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.
2022-10-05
EWTN News Nightly | Wednesday October 5, 2022
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden visited Florida today, where just last week Hurricane Ian slammed the Sunshine State with immense ferocity. They saw up close the devastation and human suffering the giant storm and its 150 mile an hour winds left behind, while bringing with them the promise of rebuilding. Meanwhile, the public comments period ended earlier this week for a Biden Administration proposal that could force doctors to perform transition surgeries and abortions. President of the Catholic Health Care Leadership Association, Doctor Steven White, joins to tell us what this proposal says and why there is concern among pro-life and Catholic doctors and hospitals. And California's governor recently signed a dozen pro-abortion and gender related measures into law. Many pro-lifers say the new laws are illegal. Executive Director of Heritage Action for America, Jessica Anderson, joins to tell us more about these 12 new laws and which ones concern her the most. Finally this evening, twenty-three men from the North American College in Rome have been ordained to the diaconate in Saint Peter's Basilica. Deacon Daniel Sessions from the Diocese of Birmingham, Alabama and Chairman of the Diaconate Planning Committee, joins to tell us more about the ordination and what it was like for 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
2022-10-04
EWTN News Nightly | Tuesday, October 4, 2022
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: As the Biden administration held another task force meeting on promoting and expanding abortion, pro-life groups working to save unborn lives took to social media to encourage advocates. Meanwhile, officials say that as of Monday, more than 2,350 people have been rescued throughout the state of Florida, nearly a week after Hurricane Ian decimated the state. The search for survivors grows more desperate by the minute. And we continue to take a look at the Catholic vote in an exclusive poll from EWTN News and Real Clear Opinion Research. We dive into the issues important to Catholic voters and some of the startling statistics over what Catholics believe. Executive Editor and Washington Bureau Chief for EWTN News, Matthew Bunson, Washington Bureau Chief of Real Clear Politics, Carl Cannon, and White House and National Political Correspondent for Real Clear Politics, Susan Crabtree, join to discuss the poll. Finally this evening, on the occasion of the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, a documentary film titled "The Letter" about the encyclical letter Laudato Si' has been presented at the Vatican. EWTN Vatican Bureau Chief, Andreas Thonhauser, had the opportunity to interview the director of the movie, Nicolas Brown. 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
2022-10-03
EWTN News Nightly | Monday, October 3, 2022
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Two weeks after Hurricane Fiona slammed into the island of Puerto Rico shutting off the power and causing $3 billion or more in damages, President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden visited, promising to help “rebuild their communities stronger and more resilient.” And the United States reports a record number of migrants at the Southern border. Republicans say it reflects the Biden Administration's failed policies to secure the border. Despite those record numbers, Democrats believe the president's plan is working. Meanwhile, Pope Francis dedicated his entire Sunday Angelus address to appealing for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine. EWTN Vatican Bureau Chief, Andreas Thonhauser, joins to tell us more about what the pope said. This election year, EWTN News and RealClear Opinion Research have collaborated in a survey of where America’s Catholics stand on the issues, candidates and policies that will shape 2022 and beyond. Washington Bureau Chief for EWTN News, Matthew Bunson, Washington Bureau Chief of Real Clear Politics, Carl Cannon, and National Political Correspondent for Real Clear Politics, Susan Crabtree, join to discuss the poll. Finally this evening, pro-lifers are preparing for the first March for Life in Ohio. President of the national March for Life, Jeanne Mancini, joins to tell us about the rally in Ohio, how it came about and what the response has been so far. 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
2022-09-30
EWTN News Nightly | Friday September 30, 2022
Tonight on "EWTN News Nightly": As Hurricane Ian heads to the coast of South Carolina, President Biden told reporters, "I've directed that every possible action be taken to save lives and get help to survivors because every single minute counts." Meanwhile, the new Supreme Court term begins Monday. The justices will be considering several cases, including on religious liberty, affirmative action and voting security. President of the Judicial Crisis Network, Carrie Severino, joins to tell us about some of these cases regarding religious liberty. And as the election season heads into the home stretch, Republicans are hoping to regain the majority in the US House. They're looking to Arizona as part of that plan. Planned Parenthood released its annual report earlier this month, and it shows that in 2021 it performed a record number of abortions. Policy Analyst at the Heritage Foundation, Melanie Israel, joins to tell us the numbers or findings that stood out the most to her in the annual report. Finally this evening, a Vatican Institute hosted a congress to discuss the mission of the Christian physician. EWTN Vatican Bureau Chief, Andreas Thonhauser, had the opportunity to interview Doctor Thomas McGovern, member of the Catholic Medical Association, to discuss the challenges that Catholic doctors around the world are facing. 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
