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Learning to be Alone
 
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Being alone isn’t supposed to be scary. In this video, Fr. Mike Schmitz shows us how solitude can be an invitation and doesn't have to lead to loneliness. God himself has revealed to us how he is a relationship of love between Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Made in his image, we are also made for relationship—with God and with one another. When we feel alone, it is because we were made to give ourselves to others as God gives himself to us. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension Press main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents website: http://ascensionpresents.com Ascension Press YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpress SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press
Views: 184816 Ascension Presents
What Does God Want Me to Do?
 
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Father Mike Schmitz offers some clarity regarding God’s will in our lives. He directs us to the story of Israel’s desert wanderings in the Old Testament and the Annunciation to Mary in the Gospels, describing how even the tribes of Israel and Mary had to be content with the uncertainty of God’s will at times. Father Mike also teaches how we can discern God’s will even in the silence. This video appeared first on http://ascensionpresents.com. Find more material featuring Father Mike at http://ascensionpress.com Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension Press main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents website: http://ascensionpresents.com Ascension Press YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpress SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press
Views: 304200 Ascension Presents
Padre Pio's Secret to Holiness
 
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What is the true sign of sainthood? Fr. Mike Schmitz explains why it’s not the stigmata or the ability to miraculously heal people. Saints like Padre Pio, whose feast day we celebrated last week, actually walked a path that is very much within reach for us all. Find out how that is so in this video. This video appeared first on http://ascensionpresents.com. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension Press main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents website: http://ascensionpresents.com Ascension Press YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpress SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press
Views: 155618 Ascension Presents
Making a Good Confession
 
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If you have ever wondered how to make a good confession, Fr. Mike Schmitz has some solid advice for you. He points out that preparing for a good confession starts when we recognize that being a "good person” in our own eyes is not enough—we are called to holiness, which is something much greater. In this video, Fr. Mike offers four powerful ways we can examine our consciences so that our experience of reconciliation moves us towards that holiness to which we are called. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension Press main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents website: http://ascensionpresents.com Ascension Press Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpress SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press
Views: 295527 Ascension Presents
Will I Ever Find "The One"?
 
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Are you expecting to find that special someone someday, and are you hoping you’ll live happily ever after? Be honest. We’ve all had that hope at some point. In this video, Fr. Mike Schmitz addresses the difficulty of big decisions—like figuring out who to marry—and suggests changing our expectations when it comes to meeting “The One.” Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension Press main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents website: http://ascensionpresents.com Ascension Press Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpress SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press
Views: 214280 Ascension Presents
What's Your Bedtime?
 
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There’s an old saying, “Why put off until tomorrow what you could do today?” Our culture’s "seize-the-day" mentality can be a good thing, but what if today's attempts to be productive deprive us of the sleep we need to function tomorrow? Fr. Mike Schmitz gives us several good reasons to stop our work at the end of the day, relax, and prioritize getting a good night's sleep. This video appeared first on http://ascensionpresents.com. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension Press main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents website: http://ascensionpresents.com Ascension Press YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpress SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press
Views: 197480 Ascension Presents
Forgiveness
 
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What is forgiveness exactly? Maybe if we really knew what it meant, we’d be more willing to show it. Father Mike Schmitz teaches us that forgiveness is rooted in justice. It doesn’t forget or ignore the injustice done, but it frees us from the need to get revenge. When Jesus taught us to pray the Lord’s Prayer, he was laying out a path to freedom. When you forgive, the one who hurt you is released from their debt to you, and you are released from the pain so you can move on. At the heart of forgiveness is freedom. VISIT ASCENSION PRESENTS' OFFICIAL WEBSITE http://www.ascensionpresents.com FOR GREAT FAITH FORMATION PROGRAMS VISIT http://www.ascensionpress.com Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension Press YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpress SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press
Views: 81871 Ascension Presents
Advent: More Than a Chocolate Calendar
 
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What does Advent mean to you? A time to put the lights up, gift shop, and eat chocolate? Or is it something more? Fr. Mike says it’s good to prepare ourselves for Christmas during Advent, but ultimately that’s not what the liturgical season is about. Mary, Joseph, and Jesus had to stay in a manger because there was no room for them in the inn. Will you use this season to make room for Jesus in your life? MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension Press main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents website: http://ascensionpresents.com Ascension Press YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpress SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents
Views: 102315 Ascension Presents
Venting or Gossiping?
 
