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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.

Virtue = Strength (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
Growing up Fr. Mike thought prayer should be like soaking in a hot tub. He didn’t understand why it was so hard when he tried it. Check out the video below!

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

We often think the Sacrament of Reconciliation is a moment of our failure. In Today’s Video, Fr. Mike reveals the true grace of confession.

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