EWTN NEWS NIGHTLY

Anchored by Tracy Sabol, EWTN News Nightly is our daily news and analysis program presenting breaking Catholic News worldwide, top stories, and daily reports from the White House, Capitol Hill, and Rome. Weekdays at 6 & 9 PM EST.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: We remember Indiana Congresswoman and South Bend native Jackie Walorski, who was known as a tireless worker, a no nonsense, get it done woman. She was also an active pro-lifer who constantly fought to save the lives of the unborn. And, weeks after the US Supreme Court struck down Roe v Wade, and as officials in the Biden Administration seek to expand abortion access, one pro-life strategist says that “…women are worth fighting for, children are worth fighting for.” The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology recently released a statement saying pro-life reproductive care providers may lose their certification because they do not promote abortions. CEO of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Donna Harrison, joins to share her thoughts on the statement. Meanwhile, the 140th Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus wrapped up today in Nashville, Tennessee. Nearly 2,500 knights attended the 1st in-person Supreme Convention in 3 years. Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly joins to tell us what it was like to be back and what some of the highlights were. Finally this evening, Pope Francis has released his message for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation next month. Environmental Engineer and new director of the Laudato Si Platform for Action, John Mundell, joins to tell us more about the pope's message. 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
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: President Joe Biden signed a new executive order focused on abortion, and it coincided with the first meeting of his "Task Force on Reproductive Healthcare Access." Pro-life groups say it won't stop their mission to protect unborn lives. President of Students for Life Action, Kristan Hawkins, joins to help us unpack the executive order. Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has toured a human rights' museum in Taiwan, affirming an "ironclad" US commitment to the self-governing island. In reaction to the visit, China has scheduled military exercises for tomorrow near Taiwan's defense perimeter. Chief-of-Staff to the former Director of National Intelligence and Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, Dustin Carmack, joins to share whether he sees a peaceful resolution to this. And a bill expanding healthcare coverage for veterans sickened by gases from military toxic burn pits passed the Senate last night. It was unexpectedly held up by Republicans. Pope Francis' next trip is in September to Kazakhstan. EWTN Vatican Producer Alexey Gotovsky is in the central Asian country to tell us more about the Papal trip. Finally this evening, young pilgrims from all over Europe are heading to Spain as part of Compostela's Holy Year. A Spanish pilgrim in Santiago de Compostela, Elena De Andres, joins to tell us a little more about this meeting and what her expectations are. 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
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: While the US just took out a top al-Qaida terrorist in a missile attack in Afghanistan, the US must not “take the eye off the ball” when it comes to protecting itself from terrorist organizations. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has arrived in Taiwan, defying the Communist government of China. Director of Captive Nations Coalition of the Committee on Present Danger: China, Se Hoon Kim, joins to share his thoughts on Speaker Pelosi's trip to Taiwan and the significance of it. And after months of false starts and public spats, Senate Democrats are hoping to pass their party-line reconciliation bill soon. Voters are heading to the ballot box in 6 states today. Policy director at the American Principles Project, Jon Schweppe, joins to talk more about the primaries tonight and which races he is following. Finally this evening, an artist in Canada created a statue of the Blessed Virgin as a gift to the country's indigenous people. The artist Timothy Schmalz joins to tell us more about this sculpture and why the Holy Father wanted to bless 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
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Pope Francis is back in Rome following his 6 day trip to Canada. EWTN News Vatican Analyst Andrea Gagliarducci has more on the Holy Father's Apostolic Journey. President Joe Biden tested positive once again for Covid-19. Meanwhile, Vice President Kamala Harris is the center of attention right now as she travels to Miami to announce that 1 billion dollars are on the way in an effort to, what the Biden Administration says, make America resilient to climate change. The war in Ukraine is over 5 months old and Russian troops — and weapons — have killed thousands of civilians, including many women and children. Now, the Ukrainian ambassador is raising awareness of the suffering of her people to US lawmakers. Amid threats from China, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is still expected to visit Taiwan tomorrow. Tom Spoehr, Director of the Heritage Foundation's Center for National Defense and retired Army Lieutenant General joins us to discuss this potential visit to Taiwan and the overall concern about China's threats. Finally this evening, at least 28 people are dead in Eastern Kentucky, following floods caused by torrential rains. Meg Campos, Executive Director of the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Lexington joins us to discuss the relief efforts in her diocese. 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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