Father Mike Schmitz
There’s a reason why “Do not take the Lord’s name in vain” is not only one of the ten commandments, but is second on the list. Taking the Lord’s name in vain is a big deal. Yet so many of us do it anyway all of the time. It has
Father Mike Schmitz takes a look at Hope in the New Year. It’s hard to believe, yet we’re already in the 14th day of 2020. With each new year come new hopes, new plans, and new opportunities. Father Mike points out that this optimism and this “spirit” of New Year’s is
“It’s a Wonderful Life” is a Advent or Christmas classic, but there’s a theme carried through the movie that is rarely discussed—the role of duty.
Fr. Mike comments on Kanye West’s conversion. He celebrates Kanye’s conversion, but hesitates to lift him up as a Christian leader. He recommends that we let Kanye’s roots in the faith grow without the responsibility of having people watch his every step to see if he will fall; because we
God may want you to be spontaneous, but he also wants you to be disciplined. How does that work? Well, unless you just want to have no control over you impulses like a dog chasing a squirrel, discipline is a necessary prerequisite to being spontaneous. Check out Father Mike’s thoughts:
After reading a book on will power, Fr. Mike discovered an important lesson when it comes to how we handle spiritual setbacks. So let’s not give up when we fall into sin, but keep our eyes on heaven and God’s grace and live accordingly.
In Today’s Video, Father Mike points out five things the Church can learn from one of the latest fitness crazes, Crossfit: 1. In Crossfit gyms, you’re seen, you’re known, and you’re missed when you’re not there. How often does someone stop coming to church without us even noticing? 2. Crossfit
You get up in the morning you have an agenda. By 5:00 p.m., you haven’t started what you thought you had to. Why? Does distraction steal our time? In Today’s video, Father Mike looks at how we spend our time is one of the most valuable decisions we make, because