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As a non-Catholic Christian, I love this guy. I don't understand the protestants who claim Catholics are not Christian. I have some problems with the Catholic Church, but it's so abundantly clear this man is passionate about and in love with Christ. He has many valuable things to say.
Catholics and Christians, just like Lutherans or Baptists are Christians. All of the denomination are Christians. We believe in the same God just different practices. It's like saying Ohio and United States are two different things.
@Alison You are Catholics! it was catholics who taught me there was a distinction between being Catholic & Christian. They are the ones who often correct me if I refer to them as Christian!
The Prostitants who claim Catholics are not Christian are the worst kind of ignorant: they don’t realize how ignorant they are, so they see mo reason to correct it. They’re basically trapped. But prayer can work wonders…and of course God is all-powerful.
@This Charming LoveHound Thank you so much for this ! Also- 'the guy' said- on this rock, build my church . We worship Christ- the makes us 'Christians " !
Masked Betrayer your name well suits you for you are truly a betrayer of truth and an unholy heretic that ought to be flayed alive. That you would even think to pollute the discourse of the right thinking ones with your purile lutheran-luciferianism disgusts me. Away with you! and think on whether you want to suffer for eternity for your childish so-called """beliefs"""
This Priest is a blessing to the Catholic Church.
@NaC C my dad had a similar experience. When grandpa died, dad used to offer masses for him but dad wasnt much into prayer, though we prayed the family rosary, daily mass etc he used to be short tempered n as usual human weaknesses. Grandpa came in his dream and said, repent, change your life. After few days my dad attended a charismatic retreat and then there was no turning back. He joined a perpetual intercession group, who intercede in front of the Blessed sacrament in batches every 3 hours. My dad left to his heavenly abode 5 years back and went in tremendous peace, praying the rosary as he breathed his last. But he does come in my dreams and i also fail to pray for him often😫
@Boon Dawgg Do.you truly think any man or organization has any power to dictate what God truly wants in His Word? especially an organization that is responsible for waging all the wars in the name of God and the millions that they killed.
@Clinton Beavers You know nothing about Catholicism.
@William Wallace Who do you think put the Bible together?
I totally agree! ❤️🙏🏽
I lost my wife on June 20th, I have been so horrified by it. Watching Father Mike's videos have really been helping me with my pain. Thank you Father, I love you Brother.
@Carlos Carlito Matthew 6 says to pray in private, pray the Lord's Prayer (which is included in the rosary), rather than babbling, to not serve a master other than God, as you cannot serve two masters, keep one's eyes healthy, and not worry, because God will care for His children. I had to look that up because Catholics don't know their Bible quotes, let's work on that! ;) I did coincidentally study the verse about serving two masters a couple of weeks ago with a Bible group from my church community.Firstly, I promise to maintain respect if you have the opportunity to reply, particularly as we are on a Catholic video, and I am a Catholic and you are not, I won't attack you in any way and I'll be careful about my wording and to respect you and take everything in good faith if we enter into discussion.I wanted to get to the bottom of this and figure out if we disagree on anything and where those things are, as I suspect that this may be a misunderstanding on what the Pope's role is, and also on what the rosary is, too. If it isn't a misunderstanding I want to meditate on your view and come to a deeper Truth in my own faith, but I need to understand your view to do that, if you do have the opportunity to elaborate that would help me a lot. I went to a Christian school, where not many Catholics attended, and either nobody explained this to me, or my ears were deaf to them because I was stubborn or not ready to hear it.My brother just walked in and noted that your comment was 8 months ago, so if this never happens it is all good :)Finally, if you do read this, or another person does, please pray for me. I am a very anxious person and I am working hard to rewire my brain from how I have been all my life, it will probably take a life time. Right now, I can't sleep at night, and the temptation is to "babble" in prayer, I suppose. I find the rosary a particularly helpful tool, as it includes the Lord's Prayer, Jesus's own tool given to us against babbling, and also I ask Mary to pray on my behalf when I am weak. God has freed me from a lot of pain because of her intercession. I think Father does a video on praying to the Saints, which should not be confused with worship as we have for God, I won't get into it. I am a very unwell person physically too, and I feel weak, as though I cannot pray properly, I have so many fears, and I really need an army praying for me. I look forward to the day when I am free from any "babbling", as in Matthew 6, where I can "Be still and know that (He) is God" as in Psalm 46 (had to look that one up too! :O). Jesus is the Truth (and other things!), but let us focus on that, and not be discouraged. Pray for me, I will also pray for you.
@Carlos Carlito I'm catholic and I don't worship the pope; in fact I don't like the pope. He is a socialist.😊
@Carlos Carlito I’m so happy you found this Channel! Keep coming back. We CATHOLICS are HERE for you. If needed. Xoxoxo 🌹 🌙
@Carlos Carlito if Jesus loved HIS Mother, should we not? ❤️🔥🕊
@Carlos Carlito sorry darling, I don’t pray to the Pope. More to come…
I feel that whenever I have a doubt about some aspect of Christianity, Father Mike magically uploads a video addressing it. Like this one!
@Ding Bop Christianity has more truth than you can fathom. Just because Christ lived 2000 years ago doesn’t mean he didn’t live or isn’t real. I don’t think the eye witnesses of Christ would’ve died for lie.
