EWTN News In Depth
EWTN’s roundtable discussion series and in depth interviews unapologetically examine and analyze important issues, news, and events from an authentically Catholic perspective. An engaged one-hour discussion about topics that matter to you.
2021-09-24 - EWTN NEWS IN DEPTH Creating inclusive communities and protecting the rights of the disabled in light of health care rationing due to COVID. What we as Catholics should do to respond.
This episode features multiple interviews with leaders championing aid for the disabled. Steve Gold a Disability Rights Lawyer and Board Member of Liberty Resources, has been at the forefront of Disability Rights cases. He has helped to fight for accessible housing, worked on para-transit cases, physician-assisted suicide prevention, and more. Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, the Archbishop of Louisville is the Episcopal Moderator of the National Catholic Partnership on Disability. Host Montse Alvarado also speaks one-on-one with Matt Simpson, a Paralympian who just returned from playing goal ball in Tokyo.
2021-09-18 - EWTN NEWS IN DEPTH Vaccine Mandates and Religious Exemptions
EWTN News In Depth explores the issue of federal Covid vaccine mandates unveiled by the Biden Administration and the role of religious exemptions to vaccinaton. A report on the Pope’s guidance on vaccines and host Montse Alvarado talks to American University Professor Lewis Grossman, historian and legal scholar, to put vaccine mandates in historical perspective and Stephen Crampton, senior counsel for the Thomas More Society, which is representing a group of doctors and nurses who don’t want to take the vaccine.
2021-09-11 - EWTN NEWS IN DEPTH
A comprehensive look at the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress including: A full report from correspondent Colm Flynn who is on the ground in Budapest, covering all the events of the congress An interview with Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich of Luxembourg on the impact of the congress on Church leaders An interview with Hungary’s Minister for Families Katalin Novak A recap of major highlights of the week-long event with EWTN’s Dr. Matthew Bunson
2021-09-04 - EWTN NEWS IN DEPTH Helping Afghan refugees who are resettling in the U.S.
Montse Alvarado speaks with two women on the front lines of helping refugees from Afghanistan resettle in the United States. Judi Harris the Refugee Resettlement Director at St. Vincent Catholic Charities in Lansing, Michigan and Robyn Barnard, Sr. Advocacy Counsel for Human Rights First share their experiences meeting with refugees, helping to fight their legal hurdles they face and finding homes for them to stay.
2021-08-28 - EWTN NEWS IN DEPTH
Evacuations continue in Afghanistan in a race against time to rescue Americans and U.S. allies from Taliban rule. Plus the impact FDA approvals of the Pfizer vaccine could have on vaccine mandates in the U.S. This episode also follows the efforts of the Felician Sisters of North America who are working to bring more supplies to earthquake stricken Haiti.
2021-08-21 - Reaction to the Humanitarian crises in Afghanistan and Haiti
A look at the events unfolding in Afghanistan and the U.S. response as well as the humanitarian aid for Haitians impacted by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake. As the Delta variant of COVID-19 surges, Catholic schools face challenges for re-opening classrooms. Montse Alvarado speaks with the president of the National Catholic Education Association, Lincoln Snyder, on how school leaders are making sure classrooms are safe but also maintain their independence.
2021-08-07 - What does a “post-Roe” world look like?
This week on EWTN News In Depth - As the Supreme Court prepares to hear the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case this fall, we look at how this case could impact the future of abortion in the US. We dive into the history of Roe, criticisms of the science behind pro-abortion court decisions and what resources women need to choose life.
2021-07-31 - Historic Vatican Trial Begins
For the first time in the history of the Church, a Cardinal is facing charges of embezzlement. How this landmark financial corruption case has changed the Vatican justice system and financial transparency. This episode also covers the rise in human trafficking around the world due to the pandemic. How Catholic organizations are working to raise awareness and help trafficked victims.
2021-07-24 - World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly
Honoring the dignity of the human person, a foundation of Catholic teaching by celebrating our senior community. After Pope Francis declared the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, EWTN News In Depth looks at vocations of older generations in the Church and how they are called to the new evangelization. Host Montse Alvarado showcases programs and resources that create inclusive environments for seniors and the needs they fulfill in our Global Church.
2021-07-17 - Understanding the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist
An episode devoted to Jesus’ presence in the Eucharist. Our relationship with God is nourished and deepened through our reception of the Eucharist, where God is truly present through the grace of the Holy Spirit. Bishop Kevin Rhoades of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend explains why Eucharistic Coherence and access to confession are vital for the health of our souls. Correspondent Mark Irons shows us the impact of Blessed Sacrament on the faithful and Dr. Matthew Bunson gives us his perspective on what to expect at the upcoming Eucharistic Conference in Hungary.
2021-07-10 - The Church in Africa
An episode dedicated to the Catholic faith on the diverse continent of Africa. Host Montse Alvarado speaks with a survivor of the Rwandan genocide, Immaculee Ilibagiza, about how her faith guided her to forgiveness and hope.
2021-07-03 - EWTN News In Depth - 2021-07-02 - SCOTUS term review, voting reform and science and faith intersect.
EWTN News In Depth – 2021-07-09 – SCOTUS term review, a discussion on voting reform and a look at how science and faith intersect.
2021-06-26 - EWTN News In Depth – 2021-06-25 – Religious Freedom
A dive into religious freedom cases and concerns during the USCCB’s Religious Freedom Week. Plus, a discussion on why the Sacrament of Confession is vital to our faith lives.
2021-06-19 - EWTN News In Depth - 2021-06-18 - A Catholic Foster Agency Wins a Major Supreme Court Case
A blockbuster decision by the Supreme Court, siding with a Catholic foster agency. What it means for religious freedom.
2021-06-12 - EWTN News In Depth - 2021-06-11 - Full Episode - A preview to the upcoming USCCB Spring General Assembly
This week on EWTN News In Depth, the pressing topics bishops are expected to address in the upcoming USCCB General Assembly. Plus, Father Philip Bochanski is on set with host Montse Alvarado to talk about "Courage International", an organization that ministers and provides support for parishioners who experience same-sex attraction. This episode also looks at what some medical professionals say are under-reported concerns about hormonal contraception.