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Living Life by Design, Not Default

Fr. Michael Schmitz

With so much technology at our fingertips, it's tough not to get swept away in all the noise and clutter. In our society there's often a tendency to live passively by simply "going with the flow." In this talk given at a FOCUS national conference, Fr. Mike Schmitz explains how we need to live an intentionally Christian life within a technological age. 

Fr. Mike Schmitz is one of the leading speakers to young people in the Church today, serving as both the director of youth and young adult ministry in the diocese of Duluth and as the chaplain for the Neumann Catholic campus ministry at the University of Duluth.

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An engaging talk for our time! Teens, parents everyone will hear the challenge...I did! Lydia - Windham, NH
As usual, Fr. Mike Schmitz gives a dynamic, funny, and relevant talk. He tells it like it is regarding the consequences of the 'techie' lives we lead! Julie - Sterling, VA
Made me think about how I am spending my time and how God wants us to be in a intentional relationship, not a digital one. Olivia - Dunedin, FL
Fr. Mike Schmitz's talk is very actual, enlightening and pleasant! Monica - Montreal, Canada
Fr. Schmitz hit the proverbial nail on the head! It really made me do some serious soul-searching about my tech dependency! Joan - San Diego, CA
If you or you kids own a smartphone you need to listens to this, I'm 37 years old and this was simply outstanding and 100% relevant to my life. Phil - Ft. Washington, PA
A fast pace, contemporary topic for youth of all ages, presented with wisdom and humor. Mike - Galion, OH
This talk is truly needed for our teens. My 13 year old daughter, after hearing only part of it, has agreed to “unplug” for a weekend. Trish - Brunswick, OH
This talk is powerful, no matter what your age is! Joan - Godfry, IL
Really puts our electronic media lifestyles in to perspective! As always, Fr. Mike Schmitz hits the nail on the head. Linda - Reedsport, OR