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Sometimes we forget how much of an impact our words can make. In this video, Fr. Mike reminds us that our words have the power to build up or destroy relationships and even whole communities. He points out some helpful distinctions between venting and gossiping and gives some guidelines for avoiding what he calls “the everyday betrayal.” MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension Press main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents website: http://ascensionpresents.com Ascension Press YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpress The Great Adventure Blog: http://biblestudyforcatholics.com SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents
Views: 103321 Ascension Presents
Praying in a State of Mortal Sin
 
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Contrite prayer can be an act of courage, because Lord knows there’s no harder time to pray than after we know we’ve sinned. In a way, we’re afraid to approach God. Yet, just as the only way to overcome our fears is by facing them, the only way to overcome our sin is by going to God after we sin. In this video, Fr. Mike Schmitz explains how God wants a relationship with us and “will cleanse us from every wrongdoing” to build that relationship. For a great study program about prayer, check out Oremus: A Guide to Catholic Prayer at http://bit.ly/1YdBZm5. This video appeared first on http://ascensionpresents.com. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension Press main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents website: http://ascensionpresents.com Ascension Press Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpress SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press
Views: 284314 Ascension Presents
How to Face Temptation
 
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Fr. Mike uses the classic myths involving the Sirens to explain some ways to avoid temptation. He points out the differences between the ways Ulysses, his crew, and Jason of the Argonauts dealt with the monsters and suggests we use some advice St. Paul gave to the Philippians when dealing with temptations. If you like this video, you may also like "C.S. Lewis on How to Persevere in Chastity" on The Great Adventure Blog (http://bit.ly/2t2PVoO). Fr. Mike is also a presenter in these faith formation programs from Ascension: Belonging: Baptism in the Family of God (http://bit.ly/2rdOFy7) Chosen: This is Your Catholic Faith (http://bit.ly/2r32vUK) Altaration: The Mystery of the Mass Revealed (http://bit.ly/2rIYjfE) YOU: Life, Love and the Theology of the Body (http://bit.ly/2nKLug5) Get 18 of Fr. Mike’s best Ascension Presents videos: Ascension Presents … Fr. Mike Schmitz (http://bit.ly/2sKUnJN) Fr. Mike spoke at the Ascension Cafe during the World Meeting of Families. Watch him and other speakers: Ascension Cafe (http://bit.ly/2sYtQaW MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension Press main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents website: http://ascensionpresents.com The Great Adventure Blog: http://biblestudyforcatholics.com/blog SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents
Views: 124694 Ascension Presents
Overwhelmed?
 
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Life can get crazy, no matter how big or small the things you’re striving for. So Father Mike Schmitz tells us what you can do when you’re overwhelmed. Sharing the advice of engineers, artists, and St. Paul himself, Father Mike helps us plan a course of action one step at a time. This video appeared first on http://ascensionpresents.com Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension Press main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents website: http://ascensionpresents.com Ascension Press YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpress SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press
Views: 173668 Ascension Presents
Mortal vs. Venial Sin
 
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Even though mortal sins are more deadly than venial sins, that doesn’t mean venial sins are harmless. Fr. Mike explains the damage venial sins do to us and advises us to not become complacent in our sin, no matter how minor it may seem to us, because all sin negatively impacts our relationship with God. MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension Press main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents website: http://ascensionpresents.com SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents
Views: 165211 Ascension Presents
4 Helpful Rules for Discernment
 
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When we are discerning God’s will in our lives, we often get overwhelmed by the anxiety of making the right choice and don’t permit ourselves to consider what we actually want. In this video, Fr. Mike Schmitz encourages us to weigh all the choices that are open to us, good for us, wise, and desired by us. The last of the four is often overlooked, so Fr. Mike explains why it is just as important to pay attention to our heart’s desires as it is to consider the other three factors when we are discerning a decision. Fr. Mike is also a presenter in the following programs from Ascension: Belonging: Baptism in the Family of God (https://bit.ly/2vQgGRx) Chosen: This is Your Catholic Faith (https://bit.ly/2nCKKLK) Altaration: The Mystery of the Mass Revealed (https://bit.ly/2vG9KX2) YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body (https://bit.ly/2raspVB)
Views: 74830 Ascension Presents
What Constitutes a Practicing Catholic?
 
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It may be difficult to tell a non-practicing Catholic that he or she can’t receive ​C​ommunion, but—as Fr. Mike Schmitz proves in this video—in the big picture​, ​​you would actually be helping the person. While telling an awe-inspiring story about a seminarian, Fr. Mike lays out what it means to be a practicing Catholic and shows how the requirements can transform ​a person's life. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension Press main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents website: http://ascensionpresents.com Ascension Press YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpress SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press
Views: 225813 Ascension Presents
Mastering Love and Relationships
 
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Who doesn’t want to have more constructive conversations in their close relationships? In this video, Fr. Mike Schmitz explains how achieving this may be simpler than you think. So many times, we just don’t give the people we love the attention they deserve. Fr. Mike shows us how to fix that and master our love relationships. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension Press main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents website: http://ascensionpresents.com Ascension Press YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpress SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press
Views: 170451 Ascension Presents
The Power of Prayer
 
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Fr. Mike lays down the reasons we should pray and gives a few spot-on examples of how real life reflects the nature of prayer. Through prayer, God invites us into his will and gives us the dignity to participate in it, which strengthens our relationship with him. Fr. Mike covers these truths and more in this week’s video. For a great study program on prayer, check out Oremus: A Catholic Guide to Prayer, by Ascension, at http://bit.ly/2fEBTaB. MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension Press main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents website: http://ascensionpresents.com Ascension Press YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpress SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents
Views: 139624 Ascension Presents
The Value of Silence
 
