TV Picks 04.03.16

Sunday, April 3, all day

Divine Mercy Sunday

EWTN At 4:30am, live, is the Holy Mass and Jubilee of Divine Mercy Sunday from the Vatican. Re-airs 5pm. At noon, live, the Marians of the Immaculate Conception present their annual Divine Mercy Preview Show from the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Mass. Re-airs at midnight. At 1pm, live, the Solemn Mass and Celebration of Divine Mercy takes place at the shrine. Re-airs 1am. At 4pm, live, is the Divine Mercy Holy Hour from the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Ala. Re-airs 7am Monday, 3am Thursday and 2pm Friday. At 10pm, Franciscan University Presents airs “Mercy in Action,” in which Marian Father Michael Gaitley shows practical ways for Catholics to perform works of mercy, as Jesus demanded in his revelations to St. Faustina and as Pope Francis urges the faithful to carry out. Re-airs 5am Thursday and 1:30am Saturday.


MONDAY, April 4, 8am

Feast of the Annunciation

EWTN “I am the handmaid of the Lord; be it done unto me according to thy word,” said Mary (Luke 1:38). At 8am, the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word celebrate the Mass of the Solemn Feast of the Annunciation, live, from Our Lady of the Angels Chapel in Irondale, Ala. Re-airs at noon, 6:30pm and midnight. At 9:30am, The Feast of the Annunciation features Dominican Father Lawrence Lew.


TUESDAY, April 5, 6:30pm

The King in Our Midst

EWTN Eucharistic adoration is a powerful devotion that has become more common. Charles Molineaux explains why. Re-airs 2:30am.


TUESDAYS, April 5, April 12, 8pm

10 That Changed America

PBS On April 5, in “10 Homes That Changed America,” the first in this three-part series, architects survey epochal residences. On April 12, in “10 Parks That Changed America,” experts profile park designers. Next issue: On April 19, “10 Towns That Changed America.”


WEDNESDAY, April 6, 9pm

Nova: Vikings Unearthed

PBS Archaeologist Sarah Helen Parcak seeks new evidence for Viking explorations and settlements in North America.


FRIDAY, April 8

The Wizard of Oz

TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES At 8pm, 1939’s beloved The Wizard of Oz brings to life L. Frank Baum’s 1900 novel. At 10pm, the 1990 documentary The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic chronicles MGM’s production of that classic family film.


MONDAY-FRIDAY, April 11-16, 6:30pm, 2:30am

Blue Collar Apologetics

EWTN John Martignoni shares sure-fire ways to defend and spread the faith. Episodes: “Apologetics for the Scripturally Challenged”; “The Ignorant Catholic”; Be Offensive (Aw-Fensive), Not Offensive (Uh-Fensive)”; “It’s the Principle of the Thing!”; and “But That’s My Interpretation.”


SATURDAY, April 16, 1am

Conversation With Cardinal Dolan

EWTN Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York discusses current issues and answers viewers’ questions.

Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.