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BY Dan Engler
Daily Mass and Rosary
CATHOLIC TV This
network airs on TV in the Archdiocese of Boston area and online for everyone.
New times as of this month: Daily Mass at 9:30 a.m., with re-airs at 7 and
11:30 p.m., and the Rosary at 10 a.m., with a re-air at 6:30 p.m. On Sundays,
the Rosary is at 9:30 a.m. and Notre Dame Sunday Mass is at 10 a.m.
Nature: Violent Hawaii
PBS This hour-long
documentary on the geological history, climate and coastal sea life of the
“Aloha State” surveys the active volcano Kilauea and dormant Diamond Head,
giant waves on Maui’s Pe’ahi coast, storms on 13,796-foot Mauna Kea, and the
thousands of humpback whales that migrate to Hawaii every winter. A re-air.
5, 6 p.m.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL
At 5 p.m., “The Pyramid Code” uses new technology to map the evolution of
ancient Egyptian rulers’ monumental tombs, from early kings’ mere mounds of
rock and sand on to the mastabas — rectangular structures of mud brick or stone
— and then to the pharaohs’ pyramids. Re-airs 8 p.m. At 6 p.m., “Secrets of the
Sphinx” employs recent research to evaluate theories about the origin of the
4,500-year-old monument on the Giza Plateau. Re-airs 9 p.m.
Nova: Ghost in Your Genes
PBS This 60-minute
report on the field of epigenetics suggests that factors besides genes could
affect inherited traits. It might be that, say, nutrition and stress change the
way genes act, by triggering chemical switches in them without altering their
overall makeup, and those changes could be passed along to kids and grandkids.
Babies conceived by [the immoral process of] in vitro fertilization often have
Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome; an IVF-caused effect could be the reason. A
The Adventures of Robin Hood
TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES
This 1938 Technicolor classic directed by Michael Curtiz and William Keighley
is always worth watching as a happy tale of chivalry, courage and love triumphing
over treason, deceit and lust for power. USCBB: A-1.
EWTN Tonight’s guest,
Msgr. Stanley Deptula of the Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Foundation, discusses
the cause for the beatification of Archbishop Sheen (1895-1979), who spread the
Gospel via radio, TV and dozens of books and won many converts.
Pope Benedict XVI in the Czech
EWTN On the first day
of his three-day visit, the Holy Father will celebrate vespers at Prague’s
Cathedral of St. Vitus, St. Wenceslas and St. Adalbert.
Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.