Irondale, AL, February 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) –
In response to continued demand from viewers, EWTN will be launching a brand new weekly Bible study titled âScripture and Traditionâ. The series, hosted by scripture scholar Fr. Mitch Pacwa SJ, starts at 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 6 (with reminders at 10 p.m. ET on Tuesdays and 9 a.m. ET on Wednesdays), and replaces the previous EWTN series of Father “Threshold of Hope”. (Take a look at http://bit.ly/2FkGvfP.)
âI have already written a lot of Bible studies organized by topic,â said Fr. Mitch. âSo we’ll start with my book, ‘Winning the Battle Against Sin,’ which deals with Bible teaching on sin and forgiveness. After that, I would like to balance that with my Bible study titled âSaved,â which deals with the topic of salvation. I also did Bible studies on the life of Christ. We will take his ministry step by step. Another approach that I hope to take is to study the different books of the Bible, starting with Isaiah, then Jeremiah and other books of the Bible.
âFor more than three decades, Father Mitch Pacwa has been a favorite with EWTN audiences around the world,â said Michael P. Warsaw, President and CEO of EWTN. “I am sure our viewers will be excited about this new program which showcases Father Mitch’s strength as a scholar of the scriptures.”
In addition to all of his host duties at EWTN, which include the weekly “EWTN Live”, Fr. Mitch is a prolific writer, with a Doctorate in Old Testament from Vanderbilt University, an M. Div. and STB degrees in theology from the Jesuit School of Theology at Loyola University in Chicago. Father Mitch previously taught the scriptures at Loyola and the University of Dallas, and is currently a Senior Fellow at St. Paul’s Institute for Bible Studies.
âFr. Mitch will speak about the scriptures in light of Catholic tradition – highlighting the early Church documents that illuminate how we understand the Bible,â said EWTN President Doug Keck, who helped create the show.
Peter Gagnon, Vice President of Programming and Production and Executive Producer S&T, added, âI encourage viewers to visit the EWTN Facebook page. [www.facebook.com/groups/ewtnbiblestudy] to post their questions to fr. Mitch. It will be a big part of the show!
EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 36th year, is the world’s largest religious media network. EWTN’s 11 TV channels are broadcast in multiple languages ââ24 hours a day, seven days a week to over 275 million TV households in more than 145 countries and territories. EWTN platforms also include radio services transmitted via SIRIUS / XM, iHeart Radio and over 500 national and international AM and FM affiliate radios; a global shortwave radio service; the largest Catholic website in the United States; electronic and print news services, including the Catholic News Agency, The National Catholic Register newspaper and several global news services; as well as EWTN Publishing, its book publishing division.