Christianity is based on a myth. Doubt everything about it
Not a coincidence
Well... it ain’t magic😆
Yup, same here 😂😂
I love this guy! I'm not catholic, I'm more on the baptist side, but the way this guy delivers messages is wonderful. He is eloquent, educative, passionate, and explains things very well. I'm binge watching him.
@Carlos Carlito dude, if you only knew what some Catholics think of the Pope 🤣
Are you Catholic now? 😄
@Carlos Carlito This is a long reply but please, read through carefully. Thank you.Catholics do not pray to the Pope and the Rosary is not vain repetition. The Rosary is a progression of many prayers accompanied by holy meditations of the mysteries of Christ's life here on Earth.Yes, the book of Matthew 6:7 says not to pray long prayers or use meaningless words in prayers as pagans do. It doesn't codemn long prayers or repetitive prayers. It condemns practicing paganism.Besides, there are many Bible verses of people making repetitive prayers to God and, Jesus doesn't condemn that. Psalm 136 has many repeated verses of prayer. Don't live in ignorance and please, stop spreading misinformation especially about the Catholic faith. God bless you.
@Antonio Vukomanovic amen
He seems to be trying to hard to say something he doesn’t believe himself
I saw a ghost of a young man at a Jesuit Retreat House. I was the last person to leave that Retreat center on a Sunday after a weekend retreat. I decided to visit the bookstore at the Retreat House after everyone else had left. I noticed a man behind the money till and his back was facing me. After about 5 minutes, I noticed he hadn't moved a muscle. I got a shiver down my spine. So I picked out the book I wanted, approached him and asked him if he was there to collect the money. He remained silent and still didn't move...like he didn't even know I was right next to him. At this time, I went to his side to see his face. I put the money in the till and walked out of the room...30 seconds later, I walked back into the room and he completely disappeared. But on the way out the second time, I picked up the Jesuit Quarterly magazine published by the Jesuits. When I got home, I told my wife what happened while looking over that magazine...then I saw that man's picture in the obituary section for deceased Jesuits. I was shocked, needless to say. Usually, Jesuit deceased are older men but the man I saw was very young, in his 30's. Apparently, he had died on the property at the Jesuit infirmary which is also located on that propertry. So I knew he was probably in Purgatory and wanted me to pray for him. This experience inspired me to pray St. Gertrude's prayer for souls in Purgatory on my Rosary...and I've maintained this practice over the past 20 years. So please pray for souls in Purgatory...they really need our prayers and will return the favor one day!!!
@Jim Johnson When was it acknowledged... What year...?
@Mike McGomer No, Purgatory exists, and Catholics acknowledge it!
@Antonio Vukomanovic Poor souls in purgatory Will only be present to seek attention & in a peaceful atmosphere whilst evil spirit is only present to cause chaos, oppress, cause pains , hurt , distress & prolonged fear
@Antonio Vukomanovic You're crazy.
I'm sure Jesuit retreats attract devils like crazy. How do you know what's a ghost and what is a devil? I am sure fallen angels, wicked as they are, have a lot of knowledge, and know also personal things about everyone. "And no marvel, for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light." 2 Corinthians 11:14 KJV
I've been praying 1 rosary for the souls in purgatory everyday for the month of Oct. May they rest in peace in Heaven, amen.
@Julián David Sirias Guevara There is nothing in the bible about a purgatory place.
@Rosa Varela Born of the flesh (mother) you will surely die.Born of the spirit (Father) you will surely live forever.Believe only in God.God gave us the HS to teach us.No Mary, pope, priest, preacher etc, etc is needed.
what makes you think souls rest in peace in heaven?
Christians pray to the Crist, son of the living God . sorry but catholics are just praying to the pope .Research the holy word of God for yourself and you'll see.rosery is vain repetition .please read Matthew 6
I hope you get help with that delusion
I lost my father 6 years ago.. Had one dream day after his passing, him telling me he's OK! I've never seen him or heard from him since! I now know why... He's in heaven! Thank you Jesus!
Thank yoou Jesus? Why are yall giving all the credit to someone alse? Souls of the dead ones exist. It was your fathers doing, he noticed not Jesus.
Similar story, before I was born my mother had a miscarriage with my older sister, which was obviously devastating. Not long after she had a dream that my sister came to her and told her that she was all right. I'm hopeful that I'll finally get to meet her one day.
I had a very similar experience when I was younger. My grandpa was in the hospital and he was very sick. I would have dreams every night of my grandpa in suffering. One night the dream changed. My grandpa was there but he was very happy. I forget exactly what happened but he may have spoken to me telling me that he was okay. I woke up, and it was the middle of the night. My sister was already awake in my moms room and my dad was out of the house with my grandpa in the hospital. I told my mom and my sister about my dream, so sure that this dream meant grandpa was getting better. That’s when my mom told me he died that night. We cried and cried. When I thought back on it later, it could have been a sign from God that my grandpa was finally safe and happy in heaven.
Same happened to me. Our dads are in heaven. 👍
That happened to my mom when my grandfather died. She had a dream where he said good bye and was ready to go. She woke up after and after an hour she got the call. He had cancer so it wasn't un expected, but we didn't know when he would go
When I was agnostic I use to be scared of the dark and ghost. After a personal encounter with God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, that fear is gone. Let us pray for all the souls in purgatory, so that through God's mercy they may be received fully into His heavenly kingdom.In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.🛐
I wish to know more about your experience with God.
