Some ideas of what to watch this weekend, largely courtesy of Catholic News Service:
Life on the Rock — Hosts Fr. Mark and Doug interview “FourEver,” a musical band featuring a Catholic mom and her four daughters. Details.
Can’t wait? EWTN posted the episode on its YouTube Channel. Cue up the 10:35 mark to get straight to the interview.
Airs 5 p.m. July 25 on EWTN and via a livestream online with replays through Tuesday.
[quote_box_right]RELATED: Gilbert-area youth prepare for ‘el camino’[/quote_box_right]El Camino, The Way of St. James — Young American men between the ages of 17-22 make a pilgrimage on the historic route in Spain known as the Way of St. James. The men explain their decision in taking part and the crosses to bear along the way.
Airs 2:30 July 25 on EWTN and via a livestream online.
[quote_box_right]RELATED: More on the saint and Scottsdale parish bearing his name[/quote_box_right]Founders of Church Orders: St. Bernard of Clairvaux — The story of St. Bernard, who sought admission into the newly founded Cistercian order, which he reformed to such an extent that he is considered as one of its founders. he was also known in history to have preached the Second Crusade.
Airs 3:30 p.m. July 25 on EWTN and via a livestream online.
Catholics Matter — Find bonus segments featuring Catholics doing worthwhile things and Catholic organizations around the Diocese of Phoenix following the live broadcast of the Sunday liturgy.
Airs 10:15-ish a.m. July 27 on AZTV 7/Cable 13 in Arizona and online. Or view archived episodes. Check out the latest installment:
“Mother Dolores Hart: From Hollywood to Holy Vows” — A three-part biography of screen star-turned-nun (and, subsequently, prioress) Mother Dolores Hart (TV-G, general audience).
Airs 6:30-8 p.m. July 26 on EWTN and via a livestream online.
“Knights of Peter Claver and Ladies Auxiliary Solemn Opening Convention Mass of Thanksgiving” — The opening Mass for the 99th Annual National Convention of the Knights of Peter Claver and the 84th Annual National Convention of the Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary.
12:30-2:30 p.m. July 27 on EWTN and via a livestream online.
OTHER PROGRAMMING NOTED BY CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE:
“The Nun’s Story” — (1959). Sent by her religious community to be a nurse in the Belgian Congo, a young nun (Audrey Hepburn) resists her feelings of love for the doctor (Peter Finch) with whom she works, returns to Belgium and, after struggling with the routine of convent life, leaves for the world beyond the wall.
Sensitively directed by Fred Zinnemann, the fact-based story focuses on the interior conflict between the nun’s idealism and her growing sense of her own needs as an individual. Convincing portrayal of religious life as a vocation requiring more than good intentions. The Catholic News Service classification of the theatrical version was A-II (adults and adolescents). Not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America.
Airs 12:15-3 p.m. July 26 on TCM.
“In Concert: J. S. Bach” — Ullrich Bohme performs on the new Bach organ of St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, Germany. This historical model corresponds to the organ on which Bach himself played for 27 years (TV-G, general audience).
Airs 10:30-11:30 a.m. July 27 on EWTN and via a livestream online.
“Wild Strawberries” — (1957). During the day on which he is to be awarded an honorary degree from a nearby university, a 78-year-old retired scholar (Victor Sjostrom in a masterful performance) is visited with dreams and reveries about his past life, especially his failures and disappointments in personal relationships.
Swedish director Ingmar Bergman brilliantly develops the man’s interior journey from pangs of regret and anxiety to a refreshing sense of peace and reconciliation summed up in blissful images of his happy youth. One of the great films about aging that touches universal chords in all viewers.
The Catholic News Service classification of the theatrical version was A-III, adults. Not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America.
Airs 7-8:45 p.m. July 28 on TCM.