TV Picks 10.05.14
SUNDAY, Oct. 5, WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY, Oct. 8-11
EWTN At 10pm Sunday, in Franciscan University Presents: Myths About the Crusades, medieval history professor Paul Crawford refutes false views of the Crusades (re-airs at 5am Thursday). At 8pm Wednesday, on EWTN Live, Jesuit Father Mitch Pacwa’s guests Stefano Mazzeo and Thomas Madden discuss their new documentary. At 7pm Wednesday-Saturday, that documentary, The Crusades (Advisory: TV-PG), explains the Crusades, 1095-1270, and their legacy today.
SUNDAYS, Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26, 10:30pm
Great Estates Scotland
PBS This weekly series of four 60-minute specials tours some of Scotland’s most spectacular country estates: Inveraray, Dumfries, Kincardine and Rosslyn, respectively.
SUNDAY-SUNDAY, Oct. 5-19
Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family
EWTN This synod, on “The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization,” will take place at the Vatican. The programs Vaticano (10:30pm Wednesdays), EWTN News Nightly (6pm) and The World Over Live (8pm Thursdays) will carry news of the event.
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 9pm
Nova: Why Planes Vanish
PBS This program spotlights experts involved in the search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared this past March 8.
FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 6:30pm
Walk to Mary
EWTN Join hundreds of pilgrims for the annual 21-mile “Walk to Mary,” beginning at St. Norbert Abbey’s National Shrine of St. Joseph and ending at the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in the Diocese of Green Bay, Wis.
SUNDAY-MONDAY, Oct. 12-13
Feast of Our Lady of Fatima
EWTN At 4:30pm on Sunday, the eve of the 97th anniversary of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s 1917 final visit to the Portuguese shepherd children Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco, throngs at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima will pray the Rosary and hold a candlelight procession. At 5am Monday, Mass will be said.
Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.
- Oct. 5-18, 2014