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    2022-10-04 - EWTN News Nightly | Tuesday, October 4, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 30:00


    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 30:00


    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 30:00


    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 30:00


    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 30:00


    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 30:00


    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 30:00


    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 30:00


    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 30:00


    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 30:00


    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 30:00


    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 30:00


    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 30:00


    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 30:00


    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 30:00


    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 30:00


    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 30:00


    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 30:00


    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 30:00


    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 30:00


    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 30:00


    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 30:00


    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

    2022-09-01 - EWTN News Nightly | Thursday, September 1, 2022

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    On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: With the critical November midterm elections moving in fast, President Joe Biden will be speaking from Independence Hall in Philadelphia. He'll talk about his recent legislative victories and is also expected to lay into people he calls ultra-MAGA Republicans. Meanwhile, Taiwan says it has shot down a drone believed to have been sent by China. Author of "The Coming Collapse of China" and "The Great US-China Tech War," Gordon Chang, tweeted out, "Taiwan has called China's bluff by shooting down one of its drones today. The next, say 24 hours will be crucial." He joins to share why he thinks the next 24 hours will be pivotal and what he is concerned about. And a new report reveals the identity of the activists who protested outside the homes of several Supreme Court justices. DC Correspondent for the Daily Wire, Mary Margaret Olohan, joins to share how she found the identity of some of these protestors and whether she was surprised by what she found. Finally this evening, Pope Francis calls for concrete commitment to care for our common home. Yesterday, at his weekly general audience, the Holy Father recalled the World Day of Prayer for Creation and also the beginning of the season of creation which starts today. Associate director of the Laudato Si' Movement, Christina Leaño, joins to tell us more about the theme for 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

    2022-08-31 - EWTN News Nightly | Wednesday August 31, 2022

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    On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Reaction is pouring in after Mikhail Gorbachev, the man who steered the break-up of the Soviet Union died on Tuesday in Moscow. Pope Francis is among world leaders remembering Gorbachev today. Professor of Political Science at Grove City College and author, Doctor Paul Kengor, joins to talk about Gorbachev as a pivotal figure during the end of the Cold War and what his legacy is. President Joe Biden paid tribute to Gorbachev as “a man of remarkable vision” who, with President Ronald Reagan, helped keep the world at peace while nuclear weapons were aimed at each Super Power nation during the Cold War. And, Catholic communicators gathered in Seoul, South Korea, to launch an urgent call for peace through digital communication. President of SIGNIS World Catholic Association for Communication, Helen Osman, joins to tell us more about this meeting and what themes were addressed. Finally this evening, Thursday's opening school year Mass at the Catholic University of America will feature a chalice from the 15th century. The silver-gilt artifact is a rare survivor of the Protestant Reformation. Catholic University's Chaplain, Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau, joins to tell us about the history of this chalice and how the opportunity came about for it to be used at the Mass. 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

    2022-08-30 - EWTN News Nightly | Tuesday, August 30, 2022

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    On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: President Joe Biden slammed Republicans over gun violence. He traveled to Pennsylvania, a key political battleground state talking crime and his proposal to ban assault-style weapons. He is visiting Pennsylvania 3 times in the coming week. And according to Monday's Real Clear Politics average, Biden's approval rating now sits at 42%. Around 1 month ago, it was less than 37%. Cofounder and president of Real Clear Politics, Tom Bevan, joins to share what he makes of these numbers and what he thinks is attributing to the rise in the president's approval rating. Meanwhile, Emmy award-winner Kathie Lee Gifford joined Correspondent Catherine Hadro to discuss her new film, "The Way." International education leaders gathered in Argentina for a seminar on solidarity learning and service. Founder and Director of CLAYSS, the Latin American Center for Service-Learning, Maria Nieves Tapia, joins us from Buenos Aires, Argentina to tell us more about this meeting and what the main purpose was. Finally this evening, the United Nations warns that Afghanistan is facing famine. Azra Jafari made history in 2008, when she became the 1st female mayor of a city in Afghanistan. In part 2 of her interview with Tracy Sabol, Jafari shares what life is like under the Taliban rule. 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

