TV Picks 05.31.15
TUESDAY, June 2, 3am, 6:30pm
Benedicta: Marian Chant From Norcia
EWTN This show profiles Benedictine monks at their monastery in Norcia (formerly Nursia) in Umbria, Italy, and follows them as they record an album of chants for the Blessed Virgin Mary.
TUESDAY, June 2, 3:30am
Remain With Us, Lord
EWTN In this 2012 documentary filmed in the U.S. and Ireland, Father Robert Barron and other theologians explain the sacred reality of the holy sacrifice of the Mass, and priests, families and individual Catholics testify about Mass as the heart of their spiritual lives. Advisory: TV-PG. Re-airs 11pm Saturday.
Virtue, Freedom and Faith
EWTN In this new series premiering Wednesday, June 3, Jesuit Father Robert Spitzer, president of the Magis Center of Reason & Faith, offers antidotes to the moral relativism that afflicts Catholics and Protestants today. Re-airs 4:30am Saturdays.
WEDNESDAY, June 3, 9pm
Nova: Surviving the Tsunami
PBS This documentary uses survivors’ accounts and amateur and professional videographers’ images to capture the destructiveness of the tsunami that struck the northeastern coast of Japan on March 11, 2011, after the Tohoku 9.0 earthquake offshore. Advisory: Disaster scenes. A re-airing from 2011.
THURSDAY, June 4, 1pm
Solemnity of Corpus Christi Mass and Procession
EWTN Pope Francis will celebrate Mass at the Basilica of St. John Lateran and then preside over the annual Eucharistic Procession to the Basilica of St. Mary Major, where he will offer Benediction. Re-airs at midnight.
SATURDAY, June 6
Papal Visit to Sarajevo
EWTN Pope Francis will visit officials at the presidential palace, celebrate Mass in the Olympic Stadium, host priests, religious and seminarians, hold an interreligious meeting, meet young people at the cathedral and give a farewell talk at the airport. Check EWTN.com for times.
SATURDAY, June 6, 5pm, live
The Belmont Stakes
NBC Post time will be around 6:30pm for this 147th running of “The Test of the Champions” at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y.
WEDNESDAY, June 10, 9pm
Nova: D-Day’s Sunken Secrets
PBS In this two-hour episode, submersibles and divers explore Allied craft that sank offshore, veterans recount the battle, and military historians analyze technological innovations that helped reduce the number of casualties. A re-airing from 2014.
FRIDAY, June 12
Solemnity of the Sacred Heart
EWTN “Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.” At 8am, the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word celebrate Mass for the Solemnity (re-airs at noon, 6:30pm and midnight). At 9:30am, EWTN and the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word take part in the annual Global Rosary Relay for Priests (re-airs at 9:30pm). At 1:30pm, Jesuit Father Mitch Pacwa discusses Reminders of God’s Love: The Sacred Heart and the Divine Mercy. At 1:30am Saturday, in The Twelve Promises of the Sacred Heart, Raymond De Souza discusses Jesus’ promise to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, “I will bless those places where my Sacred Heart shall be exposed.”
Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.
- May 31-June 13, 2015