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BY Daniel J. EnglerRegister TV Critic
Way of Beauty
CATHOLICTV Iconographer and realist painter David Clayton of Thomas More College of the Liberal Arts in Merrimack, N.H., creates and teaches “art that adheres to the timeless and sacred principles that comprise beautiful art, and which moves the hearts of those who see it to love of God and fellow man.” This new, 13-part Catholic art series will air at midnight Tuesdays, noon Wednesdays, 7:30pm Thursdays, 3:30pm Saturdays and 6:30am Sundays.
SUNDAY-TUESDAY, Sept. 12-14
Cardinal John Henry Newman
EWTN Pope Benedict XVI will beatify Cardinal Newman (1801-1890) later this week. At 6:30am Sunday is Tranquil Work: Cardinal Newman and the Birmingham Oratory. At 10pm Sunday (re-airing at 1pm Tuesday and 5am Thursday) is Heart of the Matter: Newman Roundtable: The Life & Legacy of John Henry Cardinal Newman. At 5:30am Monday, In Step With Newman tours Newman sites. At 11pm Tuesday, Shepherd Speaks interviews Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster.
MONDAY, Sept. 13, 10pm
Lafayette: The Lost Hero
PBS “Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country,” said the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834) of the new United States for which he fought so well. This new documentary profiles Lafayette and his wife, Marie Adrienne (1759-1807), their suffering during the French Revolution, and Lafayette’s emotional return visit to America in 1824.
Hope on Campus
CATHOLICTV A religious order founded in 1980, the Brotherhood of Hope brings the Gospel to young adults and students at secular colleges and trains them to evangelize in turn. This new, 13-part series re-airs at 6pm Fridays and 11:30am and 10:30pm Saturdays.
THURSDAY-SUNDAY, Sept. 16-19, live
Pope Benedict in England and Scotland
EWTN Live events will include Queen Elizabeth II’s reception in Edinburgh; Mass at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow; Mass at London’s Westminster Cathedral; meetings and visits elsewhere in London; the beatification of Cardinal Newman in Birmingham; and his meeting with the bishops of England, Scotland and Wales at St. Mary’s College, Oscott.
FRIDAY, Sept. 17, 6pm, 9pm
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL Customized cameras follow beaver mates for a year as they fell trees and build their lodge in the Wyoming wilderness.
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 22, 8pm
Secrets of the Dead:
PBS This documentary tells how John Devoy (1842-1928), an Irish exile in New York City, engineered the rescue of six Irish rebels from British captivity in Western Australia in 1876 by an American whaler, the Catalpa, under Capt. George Anthony. A re-airing.
Dan Engler writes from Santa Barbara, California.