SUNDAY, July 13, 2:30pm, live
2014 World Cup Championship
ABC
In the 20th FIFA World Cup’s championship match, the last two of the 32 teams square off in Rio de Janeiro’s Estádio Maracanã.

SUNDAY, July 13, 4:30pm
The Church in Puerto Rico: Blessed Charlie
EWTN
Blessed Carlos “Charlie” Manuel Cecilio Rodriguez Santiago (1918-1963) was a layman in Puerto Rico who spent most of his salary to make Jesus known and to promote liturgical renewal. Advisory: TV-PG.

SUNDAY-TUESDAY, July 13-15, live
2014 MLB All-Star Game Events
MLB NETWORK, ESPN, FOX
Major League Baseball’s annual showcase gets under way in Minneapolis at 5pm Sunday, as the MLB Network airs the All-Star Futures Game of promising minor leaguers. At 8pm Monday, ESPN will show this year’s Home-Run Derby, and at 7:30pm Tuesday, Fox will broadcast the 85th All-Star Game.

MONDAY-FRIDAY, July 14-18, 11am, 11:30pm
Women of Grace
EWTN
In these five daily episodes, “Modern-Day Miracles, Wonders and Signs of Our Lady of Fatima,” Johnnette Benkovic and her guests explain the relevance today of the Blessed Mother’s appearances at Fatima in 1917 and her requests for repentance, penance and prayer for the conversion of sinners.

TUESDAY, July 15, 8pm
Time Scanners: Petra
PBS
Steve Brown, a structural engineer, and his team use 3-D laser scanners to analyze the construction of the massive rock-cut structures at Petra, the remote desert city of the ancient Nabateans in modern-day Jordan.

WEDNESDAY, July 16, 6:30pm
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
EWTN
On the feast Day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, EWTN airs this tribute to her by beloved Redemptorist Father Pablo Straub (1932-2013), longtime EWTN host, missionary, retreat master and founder of two orders, one for priests and one for sisters, the Consecrated of the Most Holy Savior.

THURSDAY, July 17, 6:30pm
Catholic Action Insight
EWTN
In this 2012 episode, Thomas McKenna, founder and president of Catholic Action for Faith and Family, interviews then-Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, who is now archbishop of San Francisco, about the homosexual “marriage” movement and its threat to religious liberty, the family and civilization itself. Advisory: TV-PG.

FRIDAY, July 18, 10am
Modern Marvels
HISTORY
Starting at 10am, nine episodes cover coffee, milk, salt, food trucks, ice cream, fast-food technology, candy, more candy and the preparation of “mega meals” for large groups.

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 8pm
EWTN Live
EWTN
Jesuit Father Mitch Pacwa hosts Bishop David Ricken of Green Bay, Wis., and Father Peter Stryker, rector of the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help near Champion, Wis., where the Blessed Mother appeared to Miss Adele Brise in October 1859. In 2010, Bishop Ricken declared the apparitions worthy of belief. The shrine is the United States’ only approved site of Marian apparitions. Re-airs at 1 and 9am Thursday and 4am Sunday.


Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.