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BY Daniel J. Engler
FAMILYLAND TV “For I am
not ashamed of the Gospel,” wrote St. Paul in the Letter to the Romans. “It is
the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.” At 3:30 a.m.
Sundays and 10 a.m. Fridays, this series mines the riches of St. Paul’s letter.
Parables of Mark
CATHOLICTV In this
series, Msgr. John Zenz examines the parables of Jesus in St. Mark’s Gospel. A
special guest is former baseball broadcaster Ernie Harwell, 91. Episodes air
3:30 p.m. Mondays, noon Wednesdays, 5:30 a.m. Fridays, and 11:30 p.m.
3 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
Conversion: Following the Call of
EWTN Father Robert
Barron of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries relays Jesus’ call to us to “Repent,
and believe in the Gospel.” In these daily episodes, Father Barron tells us to
give up things that keep us from following Jesus; reminds us that Jesus loves
sinners and calls us to himself; and says we must follow God’s will, not our
Secrets of the
GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL The copper and
gold dinner plate-sized Nebra star disc, uncovered in Germany in 1999, is a
Bronze Age “chart” from 1800-1600 B.C. that shows the sun, moon and Pleiades (a
star cluster in the Taurus constellation) and has what resembles an Egyptian
Save Our History: Valley Forge
HISTORY Roughly 2,000
soldiers of the Continental Army died of cold, hunger or disease at their camp
in Valley Forge in the winter of 1777-1778.
St. Anthony of Padua
EWTN On the feast day
of St. Anthony the Wonder Worker (1195-1231), Father Benedict Groeschel
reflects on his life (Meditations, 4 a.m.),
Bob and Penny Lord (Super Saints, 6 a.m.)
visit sites associated with him in Italy, and a documentary (Lives
of the Saints, 4 p.m.) chronicles his story.
Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.