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.
2021-11-24 - EWTN News Nightly | Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Nov 24, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Republicans say doctors, nurses and others in the medical field should never be forced to perform abortions if it is against their conscience rights. Some GOP lawmakers are attempting to pass legislation which contains measures to prevent retaliation against health care workers who don't participate in abortions. Meanwhile, President Joe Biden, while vacationing in Nantucket, released a statement saying the economic “recovery is continuing to progress at a historic pace.” At the same time, as the nation celebrates Thanksgiving, Americans are struggling to buy basic needs like food and gas. In the Pope's weekly meeting today, he met with members of the Vincentian Order. They are preparing for Saturday's Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. Fr. Tomaz Mavric of the Vincentian Order, joins to tell us more about the audience with Pope Francis. And November is National Adoption Month. Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington joins to tell us why this is such a central social service for his diocese and also the Church as a whole. Finally this evening, As we approach Thanksgiving, a new book counts all the ways Catholics contributed to creating our country and our freedoms. Author of "Our Dear-Bought Liberty: Catholics and Religious Toleration in Early America," Michael Breidenbach, joins to tell us more about this. 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
2021-11-23 - EWTN News Nightly | Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Nov 23, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: President Joe Biden has been getting slammed over high prices at the pump. He made a move to try and bring down those costs by ordering 50 million barrels of oil to be released from America's strategic reserve, an emergency stockpile, to help bring down energy costs. Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, Joel Griffith, joins to tell us what he makes of President Biden's move to lower gas prices, whether it will work and if so, when we could start to see it take effect. Meanwhile, there are increasing calls on Capitol Hill for lawmakers to regulate Big Tech companies, some are even calling them monopolies. Lawmakers are worried about companies sharing personal information, censoring speech and more. And a new study says hate crimes against Christians in Europe rose last year by 70%. EWTN Vatican Bureau Chief, Andreas Thonhauser, explains what the situation is like in Rome, especially when we hardly hear about hate crimes against Christians in European countries. Finally this evening, the US State Department recently updated its list of the world's worst religious freedom violators, controversially removing Nigeria from the annual list. Former US Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Ambassador Sam Brownback, joins to share his reaction to Nigeria being removed from the list and whether the reasoning behind that decision is known. 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
2021-11-22 - EWTN News Nightly | Monday, November 22, 2021
Nov 22, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: The community of Waukesha, Wisconsin is grieving the deaths of 5 people and praying for the dozens of others injured, after an SUV drove into a Christmas parade on Sunday. The horror was recorded by the city's livestream video and by cellphones of onlookers. International Affiliate Reporter for the Associated Press, Philip Crowther, joins to tell us what the scene is like in Waukesha. President Joe Biden remembered those killed and injured in Wisconsin, and said he is praying for them. Senior Editor at The Federalist, Christopher Bedford, joins to share his take on the tragedy, including how it is being covered by the media. Meanwhile, Pope Francis is preparing for his trip next week to Greece and Cyprus. It will be his 35th trip since he became Pope. Rome Correspondent, Colm Flynn, joins to tell us about the Holy Father's upcoming trip. Finally this evening, months after the fall of Kabul, many Afghan refugees have found asylum in the US and other countries around the world. Yet according to organizations that helped them escape, thousands could be stranded in other countries for years due to backlogs in the immigration system. Filmmaker, President of the Vulnerable People Project and host of The Jason Jones Show, Jason Jones, joins to explain the current situation, especially for Christians, of those who remain in Afghanistan. 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
2021-11-19 - EWTN News Nightly | Friday, November 19, 2021
Nov 19, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: After months of infighting by House Democrats, the Build Back Better bill passed with a 220-213 majority, despite a record-setting 8 and half hour speech by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. President Joe Biden briefly transferred power to Vice President Kamala Harris when he underwent a routine colonoscopy at Walter Reed National Military Center. Despite the procedure, he still shared his reaction to the vote over Build Back Better. Meanwhile, a Wisconsin jury says Kyle Rittenhouse is not guilty on all counts, including homicide, following a deadly shooting during riots last year in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Washington Examiner Senior Political Columnist and American Enterprise Institute Senior Fellow, Tim Carney, joins to discuss the verdict, what his reaction was and what comes next. And, the Vatican held a conference addressing ways to end child labor. Coordinator of the section "Faith and Development" for the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, Marta Pedrajas, joins to tell us more about the conference and also what Pope Francis had to say to the participants. Finally this evening, a new book called "The Silent Knight" does a deep dive into how Saint Joseph is depicted at various points in history and in different artistic mediums. Author of "The Silent Knight," Elizabeth Lev, joins to tell us about her new book and why she decided to write a book about St. Joseph. 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
