Father Mitch Pacwa, S.J.
We are delighted to have Father Mitch Pacwa return to our conference again this year. Fr. Pacwa is Founder and President of Ignatius Productions, and is best know for his appearances on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) where he hosts two programs: Threshold of Hope and EWTN Live. He also serves as the weekly host of EWTN Radio’s Open Line program.
Father is fluent in twelve languages and received his B.A. in Philosophy and Theology from the University of Detroit, summa cum laude. He was ordained a Catholic priest in 1976 with the Society of Jesus and then continued his studies. He received his Master of Divinity and Bachelor of Sacred Theology from the Jesuit School of Theology of Loyola University, magna cum laude. At Vanderbilt University, he received his Master of Arts and a Ph.D. in Old Testament.
The mission of Ignatius Productions is “to teach people the scriptures, to educate Catholics about their faith, and to promote unity and understanding within the mystical body of Christ.” To that end, this well-known Biblical scholar has lectured and spoke at hundreds of conferences and churches around the world.
In April 2016, quite unexpectedly Father suffered a heart attack. He was planning on stopping at Hamburger Heaven for a hamburger, but he amost went to the other heaven. “Heaven doesn’t want me, and Hell was afraid I’d take over.”
With renewed strength, Fr. Pacwa is launching a new apostolate called Legacy of Faith, with is staff, Ray and Linda King. The mission is to offer young adults the opportunity to talk with Father in informal, smaller venues. He wants to listen to, support, and strengthen the next generation of Catholics as they strive to live their Faith in today’s culture.
Fr. Pacwa asks for your continued prayers as he begins this new adventure for the Greater Glory of God.