The press release for Father Mitch Pacwa’s new Bible-study series says that it’s a result of “ongoing viewer demand.” So much for the seemingly immortal myth that Catholics don’t crack open the Bible.
“Scripture and Tradition” premieres on Tuesday, March 6, at 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT), and will encore at 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT) on Tuesdays, and at 9 a.m. ET (6 a.m. PT) on Wednesdays.
Says the release:
“I’ve already written a lot of Bible studies that are organized thematically,” said Fr. Mitch. “So we’re going to start off with my book, ‘Winning the Battle Against Sin,’ which deals with Biblical teaching on sin and forgiveness. After that, I’d like to counterbalance that with my Bible study called ‘Saved,’ which tackles the theme of salvation. I’ve also done Bible studies on the life of Christ. We’ll be taking his ministry step by step. Another approach I hope to take is to study the individual books of the Bible, starting with Isaiah and then Jeremiah and other books of the Bible.”
“For over three decades, Father Mitch Pacwa has been a favorite of EWTN audiences around the globe,” said EWTN Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw. “I am confident our viewers will be excited about this newest program which plays to Father Mitch’s strength as a Scripture scholar.”
“Fr. Mitch will talk about Scripture in light of Catholic Tradition – spotlighting early Church documents that illuminate the way we understand the Bible,” said EWTN President Doug Keck, who helped create the show.
And, what does Father Pacwa know about the subject? He’s got a Ph.D. in Old Testament from Vanderbilt University; and Master of Divinity and a Bachelor of Sacred Theology degrees from the Jesuit School of Theology at Loyola University Chicago.
He’s also taught Scripture at Loyola and the University of Dallas, and is a senior fellow at the St. Paul Institute for Biblical Studies.
You can learn more at EWTN’s Facebook page (click here), where you can also leave questions for Father Pacwa.
Here’s a sneak peek:
Image: Courtesy EWTN