2021-11-18 - EWTN News Nightly | Thursday, November 18, 2021
Nov 18, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: The 4 day USCCB Fall assembly in Baltimore wrapped up today with executive sessions behind closed doors. Executive Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of EWTN News, Dr. Matthew Bunson, joins to share what some of the highlights and the main takeaways were from the USCCB assembly. Meanwhile, President Joe Biden is convening a North American Leaders Summit at the White House. The US, Canada and Mexico are all trying to tackle issues like mass migration, which has been setting records at the US Southern border. And, House Democrats want to bring President Biden's social spending bill for a floor vote this week. The Build Back Better act still faces parliamentary hurdles and a score from the Congressional Budget Office. Republicans say the multi-trillion dollar spending bill will only add to inflation. Director of Christ Medicus Foundation Curo, Jordan Buzza, joins to tell us more about the dangers that the Build Back Better agenda poses to pro-life protections. Finally this evening, the Vatican's Council on Culture held a meeting last week to examine ways to rethink humanism. Professor Emeritus at Georgetown University, Jose Casanova, explains who took part in the online meetings on humanism and how the meetings went. 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
2021-11-17 - EWTN News Nightly | Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Nov 17, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: At the USCCB annual meeting in Baltimore, the body of bishops overwhelmingly approved a statement called "The Mystery of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church." Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone from the Archdiocese of San Francisco, joins to give us some insight into the discussions that took place over the draft document today. And, as Americans contend with soaring gas prices and expectations of sharply higher home heating bills this winter, President Joe Biden flew to Michigan pushing forward with his newly signed trillion dollar Infrastructure Law. Meanwhile, as the crisis at the border continues, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas faced a gauntlet of questions from lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary Committee. They demanded answers about the Biden Administration's border strategy. Republicans in the House Judiciary Committee say the FBI is targeting parents who speak out against school boards. The lawmakers released an email on Tuesday from an apparent whistleblower. Cofounder and President of Real Clear Politics, Tom Bevan, joins to share his reaction to the allegations. Finally this evening, today is the start of a week-long initiative to raise awareness of the persecution of Christians around the world. Director of Public Affairs and Religious Freedom for Aid to the Church in Need International, Mark Von Riedemann, joins to tell us more about Red Week. 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
2021-11-16 - EWTN News Nightly | Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Nov 16, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: The USCCB has gathered together for their annual Fall meeting. This is the first meeting of the bishops in-person since the outbreak of the global pandemic. At this year's conference a lot of attention will focus on a document about the Eucharist. Bishop Thomas Paprocki from the Diocese of Springfield, Illinois, joins to share how day 2 of the USCCB Fall assembly went. Meanwhile, President Joe Biden traveled to New Hampshire to visit an old bridge in poor shape, built before WWII, while touting his new Infrastructure bill that’s now law. And the legislative backlog of Congress is threatening to push into the Holiday season. Lawmakers are waiting for the Congressional Budget Office to tell them how much the president's multi-trillion dollar climate and social safety net bill is going to cost. President Biden and China's leader held a virtual meeting last night. Heritage Foundation Visiting Fellow, Robert Wilkie, joins to share how he thought the meeting went between the 2 presidents. Finally this evening, due to a declining number of tourists only 50% of the hotels in Rome will be open for Christmas. After a wave of pilgrims during All Saints weekend earlier this month, hoteliers are preparing to close again. Founder of Tee's Italy Travel Consulting Services and Radio Host of EWTN's Catholic Connection, Teresa Tomeo, explains how Rome looks now compared to previous trips. 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 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
2021-11-15 - EWTN News Nightly | Monday, November 15, 2021