@Chad Rasmussen shh
Amen praise Jesus
Every day I try to remember to say the prayer of St. Gertrude: “Eternal Father, I offer You the most precious blood of thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, for those in my own home and in my family. Amen.”
Great prayer. Many souls get released by this prayer I believe.
Brad Allison, thank you very much for sharing that prayer.
Brad Allison Thanks for sharing this prayer
Thank you for this reminder
Thank you for tackling real issues & coming at it from a Catholic perspective!
I’m Methodist, but I love these videos. Keep doing what you’re doing Father Mike! God Bless!
I really wish you could allow us to contribute subtitles to these videos cuz this would be very educational in other languages (like Spanish!)Great video.
@Marlene Lindsey I think Father should switch to decaf!! 🤣🤣🤣
You better be able to read quickly! 😂I think that’s a great idea, too. He teaches at my speed or something. He really keeps my attention.
Reepicheep Guanabana , you don't need to know. Pray for that soul and order some masses for its intentions, for the greater glory of God.
Agree!! More language is better...
Ascension Presents Hi i would be very pleased to translate every video, but i think we would need someone that includes the caption on the already existing video, or maybe uploading them, separate in spanish. Maybe we can do it for the new videos.
Love the story of the ghost in the convent. Makes me realize how important it is to pray especially for my ancestors.
Father Mike is an amazing representative of our Holy Catholic Church!
My brother has had visits from poor souls asking for prayers. Purgatory is very real.
Read the KJV Bible through
Purgatory is not real
Your brother sounds delusional
@Tristan Kramer I thought you said as long as he ain’t waking up lol
Michael Walker as long as he ain’t making stuff up
I love how he is right in front of the camera and how he speaks, it makes me fell like he's talking directly to me. Thank you, & God bless you.
Thank you so much for sharing this information ,I had a encounter with a ghost of a young lady whom I had never met but had watched a documentary on her disappearance and how they had found bodies of many women where this young lady disappeared I couldn't stop crying my heart was so broken and I could feel the pain of sadness for all these innocent victims it was very overwhelming. about 4 days later I had awoken up late in the night &I couldn't get the name of this young lady out of my head I decided to get some water in the kitchen and that's when I saw her I was not afraid rather more shocked I didn't move it was like when my eye's locked with hers I was frozen BUT NOT IN FEAR..I heard but I didn't see her mouth move help me pray for me.she was not transparent I saw that her clothing were wet water dripping down her face yet never hitting the floor.what seemed like an eternity was probably less than a minute ,I had a overwhelming feeling to look up at my kitchen windows I never moved my body only my eye's &that's when I knew she came with others I couldn't see them but I felt them &their pain when I looked back to the young lady she now was becoming transparent and walked through me I Felt this feeling Of Intense electricity throughout my body then a shock feeling in my heart and chest I became so afraid because I thought I was going to die not because of pain just this current of Electricity that hit me &I know that the other's That I had scented also shot through my body each time I felt this unbelievable electrical shock throughout my whole-body After the 1st young lady walked through me I felt for more electrical shocks shoot through me each time it happen there was a little space in between .finally I was able to run into my bedroom yelling for my boyfriend I could only get out his name &I clearly heard his name being said by other's it sounded so strange I was frightened. now my boyfriend and I are Catholic's I was going through a faith issue I wasn't feeling my faith like I had before the best way to explain it is the beautiful gift of spirituality it was just blank☹I didn't feel the beauty of it. I was so confused and a bit frightened that they would return I told my boyfriend I have to go to church which I hadn't been going to in some time if I don't go they will return. THE BEAUTY OF THIS STORY IS THIS I didn't go back to sleep and the sun came up around 3hrs or so it was December 8th which I hadn't known that this day was a very important holy day THE FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION .I prayed for the missing young lady (who's name I will keep to myself) &the victims who were found. 5dsys later I looked up the story &I couldn't believe what I was reading after 3 years of missing they found her body sadly but finally her family could lay her to rest .I KNOW THAT IT WAS OUR BLESSED MOTHER MARY &HER INTERCESSION THAT LEAD THE POLICE TO THAT AREA TO BE FOUND .. I understand the importance of prayer ESPECIALLY FOR THE SOUL'S IN PURGATORY, FOR THEY CANNOT PRAY FOR THEMSELVES BUT THEY CAN PRAY FOR OTHER'S. My faith is back to where it was I am so grateful to have the gift of faith it is a gift & should never be taken for granted.I became friends with all the victims family's I've never told them my Experience But I do tell them to keep your faith God is with you every step of the way and to continue to pray for all the victims &their families. GOD BLESS YOU all always ❤📿📿
Dec 8 is a very blessed day. I have noticed this day in my life also.
@Pink Lady Sounds to me like you may be getting visited by a patron Saint.
