Sunday, April 17, 2016

Breaking at EWTN: Fr. Mitch Pacwa suffers heart attack; responding to treatment

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."

7 comments:

  1. I will keep him in my prayers. I met him some years ago at a conference. He's a very nice man. He autographed a copy of his book CATHOLICS AND THE NEW AGE.

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  2. We are all dedicating our prayers today to the well being of Father Mitch!

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  3. FATHER PACWA MAY THE LORD COVER YOU WITH HIS PRECIOUS BLOOD, FROM TH TOP OF YOUR HEAD TO THE SOULS OF YOUR FEET, AND GRANT YOU PEACE AND BACK TO HEALTH.. MAY MARY KEEP YOU IN HER MANTLE OF PROTECTION ALWAYS SHALOM AND GODSPEED

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  4. God Bless You Father Mitch. You have been instrumental with your tremendous body of knowledge, for all to come to understand our Catholic faith better, and with more zeal.
    May you have a speedy and complete recovery. In Jesus' Name we pray, and may you continue to be abundantly blessed! Sincerely, Linda Colandrea

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  5. May God Bless You Father Mitch, as you have been instrumental in teaching us our Catholic faith so much better, and to have a greater zeal for it. I'm so happy you are recovering well from your recent heart attack, and may God continue to provide for you a speedy and complete recovery. In Jesus' Name we pray. With an abundance of blessings and prayers, Linda Colandrea

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  6. God bless and protect you Reverend Father Mitch, you are an inspiration to all of us, priests and laity

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  7. David Peter Patrick Leary, Jr.April 19, 2016 at 9:05 AM

    God Bless and Mother Mary keep you Fr. Mitch. Godspeed to you.

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