Tag Archive: #mikeschmitz

What Does God Want Me to Do?

Posted on November 9, 2022
Father Mike offers some clarity regarding God’s will in our lives. He directs us to the story of Israel’s desert wanderings in the Old Testament and the Annunciation to Mary in the Gospels, describing how even the tribes of Israel [read more...]

How to Skip Purgatory

Posted on September 21, 2022
We all want to be saints, but the struggle against sin and selfishness can feel overwhelming. There may be days where we might feel satisfied simply making it to purgatory rather than entering the pearly gates. But is this lukewarm [read more...]

Forgiveness

Posted on September 5, 2022
What is forgiveness exactly? Maybe if we really knew what it meant, we’d be more willing to show it. Father Mike Schmitz teaches us that forgiveness is rooted in justice. It doesn’t forget or ignore the injustice done, but it frees [read more...]

Fr. Mike Schmitz: Dealing With Stress

Posted on December 17, 2021
We often consider all stress to be bad for us, but in this video Fr. Mike makes the case for stress—eustress, that is, or the kind that compels us to take action. He illustrates how a life without stress can [read more...]

Giving Thanks is Necessary

Posted on November 23, 2021
Giving thanks is not only good and polite. It’s not just a thoughtful gesture. Fr. Mike says, and the words we say in Mass seem to agree, giving thanks is necessary for our salvation—especially when it comes to giving thanks [read more...]

Can Someone be Denied Communion?

Posted on October 3, 2021
Sometimes we can be tricked into thinking that the Holy Communion we receive at Mass every Sunday is somehow owed to us; that we have a right to receive it. However, the Eucharist, which is Jesus Christ’s own body and [read more...]