National Catholic Register

Arts & Entertainment

TV Picks 06.02.13

BY Daniel J. Engler

TV Critic

June 2-15, 2013 Issue | Posted 5/24/13 at 2:52 PM

 

SUNDAYS, June 2, June 9, 9pm

North America

DISCOVERY This wildlife and nature series encompasses three years of filming. On June 2, the episode "Outlaws and Skeletons" visits desert creatures in Mexico and the Southwestern United States. On June 9, the episode "Life on the Savage Edge" visits California and the Atlantic coast and shows animals struggling against Hurricane Irene. Advisory: Scenes of animal predation and privation might be upsetting.

SUNDAY, June 2, 8am

Corpus Christi Mass and Procession

EWTN Celebrate this feast day with the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word from the grounds at EWTN.

SUNDAY, June 6, 2pm

St. Margaret Mary and the Sacred Heart

EWTN This special tells the story of St. Margaret Mary and the mission Christ gave her to spread devotion to his Sacred Heart; includes a tour of her convent in Paray-le-Monial, France.

SUNDAY, June 2, 6pm

Corpus Christi Benediction

EWTN Watch a special procession from the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

TUESDAY, June 4, 1pm

Modern Marvels: Water

HISTORY Learn all about water’s amazing properties and its many uses. Advisory: TV-PG.

SATURDAY, June 8, 5pm

The Belmont Stakes

NBC Post time will be roughly 6:35pm for this 144th running of the Belmont Stakes, a 1-1/2-mile race for Thoroughbreds in Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y.

SUNDAY, June 9, 10pm

EWTN Theology Roundtable

EWTN Colin Donovan, Father Mark Mary and the theology staff discuss same-sex "marriage."

SUNDAY, June 9, 11pm

Where God Weeps: Russia: A Jewel in Our Lady’s Crown

EWTN Brazilian journalist Jose Correa recounts his secret meetings in then-Soviet-occupied Lithuania in the 1980s with underground Catholic Julius Sasnauskas (today a priest). The courage and zeal of this young ex-prisoner, whom the Communists had tortured, converted Correa and led him to found media outlets that today spread the Fatima message and foster friendship between Catholics and Orthodox. Re-airs 4:30am Tuesday.

WEDNESDAY, June 12, 3am, 6:30 and 11pm

Wales: The Golden Thread of Faith

EWTN After starting the Church of England, King Henry VIII destroyed and plundered the monasteries of Wales (and Ireland and England) between 1536 and 1541. This is the story of Welsh Catholics persevering then and practicing the faith freely today.

THURSDAY, June 13, 2pm

Watchmen of the Night

EWTN A look into the life of Benedictine monks of the French Abbey of Sainte-Madeleine du Barroux.
 

Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.