Birmingham, Ala., Feb 27, 2018 / 02:59 pm (CNA/EWTN News) – Next month, EWTN Global Catholic Network will premiere the television series “Scripture and Tradition,” a new weekly Bible study hosted by Scripture scholar Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ.
The series will replace one of Fr. Pacwa’s previous shows, “Threshold of Hope.”
Created in response to viewer demand, the new show will launch Tuesday, March 6 at 2 p.m. ET, with encores on Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET and Wednesdays at 9 a.m. ET.
“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 in a press release.
“I am confident our viewers will be excited about this newest program which plays to Father Mitch’s strength as a Scripture scholar.”
EWTN President Doug Keck, who aided in the show’s creation, said it “will talk about Scripture in light of Catholic Tradition – spotlighting early Church documents that illuminate the way we understand the Bible.”
Fr. Pacwa has authored numerous Bible studies with thematic focuses. He will kick off the new show with his book, ‘Winning the Battle Against Sin,’ which discusses Scriptural teachings on sin and forgiveness.
“After that, I’d like to counterbalance that with my Bible study called ‘Saved,’ which tackles the theme of salvation,” he said in a press release. “I’ve also done Bible studies on the life of Christ.”
Saying that he will take the new ministry “step by step,” Fr. Pacwa added that he also hopes to study individual books of the Bible, beginning with Isaiah and Jeremiah.
Viewer questions will make up a significant part of the show, and can be submitted at www.facebook.com/groups/ewtnbiblestudy.
Father Pacwa is a Jesuit priest who holds a Ph.D in Old Testament studies from Vanderbilt University, as well as a Master of Divinity and an S.T.B. in Theology from Loyola University Chicago.
He previously taught Scripture at Loyola University and the University of Dallas. He currently hosts “EWTN Live” and serves as a senior fellow at the St. Paul Institute for Biblical Studies.
EWTN Global Catholic Network was launched in 1981 by Mother Angelica of the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration. The largest religious media network in the world, it reaches more than 275 million television households in more than 145 countries and territories.
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