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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 »

Fr. Mike Schmitz “The Marks of a True Christian Man” — Arlington Diocese Men’s Conference 2018

Our first speaker is a priest of the Diocese of Duluth, Minnesota prior to his ordination in 2003 he served as a lay missionary in Central America with the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity a lover of sports he has completed not one, not two, but three Ironman triathlons in the… 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 »

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 »

What Constitutes a Practicing Catholic?

Hi, my name’s Father Mike Schmitz, and this is Ascension Presents. So a number of years ago one of our students, she’s a young woman. She had a friend, she invited her friend to go with her to Mass off campus because school wasn’t in session, it was summertime So she drove this young man… 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 »