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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. Continue Reading >>
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. << Show Less
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2022-08-11 - EWTN News Nightly | Thursday, August 11, 2022 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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2022-08-04 - EWTN News Nightly | Thursday, August 4, 2022 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.

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2022-08-03 - EWTN News Nightly | Wednesday August 3, 2022 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.

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2022-08-02 - EWTN News Nightly | Tuesday, August 2, 2022 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.

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2022-08-01 - EWTN News Nightly | Monday, August 1, 2022 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.

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