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God never ignores us, but sometimes we simply can’t hear him due to all of the distractions in our life. That’s why Fr. Mike Schmitz feels it’s necessary for people to become more comfortable with silence, because silence is God’s first language, and it is in silence that we will best hear him. MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension Press main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents website: http://ascensionpresents.com Ascension Press YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpress SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents
Views: 114895 Ascension Presents
The Real Purpose of Funerals
 
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Funerals are meant to help us cope with the loss of a loved one, but that is only one of many deeper purposes they serve. In this video, Fr. Mike shares the wisdom of the Church in making funerals a time to recall God’s mercy, and pray for the faithful departed. MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension Press main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents website: http://ascensionpresents.com SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press The Great Adventure Blog: http://biblestudyforcatholics.com/ Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents
Views: 87954 Ascension Presents
Struggler Music Video
 
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“Struggler”, is a single off the album Poco a Poco by Brother Isaiah of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal (the CFRs). Beautifully filmed and produced by our friends at Spirit Juice Studios, we hope this video will remind you that your struggles are not in vain because Christ is our hope. Please support the friars by purchasing your copy here: https://shop.ascensionpress.com/collections/poco-a-pocoand Streaming available via: iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and Amazon. (Links below). Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/poco-a-poco/1438577260 Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Brother_Isaiah_Poco_a_Poco?id=Boejwa57yan3xf6wfy6ukgdjm7y&hl=en Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1sinl28g8iiwl51XZM4qcx Amazon Music: https://www.amazon.com/Poco-Brother-Isaiah/dp/B07HXSTJZX/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1539615463&sr=8-1&keywords=Poco+a+Poco+brother+isaiah The album aims to remind you that the journey can appear long, but you can complete it little by little, "Poco a Poco." You can make the next best step. Take heart. Take a step. Brother Isaiah of the CFRs has been gifted with an amazing voice and talent. For the past year, he and his brother friars have been working on (and praying with) a musical album they are hoping will bring Catholics closer to God, and help support their mission serving the poor. The Franciscan Friars spend hours each day in meditative prayer. They have drawn from the quiet depths of their daily prayer to write these songs which they hope will help Catholics maintain a prayerful state as they go through their lives.
Views: 41868 Ascension Presents
Will God Heal My Wounds?
 
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In this video, Fr. Mike encourages us to go to God in our weakest moments. As God answered St. Paul, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9). Using the life of St. Catherine of Siena as an example, Fr. Mike shows how—when we let God into our brokenness—he can do wonders. If you like this video, you may also like YOU: Lif​e, Love, and the Theology of the Body. In this new program by Ascension, Fr. Mike and several other powerful Catholic speakers present an authentic view of the human person. You can find the study here: http://shop.ascensionpress.com/t/category/study-programs/teen-chastity/you. MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension Press main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents website: http://ascensionpresents.com Ascension Press YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpress SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents
Views: 90560 Ascension Presents
Love is an Ability
 
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It’s more universal than anything, yet not everyone has the same idea of what love is exactly. In this video, Father Mike Schmitz makes a good case for why love is not a feeling but an ability. Just like any other skill, we need to learn how to do it. Simply being passionate and having strong feelings for a person is part of it, but will these emotions alone pass the test when love calls us to be selfless or to sacrifice for the one we love? Father Mike challenges us to “will the best for our beloved.” Doing this will lead us deeper into the beautiful mystery that love is. This video appeared first on http://www.ascensionpresents.com. Faith formation programs with Fr. Mike and other great Catholic speakers can be found at http://www.ascensionpress.com. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension Press main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents website: http://ascensionpresents.com Ascension Press YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpress SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press
Views: 68876 Ascension Presents
Procrastination Isn't Always Laziness
 
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Fr. Mike teaches us the two questions we need to ask ourselves to figure out whether our procrastination is laziness or 'strategic procrastination'. He also draws the distinction between procrastination and sloth, and gives direction on how to break out of a pattern of sloth. Ascension Press main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents website: http://ascensionpresents.com Ascension Press YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpress SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascensionpress Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents
Views: 62528 Ascension Presents
Battle of Prayer
 
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Drawing from the wisdom of the saints, Fr. Mike explains why prayer should be in the center of our lives, while offering some helpful pointers on how to make that so, especially during distractions. Fr. Mike is also a presenter in these faith formation programs from Ascension: Belonging: Baptism in the Family of God (http://bit.ly/2rdOFy7) Chosen: This is Your Catholic Faith (http://bit.ly/2r32vUK) Altaration: The Mystery of the Mass Revealed (http://bit.ly/2rIYjfE) YOU: Life, Love and the Theology of the Body (http://bit.ly/2nKLug5) Get 18 of Fr. Mike’s best Ascension Presents videos in this exclusive DVD from Ascension: Ascension Presents … Fr. Mike Schmitz (http://bit.ly/2sKUnJN) Fr. Mike spoke at the Ascension Cafe during the World Meeting of Families. Watch him and other speakers get fired up over the gospel in the Ascension Cafe DVD (http://bit.ly/2sYtQaW). MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension Press main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents website: http://ascensionpresents.com The Great Adventure Blog: http://biblestudyforcatholics.com/blog SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ascensionpress/ Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents
Views: 70587 Ascension Presents
Confessing the Same Sins Over and Over Again
 
