THURSDAY, March 15, 9pm

The Mystery of Chaco Canyon

PBS Between 850 and 1150, the ancestors of the Pueblo Indians, based in Chaco Canyon in New Mexico, built remarkable structures and roads. A re-airing.

SATURDAY, March 17,
8:30am, live

Mass in Honor of St. Patrick

EWTN “In the war against sin, in the fight for the faith, dear saint, may thy children resist unto death.” So go lyrics to the hymn Hail, Glorious St. Patrick. In memory of the beloved “Apostle of Ireland,” Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York will celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan. Re-airing at midnight.

SATURDAY, March 17, 2:15pm

The Rising of the Moon

TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES Catholic director John Ford (b. John Feeney, 1894-1973) made this 1957 trilogy of vignettes about Irish life. In “The Majesty of the Law,” an elderly man upholds his principles. In “A Minute’s Wait,” train passengers exhibit their foibles. In “1921,” Irish rebels outwit British Crown forces. Advisory: TV-PG.

SATURDAY, March 17, 10:30pm

House Hunters International: From California to Cork, Ireland

HOME & GARDEN TV When Sacramento couple Hernan and Carrie relocate to Cork, local expert Ben O’Leary helps them find a home just the right size to accommodate family and friends who plan to visit.

SATURDAYS, March-April, 8pm

Must Love Cats

ANIMAL PLANET In six episodes, songwriting host John Fulton travels around the U.S., England and Japan to play with cats and profile those who love them.

MONDAY, March 19, 8am, live

Feast of St. Joseph

EWTN “Solace of the Wretched, Hope of the Sick, Patron of the Dying, Terror of Demons, Protector of Holy Church” are some of the titles the Litany of St. Joseph gives to the earthly father of Jesus and head of the Holy Family. At 8am, the MFVA Friars will celebrate a Solemn Mass of St. Joseph, Husband of the Virgin Mary, with re-airings at noon, 6:30pm and midnight. At 1:30pm, Father Benedict Groeschel offers Meditations on St. Joseph.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, March 23-24, live

Papal Visit to Mexico

EWTN Pope Benedict XVI is scheduled to arrive at the airport in Leon, Guanajuato, central Mexico, at 4:30am Friday. At 8pm Saturday, the Holy Father will visit with Mexican President Felipe Calderon. At 8:45pm, Pope Benedict will greet children in Leon’s Peace Square and deliver remarks. Check for schedule updates.

Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.