EWTN News Nightly

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

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

2022-09-13 - EWTN News Nightly | Wednesday September 14, 2022

On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: On the 2nd day of his visit to Kazakhstan, Pope Francis participated in a Congress of Religious Leaders. EWTN Vatican Producer, Alexey Gotovskiy, joins to tell us what the pope told attendees at the peace conference. Meanwhile, there is continued reaction over South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham's proposed 15-week abortion ban. The senator says he hopes to unite the Republican party before the midterm elections. And, President Joe Biden flew to Michigan touting his legislative victories that, in part, will attempt to usher in electric vehicles and chargers across the nation at a faster clip in an attempt to transition America from fossil fuels to clean energy. The US stock market rose slightly higher today, but investors are still reeling from Tuesday's wild sell-off that led to the worst close in more than 2 years. Research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, Joel Griffith, joins to tell us more about the massive drop in the markets on Tuesday and why the inflation report likely played a role. Finally this evening, an organization outside the nation's capital dedicated to defending the family says it will spend $10 million in advertising leading to the midterm elections. The American Principles Project released their first ad on Tuesday. Director of Policy at the American Principles Project, Jon Schweppe, joins to discuss the ad and why Twitter took issue with it. 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

2022-09-12 - EWTN News Nightly | Tuesday, September 13, 2022

On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Mourners in Scotland are paying their final respects to Queen Elizabeth II. International Affiliate Correspondent for the Associated Press, Philip Crowther, joins to share what the mood in Scotland is right now. And there was a big gathering on the White House South Lawn this afternoon as President Joe Biden celebrated the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act. While Democrats want to spend more money on COVID testing and research, they say their main priority right now is to get the same sex marriage bill passed. Democrat Tammy Baldwin and Republican Susan Collins, a Catholic, are drafting an amendment aimed at satisfying conservative concerns that the same sex marriage bill risks infringing on religious freedom. Meanwhile, the German Synodal Way recently concluded its 3 day assembly. The gathering voted to support changes to Church teaching on issues including homosexuality and the ordination of women. Editor in Chief for CNA Deutsch, AC Wimmer, joins to tell us more about the two votes. Finally this evening, last week, the Supreme Court blocked an attempt to force Yeshiva University to recognize a same sex pride organization. Managing Director of the Coalition for Jewish Values, Rabbi Yaakov Menken, joins to tell us about the court battles, why the judge in New York ruled in favor of the pride alliance and what the Supreme Court said in siding with the university. 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

2022-09-09 - EWTN News Nightly | Monday, September 12, 2022

On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Pope Francis' 38th Apostolic journey is set to start tomorrow. The Holy Father will travel to Kazakhstan for his 3rd international trip in 2022. EWTN Vatican producer Alexey Gotovsky joins to share more. And today is the last day for Americans to submit comments to the US Department of Education concerning its proposed rule change regarding Title IX, to include “gender identity” and “sexual orientation.” The USCCB is among the groups speaking out against the proposals. Spokesperson for the Defense of Freedom Institute, Angela Morabito, joins to share what parts of the measure she believes are particularly worrying for the faithful. Meanwhile, a new report says an online clinic is offering abortion pills to women in 5 US states, even before they are pregnant. In all 5 states parental consent is not required. Executive Director at Heritage Action, Jessica Anderson, joins to tell us more about this story. One year after US withdrawal from Afghanistan, a whistle blower is revealing some startling news. Afghan refugees were not properly vetted when they were evacuated to the United States, some were on the terrorist watchlist. Finally this evening, Sunday marked the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The nation honored the nearly 3,000 lives lost on that tragic day, including a message from President Joe Biden. 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

2022-09-08 - EWTN News Nightly | Friday, September 9, 2022

On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Pope Francis sent a telegram to King Charles III, saying he was 'deeply saddened' to hear the news of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and expressed his heartfelt condolences to the royal family, and the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. President Joe Biden is also remembering Queen Elizabeth II as an incredibly gracious and decent woman. President Biden was the 13th sitting US president to meet the queen. And a number of lawmakers on Capitol Hill are remembering the monarch's visit to Washington more than 30 years ago. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has ordered the flags to be lowered to half staff in the queen's honor. Catholic author and journalist based in Devon, England, Tom Hiney, joins to tell us what the mood in the United Kingdom is right now. Meanwhile, an international congress on Catechesis is taking place this week at the Vatican. Associate Professor of Catechetics at the Catholic University of America and member of the International Council for Catechesis, Jem Sullivan, joins to tell us more about this conference and what she talked about over the last 2 days. Finally this evening, a Catholic author's new book examines the life-changing power of faith. Author Tom Hiney, joins us again to share what gave him the idea to research historical figures separated by centuries yet united by a reliance in 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