    2022-08-29 - EWTN News Nightly | Monday, August 29, 2022

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    On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Pope Francis presided over 2 important celebrations over the weekend. On Saturday, the Holy Father created 20 new cardinals at the Vatican, and Sunday the pope visited the Italian city of L'Aquila. Executive Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of EWTN News, Matthew Bunson joins to tell us more about the consistory and L'Aquila. Meanwhile, not stopping to talk with the press, President Joe Biden headed across the south lawn, on his way to the oval office. Just over the weekend he posted a blistering tweet stating, "We cannot allow an out-of-control Supreme Court and Republican elected officials to push an extreme agenda that takes away freedoms and personal autonomy." And a federal district court recently blocked the Biden Administration's attempt to force emergency room doctors to perform abortions. Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys represented the pro-life groups. With Alliance Defending Freedom, Denise Harle, joins to tell us about the proposed mandate and why ADF calls it an attempt to turn emergency rooms into walk-in abortion facilities. Finally this evening, Azra Jafari made history in 2008, when she became the 1st female mayor of a city in Afghanistan. Her appointment by the country's then-president was seen as a sign of progress. Jafari joins to shares what the reaction was in Afghanistan when she was appointed mayor. 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

    2022-08-26 - EWTN News Nightly | Friday, August 26, 2022

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    On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: A Catholic cardinal tells journalists that only the Holy Spirit will be hijacking the Church's Synod on Synodality. EWTN Vatican Bureau Chief, Andreas Thonhauser has more from Rome. Meanwhile, pro-lifer and former Vice President Mike Pence said in a speech: “we stand today at long last when Roe v. Wade has been sent to the ash heap of history where it belongs.” While President Joe Biden called for Congress to “codify Roe once and for all.” And at the request of Congressional Democrats, the search engine "Google" is suppressing results for those who offer alternatives to abortions. The Pentagon says US military airstrikes earlier this week killed 4 Iranian-backed militia members. The attack was in response to recent strikes against US service members. Senior Research Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs at the Heritage Foundation, James Phillips, joins to share whether this was the right response and whether the situation will escalate. And tomorrow, Pope Francis will hold a consistory that will lead to the creation of 20 new cardinals. EWTN journalist Hannah Brockhaus provides a preview. Finally this evening, the PGA Tour has made its boldest response to date against a rival professional golf league funded by Saudi Arabia. Founder and Managing Partner of DLE Agency and Achilles Public Relations, Doug Eldridge, joins to tell us more about LIV Golf League. 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

    2022-08-25 - EWTN News Nightly | Thursday, August 25, 2022

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    On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America is updating its website tracker called “Life-Saving Laws in the United States,” while the White House said it is “committed to restoring the protections of Roe”. When Congress returns next month, Democrats want to pass the Women's Health Care Protection Act and a variety of other bills such as one to protect medical staff from prosecution, who perform abortions. And the nation's largest abortion provider says it will spend a record $50 million leading up to November's midterm elections. Planned Parenthood says it will use the money in contests where abortion is on the ballot. Pro-lifer and President of Centofante Strategies, Alison Centofante, explains how this money will be used and how effective she thinks it will be in swaying public opinion and ultimately votes. According to a survey from Pew Research, 71% of Democrats or Democrat-leaning voters now say abortion is "very important." In March, that number was only 46%. Editorial Director for the Daily Caller, Vince Coglianese, joins to share what is driving the rise in abortion as a very important issue and whether these numbers surprise him. Finally this evening, Pope Francis will visit the city of L'Aquila in Central Italy this Sunday for an important celebration. It will mark the Holy Father's first trip in Italy this year. EWTN Journalist Hannah Brockhaus joins to discuss the Pope's itinerary. 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

