TV review: ‘A Samurai in the Vatican,’ Nov. 17, PBS

“Mature themes aside, ‘A Samurai in the Vatican’ is free of objectionable material and makes for highly informative and educational viewing. Teens as well as grown-ups will profit from learning about the important episode in diplomatic and religious history the show seeks to rescue from oblivion.”

Vatican offers free e-book for family rosary

The Vatican Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life and the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network have a gift for families for the month of October, which is traditionally dedicated to the rosary.