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Catholic Connection – July 6, 2023 – Hr 2

Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. joins us for his weekly “cultural connection” segment.  Alejandro Monteverde is the Director of “Sound of Freedom,” starring Jim Caviezel.



Segment 1 – Intro and News


Segment 2 & 3 – Cultural Connection with Fr. Mitch

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 – “Sound of Freedom,” starring Jim Caviezel, in theaters now!

Alejandro Monteverde is a Mexican filmmaker and the director of “Sound of Freedom.”  He’s best known for his work as a director, writer, and producer on the 2006 film Bella, which won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Audience Award at the Heartland Film Festival. Alejandro’s work is known for its focus on family and faith, and he has been vocal about his Catholic beliefs. In addition to his film work, Monteverde has also been involved in philanthropic efforts, including the founding of the nonprofit organization Esperanza para los Niños (Hope for Children) in 2010, which provides education and support to underprivileged children in Mexico.




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