Tag Archive: #fathermikeschmitz

The Raw Reality of Your Favorite Bible People

Posted on January 10, 2024
Some of your favorite Bible characters were… terrible sometimes. Abraham lied and said Sarah wasn’t his wife. Jacob tricked his father into giving him the birthright instead of his brother. And there are plenty of stories that aren’t even appropriate [read more...]

You CAN Quit Porn. Here’s How

Posted on December 26, 2023
This is not the first video on Ascension Presents about how to overcome an addiction to pornography, but it might be one of the simplest and most actionable. Since 2000, Covenant Eyes has been a leader in the online accountability [read more...]

When God Doesn’t Answer Your Prayers

Posted on December 13, 2023
If it feels like God isn’t answering your prayers, that can be disheartening. But it can also be devastating. Fr. Mike offers the good word that your God is your loving Father who wants to give you good things. But [read more...]

A Conversation with Fr. Mike Schmitz

Posted on November 14, 2023
As a Catholic, you probably got to know Fr. Mike Schmitz through YouTube, or through either of his #1 podcasts: The Bible in a Year or The Catechism in a Year), or through regular posts at the bottom of our [read more...]

Prayer, The Greatest Battle

Posted on November 1, 2023
When we read the lives of the saints it can appear like prayer comes so easily to them; almost as if they were soaking in a hot tub of grace. But then when we go to pray we are confronted [read more...]

Why Your Parish Needs You?

Posted on October 24, 2023
Pulling one out of the vault.. Fr. Mike tells you why your parish priest needs you (and how you can help). The value of a new parishioner introducing him or herself to the parish and just asking the priest, “How can [read more...]

How to be Excellent (NOT a Perfectionist)

Posted on October 5, 2023
They say that perfection is the enemy of the good. But what is true goodness in a pursuit? What does excellence actually look like and consist of? Fr. Mike urges us to practice two qualities that lie at the heart [read more...]

My Conversion Story

Posted on September 27, 2023
How do you know you’ve had an encounter with God? Sometimes it’s hard to tell, especially if you were raised in the Faith. Fr. Mike shares his own conversion story, and encourages us to think of a time or a [read more...]