Catholic Apologist extraordinaire Father Mitch Pacwa, S.J., Ph.D., a popular Eternal World Television Network (EWTN) personality and host of numerous series, including EWTN Live, Threshold of Hope, and the Open Line radio program, has published the following review of, The Mass in Sacred Scripture:
“Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers begins this booklet with an informative overview of the stages of the English translation of the Mass and its relationship to the Second Vatican Council, the debate over principles of translation, and the relevance of both of these to the Catholic worship within the context of the Mass. This overview helps the reader understand that the changes in translations are not arbitrary whims of taste but are rooted in important principles that give insight into the next stage of integrating worship into the whole of Catholic life in the modern world. Then, the bulk of the book links each liturgical prayer with its Scriptural root, line-by-line, prayer-by-prayer. The average Catholic will benefit from bringing this booklet to periods of prayer and meditation in order to contemplate the Word of God as the verbal source of the liturgy, which itself is the source and summit of the whole Christian life (Vatican II, Sacrosanctum Concilium, 10; Lumen Gentium 11).”
Father Pacwa has taught at the high school, university, and seminary levels. Being a well-known biblical scholar, he has lectured at hundreds of conferences and churches around the world, and has appeared on and hosted international radio and television programs. Father Pacwa is fluent in twelve languages and has a unique understanding of the peoples and cultures of the Middle East.
In addition to his duties at EWTN, Father Pacwa is the Founder and President of Ignatius Productions, and had authored numerous books, including How to Listen When God Is Speaking: A Guide for Modern-day Catholics, Go In Peace: Your Guide to the Purpose and Power of Confession, Catholics And The New Age, Father, Forgive Me, For I Am Frustrated, and his latest work The Year of Faith: A Bible Study Guide for Catholics.
Find out all about Fr. Mitch HERE.