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 Why Be Catholic and Not Just Christian?Ascension Presents
3 years ago
There are many similarities and differences between the Catholic Church and the Protestant denominations. In this video, Fr. Mike ...
 How to Read and Understand the Whole BibleAscension Presents
yesterday
The first thing you should do to start reading and understanding the Bible well is get a Catholic Bible you know you will be inspired ...
 What Constitutes a Practicing Catholic?Ascension Presents
3 years ago
It may be difficult to tell a non-practicing Catholic that he or she can't receive ​C​ommunion, but—as Fr. Mike Schmitz proves in ...
 Why Am I Catholic? The EucharistAscension Presents
1 years ago
When a friend asked Jackie why she was still Catholic, she responded, “Because of the Eucharist.” Jesus did not tell us to ...
 How Catholics (Should) DateAscension Presents
1 years ago
Jackie has some straightforward advice about dating that will eliminate the ambiguity often involved, while hopefully leading to ...
 Do Catholics Worship Saints?Ascension Presents
3 years ago
Father Mike Schmitz wants to address some confusion regarding Catholics' veneration of saints. In this video, he explains ...
 Padre Pio's Secret to HolinessAscension Presents
4 years ago
What is the true sign of sainthood? Fr. Mike Schmitz explains why it's not the stigmata or the ability to miraculously heal people.
 Can We Joke About God?Ascension Presents
10 months ago
If we can't use the Lord's name in vain, can we joke about God? Fr. Mike makes the case that there is room for humor about God in ...
 Why Catholics Have a PopeAscension Presents
12 months ago
Fr. Mike goes all the way back to Genesis to explain why Catholics have a pope. God established the kingdom of Israel with the ...
 Why Catholics Use Scripture and TraditionAscension Presents
10 months ago
Catholics use Scripture and Tradition because Scripture tells us to use both. St. Paul wrote to the Thessalonians: “So then, ...
 Aren't All Churches the Same?Ascension Presents
4 years ago
There's an ancient symbol that uses a ship or boat to represent the Catholic Church. In this video, Fr. Mike Schmitz takes that ...
 Can I Be Gay and Catholic?Ascension Presents
10 months ago
When people ask Kim Zember the question, “How can I be gay and Catholic?” she responds with the question, “Why is 'gay' ...
 Can a Catholic Marry a Non-Catholic?Ascension Presents
2 years ago
Father Mike answers one of the most common questions he receives, pointing out that Catholics marrying non-Catholics is not an ...
 Motivation to Go to Catholic MassAscension Presents
2 years ago
You may have heard priests or devout Catholics say something like, “If only people knew what was happening at Mass, they'd be ...
 Ways to Read the BibleAscension Presents
4 years ago
Maybe you used to read the Bible for inspiration, for its great stories, or for answers to the big questions in life. But now, it sits on ...
 What it Means to be CharismaticAscension Presents
8 months ago
Sometimes we forget what it means to be a charismatic Catholic. It doesn't mean we go to praise and worship rallies and listen to ...
 Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Mass with Fr. Mike SchmitzAscension Presents
10 days ago
Join Fr. Mike Schmitz as he celebrates Sunday Mass at the University of Minnesota Duluth. If you would like to support Ascension ...
 What Can Catholics Do to Overcome Racism?Ascension Presents
1 months ago
Fr. Mark-Mary asks Fr. Pierre Toussaint about his experience of racism and division in the Church. And Fr. Mark-Mary listens.
 He Went from Evangelical to CatholicAscension Presents
12 months ago
Brother Lawrence grew up as an evangelical Protestant, and became Catholic after accepting the hard answers to the questions ...
 Catholic Teaching on IVF and Contraception ExplainedAscension Presents
1 years ago
For many people, the Catholic Church's teaching on in vitro fertilization and contraception is a hard one, but it is in concordance ...
 Why Confess My Sins to a Priest?Ascension Presents
2 years ago
If you've ever been in a conversation where you had to defend the Catholic Faith, people have probably asked you this question.
 Ways to Read the BibleAscension Presents
4 years ago
Maybe you used to read the Bible for inspiration, for its great stories, or for answers to the big questions in life. But now, it sits on ...
 I Will Follow—Two Catholic Priests' Vocation StoriesAscension Presents
2 years ago
Fr. Mike Schmitz and Fr. Josh Johnson give their vocation stories in this clip from Ascension's best-selling study ALTARATION.
 Finding Balance in Your Walk with JesusAscension Presents
14 days ago
Rigidity and laxity are difficult obstacles to avoid when trying to find balance in your faith life. When we treat Christianity as a ...
 Straightforward Career and Job AdviceAscension Presents
2 years ago
It's all too common for us to think of our work as either the thing that gives us our identity, or something to be avoided at all cost, ...
 How to Raise Good Catholic MenAscension Presents
15 days ago
Bobby Angel has a two-year-old son, and works at an all-boys school with seventh graders. He discusses some wisdom he has ...
 Do You Know How to Listen Well?Ascension Presents
12 days ago
It's important to learn how to listen well because listening can bring healing. Author Caryll Houselander is credited for saying “You ...
 How to Know if You've Found "The One"Ascension Presents
1 years ago
Staying on the straight and narrow path can be difficult when you're discerning marriage and looking for “the one”. Jackie says we ...
 The Church & ImmigrationAscension Presents
2 years ago
On the issue of immigration, the Catechism of the Catholic Church states, "The more prosperous nations are obliged, to the extent ...
 Why Non-Catholics Can't Receive CommunionAscension Presents
2 years ago
Holy Communion is not just a member privilege the Catholic Church offers to Catholics. It is an expression of the pre-existing ...
