SUNDAY, Jan. 12, 3:45am, live

Solemn Mass for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

EWTN Pope Francis will celebrate Mass in the Sistine Chapel and will also baptize several babies. Re-airs at 11:30am.

TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 11am, 11:30 pm

Women of Grace: A Spotlight on EWTN Programming

EWTN Johnnette Benkovic’s guests are EWTN’s Peter Gagnon, director of on-air promotions, and John Elson, director of program acquisitions and co-production. Advisory: TV-PG.

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 8pm

Nature: The Private Life of Deer

PBS This program employs homeowners’ films and deer-mounted cameras to study the proliferation and behavior of whitetail deer and track their adaptation to life in the suburbs, where the availability of many kinds of plants offers them a nourishing diet. Re-airs at 7pm on Sunday, Jan. 19.

THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2pm

Why Catholics Are Right: Catholics and History

EWTN English-born Canadian journalist Michael Coren, a convert to Catholicism, discusses the true history of the Church and debunks anti-Catholic lies about the Crusades, the Inquisition, Galileo and the Holocaust. Advisory: TV-PG. Re-airs at 5am Saturday, Jan. 18.

MONDAY, Jan. 20, 4:15pm

Lilies of the Field

TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES This touching 1963 classic alternates between drama and comedy as it tells the story of immigrant German Catholic sisters in the rural Southwest and the wandering handyman they persuade to build a chapel for them. Ralph Nelson directed, and Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala and Dan Frazer star. Advisory: A-II, TV-PG.

TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21-22, live

41st Annual March for Life

EWTN By far the largest and the longest-lived annual demonstration in U.S. history, the Washington March for Life affirms the God-given right to life and protests the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion decision. The Opening Mass of the National Prayer Vigil takes place at 6:30pm Tuesday, Jan. 21, in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and the vigil’s Closing Mass begins at 7:30am Wednesday. Coverage of the March for Life and the preceding rally begins at 9am Wednesday, with re-airings at 10pm and noon on Sunday, Jan. 26. At 6pm, EWTN News Nightly With Colleen Carroll Campbell will cover the march (re-airs at 9pm).

SATURDAY, Jan. 25, 2:30pm, live

10th Annual Walk for Life West Coast

EWTN Franciscan Father Mark Mary and Doug Barry interview pro-lifers and cover the preliminary speeches before this annual march in downtown San Francisco, which protests abortions and reaches out to women harmed by abortion. At least 15 California Catholic bishops plan to attend. Re-airing 9:30am on Sunday, Jan. 26.

Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.