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In this week’s video from Fr. Mike, he discusses why confessing the same sins over and over isn’t entirely a bad thing. He also offers some ways we can make our confessions more effective in helping us avoid those same sins in the future. The practice of naming, confessing, and renouncing our sins in Jesus’ name before, during, or after confession is one suggestion Fr. Mike shares. He also encourages us to move past simply wanting forgiveness and into having true repentance so we can experience deep conversion and freedom. Fr. Mike is also a presenter in these faith formation programs from Ascension: Belonging: Baptism in the Family of God (https://bit.ly/2vQgGRx) Chosen: This is Your Catholic Faith (https://bit.ly/2nCKKLK) Altaration: The Mystery of the Mass Revealed (https://bit.ly/2vG9KX2) YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body (https://bit.ly/2raspVB) Get 18 of Fr. Mike’s best Ascension Presents videos in this exclusive DVD from Ascension: Ascension Presents … Fr. Mike Schmitz (http://bit.ly/2sKUnJN) Fr. Mike spoke at the Ascension Cafe during the World Meeting of Families. Watch him and other speakers get fired up over the gospel in the Ascension Cafe DVD (http://bit.ly/2sYtQaW). MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension Press main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents: https://blog.ascensionpress.com/category/ascension-presents/ Ascension Blog: https://blog.ascensionpress.com/category/ascension-blog/ SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ascensionpress/ Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents
Views: 114042 Ascension Presents
Developing a Clear Vision in Life
 
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Do you ever feel like your life has no direction or purpose? Fr. Mike talks about how we can find meaning in our lives by defining goals and making small changes every day to help achieve those goals. Fr. Mike is also a presenter in these faith formation programs from Ascension: Belonging: Baptism in the Family of God (https://bit.ly/2vQgGRx) Chosen: This is Your Catholic Faith (https://bit.ly/2nCKKLK) Altaration: The Mystery of the Mass Revealed (https://bit.ly/2vG9KX2) YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body (https://bit.ly/2raspVB) Get 18 of Fr. Mike’s best Ascension Presents videos in this exclusive DVD from Ascension: Ascension Presents … Fr. Mike Schmitz (http://bit.ly/2sKUnJN) Fr. Mike spoke at the Ascension Cafe during the World Meeting of Families. Watch him and other speakers get fired up over the gospel in the Ascension Cafe DVD (http://bit.ly/2sYtQaW). MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension’s main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents: https://blog.ascensionpress.com/category/ascension-presents/ Ascension Blog: https://blog.ascensionpress.com/category/ascension-blog/ Ascension Podcasts: https://blog.ascensionpress.com/category/ascension-podcasts/ SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ascensionpress/ Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents
Views: 60419 Ascension Presents
Tips for Praying
 
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Prayer isn’t just another good thing to do; it’s absolutely necessary if we want to know God’s will in our lives and draw closer to him. The trouble is finding the time and willpower to pray. In this video, Fr. Mike Schmitz suggests being a bit more intentional in our prayer lives, asking these four simple questions: When should I pray, where should I pray, what should I pray, and why should I pray? Find out more about prayer at http://bit.ly/1YdBZm5. This video appeared first on http://ascensionpresents.com. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension Press main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents website: http://ascensionpresents.com Ascension Press Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpress SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press
Views: 240098 Ascension Presents
Consistency Will Make You Holy
 
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Have you ever wanted to become really good at something, but then quickly became discouraged as soon as you realized how much time and effort you would have to invest in it in order to master it? Well, in this video, Fr. Mike talks about one important thing that makes these aspirations more attainable. Consistency is not just a rote disciplinary measure forced on us by teachers and coaches. In the end, Fr. Mike points out, it’s about faithfulness toward whatever it is you are aiming to achieve—including holiness. Fr. Mike is also a presenter in these faith formation programs from Ascension: Belonging: Baptism in the Family of God (https://bit.ly/2vQgGRx) Chosen: This is Your Catholic Faith (https://bit.ly/2nCKKLK) Altaration: The Mystery of the Mass Revealed (https://bit.ly/2vG9KX2) YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body (https://bit.ly/2raspVB) Get 18 of Fr. Mike’s best Ascension Presents videos in this exclusive DVD from Ascension: Ascension Presents … Fr. Mike Schmitz (http://bit.ly/2sKUnJN) Fr. Mike spoke at the Ascension Cafe during the World Meeting of Families. Watch him and other speakers get fired up over the gospel in the Ascension Cafe DVD (http://bit.ly/2sYtQaW). MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension’s main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents: https://blog.ascensionpress.com/category/ascension-presents/ Ascension Blog: https://blog.ascensionpress.com/category/ascension-blog/ Ascension Podcasts: https://blog.ascensionpress.com/category/ascension-podcasts/ SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ascensionpress/ Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents
Views: 51072 Ascension Presents
4 Reasons for Fasting
 
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Why do we fast? Fr. Mike explains that it’s not about getting more love and attention from God. Fasting is about self-mastery, discernment, sacrifice, and being a co-redeemer with Jesus. In this video, Fr. Mike dives deeper into these four reasons, helping you make the most of your fasting this Lent. This video appeared first on http://ascensionpresents.com Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension Press main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents website: http://ascensionpresents.com Ascension Press Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpress SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press
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What is Lectio Divina?
 
