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|Mitch Pacwa, S.J.|
July 27, 1949
|Known for||Eternal Word Television Network|
|Religion||Roman Catholic (Latin and Maronite)|
Mitchell "Mitch" Pacwa, S.J. (born July 27, 1949) is an American Jesuit priest. He is fluent in twelve 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.
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. 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, Hebrew, Arabic, French, and Italian. He is of Polish descent.
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:
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)
Pacwa is also the host of the Wednesday Open Line program and EWTN Live on the EWTN radio network. He also occasionally offers the daily Mass on EWTN.
- Father Mitch Pacwa, S.J., St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
-  Quigley Preparatory Seminary 2006 Alumni Directory, University Publishing Corporation, 2006