SUNDAY, Feb. 23, 4am, live

Eucharistic Concelebration With the New Cardinals

EWTN Following yesterday’s consistory for the creation of new cardinals — 19 of them — Pope Francis will concelebrate Mass with the new cardinals. Re-airs at noon.

MONDAY, Feb. 24, 10pm

Ice Warriors: USA Sled Hockey

PBS The XI Winter Paralympic Games will take place March 7-16 in Sochi, Russia. Physically challenged athletes from around the globe will compete in Alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, sled hockey, snowboarding and wheelchair curling. This documentary profiles the U.S. sled hockey team members.

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 8pm

Nature: Ireland’s Wild River

PBS The 224-mile Shannon is Ireland’s largest and longest river. For this documentary about the Shannon’s flora and fauna, famed wildlife and natural-history cinematographer Colin Stafford-Johnson traveled the river for a year, from its source in County Cavan all the way to Limerick and the sea, chronicling all four seasons. Re-airs at 8pm on Tuesday, March 4.

THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2:30am

Reasons to Believe: The Bible and the Mass

EWTN Biblical scholar, theologian and convert Scott Hahn and co-host Mike Aquilina discuss the close relationship between Scripture and the Mass. They point out truths such as: The Mass contains far more Bible readings than Protestant services do.

THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2pm

Trustful Surrender to God: A Catholics Come Home Special Presentation

EWTN Tom Peterson, the founder of Catholics Come Home, interviews a father of four who was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease at age 33. Jeff’s wisdom, trust in God and desire to do God’s will shine through in his words. Re-airs at 5am Saturday.

FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 7am

The Real West: The Lewis and Clark Expedition

HISTORY This show chronicles the exploration of the American West, 1804-1806, by Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809) and William Clark (1770-1838). The pathfinders drew maps, made scientific discoveries and established U.S. sovereignty along the way. A re-airing. Advisory: TV-PG.

SATURDAY, March 1, 2am

Faith and Culture: Making the Case Against Contraception

EWTN Colleen Carroll Campbell’s guest, Father Roger Landry of the Diocese of Fall River, Mass., explains the evils of contraception and the beauty and necessity of being open to children within marriage. TV-G.

SATURDAY, March 1, 5:30pm

A Man for All Seasons

TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES This classic drama from 1966 tells the story of St. Thomas More (1478-1535), chancellor of England, and his heroic defense of the Catholic Church and the sacrament of matrimony before tyrannical King Henry VIII (1491-1547), who divorced his wife, founded the breakaway Church of England and eventually martyred St. Thomas. Paul Scofield plays the saint-martyr. Advisory: TV-PG.

WEDNESDAY, March 5, 8am

Solemn Mass of Ash Wednesday

EWTN From Our Lady of the Angels Chapel in Irondale, Ala., the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word celebrate Mass at the start of Lent. Re-airs at midnight.

 

Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.