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Thanks to Phil Porvaznik, here are the Pacwa v. Martin debates.


Fr. Mitchell Pacwa, S.J. received his B.A. in Philosophy and Theology from the University of Detroit, summa cum laude. He received his Master of Divinity and S.T.B. from the Jesuit School of Theology of Loyola University, magna cum laude. He was ordained a Catholic priest in 1976 and then continued his studies, receiving a Ph.D. in Old Testament from Vanderbilt University in 1984. He has taught at the High School, University and Seminary levels. He has lectured at conferences and churches around the world and has appeared and hosted hundreds of international radio and television programs. His fluency in twelve languages and his extensive travels throughout the Middle East have afforded him a unique understanding of the peoples and cultures of the Middle East. In the year 2000, he established Ignatius Productions in order to further promote the Gospel through multi-media teaching presentations.

Yeah -- you read that right. Fluent in
twelve languages with proficiency in a couple of others (including Latin, Koine Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic, Ugaritic, German, Spanish, Polish, Hebrew, Arabic, French (reading only), Italian, and English)! You can also catch his program on EWTN on Wednesdays at 8pm or catch a podcast of the show here. Without further ado...

DEBATES:

Walter Martin vs. Fr. Mitch Pacwa on Peter and Papacy MP3
Walter Martin vs. Fr. Mitch Pacwa on Justification by Faith MP3
Walter Martin vs. Fr. Mitch Pacwa on Marian Doctrines MP3
Walter Martin vs. Fr. Mitch Pacwa on Confession and Penance MP3
Walter Martin vs. Fr. Mitch Pacwa on Purgatory MP3

12 comments so far:
    ck November 1, 2007 at 3:32 AM , said...

    Fr. Pacwa rox0rz!! I never knew the OT(especially the prophets) is even remotely interesting and enjoyable until I saw his show on the subject. He's one of the finest defenders of the Catholic Faith. Tnx for the UL. ^o^

     
    Catholic Audio November 1, 2007 at 7:16 AM , said...

    No sweat. In truth, Fr. Pacwa is my least favorite debater -- he tends to let points slip by and rather frequently makes admissions he really shouldn't make. It's more a problem with his manner of interpersonal interaction than his theology (for example, listen for a place when he unequivocally says "no"...um...ever), but the guy is definitely a genius and an orthodox defender of the Faith.

    That said, if there are two American apologists I whom I think have a real shot at canonization, it's him and Rosalind Moss.

     
    Anonymous August 14, 2008 at 10:29 PM , said...

    Whew! Pacwa got punked. Walter Martin is one of my personal heroes. He is a rock.

     
    Anonymous August 22, 2008 at 4:42 AM , said...

    FATHER, YOU HAVE MADE THESE DEBATES SO VERY EXCITING!
    THANK YOU!! YOU ARE WITHOUT A DOUBT A GREAT DEFENDER OF THE TRUE FAITH! PLEASE COUTINUE TO DO MORE DEBATES. THANK YOU FATHER!

     
    stancan2 August 22, 2008 at 5:05 AM , said...

    Fr. Pacwa, Great job on the debates! I watched them all. Dr.Walter Martin is a well educated man. You responded so awesome with the debates! Thank you Father for your devoted life to Jesus Christ. You have reconfirmed me in my faith! And I feel wonderful! Thank you again.
    May God Bless you now and forever!

     
    Anonymous December 4, 2008 at 1:03 AM , said...

    Bravo, Fr. Pacwa! He defended the Church excellently.

     
    Brett April 23, 2009 at 2:13 PM , said...

    The Moderator was TERRIBLE. He was debating Pacwa as well! I have heard better debates and better debaters than Martin and Pacwa. But I think these subjects are much deeper than a back and forth of 40 minutes can justly do.

     
    Steven July 1, 2009 at 3:13 PM , said...

    I don't know what to think about these. You have a two-on-one Protestant advantage and the "moderator" frequently interrupts Pacwa and lets Martin talk. It's a sham.

    Still, Pacwa held his own, though was stifled at times.

     
    Anonymous November 1, 2011 at 12:18 AM , said...

    As a Protestant (Baptist) I don't agree with the Catholic doctrine, but enjoyed the debate with Fr. Pacwa and the late Dr. Walter Martin. Thanks for posting the audio on this web site so we all can enjoy.

     
    franon July 3, 2012 at 2:13 PM , said...

    These were not 'debates'. Fr Pacwa was treated shabbily, and the 'moderator', Ankerberg, didn't moderate at all. Still, Fr Pacwa clearly won this 'debate'. LOVE to see a 'debate' between Ankerberg and Fr Pacwa that I would moderate.

     
    Anonymous January 24, 2013 at 6:56 PM , said...

    Anybody still looking for these MP3s can find them here:

    http://www.philvaz.com/apologetics/audio.htm

     
    revsowaseed December 2, 2013 at 3:42 PM , said...

    Walter Martin CLEARLY won the debate.

     

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