Debates #6: Fr. Mitch Pacwa versus Dr. Walter Martin


Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – For the Greater Glory of God

Fr. Mitchell “Mitch” Pacwa, S.J. received his B.A. in Philosophy and Theology from the University of Detroit, summa cum laude. He was ordained a Catholic priest in 1976 with the Society of Jesus and then continued his studies. He received his Master of Divinity and S.T.B. from the Jesuit School of Theology of Loyola University, magna cum laude. At Vanderbilt University, he received his Master of Arts, Ph.D. in Old Testament.

Father Pacwa has taught at the high school, university, and seminary levels. Being a well-known biblical scholar, he has lectured at hundreds of conferences and churches around the world, and has appeared and hosted international radio and television programs. He is best known for his appearances on EWTN.

Father Pacwa is an accomplished linguist speaking several ancient languages, including Latin, Koine Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic, and Ugaritic, as well as the modern languages of German, Spanish, Polish, Hebrew, Arabic, French, and Italian. He has a unique understanding of the peoples and cultures of the Middle East. Fathers extensive travels throughout the Middle East, Europe, and the Holy Land has inspired him to write the Holy Land Prayer Book, which has been published by his own apostolate, Ignatius Productions, and can be used as a prayer book guide for any pilgrim traveling to the Holy Land. Father Pacwa also has the privilege of being bi-ritual, which means he can also celebrate the Maronite Mass of the Eastern Catholic Church.

Walter Ralston Martin (September 10, 1928 – June 26, 1989), was an American Evangelical minister, author, and Christian apologist who founded the Christian Research Institute in 1960 as a para-church ministry specializing as a clearing-house of information in both general Christian apologetics and in countercult apologetics.

Enjoy this classic debate:

Dr. Walter Martin vs. Fr. Mitch Pacwa on Peter and Papacy MP3
Dr. Walter Martin vs. Fr. Mitch Pacwa on Justification by Faith MP3
Dr. Walter Martin vs. Fr. Mitch Pacwa on Marian Doctrines MP3
Dr. Walter Martin vs. Fr. Mitch Pacwa on Confession and Penance MP3

Fr. Mitch Pacwa on Bible Answer Man July 1991 MP3

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