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Sep 2, 2021

When You’re Discouraged

Fr. Mike Schmitz

It’s not unusual to experience discouragement on the road to holiness, especially when we live in a world that is filled with temptations and persecution. With God on our side, nothing the devil can do will ever prevail over us. However, it’s the moment we become too discouraged to ask God for help that the devil is waiting for. So how can we prevent this from happening?

Today, Fr. Mike explains the root of discouragement in our faith journey, and how to keep leaning on God through that struggle.


Meet Fr. Mike Schmitz

Fr. Mike Schmitz serves as Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Duluth and as chaplain for the Newman Catholic Campus Ministry at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

He is a presenter in Ascension’s ChosenAltaration, and The 99 programs, and has a channel on Ascension Presents. He is also the host of the Ascension podcast The Bible in a Year.

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  • Can you do an episode on a scenario of someone who was catholic but fell away but still has so much faith in God but and thinks and though they’ve been born again and doesn’t need the sacraments and that they are saved no matter what and doesn’t believe in the blessed mother and her intercession anymore, along with the saints.

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