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Faith, pop culture, and headline reflections from Fr. Mike Schmitz.

The Fr. Mike Schmitz Catholic Podcast Ascension

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Faith, pop culture, and headline reflections from Fr. Mike Schmitz.

    “Why Baptizing Your Baby Is the Most Important Thing You Can Do”

    “Why Baptizing Your Baby Is the Most Important Thing You Can Do”

    Why does the Catholic Church baptize babies rather than wait until they are older and capable of choosing this sacrament for themselves?


    Salvation requires faith, and it can be challenging to understand how an infant accepts the truths of the Catholic Faith at the moment of Baptism.


    Today Fr. Mike uses an example from Mark’s Gospel to help us understand how the profession of faith by our parents at the moment of our Baptism prepares us to receive the gift of salvation later in our lives.
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    Pray as You Can, Not As You Can’t

    Pray as You Can, Not As You Can’t

    Need more advice on prayer? Fr. Mike has you covered.
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    The Stories We Tell Our Children Have Consequences

    The Stories We Tell Our Children Have Consequences

    Stories matter. We tell them to help us understand the world around us. But what if the stories we tell don't mirror our Catholic morals? What if the lessons that they teach don't agree with our values? Should we keep telling those stories?


    Today Fr. Mike wrecks your childhood version of the Little Mermaid and spoils the ending of the real story. Spoiler: It doesn't have a happy ending.
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    If God Loves Everyone, Why Doesn't Everyone Go to Heaven?

    If God Loves Everyone, Why Doesn't Everyone Go to Heaven?

    "If not everyone is going to heaven, then I don't want to be there." Is this sentiment honorable? Or misguided? Fr. Mike addresses the mystery of heaven and hell and gets to the core of what it means to be with God... or without him.
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    How to Begin with the End in Mind

    How to Begin with the End in Mind

    What do I want to be true about me at the end of this year that is not currently true? At the beginning of this new year, Fr. Mike shares the advice of Stephen Covey: "Begin with the end in mind." Our days are limited and Fr. Mike encourages us to examine who we want to be and to start working towards that now.
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    God Is Asking You to Give Him Everything

    God Is Asking You to Give Him Everything

    How do we give God everything? It's obvious from the stories throughout the Scriptures that God is asking us to give him everything but is He also calling us to "sell everything and give alms to the poor" as he asks of the rich young man?


    Today, Fr. Mike helps us make the distinction between the sometimes particular call to "give everything away" and the universal call to give God everything. It is certainly the case that each and every one of us is called to relinquish all that we have and all that we are to God's service and to trust Him with everything.
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