    2022-08-24 - EWTN News Nightly | Wednesday August 24, 2022

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    On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: President Joe Biden's plan laid out on Twitter to cancel “student loan debt,” that was announced today, is not sitting well with critics, including the conservative Heritage Foundation. The announcement comes less than 80 days before the November midterm elections and the idea is very popular with young people. Republicans, however, say the debt cancellation is primarily going to benefit the well off. Cofounder of RightForge.com and Senior Editor at the Federalist, Chris Bedford, joins to share his reaction to President Biden's student loan proposal, what he makes of the timing and how he thinks this will play politically heading into the midterms. Bedford gives us his takeaways on the results of the primaries in Florida and New York. And a new report says China's mistreatment of the Uyghur religious minority amounts to "modern-day slavery." Chair of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, Nury Turkel, joins to talk more about the report and what stuck out to him the most about it. Finally this evening, Pope Francis is preparing for a busy end of summer at the Vatican. EWTN Vatican Bureau Chief, Andreas Thonhauser, discusses the Vatican picking up again as vacation time comes to an end. 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

    2022-08-23 - EWTN News Nightly | Tuesday, August 23, 2022

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    On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Both Republicans and Democrats are eyeing Georgia as a key state to win in the November midterms. That race is heating up with Incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock facing Republican Herschel Walker, a political newcomer and former NFL player. Correspondent Erik Rosales sat down with Walker to talk about his political ambitions and Christian faith. Meanwhile, the United Nations is considering a measure that would call abortion a "human right." Vice President for Legal Studies at the Center for Family and Human Rights, Stefano Gennarini, joins to share why this resolution is being considered now and in what ways the Biden Administration is trying to push this measure. And a new article in the Washington Examiner says more than 7 out of 10 likely voters among both political parties support school choice. Policy Fellow with the Independent Women's Forum and spokeswoman for the Defense of Freedom Institute, Angela Morabito, joins to explain what school choice is and takes us inside the numbers. Finally this evening, a 2 week pilgrimage is underway in Italy. It includes a lot of walking focused on more than a dozen young people who are important figures in the Catholic Church. Pietro Rossini, a Xaverian Missionary based in Boston who will be ordained a priest next year, joins to tell us more about this pilgrimage and what is unusual about each of the 14 stages. 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

    2022-08-22 - EWTN News Nightly | Monday, August 22, 2022

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    On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: With no sign of any end to the fighting between Russia and Ukraine, the Biden Administration and world leaders are pleading for “the need to avoid military operations near the [Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power] plant....” And as we approach the 1 year anniversary of the official US withdrawal from Afghanistan and under the new Taliban government, life has become increasingly more difficult. Former US Ambassador At-Large for International Religious Freedom, Ambassador Sam Brownback, joins to give us a sense of what life is like for religious minorities under the Taliban rule. Many political analysts see Virginia as a battleground state in November's midterm elections. One such race there is between Incumbent Democrat Abigail Spanberger and GOP challenger Yesli Vega. Today, the UN commemorates the International Day for the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief. Legal Counsel for Global Religious Freedom with ADF International, Sean Nelson, joins to tell us more about this international day. Finally this evening, the Vatican is weighing in on the situation in Nicaragua, where President Daniel Ortega's government continues to target the Catholic Church and clergy. Senior Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, Mike Gonzalez, discusses whether there have been any other incidents between President Ortega's government and the Catholic 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

    2022-08-19 - EWTN News Nightly | Friday, August 19, 2022

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    On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: CatholicVote is releasing an ad that slams the Biden Administration over its response to recent church attacks. At the same time, the White House will be holding a “United We Stand Summit” to “counter the corrosive effects of hate-fueled violence on our democracy and public safety…” And this week marks the 1 year anniversary of the US military withdrawal from Afghanistan. President of the Vulnerable People Project, Jason Jones, joins to give us an update on how many people remain in Afghanistan who want to leave. Meanwhile, the Vatican says it will not hold a trial against Cardinal Marc Ouellet, the former archbishop of Quebec who was accused of sexual assault in a civil trial suit filed earlier this week in Canada. Vatican Bureau Chief for EWTN News, Andreas Thonhauser joins to tell us more about this case. Tomorrow in France, the Taize community will celebrate 82 years since its formation. A member of the Taize community, Brother Emile, joins to tell us more about the community and about the principles they have been carrying out for over 80 years. Finally this evening, a Catholic organization outside the nation's capital recently asked the public to vote on the all-time Catholic baseball all-star team. And the results are in! President of Catholic Athletes for Christ, Ray McKenna, joins to share whether he was surprised by how many great baseball players were Catholic. 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

