Rev. Mitchell Pacwa,
S.J. received his B.A. in Philosophy and Theology
from the University of Detroit, Summa cum laude. He received his Master
of Divinity and S.T.B. from the Jesuit School of Theology of Loyola
University, Magna cum laude. He was ordained a Catholic priest in 1976
and then continued his studies receiving a Ph.D. in Old Testament from
Vanderbilt University in 1984. He has taught at the high school,
university and seminary levels. He has lectured at conferences and
churches around the world and has appeared and hosted hundreds of
international radio and television programs.
His fluency in twelve languages, including Biblical languages, Arabic, and European languages, plus his extensive travels throughout the Middle East for over 20 years, has afforded him a unique understanding of the peoples and cultures of the Middle East. As a Jesuit Priest, Catholic Theologian and Teacher, Father Pacwa is best known for hosting hundreds of programs on the Eternal Word Television Network – better known as “EWTN” where he currently hosts two Programs – “Threshold of Hope”, “EWTN LIVE.” In addition, Father Pacwa can be seen several times daily on EWTN praying “The Holy Rosary in the Holy Land.” He has visited the Holy Land 44 times, leading over 1,000 Pilgrims to Jerusalem. Father Pacwa has authored two books: Father Forgive Me for I am Frustrated and Catholics and the New Age. Hundreds of his video and audio tapes are produced and distributed through his new Catholic apostolate “Ignatius Productions” (founded in 2000) -- which is incorporated under the Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus. Ignatius Productions films Father Pacwa teaching at holy places and shrines around the world.