Ascension Press is a huge producer of content, most especially they have pivoted their content to be much more detail friendly. They (at the time of the review) have eight very popular podcasts. All of them excellent.
Fr. Mike’s Podcast
Fr. Mike’s popular Ascension Presents video series in audio form, so you can listen on the go.
Father Michael Schmitz is the director of youth and young adult ministry for the Diocese of Duluth, and chaplain for the Newman Center at the University of Minnesota Duluth. He was ordained a priest in 2003 after attending The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity at the University of Saint Thomas. He also appears in programs targeted toward youth and young adults for Ascension Press, as well as regular short videos on Ascension Presents.
Fr. Mike has become sort of a social media sensation (if that word can be used for a priest). He captured many people by his short and very focused video releases on social media. I would also have to say from both the audio and video, Fr. Mike portrays real joy. You can see it and hear it in his voice.
More than the joy that he exudes, he is clear on his teaching and opinions. Many times, he will offer both on the topic at hand, and doesn’t hesitate to point out which is which.
Have It In Your Car
As a father of four, I sometimes struggle with topics outside of ‘how was it?’, ‘how are you?’. This podcast is awesome to give a topic, and then a direction to take it. Who doesn’t have 6 minutes in the car? Use that time to up your Catholic faith.
Want to watch or listen without a podcast player? No problem, you can find almost all of his videos on his YouTube playlist.
What About Topics?
Martha or Mary? – Who Should You Be?
Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.
Hell Is For Real.
The Meaning of Suffering.
As you can see by that wide range of topics, he isn’t afraid to take on some dangerous and fun topics. They are all in the range of 6 – 10 minutes long. You can get them all in the podcast as well. WOW what a great resource for your drive, for waiting in line at the grocery store, or to have on hand for a quick listen while picking up the kids from school, dance, or sports.
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