Btw, I do keep blessed salt in all the corners of my bedroom so to deter the evil toxic spirits. I restrict blessed salt only to my bedroom which is my personal space and at both sides of a front door. I can live with clandestine hauntings, provided that ghosts do us no harm. Every night, I pull chairs out from kitchen table, in case any soul desires comfort of sitting in a homely atmosphere. Ghosts (except evil) appreciate thoughtfulness and kindness. I also keep an Immaculate medal and a crucifix above my bed. My niece keeps Immaculate medals in all corners of our haunted vintage shop. She is petrified of all entities including my guardian. She will eventually acclimatise to their presence, given time. I help her understand ghosts and teach her how to read haunting patterns and signs. For example, when items go missing, it just means (for us) that souls want prayers, always their way of reminding us to pray for them. If anybody is interested in using blessed salt or Immaculate medal in all corners, read my tips below. First, open all windows and doors. Give 15 - 30 minutes for entities to vacate. Next, fill cups or eggcups of blessed salt. Use *SEA SALT,* please. Not table salt (synthetic). Oftentimes, ghosts flit from corner to corner of rooms. So enter room with windows & door already open and go clockwise in placing cups/eggcups in corners. Salt in corners form a barrier fence against evils. After that, you will have restful sleep, no more sleep paralysis, no loud buzzing sounds inside head, no more energy depletion in mornings.
Monica Sanchez I never shut out communication from spirits like my guardian, especially those seeking prayers and urgent help. Anyway, communications are mostly rare. FYI, I don't play with ouija boards or do seance. In the last haunted house, I once prayed for my deceased relations. Suddenly, a ghost of a lady nearby overheard my prayer. From behind, she politely interrupted me with a request of hers. In her deepest sorrow and greatest despair, she spoke verbatim: *"Please pray for me too."* Years since that, I have never forgotten her and I always remember to include her in the prayers on All Souls' Day. I believe in honouring the dead, not shunning or disrespecting them. Truthfully, if you look after the dead, they will look after you. Sometimes, the most grateful ones repay you with favours at later times, when you least expect them. I see unhappy ghosts as broken souls. They deserve compassion, not our disdain. You don't really know how broken and lost that many miserable souls, until they share their unpleasant memories with you.
@Pink Lady you shouldve prayedfor them instead not form a bond
Thank you so much for this explanation! Recently the wife of my husband's coworker died suddenly in bed. She was a lovely person, but not practicing any religion. Soon my husband's coworker told my husband that the closets were rearranging. He considered it a comfort to know his wife was near. I began to pray for her soul. This also happened with a friend whose brother was suddenly killed in a motorcycle accident. I told her to tell her brother he was scaring his children, and to be at peace, they will take care of the kids. And I really started praying for him. The weird stuff stopped happening. I was worried my interpretation of events was wrong, but I am thankful to know that my instincts were correct.
This is really comforting! I've lost two family members to suicide. Since many ghosts are suicides, I was afraid that they could be trapped for all time. Instead they're just crying out for prayer, and that's fixable!
Thank you Father, that brings so much clarity for me. I have had experiences with 'ghosts' and I did pray for them and everything was resolved, no more ghosts. Now I have a better understanding of why that worked. Bless you and your ministry!
On a mission trip a group of us stayed at an out of use monastery. A few slightly spooky things happened like lights turning on and off, hearing footsteps on the stairs at night, things we thought were stable falling over in other rooms, etc. Most of us had heard this story of the sewing room and the candles going out, so we individually prayed for this soul during our trip and after we went back home. The next year we went back and stayed in the same place and no such occurrences happened. I'm hopeful that means that whoever it was made it from purgatory to heaven.
That Ghost story was soooo sweet! It made me want to cry 😭 now I want to pray for as many souls in purgatory as I can! Thanks Fr Mike~~
love- you cannot pray for the dead. this is not in the bible ! seek the bible! this is nonsense!
Wow, this video is really beautiful. I had always been taught that all ghosts are evil and are demons, I rejected the idea of "souls with unfinished business", but this completely changes my whole perspective on all of that! That story you told was amazing! I will definitely be praying for the poor souls in purgatory more often now! They're trying so hard to reach out to us for help, but we're just not listening! We need to help these souls so that someday they can join our Father in Heaven and find peace! Obviously I would never ever try to communicate with them, 'cause the Bible says that's wrong, but we can still pray that God will someday grant them peace
Thanks Fr Mike ive always been super afraid of ghost but now you've explained it perfectly and i understand. God bless
@Ding Bop : Not all Catholic priests are bad . I know a bad egg when I see one and deal with them . I have no need to deal Catholic priests . I know God and I don't need someone to speak to God for me , i. e. a priest , they are just men . Thank you .
@Robert DeMitro Dont trust catholic priests
Don't get me wrong ! But father Mike explained ghosts from his perspective ! Don't trust spirits hanging around ! The dead belong to God ! They should not be bothering the living ! Sometimes they need to be told to go to God and use the name of Jesus !
Brought tears to my eyes! Not the first time. Fr Mike thank you for all that you do, you are a true blessing to people around the world.
low key i kinda wish he was my parish priest.
I would go to mass every day!
Don't we all wish that
Ashlyn Leonard really? You’re blessed!!!
Pray for the priest you have already got. God bless all holy priests and thank you for the gift of their priesthood.
He’s mine! Sooo good! Ascension parish has great priests, father Mike is the best
Thank you Fr. Mike for this incredible awareness of the "church suffering", I have a much clearer perception of what we call "the communion of saints" where we are all connected in the plan of salvation. Not sure if I would be fearless if I ever encountered a "suffering soul", but I would be more apt to pray for them now. Through my studies I have learned the beauty and the power behind the way God connects us all together! God is good!