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In this video, Fr. Josh Johnson teaches us how to read Scripture prayerfully and come away with something we can do to improve our faith in God. He demonstrates how lectio divina is a helpful guide in our walk toward eternity. For more on Catholic prayer, try Ascension’s study program Oremus: A Guide to Catholic Prayer (http://bit.ly/2fEBTaB). MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension Press main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents website: http://ascensionpresents.com Ascension Press YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpress SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents
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Wanting to Fix People
 
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We have a tendency to want to fix the people we love. While delighting in all their good traits, we think, “If only they didn’t have this one quirk...” In this video, Fr. Mike Schmitz explains that love embraces the entire person just the way he or she is. ​He then gives some practical advice on how to do that. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension Press main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents website: http://ascensionpresents.com Ascension Press YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpress SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press
Views: 116863 Ascension Presents
3 Questions to Ask to Prevent Gossiping
 
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Gossip may seem like one of those sins that the Bible doesn't directly condemn, but in this video, Fr. Mike points out that the Psalms, Peter, and James all strongly advise us to be mindful of the things we say. These words of wisdom aren't just in Scripture, either. The Greek philosopher Socrates also gives guidelines to avoid gossip with his "test of three." Find out what that test is in this video. Fr. Mike is also a presenter in these faith formation programs from Ascension: Belonging: Baptism in the Family of God (https://bit.ly/2vQgGRx) Chosen: This is Your Catholic Faith (https://bit.ly/2nCKKLK) Altaration: The Mystery of the Mass Revealed (https://bit.ly/2vG9KX2) YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body (https://bit.ly/2raspVB) Get 18 of Fr. Mike’s best Ascension Presents videos in this exclusive DVD from Ascension: Ascension Presents … Fr. Mike Schmitz (http://bit.ly/2sKUnJN) Fr. Mike spoke at the Ascension Cafe during the World Meeting of Families. Watch him and other speakers get fired up over the gospel in the Ascension Cafe DVD (http://bit.ly/2sYtQaW). MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension Press main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents: https://blog.ascensionpress.com/category/ascension-presents/ Ascension Blog: https://blog.ascensionpress.com/category/ascension-blog/ Ascension Podcasts: https://blog.ascensionpress.com/category/ascension-podcasts/ SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ascensionpress/ Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents
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Catholics, Alcohol, and Drinking
 
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Alcohol can certainly help us to live in the moment, grow in friendship, and simply enjoy life more, but when we drink too much we distort the goodness of alcohol. The Bible always condemns drunkenness, and in this video Fr. Mike points out why. In doing so, he also shows how to really enjoy a drink with friends or family, and enjoying a drink the right way is much better than getting drunk. Fr. Mike is also a presenter in these faith formation programs from Ascension: Belonging: Baptism in the Family of God (https://bit.ly/2vQgGRx) Chosen: This is Your Catholic Faith (https://bit.ly/2nCKKLK) Altaration: The Mystery of the Mass Revealed (https://bit.ly/2vG9KX2) YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body (https://bit.ly/2raspVB) Get 18 of Fr. Mike’s best Ascension Presents videos in this exclusive DVD from Ascension: Ascension Presents … Fr. Mike Schmitz (http://bit.ly/2sKUnJN) Fr. Mike spoke at the Ascension Cafe during the World Meeting of Families. Watch him and other speakers get fired up over the gospel in the Ascension Cafe DVD (http://bit.ly/2sYtQaW). MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension’s main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents: https://blog.ascensionpress.com/categ... Ascension Blog: https://blog.ascensionpress.com/categ... Ascension Podcasts: https://blog.ascensionpress.com/categ... SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/asce... Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ascensionpress/
Views: 78536 Ascension Presents
The Greatest Surprise: Jesus' Second Coming
 
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What will it be like for us when Christ comes again? Will it be a great surprise, or will it be more like an unwelcome Halloween scare? Father Mike Schmitz recommends getting to know Jesus well now, so that when he comes “like a thief in the night,” we will be ready. Father Mike is a presenter in Altaration: The Mystery of the Mass Revealed, which can be found at http://bit.ly/1RtVTFZ. This video appeared first on http://ascensionpresents.com. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension Press main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents website: http://ascensionpresents.com Ascension Press YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpress SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press
Views: 91440 Ascension Presents
I Ain't Afraid of No Ghosts!
 
