In the year 2000, Father Mitchell Pacwa, S.J. established Ignatius Productions, a Catholic media production apostolate, under the Society of Jesus, whose mission is to teach people the scriptures, educate Catholics about their Faith, and promote unity and understanding within the Mystical Body of Christ.
Father Pacwa 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 and then received his Master of Divinity and S.T.B. from the Jesuit School of Theology of Loyola University, magna cum laude. At Vanderbilt University, he received his Master of Arts as well as his Ph.D. in Old Testament.
Father Pacwa has a working knowledge of twelve languages, including Arabic. He has a unique understanding of the peoples and cultures of the Middle East and is respected for his knowledge on Islam and the Qur’an. Father Pacwa also has the privilege of being bi-ritual, which means he also celebrates the Maronite Mass of the Eastern Catholic Church.
He is best known for his appearances on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), where he currently hosts two television programs – “Scripture and Tradition” and “EWTN LIVE” and as a weekly host of EWTN Radio “OPEN LINE” program. Father Pacwa is a best-selling Catholic author and has written numerous books on a variety of topics about the Scripture and our Catholic Faith to continue to teach us and generations to come.
For any questions about Father’s own apostolate, Ignatius Productions, visit www.ignatiusproductions.org
We regret that we cannot forward emails along to Fr. Pacwa or make any of his contact information public. It’s an unfortunate consequence of his high profile and heavy workload. If you have a general theological question, we don’t want to leave it unanswered. We invite you to visit newadvent.org or the Catholic Q & A section of ewtn.com for a searchable index on all matters of our Catholic Faith. Between those two sites, you should find the answer you’re looking for. New Advent is an Online Catholic Encyclopedia, while EWTN’s site features answers to commonly asked questions by the faithful. And if you don’t find the answer you’re looking for, you can post your question and one of their theologians will answer it. You might also try catholicity.org. Their search feature is particularly thorough.