Fr. Mike Schmitz, Ascension Press – Sometimes we’re not everything we wish we could be. At times all we can do is act as if we believe, because we’re just not up to truly putting our faith in God at that moment. In this video, Fr. Mike explains why, in a sense, it’s OK to be a “hypocrite” at those times. It’s OK to act like a person who believes even when we feel like we don’t. Otherwise, we might think “being honest” and acting like we don’t believe is better—even when we really do believe and are just going through a tough time.
Archbishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix celebrated Mass with members of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Region XIII who gathered at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls on Feb. 12, 2020, during their ad Limina Apostolorum visit. (photo: Daniel Ibanez / CNA/EWTN)