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The mere thought of ghosts can give us goose bumps sometimes, but there are still moments when we think ghost stories are just made up to scare us. Maybe it’s time for some real talk about things that go bump in the night, and other stirrings we suspect may be specters. Can souls continue to communicate with the living after they die? In this video, Fr. Mike gives a powerful reason for why he believes they can. This video appeared first on http://ascensionpresents.com. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension Press main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents website: http://ascensionpresents.com Ascension Press Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpress SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press
Views: 205452 Ascension Presents
All Saints Day Pep Talk
 
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What does a triathlon have to do with the Communion of Saints? Fr. Mike Schmitz draws parallels between his experience of completing a triathlon and the believer’s experience of journeying to heaven. In our spiritual race, those who have gone before us are encouraging us at every turn. Fr. Mike reminds us that if we find ourselves struggling in this journey, we should remember that we are surrounded by “a cloud of witnesses” that is more impressive than a stadium filled with sports fans. Fr. Mike is a presenter in Altaration: The Mystery of the Mass Revealed (http://bit.ly/1RtVTFZ) and Chosen: Your Journey Toward Confirmation (http://bit.ly/1AFUGGW). This video appeared first on http://ascensionpresents.com. For an informative blog post on praying to Mary and the saints, visit http://bit.ly/1joGYBR. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension Press main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents website: http://ascensionpresents.com Ascension Press YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpress SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press
Views: 102621 Ascension Presents
3 Reasons Catholics Genuflect
 
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By genuflecting before the tabernacle at church, we’re saying at least one of three things with our bodies. Those three things have to do with humility, service, and love. In this video, Fr. Mike Schmitz explains how a simple kneel before we enter the pew can express so much. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension Press main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents website: http://ascensionpresents.com Ascension Press YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpress SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press
Views: 111627 Ascension Presents
3 Steps to Unceasing Prayer
 
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First Thessalonians 5:17 says to “pray constantly,” but how do we do that? In this video, Fr. Mike Schmitz suggests a three-step approach used by St. Francis de Sales. These steps can be difficult or easy, but the important thing to remember is that simply inviting God into every moment is as good a way to pray as any. If you liked this video, you may also like Oremus: A Guide to Catholic Prayer (http://bit.ly/2fEBTaB). MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension Press main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents website: http://ascensionpresents.com Ascension Press YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpress The Great Adventure Blog: Great Adventure Bible Study: http://biblestudyforcatholics.com SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents
Views: 109290 Ascension Presents
No Spiritual Director? No Problem!
 
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Fr. Mike Schmitz points to several resources for those who want spiritual direction but can’t find a spiritual director. He recommends the study program, Oremus: A Guide to Catholic Prayer, by Fr. Mark Toups, and books by Fr. Thomas DuBay, S.M. and St. Francis de Sales, among others. By following the guidance of these priests, you will gain wisdom and insight that will accelerate your spiritual growth and draw you deeper into relationship with God. This video appeared first on http://ascensionpresents.com. Oremus: A Guide to Catholic Prayer can be found at http://bit.ly/1YdBZm5. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension Press main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents website: http://ascensionpresents.com Ascension Press YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpress SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press
Views: 74332 Ascension Presents
Overcoming Envy and Dealing with Jealousy
 
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Envy and jealousy sneakily gain control of our minds. They don’t feel like other sins that give at least a brief moment of gratification, so it’s easy to dismiss these disordered thoughts. In this video, Fr. Mike explains why we need to focus in on whatever jealousy or envy we may have in our lives, because it could inhibit our relationship with God. The remedy he shares is a reminder of who we are in God’s eyes, which is all that matters. Fr. Mike is also a presenter in these faith formation programs from Ascension: Belonging: Baptism in the Family of God (https://bit.ly/2vQgGRx) Chosen: This is Your Catholic Faith (https://bit.ly/2nCKKLK) Altaration: The Mystery of the Mass Revealed (https://bit.ly/2vG9KX2) YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body (https://bit.ly/2raspVB) Get 18 of Fr. Mike’s best Ascension Presents videos in this exclusive DVD from Ascension: Ascension Presents … Fr. Mike Schmitz (http://bit.ly/2sKUnJN) Fr. Mike spoke at the Ascension Cafe during the World Meeting of Families. Watch him and other speakers get fired up over the gospel in the Ascension Cafe DVD (http://bit.ly/2sYtQaW). MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension Press main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents: https://blog.ascensionpress.com/category/ascension-presents/ Ascension Blog: https://blog.ascensionpress.com/category/ascension-blog/ SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ascensionpress/ Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents
Views: 50745 Ascension Presents
What's Your Burden?
 
