The White House Coronavirus Task Force launches new counter-measures against that pandemic that has shuttered schools, churches and businesses, upended countless lives and left financial markets reeling. EWTN News Nightly Correspondent Owen Jensen has the story from the White House.
EWTN News Nightly - Full show: 2020-03-18
On 'EWTN News Nightly' tonight: The Trump administration seeks aid in fighting the coronavirus. We are at the White House and Capitol Hill with the latest. Plus: We look at ways Catholic groups are trying to protect the elderly from the deadly outbreak. Also: Rep. Dan Lipinksi, one of the last pro-life Democrats in Congress, lost his primary bid to a pro-abortion challenger. Kristen Day with Democrats for Life of America breaks down how the defeat of the Catholic Illinois lawmaker will impact pro-life Democrats.
FDA head applauds work of doctors, scientists fighting coronavirus - EWTN News Nightly
Doctors and scientists are working around the clock on new medicines to combat the coronavirus. The head of the Food and Drug Administration calls it encouraging. He joined President Trump at today's Coronavirus Task Force briefing. Correspondent Owen Jensen reports from the White House.
Confession by phone? Moral theologian weighs in - EWTN News Nightly
Many faithful are seeking ways to grow closer to God as the coronavirus pandemic continues the cancellation of public Masses and limited access to the sacraments of the Church. Fr. Thomas Petri, OP, STD, moral theologian and co-host of EWTN Radio’s 'Church Alive,' weighs in on the importance of a spiritual communion and whether Catholics can participate in the Sacrament of Confession over the phone or Skype.
Congress compiles coronavirus economic aid package - EWTN News Nightly
Millions in the U.S. have seen their lives upended by the coronavirus pandemic. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are working on more measures to help Americans impacted financially by the virus. Correspondent Erik Rosales reports for EWTN News Nightly.
Catholic Church's responsibility in times of global crises - EWTN News Nightly
Daniel Arsa from the Pontifical University of the Cross, an expert in Church communications, explains what responsibility the Catholic Church has in facing global problems like the coronavirus.
Protecting religious freedoms during coronavirus pandemic - EWTN News Nightly
Many governments around the world are imposing restrictions that threaten religious freedom in the name of public health. The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom Vice Chair Gayle Manchin shares how the bipartisan initiative is making sure the fundamental right is preserved during the coronavirus pandemic.
California governor orders residents to stay home - EWTN News Nightl
The coronavirus claims at least 10,000 lives across the globe. And it continues to spread in America. California is one of the states ordering everyone to stay home. The Trump administration says more tests and medical equipment are on the way; but many communities still report shortages. White House Correspondent Owen Jensen reports.
Coronavirus recovery plan could give $1,200 to taxpayers - EWTN News Nightly
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveils the GOP’s plan for aid, which includes $1,200 going directly to taxpayers. The Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act sets up talks with Congressional Democrats. Correspondent Erik Rosales reports from Capitol Hill.
Catholic Relief Services working to stop the spread of COVID-19 - EWTN News Nightly
Catholic Relief Services was on the ground in West Africa combatting the 2014 Ebola crisis. Sean Callahan, president and CEO of CRS, shares how lessons from that experience can aid in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Women religious lead day of worldwide solidarity, prayer - EWTN News NightlyLANTA KAFKA ROME
The International Union of Superiors General of Catholic women religious initiated a worldwide day of prayer and solidarity this Sunday for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic. UISG President Sr. Jolanta Kafka shares the role women religious are playing in this crisis situation.
New study finds coronavirus can make some children seriously ill - EWTN News Nightly
A new study finds while most children affected by the coronavirus are asymptomatic or mild cases, a small percentage can become seriously ill. Dr. Kathleen Berchelmann, a pediatrician and founder of MyCatholicDoctor, reacts to these results and shares her advice for families during this time.