Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. Interviews

Cultural Connections with Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J.

Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. is a guest on Catholic Connection every Thursday at 9:15am ET on Ave Maria Radio and EWTN Radio discussing current events in light of the Catholic faith. Listen Live HERE.


Prior Interviews

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July 18, 2024, Teresa Tomeo and Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. discuss the lack of transparency and truth in the media, but how Jesus in the Eucharist reveals truth.

July 11, 2024, Fr. Mitch and Teresa discuss questions about the complicity of the press in hiding President Joe Biden’s health problems.

June 27, 2024, Fr. Mitch and Teresa Tomeo talk about the importance of paying attention to your local elections, especially for law enforcement and judges.

June 20, 2024, Fr. Mitch and Teresa discuss the alarming trend of growing antisemitism in the U.S., and the frightening acts of pro-Hamas protestors, especially toward Jews.

June 13, 2024, Fr. Mitch tells us about how and why he became a priest 48 years ago.

June 6, 2024, Fr. Mitch and Teresa discuss the 80th Anniversary of D-Day on Normandy Beach in France in 1944, why it is important for us to not forget this great sacrifice for our freedom, and the lessons from the war we need to pay attention to today.

May 30, 2024, Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. and Guest Host Vanessa Denha Garmo discuss how the laity and the clergy need to be courageous in spreading and defending the faith, and uses the courage of NFL kicker Harrison Butker and his widely publicized commencement speech as an example of someone not afraid to share his faith.

May 23, 2024, Fr. Mitch & Teresa continue their discussion about St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein.)

May 16, 2024, Fr. Mitch and Teresa discuss his recent trip to Poland and St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein.)

May 2, 2024, Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. and Teresa Tomeo discuss the anti-Israel, pro-Hamas college campus protests.

April 25, 2024, A continuation of Fr. Mitch & Teresa’s discussion of anti-Israel protests, especially on university campuses, and what ideologies are behind them.

April 18, 2024, Fr. Mitch and Teresa discuss anti Israel and anti Catholic protests and what a Catholic is to do.

April 11, 2024, Fr. Mitch and Teresa discuss the new Vatican document “Dignitas infinita” on the dignity of the human person, which outlines “grave violations” of dignity, such as surrogacy, abortion, slavery, poverty, euthanasia, IVF, human trafficking, and gender theory.

April 3, 2024, Fr. Mitch and Teresa discuss President Joseph Biden newly declaring March 31st “Transgender Day of Visibility” which this year is Easter Sunday. They also discuss the Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington, D.C. saying in an interview that Biden picks and chooses what he wants to believe in the Catholic faith, and is thus a “Cafeteria Catholic.”

March 28, 2024, Fr. Mitch discusses a Holy Week contrast: Jesus giving His life for us, contrasted with those who are demanding more access to abortion to take the lives of the innocent.

March 21, 2024, Fr. Mitch and Teresa discuss how to make the most of the remaining days of Lent.

March 7, 2024, Fr. Mitch and Teresa discuss Mother Cabrini (St. Frances Cabrini), the amazing first saint who was an American citizen, and the history of what she did in New York, Chicago, and internationally, before the release of the new film about her life, Cabrini.

February 29, 2024, Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. celebrates his 40th Anniversary of being on EWTN, and reminisces about the first time he appeared on the network with Mother Angelica. He also discusses with Teresa Tomeo the moral issues and the Catholic Church’s teaching on In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) after Alabama’s Supreme Court ruled that embryos created through IVF are human children.

Bonus Info: Catholic News Agency explains what the Catholic Church’s teaching is on IVF. Explains how IVF harms children, and what the alternatives to IVF are for Catholics who are struggling with infertility.

February 22, 2024, Topic: Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. and Teresa discussed the sacrilegious “Trans Funeral” in NYC’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Were the organizers of the funeral upfront in what the event would be? What should the priest have done? And how can this be prevented in the future?