Nov 15, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: The USCCB is assembling for its in-person Fall meeting in Baltimore, and front and center on the agenda is Church teaching on the Eucharist. Executive Editor and Washington Bureau Chief for EWTN News, Dr. Matthew Bunson, reminds us what the draft document on the Eucharist says and what else is happening at the assembly. And as Americans face high gas prices, inflation across the board, supply-chain problems and the ongoing pandemic, President Joe Biden, signing one part of his massive economic agenda, promised their lives are “going to change for the better.” The latest poll from ABC News and the Washington Post has President Biden's approval rating at just 38%. While, a recent CNN report alludes to tensions within the White House and frustration on behalf of the Vice President and her staff. Washington Editor at the Spectator, Amber Athey, shares her take on all of this. Meanwhile, House Democrats hope to pass their multi-trillion dollar social spending bill this week. For the first time in decades, pro-life protections are out and a recent hearing showcased the pro-abortion agenda of President Biden and his administration. Finally this evening, a group of Church leaders and lay people met last week in Rome to discuss the future of inter-religious dialogue. Dean of the faculty of Theology at Gregorian University, Father Philipp Renczes, joins to share how the conference went. 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
2021-11-12 - EWTN News Nightly | Friday, November 12, 2021
Nov 12, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Pope Francis traveled to Assisi, Italy where he prayed with the homeless and disadvantaged people. Rome Correspondent, Colm Flynn, joins to tell us what it was like there. Meanwhile, President Joe Biden will sign his Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal on Monday. This as employers are desperate to find workers who have been flooding out the door looking for and getting better pay. And the Democrat-backed reconciliation bill aims to ease immigration rules with new laws that would allow an unlimited number of foreign nationals into the country to work and live permanently. Republicans say those provisions block Americans from careers. According to a poll by the American Jewish Committee, 82% of American Jews say that antisemitism has increased in the last 5 years. Managing Director at the Coalition for Jewish Values, Rabbi Yaakov Menken, joins to share his reaction to the poll. The Holiday season is nearly upon us and food banks are facing a very difficult situation. More people are seeking necessities due to the pandemic and economic challenges and fewer are donating. President and CEO of Catholic Charities DC, Monsignor John Enzler, shares how this increase in need is affecting food banks. Finally this evening, after being rejected by secular media companies, a children's show hopes to spread the Gospel in a new and tuneful way. 'The Wonderful World of Benjamin Cello' is now in its 2nd season. 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
2021-11-11 - EWTN News Nightly | Thursday, November 11, 2021
Nov 11, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: President Joe Biden traveled to Arlington National Cemetery to honor, remember and thank America’s veterans, calling them “the spine of this country.” Archbishop Timothy Broglio from the Archdiocese of the Military Services joins to explain how those who served in the military or those who have lost family members and friends in the military can lean on their faith to help them face hardships. A group of more than 30 Navy seals, represented by First Liberty Institute, is suing the Department of Defense over its COVID-19 vaccine mandate as it does not allow for religious exemptions. General Counsel at the First Liberty Institute and Marine Reservist, Mike Berry, joins to tell us what exactly is going on. And preparations are underway for the Holy Father's trip next month to Cyprus and Greece. Ambassador of Greece to the Holy See, Panos Kalogeropoulos, joins to talk to us about the Holy Father's trip. Also, on this Veterans Day, we take a look at some of those who have served in the Armed Forces and now serve in Congress. Finally this evening, the newest edition of 'Armed with the Faith' has been delivered by the Knights of Columbus to the Military Archdiocese headquarters. Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Patrick Kelly, joins to share a little about his time in the Navy and tells us more about the prayer book. 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
2021-11-10 - EWTN News Nightly | Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Nov 10, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: The latest inflation numbers show the biggest jump in 30 years. President Joe Biden addressed this by writing he will "...highlight how [his] infrastructure bill will bring down these costs, reduce these bottlenecks, and make goods more available and less costly." Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, Joel Griffith, joins to tell us how the president can turn things around and what he thinks should happen. Meanwhile, military personnel and defense civilians are faced with deadlines to get the COVID-19 shot or face disciplinary action. Republicans say that's a slap in the face to service members; forced to choose between harsh discipline or violating their conscience. And Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet virtually with President Biden next week and says he wants to manage differences between the two countries. Republican Strategist and former National Security Council Spokesman under President Trump, John Ullyot, joins to share what he expects will come from the meeting between the presidents. Finally this evening, a religious order has launched an online project to improve fundraising techniques among Catholic missionaries. The Claretian Order of Missionaries is running the program this week. General Mission Procurator of the Claretian Congregation in Rome, Fr. Lord Winner, joins to tell us more about this project and what their goals for participants 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
