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I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghosts!

Last edited 2nd May 2016

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.

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Praying in a State of Mortal Sin

Last edited 29th April 2016

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 This video appeared first on

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A Recommended Rosary App for iPhone

Last edited 7th April 2016

Ever have trouble praying the rosary? Are you having to google the mysteries each time you come to pray it?


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A 7 Step Survival Guide for Returning to Confession

Last edited 23rd March 2016

If you're thinking of going to Confession, but it has been a while, this post is for you. Going to Confession is never pleasant or enjoyable, but it is always worth it.


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Going to Confession During Lent? Here are Some Tips from the Pope

Last edited 21st March 2016

As Catholics are encouraged to make going to confession a significant part of their lives during Lent, Pope Francis offered some quick tips to help people prepare for the sacrament of penance. Titled “Safeguard your heart,” the booklet is meant to help the faithful become “courageous” and prepared to battle against evil and choose the good.


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Tips for Prayer with Fr Mike Schmitz

Last edited 10th March 2016

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.


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You Need to Talk to Someone About That Thing You’re Struggling With

Last edited 8th March 2016

One time when I was on a retreat God really put it on my heart that I needed to speak to my youth minister about something I was struggling with. I felt a huge pit in my stomach. I had an overwhelming amount of questions, thoughts, and lies from the enemy swarming my head. I knew I couldn't piece this together on my own.


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What's the Point of Fasting, Anyway?

Last edited 21st February 2016

God commanded it, Jesus practiced it, Church Fathers have preached the importance of it – fasting is a powerful and fundamental part of the Christian life. But for many Catholics today, it's more of an afterthought: something we grudgingly do on Good Friday, perhaps on Ash Wednesday if we remember it.


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The Sorrowful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary

Last edited 19th February 2016

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Finding God in Moments of Great Love and Great Sorrow

Last edited 11th February 2016

When were you most in Love? More specifically, when were you most in Love with God? Do the words of Ron Rolheiser fit with you, that, 'except for rare, graced, moments we still believe in a God who is hyper-serious, wired, intense, pained, disappointed in us, disappointed in the world, and far from the unconditionally forgiving... Yet the deep struggle of all religion is to enter into the joy of God'. So I'll ask again, when were you most in Love?


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