❤Thank you so much for this! My mother who passed away when I was younger always told me this when I was growing up and I stuck to it for the most part not reacting to bumps in the night and what not except for praying for them to go to heaven but a lot of people tell me that ghosts don't exist. This along with other videos of yours is reinforcing what my mom always said to me, she had a hard life and she strayed from her path a lot but she got sick years before she died and she cleaned her life up and I'm so grateful that she knew God's word ❤
Thank you for this series of presentations. I just recently discovered them and find them all to be very helpful in my quest to lead a holy life. God Bless you.
Thanks for this video! I am a Catholic that has Phasmophobia, the fear of ghosts, and it's pretty bad DX I will pray for them, then! :)
By far the most clear and logical explanation of a ghost I've heard. Thank you Father Mike.
This makes so much sense, I used to be (kinda still am😬) obsessed with watching Ghost adventures and shows like that. Whenever they would communicate with the ghosts, the ghost would almost always ask for “help”. Now I know what that “help” means 🤔 and when they say that they’re stuck. Cause they’re stuck in purgatory and they may not have anyone praying for them.
Love Father Mike! Very helpful in lessons and sometimes with a twist of humor, glad I found this channel
I love pope Francis but could you image father mike as pope one day??! He gets you so excited about your faith!! Everyone would be Catholic lol!
Imagine if Catholics knew that a Pope isn't scriptural and is not needed. Yahusha is all you need. Leave the babylonian religion behind.
@Mike B Sola Scripture cannot be proved by the Bible alone, therefore it's a self-defeating thing
It would definitely be neat to see an actual Catholic in the position
Pope Francis is a Great pope and you as catholic shouldnt judge like that. Better pray por him like pope Francis allways asked. Please dont fall in fake News and try to love him we are called to do that.
@Hat Guy The CCP is and visa versa.
I will for sure be praying for the church suffering today and everyday.
@Monica Sanchez sin is a myth
@Mike McGomer suffering from the sins they did while they were alive
Suffering for what? Righteousness?
Thank you, Father! This is exactly what I've thought all along--that these are souls asking for help. They cannot pray for themselves in Purgatory and must rely on us, the living, to pray for them. St. Faustina, Padre Pio and St. Gemma Galgani had souls visit them requesting prayers and I'm sure there are many other saints who experienced the same thing.
Praise God!!! yet another great video! what a profound yet simple way to explain such a topic as this one...thank you father for your videos...keep them coming! God bless!
I love your positive attitude and the way you are teaching most of us. Thank you father
I used to be so obsessed with communicating with the dead. It started after I lost my father, who was my best friend, and my cousin, who was my second best friend, two years apart to the very day! I started using Ouija boards and evp apps on a daily basis. I even kept doing it after my conversion. I even kept doing it after my priest told me to stop and warned me of inviting demons into my life. I would confess and do it again over and over again. I have now stopped and completely repented of trying to communicate with the dead and looking back on it I guess it was just a part of my grieving my loved ones. My best friend has recently lost her boyfriend of 11 years and last year her aunt and uncle passed away within a few months of each other and before that she lost both of her parents. She has also been very preoccupied with death and trying to contact the dead using Ouija boards and evp apps on her phone. It's gotten worse since she lost her boyfriend. I try to tell her to stop because it's a sin and she knows it's forbidden by the church. I was at her house recently and she was using an app trying to contact her boyfriend. I'm so afraid for her because I know what that stuff leads to. I did in fact invite something evil in my life when I was doing that and went through years of terrible spiritual warfare. I don't want to see her experience the same fate. Father Mike will you please pray for my friend? Her name is Erica. Please pray for healing and peace in her life so she doesn't feel like she has to commit this terrible sin anymore. And to anyone out there who is doing this I beg you to stop. Nothing good will come out of it. Love and light to all..♥️🕯️✝️🙏
Praying for Souls in Purgatory; thanks for the advice Fr. Mike.
When we taking the class to be come Catholic, baptized, and all. We were watching Father Mike Schmidt. You can tell he is brilliant man..! ( Priest ]
Hi, Father Mike! Thank you for making this video. As a child and then as an adolescent, I had a number of unnerving, unexplained experiences, and I was never sure why. After I had one very vivid experience with a shadowy figure, it caused me to contemplate the spiritual reality of creation and how my other experiences may have been connected. This eventually lead me to the Catholic church. Some of my experiences seemed to be darker in nature while others did not, but I made the decision as an adolescent to research a paranormal investigative group for a project in order to find some answers. I eventually joined this group, which also consults with an Orthodox priest. The group prides itself on using the scientific method and making the investigations double-blind in order to collect less biased information. Our main goal is to help those struggling with this scary and confusing experience. As a Catholic, I feel called to pray for both the families/individuals and the souls. One question I have, however, is what is defined as "necromancy." I always took it to be using witchcraft to communicate with or summon spirits. My group definitely does not approve of this. However, if a paranormal group were communicating with an entity already present in order to investigate it's existence and motives, or to let it know that it is scaring the homeowners, then would that still be necromancy? I understand that there are still a lot of risks involved in this even if it is not classified as "necromancy."
Father, you have restored in me much of what the recent news regarding certain priests had damaged. Many blessings to you in your apostolate. Keep them coming.
