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BY Daniel J. Engler
Family Rosary With Sacred
FAMILYLAND TV “Cling to
the Rosary as the creeper clings to the tree — for without Our Lady we cannot
stand,” Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta said. At 4 a.m. and noon daily, as
well as 7:30 p.m. daily except Sundays and Wednesdays, this show enables
families to pray together and meditate on the mysteries, using a Marian and
Vespers for the Closing of the
EWTN, CATHOLICTV As the
Pauline Year that commemorated the 2,000th anniversary of the birth of St. Paul
the Apostle concludes, Pope Benedict XVI will visit the papal basilica of St.
Paul Outside the Walls to celebrate vespers. EWTN will broadcast the ceremony
live at noon. CatholicTV will air it at 8 p.m. and re-air it at noon Monday.
Civil War Journal
HISTORY This episode,
“The Gray Ghost: John Singleton Mosby,” chronicles the Civil War guerrilla
tactics of Confederate Col. Mosby’s Partisan Raiders, the 43rd Virginia
Cavalry, in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Virginia. Advisory: TV-PG.
St. John Cantius Parish
EWTN At 8 p.m., on EWTN
Live, Father Joseph Wolfe interviews Congregation of the
Resurrection Father Frank Phillips about the revival of Chicago’s St. John
Cantius Parish and the founding of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius. At
11:30 p.m., the feature St. John Cantius: Restoring the
Sacred charts the restoration of the parish church, its Latin and
English liturgies, and its devotions, sacred music, treasures of sacred art,
and reverence for Catholic heritage and culture.
Wide Angle: Crossing
PBS This documentary
captures the absolute inhumanity of atheistic communism, as South Korean journalists
with hidden cameras follow heroic North Koreans’ desperate attempts to escape
to freedom in South Korea or Thailand via China and Laos. Only a few succeed;
the rest are shot or sent back to torture and execution. Advisory: TV-PG.
Yosemite and Yellowstone
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL
At 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Secret Yosemite
spotlights that park’s gigantic natural features. At 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., Secret
Yellowstone tours that 2-million-acre park, which is larger than
Rhode Island and Delaware combined.
The Fourth of July
PBS, NBC At 8 p.m. and
9:30 p.m. on PBS, A Capitol Fourth
celebrates our republic’s Declaration of Independence in 1776 with the National
Symphony Orchestra’s annual patriotic concert on the U.S. Capitol’s West Lawn.
At 9 p.m. on NBC, Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks
Spectacular features pro-life Jordin Sparks, other singers and a
26-minute, 40,000-shell fireworks extravaganza.
Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.