Scripture and Tradition
EWTN Favorite and Scripture Scholar Fr. Mitch Pacwa analyzes Church Traditions and Teachings in light of Sacred Scripture during this weekly live program.
2022-01-18 - Integrating Feelings in Worship
Fr. Mitch focuses his live, interactive Bible study on the liturgy, a critical area of prayer where people can sometimes rely too much on their good intentions and emotions, and let their feelings occasionally run wild.
2022-01-11 - Difficulties in Discernment
In his live, interactive Bible Study, Fr. Mitch Pacwa talks about how to overcome difficulties related to discerning God’s will. These issues arise when we depend too much on our own good intentions and emotions.
2022-01-04 - Finding Grace Amidst Hardship
Tough times can be transformed into the most positively significant moments of our lives. In today’s lesson, Fr. Mitch explains how to join our struggles to the passion of Christ and find His grace amidst those hardships.
2021-12-14 - Uniting Your Sufferings With Christ
In his latest live Bible lesson, Fr. Mitch explains that as Christians, we’re called to be imitators of Christ, but we must also accept that, like Christ, our suffering is indelibly linked to our mission here on Earth.
Scripture and Tradition - 2021-12-07 - Christ's Passion and Your Suffering
In his live, interactive Bible study, Fr. Mitch talks about the many ways God chooses to listen to us. When we experience human suffering, He listens to us on a very intimate level by joining with us through our pain.
2021-11-30 - Meditating on Our Lord's Passion
Obedience is the topic of today’s live, interactive Bible study. As Fr. Mitch explains, obedience is doing what God asks of us even though we’d rather not do it. We don’t have to love what we’re doing, just love God.
2021-11-23 - Lamenting with Job and Jeremiah
Jonah and Jeremiah were Old Testament prophets who weren’t always happy with what God told them to do. How did they respond to God’s message? And what lessons can we learn from their example in this Bible study?
2021-11-16-God With Us in the Struggle
In his live, interactive Bible study, Fr. Mitch explains how God is always with us through life’s challenges, calling each of us in his or her own way. It’s never helpful to your spiritual life to ask God, “Why Me!?”
2021-11-09 -Your Personal Struggles in the Bible
As Fr. Mitch explains, it’s through the struggles and problems of life that we come to know God. Through the chatter and confusion, we must listen to what God is telling us, for he is the source of all solutions.
2021-11-02 - Listening to God Pt. 43
Praying is the activity that brings us closest to God. In his live, interactive Bible study, Fr. Mitch talks about the spiritual clarity and insight we receive during the time we’re in communion with Him through prayer.
2021-10-26 - Listening to God Pt. 42
The ‘genius’ of Catholicism is its ability to maintain all truths of the faith, and celebrate each without denying any others. In his live, interactive Bible study, Father Mitch Pacwa outlines this important concept.
2021-10-19 - Listening to God Pt. 41
How many of us have truly learned how to listen to God? As Fr. Mitch explains, God is always speaking to us, but the way we listen can create unanticipated problems we must address to hear and understand Him properly.
2021-10-12 - Listening to God Pt. 40
What does it mean to listen to God? In his live, interactive Bible study, Fr. Mitch Pacwa teaches us how to prepare ourselves to truly listen to what God is telling us, and the benefits we will receive from doing so.
2021-10-05 - Listening to God Pt. 39
In his live interactive Bible study, Fr. Mitch explains why it’s important to balance our intellect, our emotions and our will in the discernment process. Only then will we gain spiritual guidance and understanding.
2021-09-28 - Listening to God Pt. 38
Get practical tips on how to make prayer a lasting and effective habit in your life. Father Mitch, in his live, interactive Bible study, shares some insights for making prayer a priority in your busy daily routine.
2021-09-21 - Listening to God Pt. 37
Today’s live, interactive Bible Study delves deeper into the concept of peace that channels through the Holy Spirit. As Father Mitch explains, this peace comes to us as a result of our praying with the Scriptures.
2021-09-14 - Listening to God Pt. 36
In his LIVE, interactive Bible Study, Father Mitch demonstrates some useful tips on how to make our prayer time more fruitful with Scripture by using it as a communication channel between our heavenly Father and us.
2021-09-07 - Listening to God Pt. 35
How can we allow Sacred Scripture to come into our lives so that God can correct us? Father Mitch continues his LIVE, interactive Bible study by showing ways to bring us more in conformity with His Mind and Heart.
2021-08-31 - Listening to God Pt. 34
In his newest Bible study, Fr. Mitch reminds us of the distinct nature of Sacred Scripture. He shows how Revelation is a rich source for all of our private prayer and meditation.
2021-08-24 - Listening to God Pt. 33
Prayer is critical to building an intimate relationship with God, and in his Bible study today, Fr. Mitch discusses the importance of establishing dedicated, personal prayer time in our daily lives.
2021-08-17 - Listening to God Pt. 32
Fr. Mitch, in his LIVE Bible Study, talks about ways to get children involved in the prayer life of the family and ultimately cultivate their own communication with God.
2021-08-10 - Listening to God Pt. 31
Fr. Mitch Pacwa discusses the various 'Mysteries' of the Rosary, which Pope Paul VI said add an element of contemplation to the repeated praises and petitions found in the Rosary.
2021-08-03 - Listening to God Pt. 30
Fr. Mitch, in his LIVE Bible Study, continues to look at the different types of prayer, which we use in our communication with God.
