Mitch Pacwa

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Mitch Pacwa, S.J.
Born Mitchell Pacwa
(1949-07-27) July 27, 1949 (age 68)
United States
Known for Eternal Word Television Network

Mitchell "Mitch" Pacwa, S.J. (born July 27, 1949) is an American Jesuit priest. He is fluent in thirteen languages. He is bi-ritual, meaning that he can celebrate liturgy in both the Roman and Maronite rites. He is president and founder of Ignatius Productions. He has taught at the University of Dallas and Loyola University Chicago and is now the senior fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology.[1]


After graduating from St. Priscilla Grammar School in Chicago, where he was taught by the Rochester Franciscans, Pacwa completed high school at Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary in 1967.[2] He earned his Ph.D. in Old Testament from Vanderbilt University as well as a Ph.D. in philosophy. He also holds a Master of Divinity and Bachelor of Sacred Theology (S.T.B.) from the Jesuit School of Theology at Loyola University.

He is an accomplished linguist, speaking several ancient languages including Latin, Koine Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic, and Ugaritic, as well as the modern languages of English, German, Spanish, Polish, Modern Hebrew, Arabic, French, and Italian. He is of Polish descent.[3]


Pacwa is the host of many TV shows. He gave the 2008 commencement address at the Augustine Institute in Denver, Colorado.


Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) is a Catholic television network on which Pacwa appears frequently. He hosts or has hosted many TV shows, listed below:

TV shows[edit]

On EWTN, Pacwa hosts or has hosted the following TV shows:

  • EWTN Live (on Wednesdays)
  • Threshold of Hope (on Tuesdays)
  • The Holy Rosary in the Holy Land
  • Mother Angelica Live (subbing in a couple of times for Mother Angelica)
    • SCRIPTURE AND TRADITION WITH FR. MITCH PACWA - Beginning March 6, 2018**

Pacwa is also the host of the Wednesday Open Line program and EWTN Live on the EWTN radio network. He also occasionally offers the televised Daily Mass on EWTN.


"The Holy Land An Armchair Pilgrimage" by Father Mitch Pacwa, SJ (ISBN 978-1-61636-613-1)


  1. ^ Father Mitch Pacwa, S.J. Archived 2013-09-10 at the Wayback Machine., St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  2. ^ [1] Archived 2007-04-24 at the Wayback Machine. Quigley Preparatory Seminary 2006 Alumni Directory, University Publishing Corporation, 2006
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