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BY Daniel J. Engler
SUNDAY, Feb. 28,
XXI Winter Olympic Games
NBC As the Vancouver
games close, Catholic viewers can reflect upon what Pope Benedict told the
participants: “May sport always be a valued building block of peace and
friendship between people and nations.”
EWTN March Series Debuts
EWTN In All
Things Girl at 6pm Mondays, Teresa Tomeo and friends show ’tweens
(ages 10-13) how to live as “daughters of the King.” At 6:30am Sundays, Father Andrew Apostoli of
the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal engages in Answering
the Questions of Jesus. In Catholicism on Campus: The
Students at 10pm Thursdays, Msgr. Stuart Swetland takes questions
from students at Mount St. Mary’s University in Maryland.
In The Faithful Traveler
at 5pm Sundays, Diana von Glahn visits U.S. shrines and describes their
namesake saints. In Military Orders and the Crusades
at 5:30pm Sundays, James and Joanna Bogle profile the medieval military-religious
orders. In NFP: Embracing the Marital Gift, at 10:30pm
Fridays, expert Damon Owens explains natural family planning and its proper
March 1, 11:30am
TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES
This 1951 screen version of Henryk Sinkiewicz’s 1895 novel about Catholic
martyrs under the Roman tyrant Nero makes good Lenten viewing.
Finlay Currie played St. Peter, and Abraham
Sofaer was St. Paul. Advisory: TV-PG.
March 4, 8pm
Modern Marvels: Start to Finish
HISTORY This hour-long
episode traces every single step in the making of vehicles, homes and high-tech
golf clubs, plus the demolition of buildings.
PBS Highlights include The
Priests in Concert at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, with the
singing Irish Fathers Eugene and Martin O’Hagan and Father David Delargey; When
Irish Eyes Are Smiling: An Irish Parade of Stars, with Bing Crosby,
the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, and many more; and Visions
of Canada, with beautiful aerial and ground footage portraying
Canada’s landscapes and cultural heritages.
Check local listings.
March 11, 9pm
Food Tech: Italian Dinner
HISTORY Host Bobby
Bognar searches out the makings of an Italian family dinner: pasta in New York
City, sauces from coastal North Carolina and New Mexico, grapes in California,
gelato in New Jersey and coffee in Costa Rica.
March 13, 1pm
X Winter Paralympic Games
NBC The games, which
opened in Vancouver the previous night, run through March 21. Athletes with mobility disabilities,
amputations, blindness and cerebral palsy compete in alpine skiing, biathlon,
cross-country skiing, ice sledge hockey and wheelchair curling.
Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.