Fr. Mike on Building a Better Relationship with Your Pastor

This week’s episode is short and sweet, but it hits on a topic many of you have written to us about—collaborating with your pastor in a healthy and constructive way. We might all want to be saints, but the reality is that none of us are yet. That means relationships with our pastors can sometimes … Continued

Father Mike Responds to General Absolution

If you’re Catholic, you know the drill: we sin, we break our relationship with God, and then he offers us the incomprehensible mercy to restore that relationship with him. You can see this beautiful grace most Saturday afternoons at parishes around the world in the Sacrament of Reconciliation—or, Confession. But have you heard of “general … Continued

Father Mike Responds to “General Absolution”

If you’re Catholic, you know the drill: we sin, we break our relationship with God, and then he offers us the incomprehensible mercy to restore that relationship with him. You can see this beautiful grace most Saturday afternoons at parishes around the world in the Sacrament of Reconciliation—or, Confession. But have you heard of “general … Continued

Be My Guest: All About Same-Sex Attraction with Fr. Phillip Bochanski

Fr. Phillip Bochanski joins Fr. Josh to talk all about same-sex attraction and how the Catholic Church ministers to people who experience same-sex attraction so they can live in the freedom of Christ’s love. Fr. Phillip Bochanski is the Executive Director of Courage International, an apostolate that provides pastoral support in the form of spiritual … Continued

Be My Guest: All About Prayer with Fr. Mark-Mary

Fr. Mark-Mary, CFR joins Fr. Josh to talk all about prayer. They answer questions about hearing God’s voice in prayer, developing a close relationship with God, silent vs. vocal prayer, and praying for the conversion of loved ones. Fr. Mark-Mary also shares about his new book, Habits for Holiness. For our loved ones far from … Continued

Reconciling the Body of Christ (An Interview with Fr. Josh Johnson)

Fr. Mike Schmitz sits down with Fr. Josh Johnson to discuss racial division in the Church and how Catholics can strive to restore unity in the Body of Christ. Fr. Josh emphasizes that he is not infallible, so it’s okay to disagree with anything he says that doesn’t lead you closer to Christ, but he … Continued

Special Episode: Reconciling the Body of Christ (with Fr. Josh Johnson)

In today’s special podcast, Fr. Mike Schmitz sits down with Fr. Josh Johnson to discuss racial division in the Church and how Catholics can strive to restore unity in the Body of Christ. Fr. Josh emphasizes that he is not infallible, so it’s okay to disagree with anything he says that doesn’t lead you closer … Continued

7 Steps to Decluttering Your Relationships

Jeff brings together seven Scripture verses to help you start decluttering your relationships. Reflecting on these will help you in your family life, friendships, work relationships, and your relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Snippet from the Show “There is nothing that destroys relationships and ruins people’s lives like envy, because it will … Continued

Meet the Presenters of The 99: Fr. Josh Johnson

Meet Fr. Josh Johnson, the next presenter in our Meet the Presenters series for The 99, Ascension’s new system for evangelization. Fr. Josh is a priest in the Diocese of Baton Rouge. He has spoken at conferences for teenagers and adults, sharing his conversion experience and proclaiming his message of hope and human dignity. He … Continued

Signs that Your Relationship Is Falling Apart, Part 2

Fr. Mike offers a follow-up to his episode on Dr. John Gottman’s “four horsemen of the apocalypse” with Dr. Gottman’s proposed remedy for a relationship that is falling apart: the Golden Ratio. For every one instance of these four horsemen that signify a relationship is falling apart—which are defensiveness, criticism, stonewalling, and contempt—there should be … Continued

Signs that Your Relationship Is Falling Apart, Part 2

Fr. Mike offers a follow-up to his video on Dr. John Gottman’s “four horsemen of the apocolypse” with this video on Dr. Gottman’s proposed remedy: the Golden Ratio. For every one instance of these four horsemen that signify a relationship is falling apart—which are defensiveness, criticism, stonewalling, and contempt—there should be five instances of the … Continued

Meet the Presenters of The 99: Fr. Mike Schmitz

Ahead of the release of The 99, a new system for evangelization, we are interviewing the presenters and asking them all about their call to spread the gospel. With the stories of Mark Hart and Joel Stepanek covered in past weeks, presenter Fr. Mike Schmitz makes his appearance on the blog this week. Fr. Mike … Continued
>