 Padre Pio's Secret to HolinessAscension Presents
4 years ago
What is the true sign of sainthood? Fr. Mike Schmitz explains why it's not the stigmata or the ability to miraculously heal people.
 Why Catholics Have a PopeAscension Presents
12 months ago
Fr. Mike goes all the way back to Genesis to explain why Catholics have a pope. God established the kingdom of Israel with the ...
 When You Don't Feel Like ItAscension Presents
7 months ago
Sometimes we have to do stuff when we don't feel like it, but finding the motivation to do those things is really difficult in the ...
 Divorce & CatholicsAscension Presents
4 years ago
Rose Sweet, author of The Catholic's Divorce Survival Guide, clears up some common misconceptions about divorces and ...
 Living in the Present MomentAscension Presents
2 years ago
The present moment is a unique gift from God, yet so often, rather than live in the present, we pine for another time in our lives, ...
 How Do Catholics Fast?Ascension Presents
1 years ago
Jackie Mulligan, Brother Elijah, and Father Mark-Mary break down not only the biological and mental benefits of fasting, but how ...
 4 Reasons for FastingAscension Presents
4 years ago
Why do we fast? Fr. Mike explains that it's not about getting more love and attention from God. Fasting is about self-mastery, ...
 3 Reasons Catholics GenuflectAscension Presents
3 years ago
By genuflecting before the tabernacle at church, we're saying at least one of three things with our bodies. Those three things have ...
 How Should Catholics Respond to the Coronavirus Pandemic?Ascension Presents
3 months ago
Fr. Mike gives us some advice about how we should respond to the coronavirus pandemic. He begins with the story of the recent ...
 How Does Purification Work?Ascension Presents
1 years ago
God wants you to be holy, so he is going to set you on a path of purification if you choose to do his will. He is the one who is going ...
 What You Should Know About PurgatoryAscension Presents
3 years ago
What is meant by the final purification? Understanding the Catholic notion of purgatory requires knowing the difference between a ...
 Surrender: The Strength of the Spiritual LifeAscension Presents
5 months ago
Fr. Mark-Mary talks about the most necessary step in order to surrender to God, the thing that provides the greatest strength in the ...
 Should Catholics Fear Death?Ascension Presents
2 years ago
In this week's Encountering the Word video for the Fifth Sunday of Lent (Year B), Jeff Cavins shows us how to overcome the fear of ...
 Ashley Madison & Crushes on Other PeopleAscension Presents
4 years ago
Ascension Presents' Father Mike Schmitz breaks down the strong emotions behind the Ashley Madison scandal, laying out the ...
 How We Participate in Divine MercyAscension Presents
1 years ago
Father Mark-Mary challenges us to not only be moved by God's divine mercy, but also to participate in it by showing it to others.
 Fasting Can Change You ForeverAscension Presents
3 years ago
Fr. Mike talks about the real reasons Christ tells us to fast. It isn't just about strengthening our will and showing our love for God ...
 Even More Questions from the Internet about PriestsAscension Presents
5 months ago
Fr. Mike follows up on his video “Answering the Internet's Most Asked Questions about Priests” with answers to even more ...
 Find Out If You’re Really in LoveAscension Presents
2 months ago
When someone wants to find out if they're really in love, it usually means they're asking if the person they're dating—or want to ...
 What Do You Want This Lent? | Ash WednesdayAscension Presents
4 months ago
Where are you this Lent? Do you want more than what you have? Start with this: it's not about us and what we can do. It's about a ...
 Outdoor WeddingsAscension Presents
4 years ago
Fr. Mike Schmitz explains why a Christian marriage has to be in a church. With the marriage vows we aren't just committing ...
 Should Catholics Call Priests Father?Ascension Presents
2 years ago
One of the most common Bible verses people use to try and debunk Catholic teaching is Matthew 23:9, where Jesus says, “Call ...
 He Went from Evangelical to CatholicAscension Presents
12 months ago
Brother Lawrence grew up as an evangelical Protestant, and became Catholic after accepting the hard answers to the questions ...
 Does Salvation Require Faith and Works?Ascension Presents
11 months ago
Jeff Cavins and Dr. Andrew Swafford provide an answer to one of the most common objections to the Catholic faith in this sneak ...
 Finding Freedom from ShameAscension Presents
1 years ago
We all feel shame at some point, but more often than not it comes from the devil. He wants us to be ashamed of as many things as ...
 Is Courtesy Required for Catholics?Ascension Presents
1 years ago
Fr. Mike explains why courtesy is not just a set of proprietary gestures meant for upper echelon or archaic societies. Ultimately, it's ...
 Padre Pio's Secret to HolinessAscension Presents
4 years ago
What is the true sign of sainthood? Fr. Mike Schmitz explains why it's not the stigmata or the ability to miraculously heal people.
 The Spiritual Reason for FastingAscension Presents
1 years ago
Fasting is when we're a little bit OK with emptiness,” says Fr. Emmanuel, then we let God fill that emptiness. The saints often talk ...
 A Spiritual Routine for Catholic Living in QuarantineAscension Presents
3 months ago
Fr. Mark-Mary shares some insights that teach us how to live as Catholics while in quarantine. He reflects on the monastic life, ...
 How Do Priests Pray?Ascension Presents
2 years ago
Finding the right prayer habit can be difficult, and the rote prayers we were taught as children are too often not prayed from the ...
 The Pressure of Public ConversionAscension Presents
8 months ago
Fr. Mike comments on Kanye West's conversion. He celebrates Kanye's conversion, but hesitates to lift him up as a Christian ...
 Battling Dryness in PrayerAscension Presents
7 months ago
Last week Fr. Mike Schmitz talked about why prayer is so hard in his Battle of Prayer video, and this week he talks about what to ...