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BY Daniel J. Engler
SUNDAY, all day
Divine Mercy Sunday
EWTN, Familyland TV On this day
when Jesus promised total remission of sin and of punishment to all who go to
confession and receive Communion, EWTN’s highlights include Ocean
of Mercy at 5:30 a.m., Mass and Celebration of Divine Mercy,
live at 1 p.m. (re-air, 9 p.m.), The Merciful Love of Jesus
at 6:30 p.m. and Sister Faustina: The Promise of Mercy at 11:30
p.m. Familyland TV highlights include Trust in My Mercy at 4:30
a.m. and 1 p.m., Divine Mercy, Our Lady and John Paul II at 5:30
a.m. and 2 p.m. and A Time for Mercy at 7 a.m.
and 3:30 p.m.
SUNDAY, 8 p.m.
Nature: Voyage of the Lonely Turtle
PBS This new documentary follows a loggerhead turtle
on her perilous, year-long, 9,000-mile swim across the Pacific from Mexico to
Hawaii to Japan, her birthplace, where she will lay her eggs. Advisory: TV-PG.
SUNDAYS, 2 p.m.
THE LEARNING CHANNEL
Continuing today and the next two Sundays, this new series accompanies five
women as they spend 40 days in the contemplative life with the Trappistines at
Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey near Dubuque, Iowa. Mother Gail Fitzpatrick
says, “Living totally in God is really worth the sacrifice and generates so
much joy and hope in our lives.”
SUNDAY-FRIDAY, 9 p.m.
America at a Crossroads
documentaries, all shown during two hours each night this week, examine
post-9/11 issues such as the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, domestic
security, al Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood and our troops’ morale. Robert
TUESDAY, 8 p.m.
NOVA: First Flower
PBS “I see his
blood upon the rose … I see his face in every flower,” wrote Irish poet-rebel
Joseph Mary Plunkett about Jesus. This show consults paleobotanists, who study fossil
flowers to search for the origins of today’s perhaps 400,000 flower varieties.
WEDNESDAY, 8 p.m.
Tomb of Christ
PBS The work of Oxford archaeologist Martin Biddle
and his team in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem suggests that the
church is the site of the tomb of Jesus. A Secrets of the Dead re-air.
SATURDAY, 3:30 p.m.
Rosary for Life
EWTN Pray the
Rosary for the intention of saving unborn babies from abortion.
SATURDAY, 10 p.m.
Learn about major historical episodes in California, Kansas, New Hampshire,
North Carolina and West Virginia.
Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.