2022-09-29
EWTN News Nightly | Thursday September 29, 2022
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: As the state of Florida remains submerged or soaked by Hurricane Ian, President Joe Biden got an update from FEMA, while at the same time calling for the nation to come together. CEO of Catholic Charities for the Diocese of Venice, Florida, Eddie Gloria, joins to share how he is doing and how everyone in the diocese is doing with Hurricane Ian. On Capitol Hill, while Senate Democrats and Republicans continue their negotiations on a deal to fund the government, Democrats are doing all they can to keep abortion front and center leading up to the mid-term elections. Meanwhile, nearly 2 dozen lawmakers on Capitol Hill are demanding answers following the FBI's recent arrest of a Catholic pro-life leader. An attorney with the Thomas More Society who is representing Mark Houck in this case, Peter Breen, joins to give us the latest update on the case and where things stand right now. Finally this evening, after more than a year, a family of Afghan refugees were finally reunited with their little son earlier this week. The husband and wife were forced to flee the war-torn country last year, at the airport in Kabul they were separated from their son and other family members. Host of the Jason Jones Show and founder of the Vulnerable People Project, Jason Jones, joins to tell us more about this amazing reunion. 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
2022-09-28
EWTN News Nightly | Wednesday September 28, 2022
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: As Hurricane Ian pummeled Florida, President Joe Biden urged residents there to listen to emergency officials so lives will be spared and at the same time, warned oil and gas companies not to gouge consumers at the gas pumps. Executive Director of Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Saint Petersburg, Florida, Maggie Rogers, joins to give us an update on how Catholic Charities is responding to Hurricane Ian. And avoiding a government shutdown seems likely on Capitol Hill. It comes as West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin reversed course on his demands after push-back from Republicans and some Democrats. Meanwhile, pro-abortion protests are expected tonight in many cities in Italy. Giorgia Meloni's party, the Brother's of Italy, was the big winner in Sunday's elections. Political Reporter for Catholic News Agency, Edie Heipel, joins to talk about Giorgia Meloni and her big win. Finally this evening, a Vatican university organized a conference on the occasion of the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. Founder of the Refugee and Migrant Education Network, Anthony Cernera, joins to tell us about this meeting and its purpose. 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
2022-09-26
EWTN News Nightly | Tuesday, September 27, 2022
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Hurricane Ian that lashed Cuba with heavy rain and wind is now targeting Florida's Gulf coast. In the Rose Garden today, President Joe Biden addressed the approaching storm and issued a warning. He also said his administration is on alert and in action to help the people of Florida. Meanwhile, since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade several months ago, reaction has been vocal and in some cases violent. Representatives Chris Smith and Cathy McMorris Rodgers have introduced the Protect Pregnancy Care Centers Act. And a Vatican group is hosting a conference about the ethics of engineering life. Professor Emeritus at Duquesne University, Henk Ten Have, joins to tell us more about this conference. The 30th annual International Week of Prayer and Fasting starts this Saturday. Catholic journalist and cofounder of the International Week of Prayer and Fasting, Maureen Flynn, joins to explain how and why this initiative began. Finally this evening, the feast of the Holy Archangels is on Thursday and one Catholic journalist suggests the faithful should spend part of the day in a movie theater, as Thursday is the one day to view a film on the big screen about Saint Michael the Archangel. The movie's US producer and former war correspondent with NBC News, Oscar Delgado, joins to share how he became involved in this documentary. 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
2022-09-23
EWTN News Nightly | Monday, September 26, 2022
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: The Biden Administration is lashing out at a judge’s ruling that a ban on nearly all abortions in Arizona can be enforced, but one pro-life organization, Live Action, said “Every abortion murders an innocent, helpless human life” adding America must “defend our youngest and most vulnerable from violence!” A pro-life supporter who regularly prays outside of a Philadelphia abortion clinic is facing federal charges for allegedly assaulting a clinic escort. Washington Editor for the American Spectator, Amber Athey, joins to share what she knows about this story. And Pope Francis participated in 2 events over the weekend in 2 different Italian cities. EWTN Vatican Bureau Chief, Andreas Thonhauser, joins to tell us more about the weekend travels of the pope to Assisi and Matera. Meanwhile, with an eye on taking back the US House in the November mid-terms, Republicans introduced their blueprint for governing. From the origins of COVID, to the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan, to the crisis at the Southern border, House Republicans are planning a long-list of aggressive investigations against the Biden Administration. Finally this evening, a Catholic high school is the 1st religious school in Maine to receive state tuitions funds. Spokesperson for Defense of Freedom Institute, Angela Morabito, joins to share more about the Supreme Court 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