2021-11-09 - EWTN News Nightly | Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Nov 9, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo addressed reporters about the bipartisan infrastructure bill, while the White House also highlighted faith leaders who support the deal, pointing out a statement from Sr. Donna Markham, the head of Catholic Charities USA. Meanwhile, as immigrants continue to gather at the US Southern Border, the Biden Administration has an idea to give money to migrants who entered the country illegally during the Trump administration. The idea is raising eyebrows from Republicans. And the Supreme Court heard oral arguments today for a case that could expand religious freedom rights for convicted inmates. Director of the Conscience Project, Andrea Picciotti-Bayer, joins to talk more about this case and why it is important from a religious freedom standpoint. The Vatican's Secretary of State visited Switzerland for the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations. Rome Correspondent, Colm Flynn, joins to share the significance of Cardinal Pietro Parolin's visit to Switzerland. Finally this evening, the Catholic Church is celebrating National Vocation Awareness Week. Director of Priest Vocations at the Archdiocese of Washington and director of Pastoral Formation at St. John Paul II Seminary, Fr. Mark Ivany, joins to tell us more about this special week for the Church. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn
2021-11-08 - EWTN News Nightly | Monday, November 8, 2021
Nov 8, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: The US House of Representative passed a long-delayed bipartisan infrastructure bill Friday evening for improved roads, bridges and internet connections. Republican votes helped pushed the package over the finish line. President Joe Biden returned to the White House, as Biden's signature is all that is needed to make the bipartisan bill a done deal. Over the weekend, a federal appeals court issued a stay on the Biden Administration's vaccine mandate which was put in place for companies with 100 or more employees. Senior Fellow for Immigration and Homeland Security at the Center for Renewing America and former Attorney General of Virginia, Ken Cuccinelli, joins to tell us about the federal appeals court ruling and what it means. Bishop William Wack from the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee in Florida is celebrating his 4th anniversary as bishop. Bishop William joins to talk more about his pastoral letter, his focus on evangelization and why he feels it is so important especially in these times. Meanwhile, the Archbishop of San Francisco, Salvatore Cordileone, is asking Catholics to focus on, pray for and find ways to support the homeless this year. Finally this evening, a special Mass helped celebrate the 20th anniversary of EWTN Germany. Director of EWTN Germany, Martin Rothweiler, joins to tell us more about this Mass and also why EWTN Germany celebrated in Poland. 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
2021-11-05 - EWTN News Nightly | Friday, November 5, 2021
Nov 5, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: The US House of Representatives is expected to vote on President Joe Biden's long awaited multi-trillion dollar economic agenda, known as the Build Back Better act, as well as a bill to fix the nation's roads and bridges. However, Republicans say the president's policies will fail America and only lead to increased inflation. And, “Alliance Defending Freedom” and several states are suing to end the Biden Administration’s controversial vaccine mandate rules. For millions of employees, the rules kick in January 4th, 2022. Meanwhile, China and Russia want the UN Security Council to end several economic sanctions against North Korea. China and Russia say removing the sanctions will enhance the "livelihood of the civilian population." Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Religious Freedom at the Hudson Institute, Nina Shea, shares her reaction. A new app is inspiring daily conversations with God. The Amen App provides daily Gospel readings, Catholic meditations, reflections, prayers and more. President of the Augustine Institute, Dr. Tim Gray, joins to tell us more about the Amen App and the motivation behind creating it. Finally this evening, a special photographic exhibition is taking place in St. Peter's Square. Director of the exhibition "Emotions to Generate Change," Lia Beltrami, joins to tell us a little more about this exhibition and what it offers. 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
2021-11-04 - EWTN News Nightly | Thursday, November 4, 2021
Nov 4, 2021
On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: In just two months from now, employees at US companies with a hundred workers or more, and there are millions of them, must be vaccinated against COVID-19 under a new OSHA policy. Cofounder and president of Real Clear Politics, Tom Bevan, joins to share what he makes of the new vaccine mandates that the Biden administration is imposing. Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says her caucus has decided it can no longer wait for Senator Joe Manchin to agree with every provision in their multi-trillion dollar Build Back Better bill. Speaker Pelosi said she wants to vote on President Biden's economic agenda bill tonight. Spokesperson for the pro-life organization 'Live Action', Christina Bennett, joins to talk about the Texas Heartbeat Law and what has happened in the short amount of time it has been in effect. Pope Francis reaffirmed his support for a two-state solution to the situation between Israel and Palestine, when he met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the Vatican. EWTN Vatican Bureau Chief, Andreas Thonhauser, joins to share why President Abbas is in Rome. Finally this evening, at the G20 Summit in Rome, world leaders urged Iran to comply with the terms of the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal. Founder and President of Lopez Liberty, Clare Lopez, joins to share her thoughts on that and whether she believes Iran will actually comply. 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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