Weekly TV Picks
by Dan Engler, Register Correspondent
Monday, Jul 10, 2006 9:00 AM
Familyland TV, 10:30 a.m.
In new episodes of his show,
Catholic pro-life history expert, author and speaker Bill Federer
marshals many examples to illuminate the Christian roots of the United States.
He also disproves secularists’ misrepresentations of U.S. history.
at Notre Dame
Hallmark Channel, 11 a.m.
View the holy Sacrifice of the
Mass in the beautiful late 19th-century Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the
University of Notre Dame in South Bend,
Ind. The basilica, spearheaded by
Notre Dame’s founder, Holy Cross Father Edward Sorin,
is the mother church of the Congregation of Holy Cross in the United States.
Its murals, stained-glass windows, and gold sizing and gilding were restored in
History Channel, 7 p.m.
The mid-17th century to the early
18th was the heyday of piracy countenanced or sponsored by the English and
others against the New World treasure ships of
Catholic Spain. At 7 p.m., Modern Marvels: Pirate Tech explores nautical and
weapons advances. At 8 p.m., True Caribbean Pirates profiles some notorious
pirates. Advisory: TV-PG.
Fox, 8 p.m.
Baseball, our “national pastime,”
has limitless appeal to America’s
children and families, as this exciting annual showcase amply reveals.
EWTN, 8 p.m.
Jesuit Father Mitch Pacwa’s guest is Father Frank Pavone,
founder of the Priests for Life pro-life group and of a new society of
apostolic life, the Missionaries of the Gospel of Life. Based in the Diocese of
Amarillo, Texas, under Bishop John Yanta, the new
order, says Father Pavone, will do extensive media
work and travel into communities and parishes to “raise a trumpet call to the
whole Church to give the defense of life the priority it deserves, at every
level of Church life and ministry.”
Animal Planet, 7 p.m., 11 p.m.
Outstanding canines show why we
call dogs “man’s best friend.”
History Channel, 10 p.m.
Military historians study battles,
strategies, commanders and weapons of the Old Testament, from the time of
Abraham to that of David. Advisory: TV-PG.
EWTN, 8 p.m.
Is Christ calling you to the
consecrated life? This hour-long show has answers about how to truly listen to
him and to respond.
Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.