2022-09-22
EWTN News Nightly | Friday September 23, 2022
Tonight on "EWTN News Nightly": US House Republicans unveiled their plan to support the US energy industry, fight crime, and combat illegal immigration — all of which a part of the GOP's "Commitment To America" Agenda. Capitol Hill Correspondent Erik Rosales reports. Additionally, the White House is also slamming House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy and the House GOP's "Commitment To America" agenda, warning about what it would mean for women and access to abortion. White House Correspondent Owen Jensen reports. Looking towards tomorrow in Washington DC, the March for the Martyrs begins on the National Mall tomorrow. Founder of the March for the Martyrs, Gia Chacon tells us more about the march, why she started the initiative, and more. At the Vatican, theology students of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI have begun their annual meeting. The group has met at the end of each summer since 2008 and have been committed to researching the work of the Pope Emeritus. Father Ralph Weimann, a former student of the Pope Emeritus, joins to tell us more about the theme of this year's gathering, the continual impact of the Pope Emeritus' teaching, and more. Finally, a devotion to Our Lady, Undoer of Knots — which dates from the 17th century and whose feast day is coming up next week— is enjoying a recent surge in popularity. Sylvia Dorham, author of the children's book "Our Lady, Undoer of Knots", gives us more information about her book, what we can learn about the devotion, and more. 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
2022-09-21
EWTN News Nightly | Thursday September 22, 2022
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: US President Joe Biden holds a bilateral meeting with the new president of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos Junior. White House correspondent Owen Jenson reports. At Capitol Hill tomorrow, House Republicans plan to roll out their Commitment to America plan; saying that it will serve as both a campaign platform and a governing guide, should they take the majority in the midterms. Capitol Hill correspondent Erik Rosales, who plans to attend the event near Pittsburgh, joins us to report. At the Vatican, Pope Francis sent Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Service of Charity, to Ukraine for the fourth time. Tetiana Stawnychy, President of Caritas Ukraine, joins us to discuss Pope Francis' decision and more. In Congress, the House of Representatives has passed legislation to overhaul the rules for certifying a presidential election. Dennis Ross, the Director of the American Center for Political Leadership and Southeastern University, as well as a former member of congress, joins to give us his thoughts on the measure, the upcoming midterms, and more. The organization Catholic Vote has been banned from social media giant Tiktok. The move came after the faith group posted videos calling attention to same-sex themed children's books with content it deemed as 'too graphic' — with Tiktok calling the group's videos ""hateful behavior"". Brian Burch, president of Catholic Vote, joins us to discuss Tiktok's response, and more. Mary Margaret, Senior Reporter for The Daily Signal, also joins us to discuss Monday's first post-Roe March For Life in Pennsylvania, and more. 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
2022-09-20
EWTN News Nightly | Wednesday September 21, 2022
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: In front of world leaders in New York, President Joe Biden stridently chastised Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, addressed U.S. adversary China, and promised Iran will never be nuclear armed, while also promoting abortion on a global scale. And a United Nations panel recently implied that the US Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v Wade was racist. Director of Research for the Center for Family and Human Rights, Rebecca Oas, joins to tell us more about this committee and why it's focusing on abortion. Meanwhile, Georgia Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene has introduced a bill that is causing a stir on Capitol Hill. It makes gender-affirming care for transgender youth a felony. And an average of more than 26 million people in the United Kingdom watched the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Monday's service was the first televised funeral of a British monarch. Archbishop of Armagh and the Primate of all Ireland, Archbishop Eamon Martin, attended Monday's state funeral and discusses what it was like to be at the historic event. Finally this evening, a film festival to promote a culture of peace ended today in Italy. Faith, art and cinema characterized the 25th Religion Today Film Festival. Founder of the Religion Today Film Festival, Lia Beltrami, joins to tell us more about this event and how art and cinema can be told for the pursuit of inter-religious dialogue. 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
2022-09-19
EWTN News Nightly | Tuesday, September 20, 2022
