Fr. Mike Schmitz

Fr. Mike is the director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Duluth. He also serves as the chaplain for the Newman Catholic Campus Ministry at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. You can access Fr. Mike's homilies at umdcatholic.org or on iTunes.

Fr. Mike Schmitz: Anti-Fragile Faith | SEEK2019

Christian faith and Christian joy are more than mere feelings. Faith is confidence in the Person and promises of God. Joy is the sense of well- being that is...

Fr. Mike Schmitz: “The Hour That Will Change Your Life” | SEEK2015

Fr. Mike Schmitz shares his experiences and the true intimacy that the Lord offers us in the Eucharist.

What Does Penance Have to Do with Confession?

"I kind of get the idea of going to confession. Jesus forgives all our sins. But then why do we have to do penance afterward? It seems like we...

Is Annulment Just a “Catholic Divorce”?

“I don’t understand the concept of an annulment. It seems like it is just a term for ‘Catholic divorce.’” I am very glad that you asked about this. The concept...

How Do I Go Deeper in Prayer?

“I want to go deeper in my prayer life, but I’m not sure how to start. What is my first step?” Your first step is the one in front of...

How Is NFP Different from Contraception?

“Is contraception really that big of a deal? As if using contraception wisely and occasionally in marriage could affect my relationship with God. And even if it really did,...