TV Picks 02.26.12

DAILY, 3:15pm

Reflections by Father Leo Clifford, OFM

EWTN Anyone looking for profitable Catholic counsel this Lent will surely find it in these brief but powerful talks by Franciscan Father Leo Clifford.

SUNDAY, Feb. 26, 7am

Modern Marvels: The Tackle Box

HISTORY “Then God said: Let the water teem with an abundance of living creatures …” (Genesis 1:20). Fishing is a universal human experience, one that Jesus and the apostles knew well. This show chronicles fishing from ancient Egypt onward and zeroes in on rod-and-reel angling. A re-airing.

SUNDAY, Feb. 26, 10pm

Ireland: Roman Missal, Part 1

EWTN Cardinal Raymond Burke, prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, delivered the keynote address at the Fourth International Liturgical Conference of the St. Colman’s Society for Catholic Liturgy in Cork, Ireland, in July 2011. Re-airings at 1pm Feb. 28 and 5am March 1.

MONDAY, Feb. 27, 9:30pm

Come to the Stable

TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES Henry Koster directed this 1949 film version of a Clare Booth Luce story about two nuns (Loretta Young and Celeste Holm) from France who enlist local characters in Bethlehem, Conn., to help them start a children’s hospital.

TUESDAY, Feb. 28, 10pm

Frontline: Inside Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown

PBS The 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11, 2011, severely damaged the Dai-ichi nuclear complex in Fukushima. This program shows how people responded to the crisis. Re-airs at 9pm March 1.


New Programs, March 2012

EWTN At 1pm Mondays, psychologist and Register columnist Ray Guarendi presents Living Right With Dr. Ray (see article on B7). At 2:30pm Mondays, Mary’s Dowry Presents tells of Catholics persecuted in 16th-century England. At 8:30pm Sundays, in Savoring Our Faith, Father Leo Patalinghug uses serves up Catholic teaching and yummy dishes. At 8pm Sundays, Father Robert Barron’s Catholicism series re-airs. At 4:30pm Mondays, Cat Chat teaches kids the faith and fun. At 5:30pm Sundays, Timothy O’Donnell explains The Catholic Epistles. At 6:30pm Saturdays, in Fathers for Good, Father Francis Gustilo and Frank Padilla discuss dads. At 4pm Fridays is the animation special The Way of the Cross for Kids. At 4pm Saturdays, in Both Servant and Free, Register columnist Dominican Father Brian Mullady studies Catholic morality. At 1:30pm Thursdays, in Diamonds From Daniel, Frances Hogan meditates on the Book of Daniel.

WEDNESDAY, March 7, 12:30pm

House Hunters International

HGTV Transferred to Hungary, Houstonian Larry Stanteen and his wife, Carey, find a home in Budapest for themselves and their toddlers, Cade and Chelsea.

Dan Engler writes from Santa Barbara, California.

Cistercian Father Thomas Esposito says of discerning one’s college choice, ‘There has to be something that tugs at you and makes you want to investigate it further. And then the personal encounter comes in the form of a visit or a chat with a student or alumnus who communicates with the same enthusiasm or energy about the place. And then that love of a place can be a seed which germinates in your own heart through prayer.’

Choose a College With a Discerning Mind and Heart

Cistercian Father Thomas Esposito, assistant professor of theology at the University of Dallas (UD) and subprior (and former vocations director) of the Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Dallas, drew from his experience as both a student and now monastic religious to help those discerning understand the parallels between religious and college discernment.