    2022-08-18 - EWTN News Nightly | Thursday, August 18, 2022

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    On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: As the Biden White House is on vacation, its efforts to promote and defend abortion continue online. However, pro-life groups are encouraging pro-life supporters to remain vigilant and not to be tricked or misled by false claims by the abortion industry. Meanwhile, a judge in Florida says he is likely to make public at least part of the document detailing the evidence that led to the recent search of the home of former President Donald Trump. Executive Editor at the Federalist, Joy Pullman, joins to share what sort of information is in the affidavit and how much of it she expects will be made public. And the United States government is set to hold trade talks with Taiwan. The discussions are a sign of US support for the self-ruled island. Senior Research Fellow in the Asian Studies Center at the Heritage Foundation, Dean Cheng, joins to tell us more about the trade discussions between the United States and Taiwan and whether it is anything important or more of a symbolic action. Finally this evening, Medair is a Swiss-based humanitarian organization inspired by the Christian faith. Senior Global Emergency Response Team Officer at Medair, Damon Elsworth, joins to tell us more about his organization's work in Ukraine over the last month. 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

    2022-08-17 - EWTN News Nightly | Wednesday August 17, 2022

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    On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: A federal court will hold another hearing tomorrow about the FBI's search of former President Donald Trump's Florida estate. Former Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, Ken Cuccinelli, joins to share how important he thinks it is for Americans to have the opportunity to read the affidavit and understand the justification behind the raid at Mar-A-Lago. The former president is weighing in on Tuesday's Primary Elections. Wyoming saw congressional lawmaker, Republican Liz Cheney, lose her job. The road to the midterm elections is heating up as several races will decide control of the US House. One such race is Virginia's 2nd Congressional district between 2 term Democrat Incumbent Congresswoman Elaine Luria and Virginia State Senator Jen Kiggans. Kiggans explains how her Catholic faith guides her votes. Meanwhile, the United Nations projects the population will peak at 10.4 billion people during the 2080s. Earlier estimates believed the population would peak at 10.8 billion people in the Year 2100. President of the Center for Family and Human Rights, Austin Ruse, joins to talk more about the United Nation's projection for the population. Finally this evening, a new online training program seeks to teach people about an initiative close to the heart of Pope Francis. Theologian, professor and member of the Laudato Si' Movement, Erin Lothes, joins to tell us more about this course. 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

    2022-08-16 - EWTN News Nightly | Tuesday, August 16, 2022

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    On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: While First Lady Jill Biden tested positive for Covid and is now isolating, President Joe Biden flew to Washington to put his pen to paper on the multibillion dollar Inflation Reduction Act, he says will save families money. Many are skeptical that the law will help the record-high inflation Americans are currently facing. Cofounder and President of Real Clear Politics, Tom Bevan, joins to talk more about this law and what is in it. He discusses how big of a victory the Inflation Reduction Act is for Democrats and for President Biden's agenda. And Pope Francis has long said he wants the Church to be more transparent. To that end, the Vatican recently released two important financial statements. The first document is the Holy See's financial statement for 2021, which shows a deficit of more than $3 million. The other report is for a section of the Vatican. EWTN Vatican Bureau Chief, Andreas Thonhauser, joins to explain whether we should be concerned about the Holy See's finances. Finally this evening, Clarence Thomas will not be teaching at George Washington University Law School in Washington DC this fall. Coauthor of "Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words," Mark Paoletta, joins to talk more about the Catholic Supreme Court justice's decision not to return to GWU and how much he thinks the Dobbs decision played a role in his departure. 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

