All Times Eastern


Figures around the Cross: A Lenten Journey

FAMILYLAND TV On Mondays at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 1 p.m., Father William Maestri, director of communications of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, discusses the life of Christ, especially his passion, death and resurrection.


New Series

EWTN Be sure to see: Raymond de Souza’s Jesus Christ, True God and True Man (Mondays 5:30 p.m., Thursdays 6 a.m.); Ted Sri’s Knowing Mary Through the Bible (Tuesdays 11 a.m., Thursdays 2 a.m., Fridays 6 p.m.); Frances Hogan’s For God So Loved the World (Thursdays 11 a.m., Sundays 5:30 p.m.); Petroc Wiley’s Handing On the Faith (Saturdays 6:30 a.m., Wednesdays 11 a.m.); Jason and Crystallina Evert’s The Pure Life (Thursdays 10:30 p.m., Fridays 2:30 a.m.); Scott Hahn’s Letter and Spirit (Sundays 6:30 a.m., Mondays 9 p.m.); and The Holy Land with Fr. Peter Vasko (Sundays 5:30 a.m., Tuesdays 3:30 a.m., Wednesdays 6:30 a.m., Fridays 11:30 p.m.).

SUNDAY, 8 p.m.

Modern Marvels: Barbarian Battle Tech

HISTORY CHANNEL Which weapons did barbarians find most effective as they finished off the Roman Empire in the fourth and fifth centuries A.D.? This special examines bows and chariot suspensions, follows metalworkers as they re-create a fine Celtic sword, uses animation to “build” a hill fort and explains the utility of moats. Advisory: TV-PG.

MONDAY, 8 p.m.

The Journey Home

EWTN Marcus Grodi’s guest is Father Patrick Rohen, a former fundamentalist.

WEDNESDAY, 8 a.m., 2 p.m.

Mountain Men

HISTORY CHANNEL The fur trappers who roamed the American West between 1807 and 1840 left a legacy of adventure. A re-air. Advisory: TV-PG.

WED., 3 a.m., 6:30 p.m.

To Be or Not To Be: The Human Family

EWTN Canadian pro-life and disability speaker and activist Mark Pickup reminds us that we must defend every vulnerable person whom the culture of death is targeting.

THURSDAY, 9 p.m.

Last Stand of the 300

HISTORY CHANNEL This new special brings to life the valiant last stand of King Leonidas and his 300 Spartans at the pass of Thermopylae in 480 B.C. Vastly outnumbered, they gave their lives to defend Greece against the Persians. Advisory: TV-PG.

SATURDAY, 6 p.m.

Keys to the Castle

HOME & GARDEN TV Can people live a modern life in a castle? See how the owners of castles in England (Dorset, Suffolk and Wiltshire) and Scotland manage.

Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.