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BY Dan EnglerTV Critic
EWTN’s New Spring Shows
EWTN In Cross Training, Father James Mallon prescribes prayer, nutrition and fitness (2pm Thursdays, 10pm Fridays and 6:30pm Saturdays). In Eucharistic Journey and the New Evangelization, Sister Joan Noreen extols the Eucharist (4:30am and 5pm Saturdays). In Grab Your Catechism, Father Charles Conner covers the Catechism of the Catholic Church (4pm Sundays, 11pm Tuesdays and 3:30am Thursdays). Vernon Robertson hosts How to Pray for Sons and Daughters and Loved Ones (4am Mondays and 5:30pm Saturdays). Jesuit Father Robert Spitzer’s In Defense of God’s Likeness suggests how to build the "culture of life" (3:30am Mondays and 2:30pm Wednesdays). In the animated series My Time With Jesus, kids go back to Gospel times (4:30pm Mondays and 9:30am Saturdays). In Priests and Deacons: Ministers of Mercy, Dominican Father Brian Mullady and Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers discuss the priesthood and the permanent diaconate (5pm Sundays, 11pm Mondays and 6:30am Tuesdays). In St. Luke’s Gospel: Season II, Frances Hogan further explores the Gospel of "the beloved physician" (6:30am Sundays and 3:30am Wednesdays).
SUNDAY, March 9, 4:30pm
TCM Memorial Tribute: Shirley Temple
TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES Starting with Heidi (1937), tonight’s eight films span the career of Shirley Temple (1928-2014).
SUNDAYS, March 9 and 16, 8pm
SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL Breathtaking aerial shots capture the unusual landscapes of Utah (March 9) and the hills of Kentucky (March 16). Both episodes also spotlight historical sites and current activities.
MONDAY, March 10, 3am, 6:30pm
An American Apparition: Our Lady of Good Help
EWTN The Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, Wis., in the Diocese of Green Bay, marks the three visits of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Belgian immigrant Adele Brise (1831-1896) in October 1859.
MONDAY, March 17, 3am, 6:30pm
Lives of the Saints: St. Patrick
EWTN Starting in 432, St. Patrick (ca. 387-461), the beloved "Apostle of Ireland," brought the Irish people to Christ, braving many dangers and hardships as he did so.
Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.