SUNDAYS, Oct. 15, Oct. 22, 9pm
Life on the Rock
EWTN Father Mark Mary and his fellow friars have a revamped show that includes music videos. Oct. 15’s guest, Valeria Tkacik, who was born with just one arm, has excelled in lacrosse and basketball at Ave Maria University in Florida. Her aim is to always live a Christ-centered life. Oct. 22’s guest, Benedictine Father Augustine Wetta, is a teacher, coach and surfer. Shows re-air 3am and 5pm Thursdays.
SATURDAY, Oct. 21, 4pm
Jim Thorpe: All-American
TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES This 1951 drama bios Jim Thorpe (1888-1953), the Catholic and Native American star of Olympic track and field and of amateur and professional baseball and football. He led a life of victories and losses, but many called him America’s greatest athlete. Burt Lancaster has the title role.
SUNDAY, Oct. 22, 9:30am
EWTN Doug Keck’s guest, Shawn Carney, discusses 40 Days for Life: Discover What God Has Done ... Imagine What He Can Do, in which he and David Bereit tell success stories from the 40 Days for Life international campaigns of baby-saving prayer and fasting outside abortion centers. Re-airs 5am, 5:30pm Monday and 1:30pm Saturday.
MONDAY, Oct. 23, 2pm
At Home With Jim and Joy
EWTN Guests Janette Howe and Father Joseph Johnson of St. Paul, Minnesota, discuss their Seven Sisters Apostolate, in which seven women pledge to each pray a Holy Hour for the same priest on a different day of the week. Re-airs 10:30am Saturday and 1am Sunday.
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 25, 4pm
TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES Ideals, honor and chivalry are at the forefront in this 1952 Saxons-versus-Normans drama set in medieval England and based on Sir Walter Scott’s 1820 novel of the same name. Robert Taylor, Joan Fontaine, Elizabeth Taylor and Felix Aylmer star.
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 25, 8pm
Nature: Charlie and the Curious Otters
PBS In this new documentary, filmmaker Charlie Hamilton James profiles three otters in Wisconsin and observes otters around the world. Advisory: Scenes of animal predation.
WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY, Oct. 25-27, 6:30pm, 2:30am
EWTN Now on 125 campuses, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students invites young people to grow in their relationship with Jesus and the Catholic faith; encourages virtuous friendships; inspires vocations; and teaches students how to share the Gospel. This show follows five of the almost 13,000 students who attended the ministry’s 2017 conference.
Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.