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Nov 10, 2022

Do I Have to Obey My Parents When I’m an Adult, Too?

“Honor thy Father and thy Mother.”

We know from our youth that we are called to obey our parents as commanded by the 4th Commandment. But what about once we’re grown and out of their home?

Today Fr. Mike doles out some advise for adult children on what obedience and respect for one’s parents looks like and what the Catechism of the Catholic Church has to say about this relationship.


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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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