Tag Archive: #frmikeschmitz

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...]

Sneaky Ways to Be Prideful (and How to Stop)

Posted on November 29, 2023
“I don’t… think… I’m prideful…?” Great! If you examine your actions and intentions and you don’t detect any obvious pride, that’s a wonderful thing. But as each one of us grows deeper in relationship with Jesus, he will reveal ever [read more...]

The Cost of Love

Posted on August 30, 2023
Your life probably wouldn’t have so many rules. You wouldn’t be as guilty for any sins you commit (you wouldn’t even know they were sins in the first place). You wouldn’t need to evangelize. And you wouldn’t know that the [read more...]

What’s the Deal With Catholic Guilt?

Posted on May 5, 2023
“Am I a good person? Am I good enough to go to Heaven?” Fr. Mike drops some truth bombs. God does not merely tolerate you. He loves you with a ferocious and passionate love and he desires that you know [read more...]

Why Belief Alone Isn’t Enough

Posted on March 15, 2023
Have you ever heard someone state, ” I believe in God, but I don’t believe in prayer?” Is it logical to have an intellectual belief in the existence of God but not trust in His providence and care? In this [read more...]

How Baptism Changes Everything

Posted on February 15, 2023
When we’re baptized, we become adopted sons or daughters of God. We become “children of God”. So… does that mean we aren’t children of God before that? And if we aren’t… what are we? Today, Fr. Mike explains to us [read more...]

Do I Have a Good Conscience?

Posted on February 7, 2023
Jiminy Cricket said “Always let your conscience be your guide,” but how do I know if I have a good conscience? A good conscience more often is concerned with our responsibilities than with our rights. It is more preoccupied with [read more...]

Begin With the End in Mind

Posted on January 4, 2023
What do I want to be true about me at the end of this year that is not currently true? At the beginning of this new year, Fr. Mike shares the advice of Stephen Covey: “Begin with the end in [read more...]

Christmas: A Time for HOPE

Posted on December 19, 2022
While many of us may become stressed out before Christmas and depressed afterwards—working hard to make the holiday perfect and burning out once it’s all “over”—the Light of the season can still shine through if we remember one thing. In [read more...]