Catholic

Range of Catholic teaching and presentations e.g. Catholic Presentations, Catholic Teaching, Conversion Stories, Eucharistic Miracles, Prayers, and Vocation Stories.

Teaching, Videos

How to Build Your Prayer Life This Year

Source: Ascension Presents on YouTube Father Mark-Mary shares a goal-setting technique that helped make Google…well, Google. But instead of using this goal-setting technique for worldly gain, Father shows you how to use it to establish a prayer routine that will change your life. First, you’ll need to develop a taste…

Teaching, Videos

What You Should Know About Purgatory

Source: Ascension Presents on YouTube What is meant by the final purification? Understanding the Catholic notion of purgatory requires knowing the difference between a temporal consequence and an eternal consequence; this difference has nothing to do with damnation and salvation. Some people reject the idea of purgatory because they misunderstand…

Articles, Teaching

What is Purgatory?

Source: Catholic Answers at catholic.com Reprinted with permission. The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines purgatory as a “purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven,” which is experienced by those “who die in God’s grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified” (CCC 1030). It notes that “this…

Fr. Mike Schmitz
Presentations, Videos

Don’t Have Any Friends?

Source: Ascension Presents on YouTube We often use the term “friend” loosely, introducing casual acquaintances as “My friends Lucy and John.” But what is friendship, really? In this video, Fr. Mike uses Aristotle’s three kinds of friendship—pleasant friendships, useful friendships, and virtuous friendships—as guidelines. While all three can be good,…

Teaching, Videos

Homosexuality, Gay Marriage, and Holiness

Source: Ascension Presents on YouTube In this segment from Ascension’s program “YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body”, Jason Evert discusses homosexuality, gay marriage, and the Catholic Church…including why he looks forward to the day the Catholic Church has a same-sex-attracted saint. For segments addressing transgenderism, pornography, contraception…

Teaching, Videos

Why We Hate NFP (Part 4)

Source: Ascension Presents on YouTube Bobby hates natural family planning because it requires self-mastery and dying to self. While it sounds great in the idealistic sense, living it out is a whole different story. Being married doesn’t mean you’re entitled to sex with your spouse. If sex is the beautiful,…

Teaching, Videos

What Constitutes a Practicing Catholic?

Source: Ascension Presents on YouTube 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…