342 episodes

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

The Fr. Mike Schmitz Catholic Podcast Ascension - The Leader in Catholic Faith Formation

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 5.1K Ratings

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

    What Can You Do When Another Won't Forgive?

    What Can You Do When Another Won't Forgive?

    You said an unkind word or reacted rashly. You feel terrible because it was directed at someone you love. When you ask for their forgiveness the wound they feel is too raw and they don't accept your apology. What can you do?


    Today, Fr. Mike shares a word of challenge and encouragement on how to exercise the virtue of patience and show mercy as you wait to be forgiven.

    • 7 min
    Forgiveness is Not the Same as Reconciliation

    Forgiveness is Not the Same as Reconciliation

    Have you ever heard the expression, ‘To err is human; to forgive, divine?’ Surprisingly this well-known phrase does not come from the Bible but a poem by the English poet Alexander Pope.


    Today, Fr. Mike shares some great insights into the process of forgiveness, reconciliation, and restoration and how God offers all three stages to us in the Sacrament of Confession.

    • 8 min
    Surrendering the Past and Future to Jesus' Lordship and Dominion

    Surrendering the Past and Future to Jesus' Lordship and Dominion

    Can you believe it's almost a new year!? Are you reflecting on both the suffering and gifts of the past year and also looking to the future and making resolutions for 2022?


    Today, Fr. Mike gives us a word of encouragement and challenge to surrender our past brokenness and sin as well as the future blessings and difficulties to the lordship of Jesus Christ!

    • 5 min
    What Did Jesus Actually Look Like?

    What Did Jesus Actually Look Like?

    Have you ever gone to a carnival or fair and had a caricature drawn of yourself? Did it seem to highlight some parts of you but fail to really create a complete picture of who you are?


    Today, Fr. Mike explores the nature of Jesus’ true physical appearance, and the spiritual reasons he may appear so diverse in different works of art.

    • 8 min
    What You Do with Your Body Matters (Ascension Cafe, WMF 2015)

    What You Do with Your Body Matters (Ascension Cafe, WMF 2015)

    In this throwback talk from the 2015 World Meeting of Families, Fr. Mike introduces us to the Theology of the Body and inspires us with a new vision of what it means to have a human form.

    • 30 min
    Understanding the Theology of the Immaculate Conception

    Understanding the Theology of the Immaculate Conception

    Happy Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary! But wait... what is the Immaculate Conception? How does that even work? And why does it matter?


    Fr. Mike is glad you asked.

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
5.1K Ratings

5.1K Ratings

Rootiekazoo ,

Thank God for Clarence!

He’s a real hero! 😂💯🥰 Happy Almost Birthday Jesus, Our Savior. Thankful and grateful for Fr. Mike throughout this past year. .. along with many others that I have encountered throughout the year. Whoa! Just…thank you, in the name of “The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit.” Amen… Praise God for “Bible In A Year” and our entire Family here with “Ascension Presents.” Jesus, I adore you, ever present in “The Blessed Sacrament.” How bout that Bishop Barron, The Catholic Talk Show, Jeff Cavins, Pope Francis, all of the clergy… super grateful. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 Oh my gosh y’all! …Check out the “What you do with your body matters…(Ascension Cafė, WMF 2015) episode…” Hairlarious! … in this throwback talk from the 2015 World Meeting of Families, Fr. Mike introduces us to the Theology of the Body and inspires us with a new vision of what it means to have a human form. Bahahhahahahaha! Praise God! Happy Birthday, Jesus… Merry Christmas to all worldwide. ❤️❤️❤️ never know the face of Jesus y’all…be kind, rekindle dat’ ;) merry Christmas Eve! Happy Birthday, Jesus. Bishop Sheen, Bishop Barron…the best of ever best! Anyhoo, Happy New Year to all worldwide;). Fr. Mike Schmitz explains why Christians are called to follow some laws of the Old Testament and not others. Passing on the advice of Pope Benedict XVI, he distinguishes between universal laws, like the Ten Commandments and “case by case” laws, like those to be followed only in the kingdom of Israel and the temple. Good one. Check it out in the archives, seek and you shall find:) Today is a perfect day to watch “It’s a wonderful life” over and over and over the moon! Lasso! 😂 hee-haw … hee-haw that reminds me of this joke my brother Mike used to tell… hee-haw… “he always talks like that is de’ punchline.” I can barely hear the movie from laughing so hard… 😂😂😂lots of rugrats overchahere’ God is great! We’re banging pots to bring in the New Year! 💥 Boom 💥 Boom 💥 Episode: January 25, 2017: Why does God let bad things happen? How can God be good, but allow bad things to happen? Fr. Mike Schmitz tackles one of the toughest questions religious believers must answer. Thanks, Fr. Mike. God bless and keep you. 🙏🏻❤️🕊

California Titans Fan ,

Great podcast

Helps so much. Thank you, Father Mike.

Ehite605 ,

A true blessing

All of Father Mike’s podcasts are always presented in a easy to listen to format and his love of God always comes through. I recommend Father Mike to everyone that listens. Amen

Top Podcasts In Religion & Spirituality

Ascension Catholic Faith Formation
AccessMore
D-Group
Hank Smith & John Bytheway
Christianity Today
Sadie Robertson

You Might Also Like

Father Mike Schmitz
Ascension Catholic Faith Formation
Ascension Catholic Faith Formation
Ascension Catholic Faith Formation
Ascension Catholic Faith Formation
Heather Khym, Michelle Benzinger, Sister Miriam James Heidland

More by Ascension - The Leader in Catholic Faith Formation

Ascension Catholic Faith Formation
Ascension Catholic Faith Formation
Ascension Catholic Faith Formation
Ascension Catholic Faith Formation
Ascension Catholic Faith Formation
Ascension