TV Picks 09.06.15


New Fall Season Series

EWTN In Light From Light, at 6pm Sundays and 5am Saturdays, Father George Rutler recounts incidents when Christ’s light shone out brightly through his servants. Rise and Fall of Ancient Israel, at 2am Sundays and 5pm Mondays, traces God’s love for the Israelites despite their infidelities. In Shepherds Speak, at 4:30pm Sundays and 5:30am Wednesdays, Maria Mercedes Robles and Rebecca Amos interview bishops from around the globe. At 1:30am Sundays and 10pm Thursdays, in You’re Amazing: With Justin Fatica, young people hear Jesus proclaimed.


New Episodes

EWTN In The Church Universal, at 5pm Sundays, 5am Tuesdays and 10pm Fridays, Father Joseph Mary Wolfe of the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word welcomes heads of apostolates. In Defending Life, at 2:30am Wednesdays and 11pm Thursdays, Father Denis Wilde and Janet Morana interview guests. Living Right With Dr. Ray, at 2pm Wednesdays, 5am Fridays and 10pm Saturdays, features clinical psychologist Ray Guarendi. In Symbolon, at 9pm Sundays and 3:30am Saturdays, Edward Sri and others simplify sharing the faith. In Savoring Our Faith, at 5pm Thursdays and 4am Saturdays, Father Leo Patalinghug goes on the road to cook.

MONDAY-FRIDAY, Sept. 7-11, 3am, 6:30pm (Tuesday, 7:30pm)

Catholic Enlightenment: Gifts of Catholicism to Civilization

EWTN This series’ episodes: “True Enlightenment: Space, Time and Exploration”; “Art, Architecture, the Sacramental Life”; “Education and the Dignity of the Human Person”; “Morality, Law and the Drama of Salvation”; “Language, Literature, Music and Saints.”

FRIDAY, Sept. 11, all day

9/11 Programming

HISTORY Today’s memorial programs begin at 7am, with The Day the Towers Fell, and end with Hotel Ground Zero at 3am. Advisory: TV-14, TV-PG.

MONDAY-TUESDAY, Sept. 14-15, 9pm nightly

American Experience: Walt Disney

PBS This new two-part film about entertainment legend Walter “Walt” Disney (1901-1966) uses archival footage, interviews and scenes from his films and TV shows.

SATURDAY, Sept. 19, 4pm, live

Papal Visit to Cuba

EWTN Pope Francis is to arrive at José Martí International Airport in Havana at 4pm and take part in a welcoming ceremony for his Sept. 19-22 visit.

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.