TV Picks 04.12.20

Celebrate Easter on EWTN

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SUNDAY, April 12, live

Easter Sunday

EWTN At 4am Pope Francis will celebrate the Solemn Mass of Easter. (Re-airs 7pm.) At 6am the Holy Father will give the Urbi et Orbi Message and Blessing. (Re-airs 9pm.) At 8am the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word will offer the Solemn Mass of Easter Sunday in Our Lady of the Angels Chapel in Irondale. (Re-airs midnight.) At noon will be Easter Sunday Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.


SUNDAY, April 12

Easter Sunday Epics

TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES At noon, Ben-Hur is director William Wyler’s 1959 classic retelling of Gen. Lew Wallace’s 1880 novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. Charlton Heston, Stephen Boyd and Haya Harareet star. A-1, G, TV-PG. At 4pm, The Greatest Story Ever Told is George Stevens’ grand-scale film version of Catholic convert Fulton Oursler’s 1949 novel. Max von Sydow, Dorothy McGuire and Charlton Heston star. A-1, G, TV-G.


MONDAY-FRIDAY, April 13-17, 5:30pm

The God of Mercy

EWTN Father Badu Udamala hosts this EWTN miniseries about Jesus’ messages to St. Faustina Kowalska. Topics include “The 5 Elements of the Divine Mercy Devotion.”


WEDNESDAY, April 15, 9pm

Blood Sugar Rising

PBS This new two-hour documentary uses interviews with diabetes researchers and patients to explore the history of that disease, its current status, prospects for improved medical treatments and more study of prevention, management, and lifestyle and environmental causes.


SATURDAY, April 18, 8pm

Original Image of Divine Mercy: The Untold Story of an Unknown Masterpiece

EWTN This documentary presents “the inside story” of the painting of Jesus that St. Faustina specified.


SUNDAY, April 19

Divine Mercy Sunday, live

EWTN Jesus told St. Faustina, “I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners.” Scheduled at 10am is the Divine Mercy Celebration From Vilnius, Lithuania, with Archbishop Gintaras Grusas saying Mass. Also on Divine Mercy Sunday, original (though not live) programs will air from the Divine Mercy Shrine in Stockbridge, Massachusetts: From noon-1:30pm will be a Pre-Show; from 1:30-3pm will be Divine Mercy Sunday Mass. The Divine Mercy Chaplet will air after this Mass. At 4pm is the Divine Mercy Holy Hour from the Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Alabama. (Re-airs 7am Monday.)


WEDNESDAY, April 22, 9pm

H2O: The Molecule That Made Us: Pulse

PBS Scientists study water’s origin and how it became the physical source of life on Earth.


SATURDAY, April 25, 8pm

Saint Martin de Porres

EWTN This EWTN original film portrays the life, miracles and mystical revelations of St. Martin (1579-1639) in Peru, including his friendship with St. Rose of Lima (1586-1617).

Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.

Scott Collier holds his IV on a hiking pole standing on a mountain top. His battle with cancer didn't keep him from his outdoor adventures.

A Miracle of Conversion: Cancer Helped Heal His Soul

Scott ‘Catfish’ Collier was told he had Stage IV cancer and only months to live. That’s when he really began to live: ‘My idea of living was to ride my motorcycle to Alaska. God’s idea of living was to get rid of the cancer inside of me.’