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.
2022-06-28 - Praying with the Gospels - Jlm Pt. 19
Our Lord’s mission of evangelization is the subject of today’s interactive Bible study. Fr. Mitch examines Simon Peter’s reaction to the news, how Jesus enlightened him, and how we might feel, were we in the same place.
2022-06-21 - Praying with the Gospels - Jlm Pt. 18
Journey through the Sacred Scriptures and traditions with Fr. Mitch Pacwa. Today, he discusses the importance Jesus placed on His own private personal prayer life, and what Our Lord was actually seeking in His prayer.
2022-06-14 - Praying with the Gospels - Jlm Pt. 17
Fr. Mitch, in his live, interactive Bible study, takes us to Capernaum to discuss the healing of Peter’s mother-In-Law and how Jesus engages the kingdom of darkness in direct combat by healing and exorcizing many people.
2022-06-07 - Praying with the Gospels - Jlm Pt. 16
Fr. Mitch talks about Christ’s mission to Capernaum in today’s live, interactive Bible study. He explores Jesus’ exorcisim of the man in the Synagogue with an unclean spirit, and the healing of St. Peter’s mother-In-law.
2022-05-31 - Mail Bag Show
As we grow closer to our Lord through the study of the Sacred Scriptures and prayer, we all seek answers to the many questions that come to mind. Today, Fr. Mitch dedicates his entire show to answering your emails.
2022-05-24 - Praying with the Gospels - Jlm Pt. 15
In today’s live Bible study, Fr. Mitch explains why Jesus preached, taught and healed in the synagogues. He was not trying to compete against the Pharisees and Sadducees, but rather to draw all people to the truth.
2022-05-17 - Praying with the Gospels - Jlm Pt. 14
Today’s Bible study looks at 2 ways in which we try to avoid Jesus’ call to repentance as outlined in the Gospel of Matthew. Fr. Mitch also examines the calling of the first 4 disciples – Peter, Andrew, James and John.
2022-05-10 - Praying with the Gospels - Jlm Pt. 14
The wedding feast at Cana provides the perfect illustration for today’s Bible study with Fr. Mitch. He ponders how Christ resolved the problem presented to Him, and explains how through it, He blesses all marriages.
2022-05-03 - Praying with the Gospels - Jlm Pt. 13
In the Bible, the wedding feast at Cana shows us how Jesus solves a problem that was brought to him by Mary. Fr. Mitch encourages us to bring our own problems in life to Jesus, and leave the solutions in His hands.
2022-04-26 - Praying with the Gospels - Jlm Pt. 12
If you’ve got questions about the Bible, this is your opportunity. Fr. Mitch devotes his entire show to answering viewer emails about various topics. Send your questions or comments to ScriptureAndTradition@ewtn.com.
2022-04-19 - Praying with the Gospels - Jlm Pt. 11
Today’s live, interactive Bible study looks at the wedding feast at Cana, and how Jesus serves as the Bridegroom of the Church. Fr. Mitch talks about how the people reacted to Jesus’ actions and why they were angry.
2022-04-12 - Praying with the Gospels - Jlm Pt. 10
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.” In his live Bible study, Fr. Mitch explains how in reading from Isaiah in the Synagogue, Jesus fulfilled Luke 4:18-21.
2022-04-05 - Praying with the Gospels - Jlm Pt. 9
Today’s interactive Bible study looks at how Jesus was empowered by the Holy Spirit, preached in the synagogues of Galilee after His baptism, temptations by the devil in the desert, and the arrest of John the Baptist.
2022-03-29 - Praying with the Gospels - Jlm Pt. 8
Satan’s failure to get Jesus to violate the First Commandment is the subject of today’s live Bible study. After this last ditch attempt, the third temptation of Jesus in the desert, the angels came and ministered to Him.
2022-03-22 - Praying with the Gospels - Jlm Pt. 7
Fr. Mitch compares the devil’s first temptation of Jesus in the wilderness to the serpent’s temptation of Eve in the Garden. His live, interactive Bible study also looks at how the devil uses Psalm 91 against Christ.
2022-03-15 - Praying with the Gospels - Jlm Pt. 6
In his live, interactive Bible Study, Fr. Mitch leads us to meditate on why Jesus was tempted by the devil.
2022-03-08 - Praying with the Gospels - Jlm Pt. 5
“Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil” – Matthew. In today’s interactive Bible study, Fr. Mitch looks the 40 days and 40 nights Jesus spent in the wilderness facing temptation.
2022-03-01 - Listening to God Pt. 58
In his live, interactive Bible study, Fr. Mitch discusses how the Blessed Trinity was revealed through Jesus’ baptism.
2022-02-22 - Listening to God Pt. 57
In our interactive Bible study, we learn of John the Baptist’s amazement at Jesus’ humility in asking to be baptized by him. Fr. Mitch explains how many people in the Gospel didn’t understand the heavenly Father’s will.
2022-02-15 - Listening to God Pt. 56
You might wonder why Jesus would come to John the Baptist to be baptized. Even John was confused at this request from Our Lord. In his Bible study, Fr. Mitch explains why it was necessary to “fulfill all righteousness.”
2022-02-08 - Listening to God Pt. 55
Opening up a new topic for his interactive Bible study, Fr. Mitch examines the Baptism of Jesus, His temptations in the wilderness, His first miracle at the wedding feast at Cana, and the launch of His public ministry.
2022-02-01 - Listening to God Pt. 54
A necessary part of Bible study is to reflect upon the Scripture passages and the underlying message in each one. Fr. Mitch explains how these thoughtful reflections can lead to a variety of important questions.
2022-01-25 - Faith, Reason and Wisdom
Fr. Mitch tells us not to be afraid of integrating scholarly and intellectual thought into our faith life. Today’s live, interactive Bible study focuses on seeking ways to let our minds guide us in listening to God.
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.