EWTN President Michael Warsaw announced this Sunday that Fr. Mitch Pacwa, who took over for Mother Angelica on EWTN Live suffered a heart attack Saturday evening while in the Birmingham area. Doctors were able to clear blockages with angioplasty and the good Father is responding well to treatment.
Here is the complete albeit short statement from EWTN:
Statement of Michael P. Warsaw, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, EWTN Global Catholic Network: "At about 6:30 p.m. on Saturday evening, April 16, 2016, Fath...er Mitch Pacwa, S.J. suffered a heart attack while here in Birmingham. He has responded well to the angioplasty that was done Saturday night. In typical Fr. Mitch fashion, he commented, 'Apparently Heaven doesn't want me and Hell is afraid I will take over.' We ask our EWTN Family to keep Father Mitch in your prayers as continues his recovery."