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Catholic Connection – Jan 11, 2024 – Hr 2

Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. on church history and the laity’s role in troubled times. St. Mary’s College students Claire Bettag and Macy Gunnell discuss the school’s attempt to add trans-women to the all girls school.




Segment 1 – Intro and News


Segment 2 & 3  Cultural Connection w/Fr. Mitch
Church History & the Laity’s Role in Troubled Times

Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J., Senior Fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, is a Jesuit priest, President and Founder of Ignatius Productions, world renowned lecturer, spiritual director for over fifty Holy Land pilgrimages, and EWTN host of television and radio shows.  An accomplished biblical scholar and apologist, Father Pacwa, S.J. earned his Ph.D. in the Old Testament from Vanderbilt University. He also holds a Master of Divinity and S.T.B. from the Jesuit School of Theology at Loyola University. He speaks 12 languages, including Arabic, Aramaic, Hebrew, and Koine Greek.


Segment 4 – Saint Mary’s College reverts to former admissions policy; students speak out
“Saint Mary’s College Board of Trustees announced Thursday that they have reversed a controversial decision and will return to its previous undergraduate admission policy of only admitting biological women. This summer the college’s board of trustees voted on a non-discriminatory admission policy that allowed transgender women as undergraduates at the college.”  Claire Bettag and her St. Mary’s classmate Macy Gunnell join us today to share the story and the importance of speaking out on matters such as this.  Read more about it here.


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