Fr. Mike Schmitz

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  1. Bromance, Pizza, & Your Mom
  2. How to Quit Porn
  3. Loneliness After College – Facing the Quarter Life Crisis
  4. Father Mike Reviews The Avengers 2
  5. Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.
  6. Martha or Mary? – Who Should You Be?
  7. Bruce Jenner & the Transgender Question
  8. Time to Pray
  9. Batman vs. Superman
  10. What’s My Vocation?
  11. Forgiveness
  12. Heaven: You’re Not Good Enough (and why that’s ok)
  13. Learning from Judas
  14. Love is an Ability
  15. TV-MA: America’s Addiction
  16. Acceptance
  17. Captain America: Superheroes Analyzed
  18. What Does God Want Me to Do?
  19. Did God Change?
  20. Ashley Madison and Crushes on Other People
  21. Overwhelmed?
  22. Fr. Mike with Fr. Josh Johnson at The World Meeting of Families
  23. Padre Pio’s Secret to Holiness
  24. Do Catholics Follow All Those Weird Old Testament Laws?
  25. Made for Greatness, Not Comfort
  26. Jesus is McDonalds on Sandals
  27. The Greatest Surprise: Jesus’ Second Coming
  28. How to Avoid Being Ungrateful
  29. All Saints Day Pep Talk
  30. Spiritual Blind Spots
  31. Getting a Spiritual Director
  32. No Spiritual Director? No Problem!
  33. Thanksgiving Special: Squanto
  34. What’s Your Bedtime?
  35. Making a Good Confession
  36. Influencing the World
  37. Project Advent – Freedom to Fail
  38. An Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy
  39. Pregnant and Unmarried
  40. A Father Mike Christmas
  41. Did the Church Ever Sell Indulgences?
  42. Ways to Read the Bible
  43. I’m Sorry vs. Thank You
  44. #AskFrMike: Lucifer, The Trinity, and Leisurely Sundays
  45. Preparing for Lent
  46. The Significance of Ash Wednesday
  47. 4 Reasons for Fasting
  48. 4 Reasons for Almsgiving
  49. #AskFrMike: Confirmation Sponsors & Female Priests
  50. Tips for Praying
  51. Prepare to Die
  52. Praying Through Holy Week
  53. Easter Special
  54. Outdoor Weddings
  55. I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghosts!
  56. Praying in a State of Mortal Sin
  57. Aren’t All Churches the Same?
  58. Shifting into a New Relationship
  59. Caffeinated Conversation with Fr. Mike Schmitz
  60. Will I Ever Find “The One”?
  61. Will My Pet Be in Heaven?
  62. Can I Go to Confession Over the Phone?
  63. Save Yourself from Helplessness
  64. Learning to Be Alone
  65. Discernment 101
  66. Independence Day Special
  67. Hope in the Face of Suicide
  68. Wanting to Fix People
  69. What Constitutes a Practicing Catholic?
  70. 3 Reasons Catholics Genuflect
  71. Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen?
