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BY Daniel J. Engler
Discernment of Spirits
At 12:30 p.m. Mondays, 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.
Fridays and 1 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sundays, Father Tim Gallagher of the Oblates
of the Virgin Mary, a spiritual director and retreat master, presents St.
Ignatius Loyola’s 14 rules for discernment of spirits and shows how they can
lead to spiritual growth.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
St. Louis, Ty Pennington and volunteers remodel the home of nurse Dawn Martirez
and her husband, Emmanuel, to equip it with safety features for their
special-needs twin sons, Evan and Alec. Told her babies would have severe
genetic problems, Dawn refused to abort them. In Ballwin, Mo., Ty and friends
revamp More Than Coffee, a coffee shop where Sam Malek, who has had 29 cerebral
palsy-related surgeries in the past 40 years, employs people who have
The Journey to Palomar
PBS This 90-minute documentary profiles the life of
U.S. astronomer and inventor George Ellery Hale (1868-1938). Despite years of
suffering nervous collapses and hallucinations brought on by overwork, Hale
persisted in lobbying scientists, industrialists and government officials and
finally realized his vision of building the world’s four largest telescopes,
including the Palomar Observatory.
is the premiere episode of a 10-part series on the Vatican Museums’ art
treasures. The elements and key figures of salvation history are showcased:
angels, Old Testament events, the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Epiphany, Christ’s
earthly ministry and his passion, death and resurrection, St. Peter and other
saints, as well as the Last Judgment.
Our Mission Is Mercy
FAMILYLAND TV Each
episode of this Be Not Afraid Family Hour nine-part series includes the Rosary
and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.
8 p.m., 11 p.m.
Mountains of the Wolf
Wolves prowl the mountains of northern Spain. TV-G.
Modern Marvels: Civil War Tech
Technological advances such as aerial reconnaissance, instant communication,
battlefield medicine, food processing, troop transport and weapons improvements
made the U.S. Civil War (1861-1865) the first “modern” war. Advisory: TV-PG.
Build It Bigger: Major League
This episode chronicles the construction of Nationals Park, the $650 million,
41,888-seat baseball stadium in southeast Washington, D.C., that is the home of
the new Washington Nationals. Advisory: TV-PG.
Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.