.- EWTN will air special Lenten programming and a dynamic new series in February, starting with the Ash Wednesday Mass, celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI, live on Feb. 21 at 11 a.m. (all times Eastern U.S.)
The Mass will be followed by "Ash Wednesday Mediations," with Fr. Benedict Groeschel at 12:30 p.m.
Fr. William Casey will host a Lenten parish mission each Sunday of Lent at 10 p.m. (rebroadcast at 2 p.m.).
Biblical scholar Scott Hahn will host a new series, "Letter and Spirit" on Mondays at 9 p.m. The program will look at the vital connection between the Bible and the liturgy.
"Life On The Rock" will feature Oregon State University's baseball coach, Pat Casey, and "EWTN Live" will feature the Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City and Fr. Tom Euteneuer, president of Human Life International.
Other special programming in February includes "Bernadette: Her Vision Became a Legend" on Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. (rebroadcast on Feb. 15 at 1 p.m.). Shot on location in France, this documentary tells the remarkable story of the young peasant girl to whom Our Lady appeared in Lourdes, France.
"Project Amazon" follows 20 lay Catholic missionaries, with medical training and other skills, into the heart of the Amazon jungle as they seek to provide for those in need. It will air on Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m. (rebroadcast on Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m.).