  72. The Value of Silence
  73. Procrastination Isn’t Always Laziness
  74. Letting God Take His Time
  75. Venting or Gossip?
  76. Does God Love Some People More?
  77. #AskFrMike: Chapel Veils and the Significance of Dreams
  78. Will God Heal My Wounds?
  79. Dogma, Doctrine, and Meat on Fridays
  80. Are All Catholics Hypocrites?
  81. Can I Get a Tattoo?
  82. Do We Deserve God’s Love?
  83. The Power of Prayer
  84. What is Sin?
  85. Adulting Level: Expert
  86. Advent: More than a Chocolate Calendar
  87. The Immaculate Conception Explained
  88. Waiting for Christmas
  89. A Season for Everything
  90. The Unpleasant Ancestors of Christmas
  91. Learning from Your Past
  92. Is Shyness Your Excuse?
  93. What Defines You?
  94. 3 Steps to Unceasing Prayer
  95. Mortal vs. Venial Sin
  96. The Real Purpose of Funerals
  97. Personal, Not Private
  98. That’s Offensive!
  99. Why Fast on Ash Wednesday?
  100. Fasting Can Change You Forever
  101. The Meaning of Suffering
  102. Acedia: The Noonday Devil
  103. Where Is Lent in the Bible?
  104. Hell is for Real
  105. Good Friday: The Meaning of the Cross
  106. God Doesn’t Owe You Anything
  107. What is the Sin of Gluttony?
  108. What You Should Know About Purgatory
  109. What I Learned Getting Roasted at Seminary
  110. How to Face Temptation
  111. Why Be Catholic and Not Just Christian?
  112. Why We Don’t Drink Coffee at Mass
  113. Do Catholics Worship Saints?
  114. Are My Sacrifices Working?
  115. Generosity: The Greatest Spiritual Gift
  116. Why Watching MMA Strips Human Dignity
  117. Responding to the MMA Video
  118. Let’s Talk Superheroes
  119. Be a Hater
  120. Talking about Suicide
  121. Training vs. Working Out
  122. Who Do You Spend Time With?
  123. What’s Your Burden?
  124. Is it OK to Judge Someone?
  125. Avoiding Impurity
  126. What is Hope and Why Do You Need It?
  127. Finding Balance in Christian Life
  128. NFL National Anthem Protests
  129. Living in the Present Moment
  130. Tolkien’s Leaf
  131. Battle of Prayer
  132. Decision Making 101
  133. How Do Priests Pray?
  134. Finding God in Darkness
  135. The Problem with Criticism
  136. Straightforward Career and Job Advice
  137. Learning How to Love from the Bible
  138. The Lost Christmas Episode
  139. Christmas: A Time for Hope
  140. The Secret to Sticking to a New Year’s Resolution
  141. The Virgin Mary’s Struggles
  142. Inspiration to Stop Complaining
  143. Why God Gave Us Bodies (The Theology of the Body)
  144. Motivation to Go to Catholic Mass
  145. 4 Helpful Rules for Discernment
  146. Overcoming Envy and Dealing with Jealousy
  147. Should Catholics Call Priests Father?
  148. Why Confess My Sins to a Priest?
  149. Confessing the Same Sins Over and Over Again
  150. What’s the Point of Fasting During Lent?
  151. Take Courage!
  152. Fr. Mike’s Autobiography
  153. The Culture of Netflix and Chill
  154. Is It Okay to Spend the Night?
  155. 3 Questions to Ask to Prevent Gossiping
  156. Do You Present Your True Self to Others?
  157. Religion Doesn’t Cause as Many Wars as You Think
  158. Can a Catholic Marry a Non-Catholic?
  159. How to Be a Good Disciple of Christ
  160. Catholics, Alcohol, and Drinking
  161. Why Non-Catholics Can’t Receive Communion
  162. Consistency Will Make You Holy
  163. The Church and Immigration
  164. Freedom and Its Consequences
  165. What Boredom Can Teach Us
  166. Being Flexible to Accept God’s Will
  167. Developing a Clear Vision in Life
  168. For Those Without a Clear Vocation
  169. Is Courtesy Required for Catholics?
  170. Anti-Fragile Christianity
  171. The Pennsylvania Sex Abuse Scandal
  172. Repentance and Church Reform
  173. Faith is Not Something You Can Lose
  174. Do Catholics Have to Respect Everyone?
  175. When Mass Feels Like Going Through the Motions
  176. Why Joy Is More Christian Than Happiness
  177. We are Not Cosmic Accidents
  178. Farmer, Priest, and Martyr
  179. Reminder: God Loves You
  180. Building Healthy Relationships
  181. Don’t Have Any Friends?
  182. Why We Need Boundaries
  183. Is it Ever OK to Deny Christ? / How Do I Know if I’m Working Out Too Much?
  184. Giving Thanks is Necessary