February 15, 2024, Topic: Fr. Mitch and Teresa discuss the importance of studying Scripture during Lent, and his new book, a Commentary on the Book of Isaiah.

February 8, 2024, Topic: Fr. Mitch and Teresa discuss the Catholic Response & Moral Responsibility of the Immigration Crisis in America: what the Catholic Church’s teaching is on Immigration, what can we do regarding crime & the chaos at the border, and how we can keep the Catholic perspective to help the people that really need it. 

January 25, 2024, Topic: Fr. Mitch talks with Teresa Tomeo about Pro-Life messaging and the Catholic Response to the Biden/Harris new abortion measure announced on the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade.

January 17, 2024, Topic: Fr. Mitch and Teresa talk about the history of the March for Life, why the March is important, the history of the broadcast of the March on EWTN, and the support it had from Mother Angelica, founder of the EWTN TV network.

January 11, 2024, Topic: Fr. Mitch and Teresa discuss Church history, and what the laity are called to do during troubled times in the Church.

December 21, 2023, Topic: Fr. Mitch explains what the new document Fiducia Supplicans really says about blessings for couples in irregular situations (Catholics married outside the Church) and same-sex couples. It is a good lesson as to why you should not read secular news, or just headlines, about Catholic Church teaching and expect the truth. The document can be read here.

December 14, 2023, Topic: Teens More Likely to be Mentally Healthy if They Have Conservative Parents, Study Says.

December 7, 2023, Topic: Fr. Mitch and Teresa discuss the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Mother, what it is, the history of the feast, and why it is on December 8th.

November 30, 2023, Topic: Fr. Mitch & Teresa discuss how to make the most out of Advent.

November 9, 2023, Topic: Guest host Sherry Kennedy Brownrigg and Fr. Mitch discuss the rise of antisemitism, the effect of socialism, the modern history of Israel and the surrounding area, and the Catholic perspective on the Israel-Hamas War.

November 2, 2023, Topic: A wrap up on the “Synod on Synodality,” and the confusing reporting regarding it.

October 26, 2023, Topic: Fr. Mitch weighs in on the latest statement by Pope Francis on the ordination of women and married priests. Plus he and Teresa discuss how successful women and married priests have been in protestant churches to increase their flocks.

October 12, 2023, Topic: Fr. Mitch explains the recent history of Israel, Palestine, and the surrounding area, and discusses with Teresa what is happening in the latest conflict and looks ahead.

October 5, 2023,  Topic: Fr. Mitch and Teresa discuss the Synod on Synodality which started October 4th, the Dubias sent to Pope Francis from a number of cardinals, and whether the news reported by the secular media about Pope Francis allowing blessings for same-sex couples is correct.

September 28, 2023, Topic: Fr. Mitch and Teresa talk about what a Church Synod is and what goes on there. Does it affect Church teaching?

September 7, 2023, Topic: Fr. Mitch and Teresa discuss the Nativity of Mary and the family of Jesus.

August 31, 2023, Topic: Fr. Mitch and Teresa discuss the big money & powerful political influence pushing abortion.

August 24, 2023, Topic: Fr. Mitch and Teresa discuss the Michigan farmer who was prevented from selling his produce at a local market because of his belief in the Catholic teaching on marriage. A court has now ended this religious discrimination.

August 17, 2023, Topic: Fr. Mitch and Teresa Tomeo discuss recent pro-life successes, and also our responsibility as Catholic citizens to pay attention to those who are candidates, and those who hold office, for more than just highly publicized offices, but also judges, and state and local offices.

August 10, 2023, Topic: Fr. Mitch and Teresa Tomeo discuss the latest revelations of the FBI coordinating more investigations, in several cities, into traditionalist Catholics, which brings concern about the freedoms of speech and religion.

August 3, 2023, Topic: Fr. Mitch and Teresa discuss August’s feast days for the Blessed Mother.

