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TV Picks 09.17.17
Father Stanley Rother will be beatified Sept. 23
By Daniel J. Engler
SATURDAY-SUNDAY, Sept. 16-17
EWTN Family Celebration
EWTN Recorded the previous weekend, watch EWTN’s 2017 Family Celebration in Worcester, Massachusetts. Speakers for the event included Jesuit Father Mitch Pacwa, Father Maurice Emelu, Susan Conroy, Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle and Marcus Grodi. For times, check EWTN.com closer to the date.
MONDAY Sept. 18, 1pm
Father Stanley Rother: American Martyr
EWTN Documentary about the life of Father Stanley Rother, who will be beatified this week in Oklahoma City. Re-airs Friday at 8pm.
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 10am
Egypt: Engineering an Empire
HISTORY This two-hour special uses computer-generated imagery and cinematic re-creations to show how the Egyptians built pyramids, temples and fortresses in 2500 B.C. Advisory: TV-PG.
FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 10pm, live
Solemn Mass in Honor of St. Padre Pio
EWTN Mass in honor of Padre Pio (1887-1968) will be celebrated at the Shrine of St. Pio of Pietrelcina in San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy.
SATURDAY, Sept. 23, 11am, live
Beatification of Servant of God Father Stanley Rother
EWTN “The shepherd cannot leave his flock,” said missionary Father Stanley Rother (1935-1981), returning to his Tz’utujil Mayan parishioners in Santiago Atitlán, Sololá, Guatemala, in 1980, despite knowing he was on a death-squad hit list in the midst of a genocidal war in which hundreds of thousands died. He was murdered in his rectory in the early hours of July 28, 1981. Pope Francis declared him a martyr last December. His sister, Sister Marita Rother of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, will be at the beatification in Oklahoma City. Re-airs at midnight.
SATURDAY, Sept. 23, 2pm
Holy Mass & Dedication of Our Lady of Fatima Statue
EWTN Bishop Frank Caggiano of Bridgeport, Connecticut, will say Mass and be the homilist for this dedication in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.
MONDAY-FRIDAY, Sept. 25-29, 6:30pm, 2:30am
Coming to Christ: Young Adults and the Church
EWTN In this series, Susan Conroy helps young adults in the Diocese of Portland, Maine, discover Christ’s love and see the way to happiness and peace of soul. Episodes: “The Word of God”; “Our Blessed Mother Mary”; “Suffering”; “Discerning God’s Will”; and “His Saints.”
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 8pm
TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES This 1937 drama stars child actress Shirley Temple as an orphan in the 19th-century Swiss Alps who is taken from her beloved grandpa (Jean Hersholt) and made to be a companion to an ailing girl. (It is no spoiler to report that all ends well.)
SATURDAY, Sept. 30, 1:30pm
This Old House: Detroit — Rebuilding Motor City
PBS Polk family members plan to renovate a formerly abandoned house by themselves, starting with the roof. A re-air from April.
Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.
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