    2022-08-15 - EWTN News Nightly | Monday, August 15, 2022

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    On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: China has announced it will continue military drills around Taiwan. These latest words follow a new visit by US lawmakers to the self-ruled island of Taiwan, led by Senator Ed Markey. Author, Gordon Chang, joins to share how important it is that America continues to display our alliance with Taiwan. And, the author Salman Rushdie is on the road to recovery after suffering serious injuries on Friday. President Joe Biden has condemned the attack on Rushdie calling him courageous and resilient. Meanwhile, the president is also speaking out about the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act. The Globe Theater in London is opening a show called "I, Joan," a rendition of the story of Joan of Arc, with the title character using the pronouns "they/them." DC Correspondent at the Daily Wire, Mary Margaret Olohan, joins to share how Joan of Arc being portrayed as a character that does not identify as a woman impacts the story being told. She also talks about her thoughts on the Atlantic article linking the rosary to violence and extremism. Finally this evening, the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is celebrated around the world today, but it means slightly different things to different faith traditions. EWTN Vatican Producer Benjamin Crockett explains how today in Italy, they celebrate Ferragosto. 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

    2022-08-12 - EWTN News Nightly | Friday, August 12, 2022

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    On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: A federal judge will decide whether to grant the request by the Department of Justice to unseal the warrant that authorized the FBI to search former President Donald Trump's Florida estate. Founder and President of the Internet Accountability Project and of the Article 3 Project, Mike Davis, joins to discuss the reports that President Trump was keeping classified nuclear weapons' documents at Mar-A-Lago, despite the former president denying these claims. Meanwhile, a big day for Congressional Democrats as they finally passed their top legislative priority. The Inflation Reduction Act contains an array of wish-list items, long sought by the party and got no Republican support in today's vote. And Eswatini is the only African nation with an absolute monarchy. In recent days, calls from its citizens for an increased Democracy have been met with violence. Archbishop of Cape Town and Primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, joins to tell us about the recent violence in Eswatini. Finally this evening, Olivia Newton John shared her favorite prayer on a podcast last year. The singer and actress said she prayed the Lord's Prayer daily. She passed away on Monday at the age of 73. Interim Executive Director for Catholic News Agency, Kelsey Wicks, joins to tell us more about Olivia Newton John and her 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

    2022-08-11 - EWTN News Nightly | Thursday, August 11, 2022

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    On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Taiwan has conducted a second day of coastal artillery drills. Meanwhile, Beijing has renewed its threat to attack Taiwan. Republican Representative Mike Waltz, joins to talk more about the tensions between China and Taiwan. Pro-Life groups working to make abortion unthinkable are urging supporters to be as vocal and active as possible at the state level in the Post-Roe era. This as the Biden administration travels state to state holding roundtables on promoting abortion access. And at an audience of teenagers from around Europe last week, Pope Francis said Christ is our companion for our entire life. The teens were participating in Alpha Camp, a week-long initiative sponsored by the Catholic Church. Youth Director for Alpha Camp and a Baptist Minister, Reverend Dez Johnston, joins from Scotland to tell us about this audience with the pope. Finally this evening, today is the feast day of Saint Clare of Assisi. Saint Clare is the founder of the Poor Clares and followed St. Francis' example by giving up her worldly possessions to devote her life to Christ. EWTN Employee Chaplain, Fr. John Paul Mary, joins to talk more about St. Clare, her life, and how and why she began following Saint Francis. 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

    2022-08-10 - EWTN News Nightly | Wednesday August 10, 2022

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    On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: In Wisconsin, the Trump-endorsed candidate for governor won the primary election. Businessman Tim Michels defeated former Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch. Washington Editor at the Spectator, Amber Athey, joins to talk more about this win for the Trump-backed candidate and whether she was surprised to see him come out on top. Starting August 15th, in response to rising threats of violence, the House Sergeant at Arms will give lawmakers money to install and maintain security equipment at their personal homes. Meanwhile, in front of a packed White House East Room filled with military families, survivors and congressional lawmakers, President Joe Biden signed into law the PACT Act. And as students are getting ready to head back to school, the CDC is expected to announce new COVID guidelines. Former US Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, joins to talk more about these possible updates and whether she thinks these guidelines are a step in the right direction. Finally this evening, leaders from the Anglican faith recently gathered in England to discuss Church and world affairs. Among those invited to participate was a group from the Vatican. Italian journalist, Silvia Guzzetti, joins to explain whether it is unusual for the Vatican to send a delegation and whether the subject of Catholic-Anglican relations came up at all during the conference. 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

