TV Picks 10.02.16

SUNDAY, Oct. 2 (Sept. 30-Oct. 2 Visit)

Pope Francis in Georgia and Azerbaijan

EWTN Pope Francis will fly from Tbilisi, Georgia, to Baku, Azerbaijan, to celebrate Mass and dine with Salesians; attend a welcome ceremony; visit the Martyrs’ Lane cemetery and memorial; meet officials; confer with the Sheikh of the Muslims of the Caucasus; meet other religious officials; and fly to Rome after a farewell ceremony.
 

SUNDAY, Oct. 2, 8:30am

Bright Eyes

TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES Beloved child star Shirley Temple (1928-2014) sings On the Good Ship Lollipop in this 1934 comedy-drama in which she plays an orphan involved in a custody battle.
 

SUNDAYS, Oct. 2, Oct. 9, 9pm

WWII’s Most Daring Raids

SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL The Oct. 2 episode, “Churchill Strikes Back,” re-creates British commandos’ Dec. 27, 1941, raid on German-occupied Norway. The Oct. 9 show, “Storming Mussolini’s Island,” recounts the U.S. Army’s 1st and 4th Ranger Battalions’ July 10, 1943, spearheading of the invasion of Sicily.
 

MONDAY-WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3-5

St. Francis of Assisi

EWTN At 6:30pm and 2:30am Monday is Lives of the Saints: St. Francis of Assisi (re-airs 1:30pm Tuesday). At 3am Tuesday is Saint Francis and Brother Leo. At 8am Tuesday is EWTN Daily Mass on the feast of St. Francis (re-airs noon, 6:30pm, midnight). At 9:30am Tuesday and 3am Wednesday is Saint Francis and Brother Bernard; and at 1:30am Wednesday is Saint Francis and Saint Clare.
 

TUESDAY, Oct. 4, live, and SUNDAY, Oct. 9, live

Campaign 2016 Debates

ABC, CBS, CNN, C-SPAN, FOX, FOX NEWS, NBC, PBS The vice-presidential debate will take place at 9pm, Oct. 4, at Longwood University in Farmville, Va. The second presidential debate will be at 9pm, Oct. 9, at Washington University in St. Louis.
 

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, Oct. 7-8

14th-Annual Worldwide Children’s Eucharistic Holy Hour

EWTN Live at 11am Friday, the Holy Hour will air from the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Re-airs 4pm). Schoolchildren there and in more than 140 countries will pray the Rosary and adore Jesus. At 5am Saturday will be the Closing Event, from the Church of the Little Shepherds of Fatima, in Aljustrel, Fatima, Portugal. (Closing event re-airs at noon.)
 

SUNDAY, Oct. 9, 10pm

Conversation With Cardinal Dolan

EWTN Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York and his guests offer a Catholic perspective on the issues. Re-airs 4pm Saturdays.
 

MONDAY-FRIDAY, Oct. 10-14

Our Lady of Fatima

EWTN This Oct. 13 is the 99th anniversary of Our Lady’s “Miracle of the Sun” at Fatima.  At 11 nightly Monday-Wednesday is Fatima With the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word. At 6:30pm and 2:30am Tuesday-Thursday (three parts) is Eucharistic Journey to Fatima. At 3am Tuesday and 8pm Friday is Fatima and the Popes (Advisory: TV-PG).  Live from Fatima at 4:30pm Wednesday is the International Rosary and Candlelight Procession. At 4am Thursday and 11pm Friday is The Faithful Traveler in Fatima.  Live from Fatima at 5am Thursday is Holy Mass in Honor of Our Lady of Fatima (re-airs noon). At 5pm and 11pm Thursday is 100 Years: An EWTN in Fatima Special.

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.