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As responsibilities pile up, it’s common for us to worry about getting everything done well and on time. In this video, Fr. Mike Schmitz suggests an approach to burdens that can help us carry them. Whatever is weighing us down in life—whether it’s a relationship, a list of tasks, or any other hardship—this simple change in perspective that Fr. Mike suggests can lighten the load. Fr. Mike is also a presenter in these faith formation programs from Ascension: Belonging: Baptism in the Family of God (http://bit.ly/2rdOFy7) Chosen: This is Your Catholic Faith (http://bit.ly/2r32vUK) Altaration: The Mystery of the Mass Revealed (http://bit.ly/2rIYjfE) YOU: Life, Love and the Theology of the Body (http://bit.ly/2nKLug5) Get 18 of Fr. Mike’s best Ascension Presents videos in this exclusive DVD from Ascension: Ascension Presents … Fr. Mike Schmitz (http://bit.ly/2sKUnJN) Fr. Mike spoke at the Ascension Cafe during the World Meeting of Families. Watch him and other speakers get fired up over the gospel in the Ascension Cafe DVD (http://bit.ly/2sYtQaW). MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension Press main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents website: http://ascensionpresents.com The Great Adventure Blog: http://biblestudyforcatholics.com/blog SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ascensionpress/ Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents
Views: 90066 Ascension Presents
Why God Loves You
 
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God wants our brokenness. He wants everything that makes us imperfect in the eyes of the world. In this video, Fr. Mike Schmitz offers a relieving truth about God's paradoxical love for us, how he love us—not in spite of our weaknesses—but because of them. Find out why. This video appeared first on http://ascensionpresents.com. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension Press main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents website: http://ascensionpresents.com Ascension Press Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpress SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press
Views: 93963 Ascension Presents
Living in the Present Moment
 
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The present moment is a unique gift from God, yet so often, rather than live in the present, we pine for another time in our lives, focusing on future goals or better times from the past. In this video, Fr. Mike Schmitz challenges us to notice the “sacrament of the present moment” and see what graces God wants us to enjoy right now. Fr. Mike is also a presenter in these faith formation programs from Ascension: Belonging: Baptism in the Family of God (http://bit.ly/2rdOFy7) Chosen: This is Your Catholic Faith (http://bit.ly/2r32vUK) Altaration: The Mystery of the Mass Revealed (http://bit.ly/2rIYjfE) YOU: Life, Love and the Theology of the Body (http://bit.ly/2nKLug5) Get 18 of Fr. Mike’s best Ascension Presents videos in this exclusive DVD from Ascension: Ascension Presents … Fr. Mike Schmitz (http://bit.ly/2sKUnJN) Fr. Mike spoke at the Ascension Cafe during the World Meeting of Families. Watch him and other speakers get fired up over the gospel in the Ascension Cafe DVD (http://bit.ly/2sYtQaW). MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension Press main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents website: http://ascensionpresents.com The Great Adventure Blog: http://biblestudyforcatholics.com/blog SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ascensionpress/ Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents
Views: 72918 Ascension Presents
Why Joy Is More Christian Than Happiness
 
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Happiness is circumstantial. In fact, the word has the same root as the word “happenstance”. And yet, despite how fickle it is, many of us base our lives on the pursuit of happiness. Joy, on the other hand, is the abiding and pervasive sense of well-being. Fr. Mike explains that joy is, as G.K. Chesterton wrote, “the gigantic secret of the Christian.” The Christian understands that God knows his name, loves him, and is here with him now. This never changes, and it is what gives the Christian a perpetual joy to which happiness cannot compare. Fr. Mike is also a presenter in these faith formation programs from Ascension: Belonging: Baptism in the Family of God (https://bit.ly/2vQgGRx) Chosen: This is Your Catholic Faith (https://bit.ly/2nCKKLK) Altaration: The Mystery of the Mass Revealed (https://bit.ly/2vG9KX2) YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body (https://bit.ly/2raspVB) Get 18 of Fr. Mike’s best Ascension Presents videos in this exclusive DVD from Ascension: Ascension Presents … Fr. Mike Schmitz (http://bit.ly/2sKUnJN) Fr. Mike spoke at the Ascension Cafe during the World Meeting of Families. Watch him and other speakers get fired up over the gospel in the Ascension Cafe DVD (http://bit.ly/2sYtQaW). MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension’s main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents: https://blog.ascensionpress.com/category/ascension-presents/ Ascension Blog: https://blog.ascensionpress.com/category/ascension-blog/ Ascension Podcasts: https://blog.ascensionpress.com/category/ascension-podcasts/ SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ascensionpress/ Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents
Views: 36653 Ascension Presents
Heaven: You're Not Good Enough (and why that's ok)
 
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If getting to heaven were anything like getting into the Olympics, then no one would make it. The fact is none of us are good enough to spend eternity in God’s presence. But Father Mike Schmitz reminds us that we don’t have to be good enough. God wants us to surrender our lives to him, while accepting and responding to his grace and love. He doesn’t want just your good deeds or just your faith. He wants all of you. When we give our lives completely to Christ, we will find eternal life in him. This video appeared first on http://www.ascensionpresents.com Visit http://www.ascensionpress.com for more faith formation material. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension Presents website: http://ascensionpresents.com Ascension Press YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpress SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press
Views: 59110 Ascension Presents
Becoming Flexible to Accept God's Will
 
