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CATHOLIC TELEVISION PROGRAMMING SPOTLIGHT

IN CONCERT: BAROQUE CHRISTMAS CONCERT

IN CONCERT: BAROQUE CHRISTMAS CONCERT

12/18 at 1:00 PM ET; 12/19 at 3:00 AM ET

Hear the works of the great Baroque composers Bach and Handel, along with music of the classical master Mozart, performed by the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, the German Brass, and the Freiburg Cathedral Boys Choir.


 


 

CATHOLIC TELEVISION HIGHLIGHTED SPECIALS

MICHAEL THE VISITOR

12/18 at 4:30 PM ET

Narrated by Stockard Channing, this charming fable is an adaptation of Tolstoy's classic tale about a lost young man with an amazing secret.


 


 

A STAR SHALL RISE

STAR SHALL RISE (A)

12/18 at 5:30 PM ET; 12/25 at 6:00 PM ET; 12/27 at 6:00 AM ET; 01/06 at 3:00 AM ET, 6:30 PM ET

A classic retelling of the story of the three Wise Men featuring Raymond Burr and other well-known actors.


 


 

KEEP CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS, A CATHOLICS COME HOME SPECIAL PRESENTATION

12/18 at 10:00 PM ET; 12/22 at 6:30 PM ET

A tour behind the scenes of the making of Santa's Priority, a Christmas evangomercial and discover what a small group of Catholics are doing to combat the secular war on Christmas and to glorify Jesus, the reason for the season.


 


 

LIFE IS WORTH LIVING

THE TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS

12/18 at 10:30 PM ET; 12/25 at 6:30 PM ET

Archbishop Sheen reminds us of why we celebrate this holiest of days.


 


 

WORD IS BORN, THE: CHRISTMAS WITH THE LOUISVILLE CHORUS

12/18 at 11:00 PM ET; 12/21 at 11:00 AM ET

The Louisville Chorus celebrates the sounds of the season in this special presentation of Christmas favorites. The choir performs in the historic Saint Martin of Tours Church in Louisville, Kentucky.


 


 


CATHOLIC TELEVISION HIGHLIGHTED PROGRAMMING AND EVENTS
FR. RUTLER: STORIES OF HYMNS

O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL

12/19 at 2:30 AM ET

Father George Rutler reflects on the hymn, "O Come All Ye Faithful", tracing it back to one of the most colorful scenes in Scottish history.

 

 

JOYFUL HOUR

JOYFUL HOUR (THE)

12/19 at 4:00 AM ET; 12/21 at 9:00 PM ET

The story of Joseph and Mary is told with an interspersed teaching regarding the Rosary. Featuring actor Pat O'Brien and family praying the devotion.

 

 

CHRISTMAS WITH THE NUNS

CHRISTMAS WITH THE NUNS OF OUR LADY OF THE ANGELS MONASTERY

12/19 at 5:00 AM ET; 12/22 at 1:00 PM ET; 12/25 at 4:00 AM ET

The Poor Clare Nuns of Perpetual Adoration from Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Hanceville, Alabama perform special Christmas music and devotions.

 

 

ICONS: WINDOWS ONTO HEAVEN

ANNUNCIATION PT. 2

12/19 at 6:30 AM ET

Continuation of explanation of symbolism in Annunciation Icons. The Iconographer always depicts Our Lady with her head bowed to the angel in humility. The angel Gabriel always has the hand raised and pointing signifying that words are being spoken.

 

 

CHRISTMAS WITH COLLIN RAYE FEATURING ANDREA THOMAS

12/19 at 10:00 AM ET, 10:00 PM ET; 12/21 at 11:00 PM ET; 12/23 at 2:30 AM ET; 12/26 at 5:00 AM ET

Country music star Collin Raye and Andrea Thomas presents some of the most cherished songs of the Christmas season.

 

 

SAVORING OUR FAITH

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

12/19 at 2:00 PM ET; 12/21 at 4:30 PM ET; 12/27 at 4:00 AM ET

Fr. Leo Patalinghug is joined by Fr. Patrick Mary, MFVA to present a special Christmas family meal. Discover not only some great Christmas recipes but also reflections on the birth of our Lord.

 

 

THE FIRST CHRISTMAS

12/19 at 4:00 PM ET; 12/20 at 9:00 AM ET; 12/24 at 5:30 PM ET

 

 

A colorful, animated production, narrated by Christopher Plummer, that tells the traditional story of the birth of Jesus.

 

ST. LUKE'S GOSPEL

MARY, FULFILLMENT OF THE TEMPLE AND ARK OF THE COVENANT

12/19 at 6:30 PM ET; 02/15 at 6:30 AM ET

Frances Hogan explains the angelic announcements of Jesus and John as revelation regarding their identities and missions as well as Mary's role in our redemption by bearing Christ as the prophecy's fulfillment.

 

 

CHRISTOPHER CLASSIC CHRISTMAS

12/19 at 11:00 PM ET; 12/22 at 2:30 PM ET; 12/27 at 1:00 PM ET

The Christophers' founder Father James Keller, M. M. joins Snooky Lanson, June Valli, Mario Lanza, Rosalind Russell and Danny Thomas for a celebration of the Christmas season.

 

 

EWTN'S VATICAN REPORT

EWTN'S VATICAN REPORT: CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

12/20 at 2:30 AM ET; 12/24 at 8:00 PM ET; 12/26 at 1:30 AM ET

A visit to Rome at Christmas. Discover preparations at St. Peter's, a tour of the markets and manger scenes around the world, including a relic of Christ's crib.

 

 

LUKE: MEEK SCRIBE OF CHRIST

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF INFANCY NARRATIVES

12/20 at 3:00 AM ET

Host Dr. Timothy O'Donnell explains St. Luke's focus on God's Mercy, his sensitivity toward women portrayed in the Gospel, the events in Jesus' life, the Holy Spirit and how he writes in a historical context.

 

 

LUKE: MEEK SCRIBE OF CHRIST

THE BIRTH OF JESUS, PRESENTATION, AND HIS MESSIANIC IDENTITY

12/20 at 3:30 AM ET

Dr. Timothy O'Donnell continues his study of the Gospel of Luke with a look at infancy narrative from Mary's purification to the Baptism in the Jordan.

 

 


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