2021-07-27 - Listening to God Pt. 29
Fr. Mitch Pacwa explains the importance of intimate, quiet time with God and how vital private prayer time is in order to experience His peace and discern His will for our lives.
2021-07-20 - Listening to God Pt. 28
Fr. Mitch Pacwa looks at the different types, levels, and purposes of communication in everyday life, then applies examples of these to prayer, which is our communication with God.
2021-07-13 - Listening to God Pt. 27
Fr. Mitch Pacwa continues to discuss the diversity and uniqueness found in following the Lord and His will for our lives, along with some modern examples of what it looks like to follow Jesus in the contemporary world.
2021-07-06 - Listening to God Pt. 26
Fr. Mitch Pacwa reiterates that even though each person is unique, true discernment never results in an individualistic mindset but instead 'yokes' ourselves to Christ and His purposes.
2021-06-29 - Listening to God Pt. 25
Fr. Mitch Pacwa continues sharing personal examples from his own life regarding spiritual discernment and dealing with attachments in order to help others more clearly discern the will of God for their own lives.
2021-06-22 - Listening to God Pt. 24
Fr. Mitch Pacwa gives some personal examples from his own life of spiritual discernment, dealing with attachments, and being equal-minded.
2021-06-15 - Listening to God Pt. 23
Fr. Mitch Pacwa discusses common obstacles to being 'equal-minded' and some of the reasons behind them.
2021-06-08 - Listening to God Pt. 22
Fr. Mitch Pacwa discusses areas in life where discernment is necessary and good, and how being 'equal-minded' is an essential starting point in being able to discern God’s will.
2021-06-01 - Listening to God Pt. 21
Fr. Mitch, in his LIVE Bible Study, talks about the battleground and the rules of engagement between sin, deception and evil spirits, versus God, the truth and holiness.
2021-05-25 - Listening to God Pt. 20
Fr. Mitch Pacwa wraps up his discussion of St. Ignatius of Loyola's 14 Rules of Discernment and talks about how the Saint understood the spiritual life as an eternal life-or-death reality.
2021-05-18 - Listening to God Pt. 19
Fr. Mitch Pacwa discusses how to handle times of spiritual desolation in our lives, and how St. Ignatius of Loyola reminds us that they will eventually end and be replaced with consolation through the working of the Holy Spirit.
2021-05-11 - Listening to God Pt. 18
Fr. Mitch Pacwa continues discussing St. Ignatius of Loyola's rules for Spiritual Discernment, focusing on Ignatius' explanation of spiritual desolation and how to conduct ourselves during those dark times in our lives.
2021-05-04 - Listening to God Pt. 17
Fr. Mitch, in his LIVE Bible Study, discusses ways Satan will try to attack a person who has decided to strengthen their spiritual commitment to the Lord and how the Holy Spirit moves within us to help sustain that commitment.
2021-04-27 - Listening to God Pt. 16
Fr. Mitch Pacwa digs into St. Ignatius of Loyola's Rules for Discernment, which the saint wrote about in his famous work, "The Spiritual Exercises."
2021-04-20 - Listening to God Pt. 15
Fr. Mitch Pacwa continues his discussion of interior discernment and introduces the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola, SJ, as a helpful guide.
2021-04-13 - Listening to God Pt. 14
Fr. Mitch Pacwa begins a discussion on interior discernment and answers questions about how to listen to God speak to our hearts, minds and wills, along with the actual process of discernment of God's will for our lives.
2021-04-06 - Listening to God Pt. 13
Fr. Mitch Pacwa discusses how a closer reading and prayerful reflection on Scripture, and our acceptance of the Word of God, can sometimes make us uncomfortable and challenge some un-modern principles like 'sola scriptura.'
2021-03-30 - Listening to God Pt. 12
Fr. Mitch Pacwa addresses the issue of science vs. religion and reminds the faithful that acceptance of the authority of God does not mean rejecting modern science.
2021-03-23 - Listening to God Pt. 11
Fr. Mitch Pacwa expounds on the Sermon on the Mount to shore up the principle that God's laws and moral teachings are inherently good, and good for us.
2021-03-16 - Listening to God Pt. 10
Fr. Mitch Pacwa discusses some of the basic attitudes in accepting God's revelation on His terms and not our own, as a principle for listening to God.
2021-03-09 - Listening to God Pt. 9
Fr. Mitch Pacwa explores the personal motivations in our desire to avoid hell and go to Heaven, why thinking about hell can help you to be a better person, and why a desire for something good and beautiful is necessary to cooperate with God's grace.
2021-03-02 - Listening to God Pt. 8
Fr. Mitch Pacwa discusses the seemingly obvious yet vitally important basic determination of avoiding Hell and pursuing Heaven, which needs to be made in our thoughts and actions in order to better discern the Will of God.
2021-02-23 - Listening to God Pt. 7
Fr. Mitch Pacwa discusses objective principles we can implement in our own lives to help us hear and listen to God.
2021-02-09 - Listening to God Pt. 6
Fr. Mitch Pacwa looks at other views and concepts of good and evil that affect people's perception of God and His will for their lives.
2021-02-02 - Listening to God Pt. 5
Fr. Mitch Pacwa continues his discussion of man being created in God’s image and likeness, what that means, and what powers and responsibilities it grants us when it comes to hearing and responding to the Lord.