Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. and Teresa discuss why belief in ‘religious entities’ continues to decline in America. Dr. Pia de Solenni thinks the culture may be slowly starting to agree with Church teaching on birth control.
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 – Catholic teaching on birth control is unpopular. So why is pop culture starting to agree with it?
“Taylor Tomlinson is the star of the Netflix comedy special “Look At You” and is not known to be Catholic, other Christian or conservative. Yet in a video short, she shared her interest in getting off birth control: “Cause I’d love to meet me.” Provocative.” Dr. Pia joins Teresa to discuss what’s going on here.
An ethicist and theologian, Dr. Pia de Solenni is an expert on life issues, issues relating to women’s health, the new feminism, and culture. After graduating from Thomas Aquinas College, she earned a Sacred Theology Baccalaureate from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) and a Sacred Theology Doctorate, summa cum laude, from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome.