TV Picks 05.15.16

SUNDAY, May 15


EWTN Fifty days after Easter comes Pentecost, the feast of the Church’s birthday, when the Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles and the Blessed Virgin Mary. At 4am, live, Pope Francis will say the Solemn Mass of Pentecost in St. Peter’s Basilica, with the Regina Caeli following. Re-airs at noon. At 6am, in Holy Spirit at Work in the Church: Pentecost and the New Pentecost, Father Andrew Apostoli of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal describes the Holy Spirit’s action throughout Church history. At 2pm, in Meditations on Pentecost, Father Apostoli discusses the first Pentecost and the work of the Holy Spirit today, including the sacrament of confirmation.

SUNDAY, May 15, 9:30am, 8pm

EWTN Susan Tassone, an author and expert on purgatory, will appear on EWTN Bookmark with host Doug Keck and on Sunday Night Prime with Father Andrew Apostoli.

TUESDAY, May 17, 9am, tape-delayed

National Catholic Prayer Breakfast

EWTN Cardinal Robert Sarah, archbishop emeritus of Conakry, Guinea, and prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, will be the keynote speaker at this 12th annual breakfast. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., will also deliver remarks. Re-airs 2pm Saturday.

SATURDAY, May 21, 4:30pm

The Preakness

NBC Post time will be around 6:20pm for the 141st running of this thoroughbred horse race at Pimlico in Baltimore.

SUNDAY, May 22, 8am

Angels in the Outfield

TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES This Clarence Brown-directed 1951 baseball film features Donna Corcoran, 8, as a Catholic orphan whose faith and innocence allow her to see angels helping her heroes, the Pittsburgh Pirates.

MONDAY, May 23, 6:30pm

The Promise — We Said “I Do” Forever

EWTN This video from Steve and Kristy Allgeyer reminds couples that God is with them as they live out the challenges of married life. Re-airs Tuesday at 2:30am.

TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY, May 24-25, 6:30pm

Youth and Culture With Jean Vanier

EWTN In 1964, Jean Vanier founded L’Arche, an international community for people with developmental disabilities and those who befriend and help them. Here, in two segments, he discusses young people and their challenges. Re-airs 2:30am.


Corpus Christi

EWTN At 1pm, live, is the Solemnity of Corpus Christi Mass and Procession. For this Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Pope Francis will celebrate Mass at the Basilica of St. John Lateran and preside over the annual Eucharistic Procession to the Basilica of St. Mary Major, where he will offer Benediction. Re-airs at midnight. At 4pm, Children of the Eucharist tells the story of an Irish group that teaches children about adoration as a way to help prepare them for first Communion. 

THURSDAY, May 26, 8pm

This Old House Hour

PBS At 8pm, This Old House features a reveal of a farmhouse. At 8:30pm, in Ask This Old House, the team constructs a home gym for a wounded Navy SEAL.

Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.