    2022-08-09 - EWTN News Nightly | Tuesday, August 9, 2022

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    On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: After the FBI conducted an unprecedented raid of former President Donald Trump's Mar-A-Lago estate on Monday in Florida, he wrote, “These are dark times for our nation…Nothing like this has ever happened to a president of the United States before.” One day after the raid, a candidate endorsed by Trump is on the ballot in a primary in Wisconsin. The former president appeared at a rally over the weekend for Tim Michels. Associate Professor of Political Science at John Carroll University, Dr. Colin Swearingen, joins to share how he thinks this primary will play out. Meanwhile, NATO may soon have 2 new members thanks to the US Senate lawmakers who voted overwhelmingly to admit Finland and Sweden into the Security Alliance. It comes as the US is sending nearly $10 billion more in aid to Ukraine. And, Pope Francis met recently with the Ukrainian Ambassador to the Holy See. Leaving the door open for a possible visit to the war-torn country. Director of the School of Journalism and Communication at Ukrainian Catholic University, Fr. Andriy Shestak, joins to share what the chances are that the Holy Father will travel to Ukraine and what a visit from him would mean for the country. Finally this evening, one organization is advancing a culture of life in the Lone Star State. President of Texas Right to Life, Dr. John Seago, joins to talk more about the work the organization does. 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

    2022-08-08 - EWTN News Nightly | Monday, August 8, 2022

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    On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: China is ignoring international calls to end its military exercises around Taiwan. Meanwhile, a cease-fire is holding today between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza following 3 days of violence. Vice President of Foreign Policy and National Security at the Heritage Foundation, James Carafano, joins to talk more about China's military drills and the ceasefire between Israel and Palestine. And after almost 16 straight hours of voting over the weekend, Senate Democrats passed the Inflation Reduction Act. Republicans insist the new taxes will hit hard every American household. In Kentucky, President Joe Biden remembered the lives lost as a result of record flooding there last month, and spoke of the devastation he saw from his view flying over the disaster scene. In recent weeks, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has sent buses of migrants to cities that consider themselves sanctuary cities for illegal immigrants, including DC and NYC. NYC Mayor Eric Adams says Governor Abbott is "Using innocent people as political pawns to manufacture a crisis." President of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, Alfonso Aguilar, joins to share his thoughts on Mayor Adams' comments. Finally this evening, an art school in Italy says it does not focus on any particular style. Instead it features a strong emphasis on the world of the "sacred." Rome Correspondent Colm Flynn has 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

    2022-08-05 - EWTN News Nightly | Friday, August 5, 2022

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    On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: The lone Democrat holding out on the climate change and tax bill has jumped on board, despite the Congressional Budget Office showing the Inflation Reduction Act will not reduce inflation but may actually increase it. And as President Joe Biden says his administration is spending hundreds of millions of dollars to “protect places of worship” so people “can practice their faith without fear,” Catholic Church leaders are imploring the administration to stop pushing for abortion expansion. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis says doctors who perform transgender surgeries on minors experiencing gender dysphoria should be sued. Senior Policy Advisor of the Catholic Association and member of the Florida Board of Education, Dr. Grazie Christie, joins to tell us more about Governor DeSantis' comments. Meanwhile, preparations are underway for around 2 dozen people to spend 4 weeks in an intensive study program at the Vatican Observatory. The initiative marks a return of the Vatican Observatory summer school. Astronomer and Historian of Science with the Vatican Observatory, Chris Graney, joins to tell us more about the summer school. Finally this evening, hundreds of volunteers are coming together to pack meals for people in Haiti, as the 4th annual Hope for the Hungry takes place. The founders of Hope for the Hungry, Bryson and Mhari Turner, join to tell us what inspired them to start packing meals. 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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