SUNDAY, AUG. 13

Father Peyton, the

Rosary Priest

EWTN, 10 p.m.

At 10 p.m., A Dedicated Man shows “The Rosary Priest,” beloved Holy Cross Father Patrick Peyton (1909-1992), as he comes home in 1990 to his birthplace near Ballina in County Mayo, Ireland. At 10:30 p.m., Father Pat explores the worldwide impact of Father Peyton, who founded the Family Rosary Crusade and Family Theater Productions, and whose constant theme was simple and to the point: “The family that prays together stays together.”

MONDAY, AUG. 14

The Miracle of Stairwell B

History Channel, 8 p.m.

Some 16 people who were trapped in the north tower of the World Trade Center during the 9/11 attacks in Manhattan in 2001 managed to survive. This is their story.

TUESDAY, AUG. 15

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Familyland TV, 11:30 a.m.

In 1950, Pope Pius XII infallibly declared as a dogma of the Church what Catholics had celebrated for many centuries: The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, body and soul, into heaven after her natural death. Here is a dramatization of the holy events.

TUESDAY, AUG. 15

Wild National Parks

Travel Channel, 10 p.m.

Many families visit our national parks to observe the wildlife, such as pronghorn antelope in Grand Teton and Yellowstone, and bear in Katmai, Alaska.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 16

Super Saints: St. Clare of Montefalco

EWTN, 5:30 a.m.

Devoted to the Passion, St. Clare of Montefalco (ca. 1268-1308) founded the Santa Croce convent in Spoleto under the rule of St. Augustine. She was found incorrupt and with images of Christ Crucified and the Crown of Thorns marked upon her heart.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 16

An Ice Cream Show

PBS, 8 p.m.

Ice cream is a beloved American “family food” and venerable U.S. tradition, as shown in this educational and fun documentary about making ice cream and enjoying it.

THURSDAY, AUG. 17

Our 27 Kids

Discovery Health Channel,

10 p.m.

“This is the life we love,” says Jeanette Murphy of suburban Atlanta about raising 27 children with her husband John. The Murphys met while working at a group home for mentally impaired adults. After marrying in 1977 and having four kids, they began adopting children in 1983, most of them with Down syndrome and other special needs.

FRIDAY, AUG. 18

Dana in Concert

Familyland TV, 8 p.m.

County Derry-born singer and pro-lifer Dana (Rosemary Brown Scallon) gives us 90 minutes of Irish song and story, as well as favorite Catholic hymns.

Dan Engler writes from

Santa Barbara, California.