That was really really cool. I get too focussed on the beauty of the material world and tend to discount the spiritual, supernatural side of everything. This reminds me to keep the right amount of faith in miracles and unusual happenings. Our faith is all about the meeting the two in Christ after all.
There's only one ghost who I have any direct communication with... the Holy Ghost.
Thank you for creating this video Father Mike.
Thank you Father Mike! This was very clear, and helpful. We've been discussing this in our family, and had not been able to come to the cohesive understanding you've enabled. Very well done! 353, Sandy
Mike is delusional
I love this message thank you Father Mike. Please pray for my brother who passed away Feb 2021 I miss him very much. RIP JLF
That was such a beautiful story, thank you father mike
Father, there are also souls who are from heaven who come mainly to their spouses within a few days after death to show them they are joyful and youthful. Spouses who took care of the I'll spouse have been especially blessed by this or a voice, a smell etc.My understanding is the Church does recognize this so called "ghostly" apparition of loved ones and calls them visitations.Those who come from heaven are seen in their indescribable joy.
What a remarkable man indeed. A blessing to hear him speak.
Father Mike. Thanks. God bless you. I wish I had known this before I have dealt with this issue and also with the demonic for years. Now that I know how to deal with our dead people, of course our brothers and sisters. I am a terrible sinner with great gifts witch I really don’t understand why the Lord has blessed me with this Coolest of gifts.i can sense and see the spirits.Now don’t get me wrong because I see them in my minds eye. So vividly only way I can describe it is that it like watching TV in my head. Why is the Lord allowing demons to harass and attack me ? They do it wile I sleep. They pull me out of a normal dream but I am still sleeping.Two nights ago I was told by an advisory that one my own size is coming. I have had peace All winter and now it looks like it will start up again with one that’s stronger I guess.i know your going to say pray and yes I get it do you have any prayers that are powerful but simple to memorize? So that when these goons come around I can at least defend myself a little easier?Sometimes it is a horrific struggle to wake up wile they try to do what ever they are trying to do. Even though it can be terrifying at times I thank the Lord for the gift. Can you please pray for me Father and all my brothers and sisters? I really really need some help I can not do this alone. Your prayers for me will be very helpful.pray for all the weapons that I need and plus some back up lots of back up . If you read this and pray for me push the like comments button so that I know . It will give me more confidence knowing I am not alone with this. Please I need all of your prayers and you too please Father Mike. God be with you all. Love you my brothers and sisters and Thanks to all of you.
Go to Confession, adoration, pray the rosary, atttend Holy mass and saint Michael prayer.🙏🏽
and, if you can, receive the holy communion as much as you can ! Having Jesus in you is such a blessing. Even daily if you can ! I would think this is the most powerful help you can get...+ You may be asking the Viring Mary and other saint to pray for you while during your sleep these things happens such as they can intercede and ask the holy spirit to support to.Maybe these struggles will get you closer to God and will help you to give yourself entirely to Him. As you say, you can't do it alone but God can everything. In His mercy, He has given many thing through his church to help us receiving his grace so please use them.
I don't have the answer for you but here are a few ideas ...- Go to see an exorcist priest. They are the experts on those matters. I strongly advice you that more that anything. - There is prayer of "liberation". I remember one that last for 30 days or so (every day is a different reading). Maybe try to find such a book,- the rosary is THE tool for fighting demons. Devil will never wins with Mary's protection. If this happens during your sleep, get in the habit of praying the rosary every night. Even sleep with a bless rosary if that's not too unconfortable.- Get holy water and sign yourself with it before sleeping (why not before starting your prayer?), asking God His spirit such as you are delivered from evils and that you entirely trust Him to help you fight.- Find one or two prayers to remember - We call them "oraison jaculatoire" in french (I don' know the translation, sorry): this is basically one sentence-prayer like "My Lord, save me!"God bless
Love your explanation. I do spiritual warfare for families effected by spirits..,ghosts are real.
I got baptized Friday may31 2019...thanks 4 all ur videosEsp talks on lgbt ...your kindness and compassion were amazing...love you
Wow! Praying. On day 97 of the Bible in a year and I love Father Mike's perspective on some of the more confusing aspects of the Bible.Just as with this post
Loved hearing this and reminds me to pray for these souls.
My wife and I were just recently talking about why God would allow this. Thanks for the answer!
Thank you father Mike for this message. 🙏
I have an extremely important question. Since were not to communicate with them, how are we to know the names to pray for? Can it just be a prayer for all the souls ? Would that count?
Hey, when you pray for souls in the pergutory, you can't do so for a specific soul. You pray for all souls in the pergutory
I have the same question.
Thank you Fr. Mike. I wondered about that. I used to live in a house where a person committed suicide...what kind of prayer can you give to those? And some scratching noise in the upper corner of the room...no mice or anything like that. Also someone said there was a Jewish little girl spirit in the house that we actually heard and felt her presence, and the room was very cold... I'm not kidding about this. What good prayers can be for those spirits?
You maybe on to something here Father Mike. I was working intensely on my computer one day when out of the blue an overwhelming warmth of love hovered over and around my shoulders and I heard, yes, I say heard my name called out by a dear old mentor and friend that I lost touch with 30 years back, the inflections of her voice which makes everyone unique were so clear coupled with a warmth of what I could only express as Love. I stopped what I was doing, typed her name and the first thing I found was her 3 year old obituary. I paused in humbled awe and sent my love to her, thanked her for her friendship, blessed her and said a prayer for her. She was one of those souls that I could never imagine in purgatory. She was an angel on earth, now she is with our Lord, that I am certain of. Great talk Father Mike!
