EWTN News Nightly

EWTN’s daily news and analysis program from Washington, DC.

2022-05-26 - EWTN News Nightly | Thursday, May 26, 2022

On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: In the coming days, President Joe Biden and the First Lady will travel, yet again, to the scene of another shooting rampage that claimed innocent lives and left communities devastated. This time, the president will be traveling to Uvalde, Texas. With gun control now a hot topic on Capitol Hill, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says that effort starts with the Domestic Terrorism Bill, which was voted on today. Senate Republicans blocked that bill from passing this afternoon. Although a pro-life Democrat is claiming victory in his Texas congressional primary, the results are still too close to call. Incumbent Henry Cuellar holds a lead of less than 200 votes out of 45,000 ballots. Executive Director of Democrats for Life of America, Kristen Day, joins to talk more about this race in Texas' 28th Congressional District. And a week-long celebration honors the 7th anniversary of a work by Pope Francis on caring for the planet and defending human life. Laudato Si' Week unites hundreds of thousands of Catholics from around the world. Executive Director of Laudato Si' movement, Tomas Insua, joins to tell us more about the events taking place this week and what he is looking forward to the most. Finally this evening, pollster, campaign manager, mother, senior counselor to former President Donald Trump and now author of "Here's the Deal," Kellyanne Conway, joins us now to discuss her memoir. 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

2022-05-24 - EWTN News Nightly | Tuesday May 24, 2022

On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: A day after President Joe Biden said the U.S. would intervene militarily if China were to invade Taiwan, President Biden told a reporter “no” when asked if the policy of strategic ambiguity towards Taiwan is dead. China and Russia conducted joint exercises near Japan today. Author Gordon Chang joins to tell us more about and whether he thinks those comments made by President Biden may have sparked this show of force, or whether this was something planned long before. Meanwhile, $40 billion in additional aid is making its way to Ukraine, after President Biden signed a new package over the weekend. However, some senators from both parties want to go further and label Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism. And a 2 day conference in Warsaw, Poland focused on the life and legacy of Pope St. John Paul II. President of the Center for Family and Human Rights and author, Austin Ruse, joins to tell us more about this conference and how it highlighted Pope John Paul II's fight to protect the unborn. Finally this evening, a young pilgrim from Northern Spain is planning to be in the Holy Land for Christmas. Carlota Valenzuela will make the journey by walking. She joins to tell us how this idea came about and what motivated her to undertake this long pilgrimage. 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

2022-05-20 - EWTN News Nightly | Friday, May 20, 2022

On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Visiting a South Korean computer chip factory, President Joe Biden said in a speech, “Our two nations work together to make the best, most advanced technology in the world, and this factory is proof of that.” And Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone announced today that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should not be admitted to Holy Communion in her Archdiocese of San Francisco. Meanwhile, lawmakers in Oklahoma have passed one of the nation's most pro-life bills. Host of EWTN's "Pro-Life Weekly," Prudence Robertson, joins to talk more about the Oklahoma bill and the White House's reaction to it. On Capitol Hill, work continues among Senate Democrats to get yet another multi-billion dollar COVID relief bill passed. However, Senate Republicans are opposed to the idea. And, three astronomers with the Vatican Observatory have received awards for work that brings broader perspective to the subject of the Catholic Church and science. Astronomer and Historian of Science with the Vatican Observatory, Chris Graney, joins to tell us more about this prize. Finally this evening, a Church leader in the US is asking the faithful to re-discover the Liturgy of the Hours. Cardinal James Stafford says the goal for Christians is to pray without ceasing, as doing so brings us "unspeakable joy." President of the Dominican House of Studies, Fr. Thomas Petri, joins to talk more about the Liturgy of the Hours and how these prayers can strengthen our relationship with God. 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

2022-05-19 - EWTN News Nightly | Thursday, May 19, 2022

On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: As President Joe Biden heads overseas, Vice President Kamala Harris met virtually with abortion providers. The Department of Homeland Security is pausing its disinformation governance board after receiving backlash about the board hindering freedom of speech. Founder and President of the Internet Accountability Project, Mike Davis, joins to talk about this. And, inflation is at a 40 year high and some analysts predict gas prices could top $6 a gallon by August. On Capitol Hill, the US House has passed a bill targeting price gouging by oil and gas companies. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says eliminating the right to an abortion will have "damaging effects" on the economy. During her recent testimony on Capitol Hill, she emphasized that Black mothers would be most affected. Executive Director of Human Coalition Action and Chairman of the Douglass Leadership Institute, Reverend Dean Nelson, joins to talk more about how concerning it is that officials at the highest levels of our government are encouraging Black and low-income women to seek abortions as a way to better the economy. Finally this evening, a group of Catholics and Protestants are meeting officials at the Vatican. Yesterday, the group met Pope Francis. Protestant Pastor David Hathaway, joins to tell us more about meeting Pope Francis, what they discussed and what it was like to meet 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

2022-05-17 - 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

2022-05-12 - 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

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