Father Mike Schmitz
Father Mike Schmitz discusses there are four elements in the soil: 1. Teachings of the Apostles: Magisterial teaching of the Church, Sacred Scripture, and Tradition. 2. Communal Life (Fellowship): It’s not just me praying to Jesus. We need to share life somehow. 3. Breaking of the Bread: This refers to
Father Mike makes the case that, before you claim a certain “style” in practicing the faith, you have to master the basics. He tells a story about when he was learning guitar. The teacher told his students to hold their guitar on an angle with their left knee higher than
We’re beginning the second full week of Lent. We started new, a new adventure: even in the Archdiocese, the season of spring is changing our landscape. Yet, things can get bogged down, the hard work becomes task, and the excitement fades. In Today’s Video, Father Mike Schmitz looks at How
Father Mike Schmitz: Lent is about transformation, but that transformation will be incomplete if we make it about ourselves. Instead of aiming for self-mastery alone this Lent, what is the key to living this Lent for others? Discipline is great, but there’s a step after that: being generous. Asking God
In Today’s Video: Father Mike knows the tricks we can play on ourselves when it comes to picking something for Lent. So he gives a straightforward guideline: Don’t pick something that’s arbitrary. Pick something that is necessary.
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.