You send out a great educational message! Your videos are very comforting in that I am becoming more educated about the faith. I appreciate all you do Father
Beautiful message ❤
Looking for a clarification here, Father: To hold a séance would be the sin of necromancy. However, would it also be sinful for one who suspects the presence of a Church Suffering to say "What would you like me to pray for?"
Just pray for them.
Fr. I LOVE your videos! I have some questions: where/why is necromancy prohibited? Does this mean that if a ghost seeks us, we should say nothing to them? How are exorcisms allowed because they involve communication? Thank you for your help! God bless!
This is what the Catechism says: 2116: All forms of divination are to be rejected: recourse to Satan or demons, conjuring up the dead or other practices falsely supposed to "unveil" the future. Consulting horoscopes, astrology, palm reading, interpretation of omens and lots, the phenomena of clairvoyance, and recourse to mediums all conceal a desire for power over time, history, and, in the last analysis, other human beings, as well as a wish to conciliate hidden powers. They contradict the honor, respect, and loving fear that we owe to God alone.
I really need help with this issue! Thank you for the information & advice!
Can't deny but I'm about to go to bed and I'm a lil scared after watching this video. hehe! Thanks for the insight tho Fr. Mike, God Bless you!
This is fantastic, thank you so so much for this!
Hi Fr. Mike!Can the poor souls try to reach us through our dreams?Thanks! Love your videos💞
What if the ghosts are your family. I have intuitive dreams of my deceased parents, sisters, relatives etc. My 90 yr old sister just died in Sept and I dreamt of her the whole time. I dreamt she was with my deceased Mother in what looked like a wedding reception hall with the big round banquet tables. My Sister was still alive, dying at the time of the dream. She died aprox 2 weeks later, "Wait For It:" On My Mother's Wedding Anniversary. Another dream one night I dreamt I was riding passenger in a car and St Michael The Archangel was driving. I knew it was him. He's so beautiful!We were driving down 8th St in NYC's Greenwich Village. He pointed to a multi million dollar apartment complex and asked me, "would you like to live there." I said "no." Way overpriced imo and if I had that much money wouldn't waste it.He smiled. Guess I had the right, answer. This is just 2 examples. I've been dreaming for over 40 years. Am now 70 and seem to be getting more sensitive as I get older. One foot in this world and one in the other.
The banquet table was probably the Messianic banquet table. I have had dreams of it also, before I knew it was referred to in the Bible.
This is so awesome. My kids and I were talking about ghosts just before you posted this video, Fr. Mike. I explained it as best I could. God heard our conversation of course, and your video reinforced what I told them and added the purgatory angle. It is so awesome you are making these videos. PLEASE continue. You are addressing subjects EVERYONE wants to know about. There are reasons and you are giving them! Thanks so much!!!
Fr Mike, love your videos. I do have a question, what about animal ghosts/spirits? I have a cat spirit in my unit. I know this because i have seen it from the corner of my eye and when I've gone to bed I've felt it walk up on my legs and then kneed.
Thank you father. This was a very good explanation. I enjoy your videos. God bless you always.
“ Actually we do have weapons. Spiritual weapons ... “ ☺️☺️☺️ This was quite a beautiful message about caring and loving , praying for each other.
I have been doing investigations for a long time my first and most important job is recognizing the demonic from a ghost. I always pray before, during and after
Mark 9:39 Jesus addressed the casting out of spirits for he who is not against us is on our side
Hello Father Mike just want you to know that I can listen to you ALL DAY LONG Father, your videos are most informative and so lively, thank you for the effort and time that you put in to bring us such wonderful videos. Another thing allow me to say that you have such a pleasant and interesting way of explaining things.. God bless and keep you always safe Father ;)And yes I do pray the divine mercy Prayer every single day and most nights as well and two decades are especially for the poor souls of purgatory. ;)
I get really scared at night and I’m watching this at night and this video really helped me thank you so much
This is the first person that I've come across that's happy & excited to talk about Ghosts 😂😂. Now I'm afraid of ghosts & you have taught me alot. Thank you father ❤️
Today, I was just wondering what the Church teaches about the existence of ghosts, and THIS video pops up on my CHclip suggestions! Thanks Fr. Mike.
#AskFrMike Dear Fr. Mike, I have been struggling my whole life with fear of a spirit I saw when I was kid. I was playing on my backyard when I saw this “person” dressed all with a black coat, the face was invisible, I felt felt very dizzy. That happened 38 years, but I couldn’t forget it, and sometimes I have these nightmares where an evil presence is on my bed. Was that a ghost or a demon? How can I make it to disappear? Thank you for your help.
The older man who lived in the apartment before my husband and I moved in died recently in an assisted living place. Shortly after that I felt an very angry and threatening presence, spirit, when I'd be in the shower. It got to where I'd pray to St. Michael and my guardian angel to protect me from him. Other strange things started happening as well. A neighbor told me about 4 years ago that this man, who is now deceased, would tell the neighbors that his wife....who had passed away....would visit him often. I had a traditional Roman Catholic priest bless our apartment a few years ago. So recently I sat in the living room and talked to this ghost/spirit and told him I think he was the man who lived in our apartment before us. I explained to him that I had a priest come in and bless the apartment and his wife may have moved on. I also told the ghost/spirit a little about me and my husband. Things have calmed down a great deal and i dont feel as threatened when I'm in the shower.