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Speaking from the White House before heading to New York, President Joe Biden blasted “conservative activists” over the Roe v Wade decision last June and their “access to $1.6 billion in dark money to do more damage.” And a group of Republican lawmakers say violent crime is on the rise in the United States, and law enforcement is stretched thin. Some senators are calling attention to these crime rates and plan to introduce a bill to direct more resources to state and local police departments. Meanwhile, the prime minister of Hungary is warning of an economic disaster facing Europe. Founder and Editor of Compact Magazine, Sohrab Ahmari, joins to share what exactly Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban's warning to Europe about a possible economic disaster is. The Republican governor of Virginia has made several changes to the transgender policies for public schools. Executive Director of Fight for Schools and Senior Advisor at American First Legal, Ian Prior, joins to tell us more about this policy from Governor Youngkin, what exactly it says and when it might take effect. Finally this evening, Pope Francis is set to travel to Assisi, Italy later this week. The Holy Father will highlight an initiative aimed at young economists and entrepreneurs. EWTN Vatican Bureau Chief, Andreas Thonhauser, joins to tell us more about this visit and also about the event taking place this weekend. 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
2022-09-16
EWTN News Nightly | Monday, September 19, 2022
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Presidents and kings, princes and prime ministers, gathered today for the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Thousands of mourners lined the streets while millions around the world watched the scenes from London. Affiliate Reporter for the Associated Press, Philip Crowther, takes us through the many remarkable scenes from the day and what stood out the most to him. And President Joe Biden flew back to Washington DC after attending the queen's funeral. Later, the president and Vice President Kamala Harris both sent out tweets supporting abortion access, with the vice president ripping “extremist Republicans in Congress” and the president doubling down on “codifying Roe.” UK Journalist and author who lives just outside of London, Fiorella Nash, joins to tell us more about the state funeral of the queen, whether there were marks of Christianity in the service and which Catholic leaders were present. Finally this evening, a course for the formation of new bishops has taken place at the Vatican. The purpose is to facilitate a collegial reflection on their ministry in the present context of the Church on a Synodal journey. Bishop Erik Pohlmeier of the Diocese of Saint Augustine in Florida, joins to tell us more about this course, how it was structured and how many participants there 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
2022-09-15
EWTN News Nightly | Friday, September 16, 2022
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: On social media, President Joe Biden ripped Republicans while supporting Roe, and Vice President Kamala Harris flew to the Midwest in an effort to "expand reproductive rights." Meanwhile, Pope Francis returned to the Vatican Thursday night after a 3 day visit to Kazakhstan. EWTN Vatican Journalist and Producer, Rudolf Gehrig, joins to tell us about some of the pope's comments on his way back to the Vatican. And Republicans are campaigning hard to regain control of the US Senate in the November midterms. In Historic Old Town Scottsdale, Republicans hope Trump endorsed Catholic businessman Blake Masters can deliver Arizona to the GOP. Ireland's government is nearing the end of its mandatory 3 year review of the country's landmark abortion law. Pro-lifers are not remaining silent. Saturday they are holding a rally in Dublin. Catholic journalist, Katie Ascough, joins to tell us about the government review and the pro-life march. Finally this evening, the second week of the National Football League season continues on Sunday, and one writer notes that amid the excitement in the US is a wave of references to sports gambling. Columnist with Compact Magazine and Contributing Editor at the Claremont Review of Books, Christopher Caldwell, suggests there are 2 major problems with sports gambling in the US. He takes us through these issues. 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
2022-09-14
EWTN News Nightly | Thursday, September 15, 2022
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: New details are emerging about Monday's funeral in London for Queen Elizabeth II. Meanwhile, the line of mourners waiting to pay their respects at her casket is stretching more than 4 miles. Affiliate Correspondent for the Associated Press, Philip Crowther, joins to describe the scene to us and the atmosphere in the country as he stands right outside of where the casket is located. Meanwhile, President Joe Biden said he was pleased to announce a tentative labor agreement between railway workers and railroad companies. The president called it a big win for America. And some 9 million veterans and family members use the VA for services. Now a new policy by the Biden Administration will allow some abortions to take place at VA health facilities. The United Nations passed a resolution earlier this month calling abortion "a human right." President of the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-FAM), Austin Ruse, joins to tell us why he believes the UN General Assembly passing this measure sets a worrying precedent. Finally this evening, the state of Pennsylvania is set to host the 1st March for Life since Roe v Wade was overturned. Policy and Communications Officer for PA Family, the group helping to organize the Pennsylvania March for Life, Alexis Sneller, joins to share what the response has been so far and what sort of crowd they are expecting. 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