July 27, 2023, Topic: A new poll shows the decline of religion and related beliefs (angels, heaven, hell, the devil) but evidence shows the overall decline in faith of all societal structures.

July 20, 2023, Topic: The White House has declared abortion a “sacred obligation” of the military. Progressives want to change the military to affect change in society. Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. & Teresa Tomeo discuss this topic.

July 13, 2023, Topic: Americans trust in most institutions, including the Church has waned. Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. and Teresa Tomeo discuss what the Catholic Church needs to do to rebuild trust.

July 6, 2023, Topic: More Christian martyrs have died in the last 100 years than the previous 1900 years. Fr. Mitch and Teresa discuss the modern martyrs, where they are mostly from and the new Vatican project to catalog them.

June 29, 2023, Topic: Catholic politicians sign a letter supporting abortion. Fr. Mitch and Teresa discuss this and how it relates to the “father of lies.”

June 22, 2023, Topic: The one year anniversary of the Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade. With guest host Vanessa Denha Garmo.

June 15, 2023, Topic: Father’s Day and the crisis of fatherhood, how we got here and what we can do about it. With guest host Vanessa Denha Garmo.

June 8, 2023, Topic: According to the latest European studies, does “transitioning” for those with gender dysphoria really help them physically and mentally? And what should we, as Catholics, be doing about this cultural confusion?

June 1, 2023, Topic: Fr. Mitch talks about the sin of pride from God’s perspective, how it leads to other sins, and how a solution is fidelity and gratitude.

May 25, 2023, Topic: Fr. Mitch catches us up on where he has been on pilgrimage recently, then discusses some of the cultural battles going on here in the United States, including anti-Catholic bigotry, and looks at similar occurrences in recent history.

May 4, 2023, Topic: The Surgeon General says there is an epidemic of loneliness. Fr. Mitch & Teresa Tomeo discuss how our faith can help!

April 27, 2023, Topic: The two feast days this week of the amazing women saints, pro-life heroine St. Gianna Beretta Molla, and Doctor of the Church, St. Catherine of Siena. Plus, how the Catholic Church really views women.

April 20, 2023, Topic: Fr. Mitch & Teresa Tomeo remember EWTN foundress Mother Angelica on her 100th birthday.

April 13, 2023, Topic: How the assault on those fighting the new gender confusion is really an assault on our 1st Amendment Freedom of Religion and ultimately all the other freedoms we have in the U.S. Constitution.

April 6, 2023, Special Holy Thursday segment: The Sacrificial Nature of the Mass and the Priesthood

March 30, 2023, Topic: A new poll shows that traditional values of patriotism, faith, & having children are much less important to Americans. How does this culture change correlate to the growing violence in our country? Resource: WSJ/NORC Poll March 2023

March 23, 2023, Topic: Gender dysphoria and the outcome of medical procedures such as transgender surgery, puberty blockers & hormone therapy, including life expectancy. Schools secretly promoting gender reassignment, and the new “Doctrinal Note on the Moral Limits to Technological Manipulation of the Human Body” by the USCCB.

**Bonus Resource**: EWTN Live with Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. 3/22/23, Guest & Topic: Quentin Van Meter, MD, The President of the American College of Pediatricians, joins Fr. Mitch to discuss the dangers inherent in the current medical and public policy approaches to children with gender identity issues.

March 16, 2023, Topic: Pope Francis’ statement that gender ideology is ‘one of the most dangerous ideological colonizations’ today.

March 9, 2023, Topic: Gender ideology & the surprising history behind it and the Separation of Church & State, plus the President celebrating Women’s History Month by giving the ‘Women of Courage’ Award to a man.

February 23, 2023, Topic: How to Return to the Lord during Lent.

February 16, 2023, Topic: The recent shooting at Michigan State University, and a CDC survey that showed 1/3 of teen girls have contemplated suicide.

February 9, 2023, Topic: Understanding Suffering in Our World, the Turkey/Syria Earthquake