Talking with the deceased is to be avoided.
Use some holy water
I think this is a really important video, thanks for clearing things up 👍🏻
Sometimes when I watch old movies of those who have passed away, I feel like am actually looking at ghosts. Their energy isn't gone but just appears in a different form.
I was at work sitting in our living room and I looked toward the left of me and I actually saw a spirit standing in the hallway which housed bedrooms of the facility. The spirit was just looking at me, turned and walked into a bedroom. I went I to the bedroom and just felt sick to my stomach. Said a rosary for this person. Another incidence (same place) was in the staff office and heard a man's voice distinctly say "helllloooooooo..." in the kitchen. There was no one there when I looked. One that completely freaked me out was we had a young guy staying in a bedroom on the opposite side of the house. I went in to check on him and I thought I saw someone standing behind the curtains for about 2 seconds. I was just about to ask who he had in there and I looked and it was gone. I got a really bad vibe from that thing. I've always been sensitive to spirits and know that when they manifest it's so important to pray for them.
You are an amazing father Priest! God bless you abundantly!🙏💕
I always thought that ghost that are here are in purgatory. Edit: Just saw that he said it was Purgatory. I'm Lutheran, but I have a lot of Catholic beliefs ,including Purgatory.
Thank you Father, this is very insightful
Hello Fr. Mike, thank you for this video. How do we, militants, know if souls that manifest are good or evil? Thank you!
Thank you Father, for this video!
I appreciate this video so very much because I have seen and heard things all of my life. I say a quick prayer my visions are from the Holy Spirit and tell “them” to go into the light. When I believe “they” did, I feel a feeling of lightness and relief. I also had a loved one tell me they’re okay now then feel them go at their burial. Again, thank you for the differentiation.
Make sense to me. I love this man, and I could listen to him all day....
You are such an amazing teacherGod uses you so!!!!! Love you, Father Mike!!
This was a powerful video for me! Thank You Father Mike for so perfectly explaining it and what do do when we feel them!
"Have you ever had an encounter with angels or demons, or have you had some other type of supernatural experience that you would like to share?"Dani: I believe I have once seen a ghost on the middle of a bridge in a country park, close to Borley Rectory, here in deepest darkest Suffolk. One minute this woman in period costume was there, the next, she wasn't. My wife certainly has, when we used to live in an old cottage dated 1685. I was on tour at the time and she had taken to sleeping on the sofa in front of a dying fire. One night she awoke in the middle of the night to a gale blowing through the house, tugging at the bed covers. She said the room was bitterly cold, and that there appeared to be a frost on everything. Terrified, all she could do was hold the covers down until she drifted off to sleep eventually, trying to keep herself warm. We also had three cats who would see stuff all the time, plus visitors would keep glimpsing things in the corners of the rooms. But for all this, (which admittedly was few and far between) it was a very cozy cottage to live in. Brrrr!Kurt: I have seen a ghost exactly once in my life, and I'm fairly sure it was a combination of light coming from a window and my being half asleep. I tend to err more on the side of skepticism. I do find a spirituality of sorts in art, but that's a long and winding explanation. That said, if there are any real ghosts looking for a home, you are more than welcome to haunt mine. I'm always looking for a good story to tell. Then again, I was just at an ostensibly haunted plantation in central Louisiana last weekend, and felt an unnamable, unprovoked sense of dread in the kitchen. Loose wiring? Infrasound? Psychological conditioning? Or, something more? I couldn’t tell you, but I scurried back to my suite for a stiff drink to calm my very rattled nerves.
I am a realtor, and I did come across with at least five different houses that I could count in which I know there are issues with being haunted, or a spirit was around. We just have to trust our senses to know. For example, I was checking out of a house in Riverside to see why it was listed for over a year and a half, and a few escrows just kept falling out. As I walked into the house, I could tell that I was having goosebumps as if my energy shield was up, and when I walked upstairs, I could feel that the goosebumps were more intense. I could tell right away that someone died upstairs. When I talked to a neighbor across the street, he confirmed that the owner did pass away upstairs. So, I dedicated a mass to the person and I prayed for him to rest in peace. Shortly after that, the house was sold after being on the market for over a year and a half. We should continue to pray for the souls to reach their destination, to rest in peace, or to help them in many ways because our prayers worth a lot especially when we are still suffering, going through challenges, trials, pain and hardship in life.
Your videos are better than some of the movies I watch.. Very entertaining yet very powerful... Thank you Father Mike.. God bless you always!!!
Father Mike, I have had several experiences where my family has come to me after passing...the first time was my Great Grandmother at the age of 12, on Ash Wednesday in a dream and upon waking. My Mother told me the same thing...she wanted me to know she was alright and to pray for her. May God Bless you, Always, Father. Thank you for your love and compassion for all of us.
What a great and comprehensive explanation about this!!!
I am so shocked. I never thought I would tire of the material realm and wanting all the riches and romances I see in Hollywood or on television. This is so much more interesting and real