marked Easter and used the holiday to encourage more Americans to get vaccinated against coronavirus, saying, "We share the sentiments of Pope Francis who has said that getting vaccinated is a moral obligation." Meanwhile, the governor of Georgia is fighting back after Major League Baseball pulls the All-Star game from the state of Georgia over its new voting law. The Senior Political Columnist for the Washington Examiner and American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Resident Fellow, Tim Carney, joins us to talk more about this new voting law. And outside the Capitol, police are looking at ways to make the Capitol safer after a man rammed his car into a barricade on Good Friday, killing one officer and injuring another. Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, Joel Griffith, joins to discuss the Biden administration's $2 trillion infrastructure proposal, known as the American Jobs Plan. And finally this evening, Monday night is the championship game in the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament. For the fourth time in five tournaments, a Catholic school has reached the finals. Author John Gasaway, joins to discuss why Catholic colleges have done so well in basketball. 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 - 2021-03-31 - EWTN News Nightly | Wednesday, March 31, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Fresh off spending $1.9 trillion on Covid-relief, the White House unveiled the new “American Jobs Plan” aimed at repairing infrastructure and creating a network of Electronic Vehicle Chargers across the United States of America. Republicans are concerned the massive package could overheat the economy and lead to inflation, while Democrats are telling their colleagues across the aisle, we will pass it, with or without you. Last week, the governor of Arkansas signed a measure to protect conscience rights of medical professionals. Executive Director of the Christ Medicus Foundation, Louis Brown, joins to share how important this measure is and what are some of the specific instances where it would help a Catholic medical professional. A report in the National Catholic Register says the Vatican is in crisis management mode with Catholic bishops in Germany. Editor in Chief of Catholic News Agency Germany, AC Wimmer, joins to tell us what the head of the German Bishops Conference said that was alarming. And a new study says that among Catholics, those who attend Mass weekly are more likely than others to say a politician who disagrees with Church teaching should be denied Communion. Professor of Political Science at Grove City College, Dr. Paul Kengor, joins to share what he made of the findings in the pew study. And finally this evening, Rome Correspondent, Colm Flynn joins to tell us more about Pope Francis' Easter schedule at the Vatican this 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
EWTN NEWS NIGHTLY - 2021-03-30 - EWTN News Nightly | Tuesday, March 30, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: President Joe Biden tweeted today, “These attacks are wrong, un-American, and must stop.” The tweet comes as authorities in NYC investigate a horrific crime in which a 65 year old Asian-American woman was brutally beaten. President of the Judicial Crisis Network, Carrie Severino, joins to discuss the list of Judicial Nominees of President Joe Biden. Meanwhile, Cardinals are calling on Pope Francis and the Vatican to overturn restrictions on private Masses in Saint Peter's Basilica. Early Tuesday, Cardinal Zen, Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong, published an open letter to Cardinal Robert Sarah saying the he would "fly to Rome and get on his knees" and plead with the Holy Father to lift the ban on private Masses. And the Governor of South Dakota has effectively vetoed a bill that would have banned transgender women and girls from female sports. General Counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, Kristin Waggoner, joins to tell us about this proposal and why she supported it. Fr. Mark Mary Ames, Director of Communications for the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, has written a new book titled, "Habits for Holiness: Small Steps for Making Big Spiritual Progress," based on 800 years of Franciscan teaching. Fr. Mark joins to explain what are practical ways that lay people can strive for Holiness each 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
EWTN NEWS NIGHTLY - 2021-03-29 - EWTN News Nightly | Monday, March 29, 2021
On EWTN News Nightly tonight: As worries mount over another potential infection surge, with daily coronavirus cases rising, the White House announced that “by April 19th, 90% of adults in the U.S. will be eligible for vaccination.” Meanwhile, 18 Republican Senators wrapped up their journey to the US Southern border. Editorial Director of the Daily Caller, Vince Coglianese, shares what the reporters from the Daily Caller that were at the US-Mexico border, found over the weekend. The president of Indonesia is denouncing a bomb attack on Palm Sunday at a Catholic cathedral that wounded nearly two dozen people. In Rome, after Palm Sunday Mass and just before the Angelus, Pope Francis asked people to pray for the victims of the attack. Also, Unborn babies diagnosed with down syndrome have a right to life. That is the message being sent Monday morning, by South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem and pro-life leader Marjorie Dannenfelser. President of Susan B. Anthony List, Marjorie Dannenfelser joins us to share her message to expectant parents who learn that their baby may have down syndrome. And finally this evening, with Palm Sunday starting off Holy Week, Dean and Acting President of the Dominican House of Studies, Fr. Thomas Petri joins to give us a preview of what to expect during the most important week of the Church calendar. 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 - 2021-03-26 - EWTN News Nightly | Friday, March 26, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: 18 Republican Senators are documenting what they are witnessing along the US-Mexico border. The group of Senators say the Biden administration outlawed any media from attending, but that isn't stopping the Senators from using their own cellphones. New Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and new Office of Management and Budget Deputy Director Shalanda Young took their Oaths of Office this morning in Washington. With their new positions, Pro-Life advocates fear expanded abortion access, fewer abortion restrictions, and possibly the dismantling of the Hyde Amendment. A group of religious sisters have launched two new initiatives to give women more of a voice in the Catholic Church. Sister Patricia Murray, joins to share why they started the two hashtags #YouAreMySister and #SistersEmpoweringWomen, and what the response has been so far. With Holy Week approaching, Pastor of Saint John Neumann Parish in the Archdiocese of Washington, Monsignor Robert Panke, joins us to discuss the devotion known as the Stations of the Cross. On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the death of Mother Angelica, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the EWTN Global Catholic Network, Michael Warsaw, joins us to share how her legacy continues. 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