Weekly TV Picks

SUNDAY, OCT. 31

The Priceless Pearl

EWTN, 7 p.m.

The Association for Promotion of Religious Life in Australia produced this 50-minute program in 1995 to present the Church's teachings on religious life and to show members of active, semi-active and contemplative orders living out God's call to them. Re-airs Tuesday at 1 p.m. and Friday at 3 a.m.

NOV., VARIOUS DATES

Crater Lake, the Mirror of Heaven

PBS, check local listings

This new documentar y depicts life through the ages in this scenic area of Oregon.

NOV., VARIOUS DATES

Idaho Rhapsody

PBS, check local listings

This new special blends beautiful views of the Gem State's mountains, canyons, rivers and deserts with rich background pieces by Idaho musicians.

MONDAY, NOV. 1

Super Saints: St. Charles Borromeo

EWTN, 9 p.m.

St. Charles Borromeo (1538-1584), whose feast day is Nov. 4, is the patron saint of seminarians, clergy and spiritual directors. He sur vived two attempts on his life as he enforced the rights of the Church and the decrees and reforms of the Council of Trent. Through excommunication, he brought many officials and clerics to repentance. Re-airs Wednesday at 5:30 a.m. and Friday at 5 p.m.

TUESDAY, NOV. 2

Election Day Coverage

Most networks, evening

Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS and other networks and local stations will cover the election throughout the evening.

THURSDAY, NOV. 4

House Hunters: Baby Makes Three

Home & Garden TV, 10 p.m.

Awaiting the birth of their first child, Todd and Joanna Sara-necki seek a home similar to their current one but larger. Real estate agent Ron Toyama helps them.

FRIDAY, NOV. 5

Julius Caesar

Histor y Channel, 8 p.m.

This new documentar y chronicles the life of Gaius Julius Caesar (100-44 B.C.), whose brutal conquests and hunger for power set an evil pattern for future Roman emperors.

SATURDAY, NOV. 6

The Rookie

ABC, 8 p.m.

In this 2002 family movie based on a true stor y, Dennis Quaid stars as Jim Morris, a Texas high school baseball coach and ex-minor leaguer who improbably reaches the big leagues at age 35 after his players make him promise to attend a tr yout camp if they win a division title. With a blazing fastball, Morris went 0-0 in 21 games with the Tampa Bay D-Rays in 1999 and 2000. An elbow injur y cut his new career short, but he achieved his lifelong dream of becoming a major leaguer.

Dan Engler writes from Santa Barbara, California.

The Earth is Not Our Mother

“The main point of Christianity was this: that Nature is not our mother: Nature is our sister. We can be proud of her beauty, since we have the same father; but she has no authority over us; we have to admire, but not to imitate.”—G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy