.- The Catholic network EWTN has announced that its Lenten programming will include musical performances and reflections from many well-known Irish and English priests.
Lenten reflections, filmed at priests’ home parishes, will discuss topics including how to listen to God and how to come to the Lord for healing and forgiveness. The will air at 6 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursdays.
Archbishop of New York Timothy Dolan will also offer Lenten reflections which highlight St. Peter as an example of conversion and an “icon” for Lent. His five different episodes will air Mondays at 5:30 p.m.
Fr. William Casey, C.P.M., will discuss Lenten and Holy Week themes. Dr. Timothy O’Donnell will tour “Rome’s Hidden Churches,” the Stational Churches of Rome designated by the Vatican for special morning and evening Lenten services.
British journalist Joanna Bogle will discuss how the kitchen can become an entry into Catholic Lenten traditions each Thursday at 1:30 p.m.
Pope Benedict’s celebration of the Solemn Mass of Palm Sunday will air at 3:30 a.m. on March 28.
Later in the day, popular EWTN priest Fr. Benedict Groeschel will offer a Palm Sunday meditation at 10 a.m.
Musical performances broadcast on EWTN include Joseph Haydn’s “The Seven Last Words of Christ,” Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s “Stabat Mater,” and J.S. Bach’s “Johannes Passion.”
The EWTN web site is at http://www.ewtn.com.