SUNDAY, March 17, 1:30pm
Celebrate St. Patrick
EWTN This hourlong program of Irish hymns and other favorites salutes the beloved “Apostle of Ireland,” St. Patrick (ca. 389-461), on his feast day.
SUNDAY, March 17
John Ford Films for St. Patrick’s Day
TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES At 8pm, The Quiet Man (1952) stars John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara, Victor McLaglen and Barry Fitzgerald in a look both sentimental and comedic at a bygone era in Irish life. At 10:30pm, The Rising of the Moon (1957) offers three vignettes that depict pride, humor, patriotism and ingenuity in the Irish people.
SUNDAYS, March 17, March 24, 4:30pm
EWTN On each Sunday in Lent, priests cite Lenten themes from the Bible and elsewhere. Re-airs 6:30am Wednesdays, 10am Saturdays.
MONDAY-FRIDAY, March 18-22, 5:30pm
Rites of Passage: Leaving Boyhood Behind
EWTN In these five segments at retreats on his farm in North Carolina, Jason Craig, a Catholic author and dad of five children with wife Katie, teaches youths how to follow Jesus, grow to manhood and be a good husband and father.
TUESDAY, March 19, 8am
Feast of St. Joseph
EWTN The MFVA Friars offer the Solemn Mass of St. Joseph, Husband of the Virgin Mary, in the Our Lady of the Angels Chapel in Irondale, Alabama. Re-airs noon, 6:30pm, midnight.
WEDNESDAY, March 20, 8pm
Nature: Charlie and the Curious Otters
PBS Filmmaker Charlie Hamilton James uses clever camera techniques and computer-generated imagery as he observes otters in Wisconsin and around the world. A re-air from 2017.
WEDNESDAY, March 20, 11pm
EWTN This half-hour show explores the making of the new film Unplanned, a fact-based drama to be released March 29 about the conversion of Abby Johnson, from director of a Planned Parenthood to pro-life leader. Re-airs 5:30pm Saturday and 1:30pm Tuesday.
SUNDAY, March 24, 9pm
SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL This episode, “Life on the Wing,” focuses on bird life in Yellowstone National Park. Advisory: scenes of animal predation.
MONDAY, March 25, 8am
Feast of the Annunciation
EWTN As the Angelus reminds us, “The angel of the Lord announced unto Mary, and she conceived by the Holy Spirit.” In Our Lady of the Angels Chapel, the MFVA Friars celebrate the Mass of the Annunciation of the Lord. Re-airs 11:30am, 6:30pm, midnight.
WEDNESDAY, March 27, 10pm
Secrets of the Dead: King Arthur’s Lost Kingdom
PBS Professor Alice Roberts and fellow experts analyze new discoveries at an excavation on the Tintagel Peninsula in Cornwall, an area associated with Arthurian legends.
Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.