National Catholic Register

Arts & Entertainment

TV Picks 09.22.13

BY Daniel J. Engler

TV Critic

Sept. 22-Oct. 5, 2013 Issue | Posted 9/17/13 at 12:26 PM

 

SUNDAYS, Sept. 22, Sept. 29, 8pm, live

Sunday Night Prime

EWTN On Sept. 22, Father Andrew Apostoli will host John Moreno, founder of Catholic Lay Preachers, who urges Catholics to tell everyone that the faith is "a pearl of great price that makes life better." On Sept. 29, guest Blythe Kaufman, founder of The Children’s Rosary, will explain how children’s Rosary groups sanctify families and parishes. The shows re-air at 2 and 9am Mondays.

MONDAY, Sept. 23, 10pm

POV: Best Kept Secret

PBS This new documentary follows Janet Mino, a special education teacher at John F. Kennedy High School in Newark, N.J., as she works with her severely autistic minority students and their families to prepare the young men for life after graduation.

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25, 9:30pm

The War of the Vendee

EWTN Catholic youngsters, many of them home-schoolers, play all the roles in this fact-based drama about the war for religious liberty that heroic Catholics in western France’s Vendee region fought against the atheistic French Revolution, 1793-1796. The French Revolutionaries won only by committing genocide that took the lives of 190,000, including civilians. Advisory: TV-G (battles but no blood). Re-airs 8pm Saturday.

SATURDAY, Sept. 28, 9pm

Too Cute! Where Are They Now?

ANIMAL PLANET "The following program contains material that is just too cute," reads the "viewer discretion" advisory for this series about puppies and kitties. This episode follows the grown-up furry "stars" in their new adoptive homes.

TUESDAY-FRIDAY, Oct. 1-4, 3am, 6:30pm

St. Francis of Assisi

EWTN On Tuesday, Restoration of the Basilica of St. Francis chronicles repairs after the 1997 earthquake in Italy. On Wednesday, the Writings of St. Francis of Assisi studies the saint’s words. On Thursday, Le Celle: A Franciscan Sanctuary tours a hermitage that St. Francis (1182-1226) founded in 1211. On Friday, the docudrama Lives of the Saints: St. Francis of Assisi bios St. Francis.

 

FRIDAY, Oct. 4, live

Pope Francis Visits Assisi

EWTN Watch as the Holy Father makes a one-day pilgrimage to Assisi, Italy, the home of St. Francis, where he will celebrate Mass on Francis’ feast day in St. Francis Square and pray at the saint’s tomb and other holy sites.

FRIDAY, Oct. 4, 10am, live

11th Annual Worldwide Children’s Holy Hour

EWTN On the First Friday of October, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, 4,000 children will adore Jesus, pray the Rosary and entrust themselves to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Kids in more than 140 lands will join in as they watch EWTN at school and at their parish churches.

SATURDAY, Oct. 5, 4pm

Martha Stewart’s Cooking School: Eggs

PBS Celebrity chef Martha Stewart demonstrates every way ever hatched to cook eggs.

Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.