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The Jesus Prayer Might Radically Change Your Prayer Life

G’day, my name is Matt Fradd and this is Ascension Presents. By the way you may have noticed that I’m in a different place, right? That’s my house now. I was in my office last time and we’ve just moved the camera to my house and that’s why it looks different. Maybe you were looking… Read More »

Do You Present Your True Self to Others?

*indistinct singing* [singing] “Missionaries in the foreign field..” Okay. Here we go. For some reason I cannot… okay the song is in my head and I cannot get — Song — leave my head now. Worked. Hi, my name is Fr. Mike Schmitz and this is Ascension Presents. So, I had this dream the other… Read More »

Outdoor Weddings

Hi, my name is Father Mike Schmitz and this is Ascension Presents. So, people will ask me, on a regular basis, Father, if we can have all the sacraments outside like baptism outside and you could have a whole Mass outside and you can have confession wherever and you can have anointing of the sick… Read More »

Can I Get a Tattoo?

So people always ask me, “Father Mike what does your what does your ring say?” It’s not um it’s not uh Just say something You’re embarassing me this is I’m in recor– I’m recording this so just say something Just kidding It reads: um It reads, “You are a priest forever” in Hebrew and it… Read More »

Who Do You Spend Time With?

Hi, my name’s Father Mike Schmitz and this is Ascension Presents. So I came across this quote, I don’t know, a couple years ago by a guy named Jim Rohn. He’s a motivational speaker and like kind of a life coach guy and he made this claim. He said that we become the average of… Read More »

Making a Good Confession

Let’s talk about confession and why you need it, Jack! Here’s why you need confession, Jack! … and Jill and Jane and Jimmy. OK Hi, my name’s Father Mike Schmitz and this is Ascension Presents. So one of the things I love to do as a Catholic priest, is I love, I love hearing confessions,… Read More »

What You Should Know About Purgatory

Hi, my name is Father Mike Schmitz and this is Ascension Presents Say, let’s talk about purgatory, shall we? People think that there’s this big massive doctrine in the Catholic Church about purgatory and they also think that it’s nowhere biblical and both of those ideas are actually incorrect. First, it’s not a massive doctrine… Read More »

The Pennsylvania Sex Abuse Scandal

Hi my name’s Fr. Mike Schmitz and this is Ascension Presents. So, I’m making this video in response to the scandal in Pennsylvania about 300 priests who abused a thousand— or thousands— of children. People were asking me, they’re like, “Fr. Mike, when are you gonna comment on this? When are you gonna make a… Read More »

Catholic Confession – “Four Reasons To Confess to a priest” by Catholic Speaker Ken Yasinski

(whooshing) – One of the things that Catholics often ask is why do I have to go to confession to a priest? After all, if God is all knowing and he’s everywhere, why can’t I just go to the privacy of my own home, close the door, confess my sin, and God will hear me… Read More »

Do Catholics Have a Relationship With Jesus?

For those of us that remember what life was like before social media it’s easy to look at the quality of relationships of some young people today with a bit of cynicism. Like you know back in my day if you wanted to have a relationship with somebody you had to go through the somewhat… Read More »