Tag Archives: Barron

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 »

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 »

Bruce Jenner & the Transgender Question

Hi, my name is Father Mike Schmitz and this is Ascension Presents. So, I was, over Memorial Day weekend hanging out with my family, and one of my nephews, he, he pretended he was a dog. And you know how you have to deal with a little kid when like, “I’m a puppy!” Okay. you… Read More »

Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen?

Hi my name’s father Mike Schmitz and this is Ascension Presents. A number of years ago, a friend of mine had another friend who just this tragic tragic case where he was taking care of his newborn baby and changing the baby on a high table and he turned away just to grab a diaper… Read More »

Did the Church Ever Sell Indulgences?

(deep voice) And take one! Take two. (lighter voice) Take two, they’re small. (deep voice) Take two, they’re small. (Heh) OK. Hi, my name is Father Mike Schmitz and this is Ascension Presents. So as you probably know, we’re in the Year of Mercy, the year that Pope Francis declared to be the Jubilee Year… Read More »

The Value of Silence

Well, that was awkward silence. Hi, my name is Father Mike Schmitz and this is Ascension Presents. Speaking of awkward silences, I want to just- let’s talk about silence. So many of our lives have just so much noise and so little silence that I think we’re missing something as a culture. Years ago, Pope… Read More »

Aren’t All Churches the Same?

Hi. My name is Fr. Mike Schmitz and this is Ascension Presents. So, a number of years ago, my best friend and his wife were becoming Catholic. Now they had been raised in just a really great, really loving Christian denomination. And they got a lot of great things from the church in which they… Read More »

CATHOLICISM Series Extended Preview – Father Robert Barron

[Music] [Music] the word apostle comes in the Greek word up post telling it means to send Jesus took these twelve people whom he had formed after his own heart and then he sent them the Christians faith has never meant to be held on to as a private privilege it’s meant to be shared… Read More »