2022-09-07 - EWTN News Nightly | Thursday, September 8, 2022

On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: The world mourns as Buckingham Palace confirmed the longest serving monarch in British history and supreme head of the Church of England, Queen Elizabeth II, passed away today at age of 96. Longtime Catholic writer based in London, Joanna Bogle, joins to tell us about the mood in the country right now, as Britons and the world say good-bye to the world's longest reigning monarch. President Joe Biden and the First Lady reacted to the news of the passing of the queen, saying: “In a world of constant change, she was a steadying presence and a source of comfort and pride for generations of Britons, including many who have never known their country without her.” Meanwhile, former news anchor, Kari Lake, believes she can be the next governor of Arizona. Her opponent is Arizona's Secretary of State, Katie Hobbs. And the Synodal Way members in Germany gathered today for the 4th Synodal Assembly in Frankfurt. EWTN Vatican Bureau Chief, Andreas Thonhauser, joins to tell us more about the Synodal Way meetings. Finally this evening, a new report assesses the threats against pro-life people and organizations following the overturning of Roe v Wade. Director of the Religious Freedom Institute's North American Action Team which took the lead on this report, Nathaniel Hurd, joins to share why RFI commissioned this report. 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

2022-09-06 - EWTN News Nightly | Wednesday September 7, 2022

On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Russia and China are planning a high stakes meeting while Iran has launched new cyber attacks. President Joe Biden got a brief respite from those global concerns as he welcomed former President Barack Obama to the White House East Room for the Obamas' official portrait unveiling. Meanwhile, a nurse practitioner has filed a lawsuit against pharmacy giant CVS. She says she was fired because of her pro-life views. The lawyer representing the Catholic pro-life employee, Kevin Theriot with Alliance Defending Freedom, joins to share why the policy changed after CVS had granted his client a religious exemption for years. And a world famous recording artist released a music video last week for a song with several references to faith and God. "Use this Gospel" by Eminem includes the lines "armed with Jesus... my weapon is prayer." One well-known Catholic commentator took notice. With the Daily Wire and host of the Michael Knowles Show, Michael Knowles, joins to talk more about why he believes we are in a time of spiritual renewal. Finally this evening, Pope Francis met recently with workers from the Open Hospitals initiative which is sponsored primarily by the Vatican and the AVSI Foundation. Secretary General of the AVSI Foundation, Giampaolo Silvestri, joins to tell us more about this audience with the Holy Father and what part of his message was most meaningful to 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

2022-09-05 - EWTN News Nightly | Tuesday, September 6, 2022

On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: The Catholic Church has a new "blessed" as Pope Francis presided over the beatification of John Paul I. Rome Correspondent Colm Flynn joins to tell us more about this beatification and what Pope Francis said. And after an appellate court ruling favoring Catholic hospitals concerning conscience rights, EWTN News Nightly spotted HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra on the North Lawn of the White House and asked him for his reaction. As the November midterms close in, lawmakers are set to have a busy couple of weeks ahead. Democrats want to get several bills over the finish line by then, but Republicans are concerned the out of control spending will continue. Meanwhile, a judge has granted a request by former President Donald Trump, regarding an independent review of the documents that the FBI took from his Florida home last month. Washington Editor for the Spectator, Amber Athey joins to talk about the decision to allow a special master to review the documents. Finally this evening, a group of pro-life doctors has launched a new campaign to combat media misinformation following the overturning of Roe v Wade. The group's CEO, Donna Harrison, a board certified OBGYN, joins to share why they started this initiative and how they are getting the information into the hands of medical professionals. 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

2022-09-02 - EWTN News Nightly | Friday, September 2, 2022

On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: President Joe Biden's speech Thursday night in Philadelphia is still causing an uproar among critics, who called it everything but unifying. Biden stated, "Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic." Meanwhile, inside a Palm Beach court house on Thursday, a federal judge signaled she was open to the idea of having an outside legal expert examine the documents seized by the FBI in its search of former President Donald Trump's home last month. Founder and President of the Article Three Project, Mike Davis, joins to help us unpack Thursday's court hearing and why the former president wants an independent review. And Maryland's Congressional delegation is dominated by Democrats. Congressman Andy Harris is the lone Republican in the state. The congressman says his life and public service are guided by his Catholic faith. A new online study course examines the beauty and history of the Catholic faith. Coauthor of the online study package and from Catholic Distance University, Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio, joins to tell us a little about the course and the timing of it. Finally this evening, Pope Francis is encouraging artists to be "preachers of beauty and truth," at the Vitae Summit at the Vatican. Founder and President of Vitae Global, Luis Quinelli, joins to tell us more about this event and which artists participated. 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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