DAILY, 7 a.m.
Chaplet of St. Michael
EWTN “By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial choir of cherubim may the Lord grant us the grace to leave the ways of sin and run in the paths of Christian perfection,” reads a petition in the Chaplet of St. Michael the Archangel. Blessed Pope Pius IX approved the chaplet in 1851, a century after St. Michael appeared to Portuguese Carmelite Sister Antonia d’Astonac and requested the prayer.
In the Presence of the Lord
EWTN In Part I of this five-part series, on Sunday at 2 p.m., Father Benedict Groeschel cites sacred Scripture as he teaches about the holy Eucharist. In Part II, on Friday at 9:30 a.m., Father Groeschel quotes the Fathers of the Church as he discusses the Real Presence.
MONDAY, 5:30 p.m.
Gwen, Mother for Others
FAMILYLAND TV The Servant of God Gwen Coniker (1939-2002) and her husband, Jerry, co-founded the Apostolate of Family Consecration in Bloomingdale, Ohio, in 1975, and then Familyland TV, to help Catholic families become holy and strong. Gwen became the mom of 13 children (one now with the Lord) and 56 grandchildren. “She always referred to herself as ‘the babysitter for God,’” says daughter Theresa. “We were entrusted to her by God, and she handled us as such.”
MONDAY, 9:30 p.m.
On the Waterfront
TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES Jesuit Father John Corridan (1911-1984), who fought successfully in the 1940s and 1950s on behalf of New York and New Jersey longshoremen for reform of their crooked waterfront union, was the inspiration for Karl Malden’s Father Barry character in this 1954 crime drama. A-II (adults, adolescents).
WEDNESDAYS, 7 a.m.
Mothering, Full of Grace
CATHOLICTV In this series from Salt + Light Television in Toronto about the challenges and blessings of matrimony and motherhood, Catholic mom Rhea Johner and friends interview moms, dads and professionals and discuss God’s graces and the Blessed Mother’s example.
FRIDAY, 8 p.m.
Modern Marvels: Retro Tech
HISTORY Experts compare examples of recent “old” and new technology, such as newspapers’ print and online editions, 1968 and 2008 Ford Mustangs, and then-and-now handheld devices. Advisory: TV-PG.
Where’s Amelia Earhart?
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL Pioneer pilot Amelia Earhart (b. 1897) and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared on July 2, 1937, as they flew from Lae, New Guinea, toward tiny Howland Island in the central Pacific on an attempted flight around the world. In this special, authorities assess the theories that they could have been U.S. spies and that they did not perish. Advisory: TV-PG.
Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.