  185. Do All Good People Go to Heaven?
  186. The Role of Duty in the movie It’s a Wonderful Life
  187. The Key to Discernment
  188. Am I the Exception to God’s Rule?
  189. What is Stopping You from Being a Saint?
  190. You are a Burden
  191. How Does God Restore Us?
  192. The Meaning of “I Love You”
  193. Getting Involved in Parish Life
  194. Picking a Thing for Lent
  195. What’s the Purpose of Lent?
  196. What NOT to Do During a Breakup
  197. Signs that Your Relationship is Falling Apart
  198. Why Catholics Call Mary Their Mother
  199. Do I Have a Good Conscience?
  200. How to Pick Up Your Cross
  201. The Role of Hope in Holy Week
  202. Connections Between Christianity and Comic Books
  203. Do You Want to Be Well?
  204. How Does Purification Work?
  205. Old Testament God vs. New Testament God
  206. Feeling Sorry for Yourself?
  207. Fitting in at Church
  208. Catholic Teaching on IVF and Contraception Explained
  209. How Do We Spend Our Time?
  210. Understanding Our Capacity for Evil
  211. Why Is It So Hard to Make Friends?
  212. Trying to Keep God at a Distance?
  213. In the World, But Not of It
  214. Why Catholics Have a Pope
  215. Signs that Your Relationship is Falling Apart, Part 2
  216. Does God Make Us With Flaws?
  217. Not Everything in the Bible is Morally Good
  218. 5 Things the Church Can Learn from CrossFit
  219. Can We Joke About God?
  220. Why Catholics Use Scripture and Tradition
  221. Expressing Your Opinion?
  222. Responding to “Expressing Your Opinion” Video
  223. How to Handle Spiritual Setbacks
  224. Reading the “Signs” from God
  225. How to Make Decisions Together
  226. What You Can Control
  227. Is Curiosity a Vice?
  228. How We Use the Word “Should”
  229. Does God Want Me to Be Spontaneous?
  230. God Is Going to Interrupt You
  231. The Pressure of Public Conversion
  232. Why Is Prayer So Hard?
  233. Battling Dryness in Prayer
  234. How to Be a Steward
  235. The True Meaning of Advent
  236. The Difference Between Jealousy and Envy
  237. Having Joy in Uncertainty
  238. Hope in the New Year
  239. How Catholics Should Connect with Others
  240. Why Is Taking the Lord’s Name in Vain Wrong?
  241. Is Swearing a Sin?
  242. Answering the Internet’s Most Asked Questions About Priests
  243. Fr. Mike on Evangelization: Telling the Story of God’s Love
  244. Even More Questions from the Internet About Priests
  245. When Your Desires and God’s Plans Are Different
  246. Why Isn’t Ash Wednesday a Holy Day of Obligation?
  247. How to Live This Lent for Others
  248. How to Start Strong and Stay Strong
  249. Offering Up Your Inconveniences
  250. How Should Catholics Respond to the Coronavirus Pandemic?
  251. God’s Ways Are Not Our Ways
  252. Does God Ever Lead Us Into Temptation?
  253. Healing from the Wound of Sin
  254. Have You Mastered the Basics of Your Faith?
  255. How to Deal with Your Partner’s Sexual Sin
  256. 4 Essentials for Every Catholic
  257. This Is the Christian Solution to Vanity
  258. How Do You Pray with the Bible?
  259. Ask Father Mike Live!
  260. The Benefit of the Doubt
  261. How to Practice the Presence of God
  262. Reconciling the Body of Christ (An Interview with Fr. Josh Johnson)
  263. Family Brings Out the Worst in You (So That God Can Heal It)
  264. Make Small Sacrifices for a Big Change
  265. Finding Balance in Your Walk with Jesus
  266. Are You Busy Doing the Right Things?
  267. How to Share the Gospel (and How Not To)
  268. Who You Are vs. Who You’re Called to Be
  269. How Certain Is Your Faith?
  270. Why Are Some People So Annoying?
  271. Believing in a God Who Allows Evil
  272. Afraid of the Coronavirus?
  273. If You’re Not Feeling Loved
  274. How to Get Real Friends
  275. What It’s Really Like to Be a Catholic Speaker
  276. The Real Answer to Why God Allows Suffering
  277. What’s a Sign from God (and What Isn’t)
  278. Is It Ever Okay to Give Up?

The Bible in a Year

Join Fr. Mike at the Ascension’s Catholic Bible Studies Facebook Group to connect with others about The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz), featuring Jeff Cavins, and build community around this journey!

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