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Permanent things, such as heaven and God himself, give us hope. So, it's natural for people to have trouble with the ever-changing aspects of life, such as aging and relationships. In this video, Fr. Mike explains how we can embrace change in a way that makes us more grateful for the joys we are experiencing in the present moment. Fr. Mike is also a presenter in these faith formation programs from Ascension: Belonging: Baptism in the Family of God (https://bit.ly/2vQgGRx) Chosen: This is Your Catholic Faith (https://bit.ly/2nCKKLK) Altaration: The Mystery of the Mass Revealed (https://bit.ly/2vG9KX2) YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body (https://bit.ly/2raspVB) Get 18 of Fr. Mike’s best Ascension Presents videos in this exclusive DVD from Ascension: Ascension Presents … Fr. Mike Schmitz (http://bit.ly/2sKUnJN) Fr. Mike spoke at the Ascension Cafe during the World Meeting of Families. Watch him and other speakers get fired up over the gospel in the Ascension Cafe DVD (http://bit.ly/2sYtQaW). MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension’s main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents: https://blog.ascensionpress.com/category/ascension-presents/ Ascension Blog: https://blog.ascensionpress.com/category/ascension-blog/ Ascension Podcasts: https://blog.ascensionpress.com/category/ascension-podcasts/ SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ascensionpress/ Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents
Views: 52372 Ascension Presents
Shifting into a New Relationship
 
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There will be conflict and arguments in relationships; it’s inevitable. But, we don’t have to let those situations cause irreparable damage. In this video, Fr. Mike Schmitz explains how conflict can help a couple move forward together. The key is to reassure each other that you’re both on the same team, and that you both have the same goal in mind—even though you may sometimes disagree when it comes to how to get there. This video appeared first on http://ascensionpresents.com. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension Press main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents website: http://ascensionpresents.com SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press
Views: 62522 Ascension Presents
The Heart of Sin
 
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A sin is not simply breaking the rules. It’s when we say in our hearts, “God, I know what you want and I don’t care. I want what I want.” Fr. Mike makes it abundantly clear that sin is defiance toward God—usually in favor of self-interest. So often, when Catholics talk about sin people see our sense of morality as a set of rules that we arbitrarily follow. Those who criticize the Church’s moral teachings often accuse Catholics of misinterpreting Christ’s words when they are the ones who are twisting his words, while failing to recognize how our relationship with God is in the balance. Check out Fr. Mike’s newest project Quick Catholic Lessons with Fr. Mike (https://bit.ly/2PmpYzw), a feature-packed teacher’s guide designed to accompany Fr. Mike’s most popular videos, presented on a convenient DVD. Teachers, catechists, and youth ministers can supplement USCCB curriculum, prompt small-group discussion, and answer students’ questions easily and powerfully with this teacher’s guide and DVD. Fr. Mike is also a presenter in these faith formation programs from Ascension: Belonging: Baptism in the Family of God (https://bit.ly/2vQgGRx) Chosen: This is Your Catholic Faith (https://bit.ly/2nCKKLK) Altaration: The Mystery of the Mass Revealed (https://bit.ly/2vG9KX2) YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body (https://bit.ly/2raspVB) Get 18 of Fr. Mike’s best Ascension Presents videos in this exclusive DVD from Ascension: Ascension Presents … Fr. Mike Schmitz (http://bit.ly/2sKUnJN) Fr. Mike spoke at the Ascension Cafe during the World Meeting of Families. Watch him and other speakers get fired up over the gospel in the Ascension Cafe DVD (http://bit.ly/2sYtQaW). MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension’s main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Media: https://media.ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents: https://blog.ascensionpress.com/category/ascension-presents/ Ascension Blog: https://blog.ascensionpress.com/category/ascension-blog/ Ascension Podcasts: https://blog.ascensionpress.com/category/ascension-podcasts/ SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ascensionpress/ Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents
Views: 33268 Ascension Presents
The Lesser-Known Last Judgment
 
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Death, judgment, heaven, and hell—the four last things—are popular enough topics among Christians discussing the end times; but there’s more to these things than just our own personal end. In this video​,​ Fr. Mike explains how, as the Catechism teaches, in the Last Judgment “the ultimate meaning of the whole work of creation and of the entire economy of salvation” will be made known to us (CCC 1040). All the good and evil you and I have done will also become known. Fr. Mike’s perspective on this reality is both fascinating and humbling. Fr. Mike is also a presenter in these faith formation programs from Ascension: Belonging: Baptism in the Family of God (http://bit.ly/2rdOFy7) Chosen: This is Your Catholic Faith (http://bit.ly/2r32vUK) Altaration: The Mystery of the Mass Revealed (http://bit.ly/2rIYjfE) YOU: Life, Love and the Theology of the Body (http://bit.ly/2nKLug5) Get 18 of Fr. Mike’s best Ascension Presents videos in this exclusive DVD from Ascension: Ascension Presents … Fr. Mike Schmitz (http://bit.ly/2sKUnJN) Fr. Mike spoke at the Ascension Cafe during the World Meeting of Families. Watch him and other speakers get fired up over the gospel in the Ascension Cafe DVD (http://bit.ly/2sYtQaW). MORE FROM ASCENSION: Ascension Press main website: http://ascensionpress.com Ascension Presents website: http://ascensionpresents.com The Great Adventure Blog: http://biblestudyforcatholics.com/blog SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/AscensionPress LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ascension-press Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ascensionpress/ Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ascensionpresents
Views: 70365 Ascension Presents

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