Why Watching MMA Strips Human Dignity

Added 13 July 2017 by Fr. Mike Schmitz

Sometimes the forms of entertainment we choose to watch raise important moral questions. In this video, Fr. Mike puts the sport of mixed martial arts on trial for its glorification of unnecessary violence. He distinguishes between the ability to defend yourself and forcing someone into submission through physical strength. Drawing from Christ’s example of meekness, Fr. Mike explains how martial arts as a discipline can be noble while mixed martial arts as entertainment is not.


Fr. Mike Schmitz

Fr. Mike Schmitz

Duluth, MN

Chaplain for Newman Catholic Campus Ministries at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

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