Mike has 15 years of experience of speaking to youth and young adults of various backgrounds and faiths and 10 years of formal teaching experience.  Below you will find summaries of talks that Mike has given in the past as well as some talks from his YouTube channel.

Frequent talk topics:

  "Where is Your Treasure?"

Identifying everyday idols and putting God first.

  "Things Are not Always As They Appear" - Eucharist

Getting the most out of Adoration and Mass.  Understanding the Real Presence of Jesus. What does it mean for my life?

 "The Power of Love" - Sex, Love, & Chastity

Why it's about so much more than just waiting.

For single sex or coed groups

  "It's a Field Trip, Not a Guilt Trip" - Social Justice, Solidarity, & Charity

Applying Jesus' radical message of love and the Church's social teaching for serving the poor & marginalized

  "What do you want, God?" - Vocation

How do I hear the voice of God? How do I find the courage to follow it?

  "Imago Dei: Who am I?"

Finding and founding my identity in God

  "Why I Love Being Catholic"

With Brian Wilson (percussionist).  A cradle Catholic and a convert both share their stories of coming to love the Catholic faith.  Includes music set.

  "Esto Vir: Be a Man"

What is Christian manliness and how do we find it?

What does it mean to be a man like Christ?

For men.

   "Doubt, Science, & Faith"

Can a Christian follow science and God? What about miracles? Evolution? The bible? How do I know if God is real?

​  "Mercy Wins!" - for the year of Mercy

What is mercy?  How do we receive and live the message of Jesus' mercy?

  Spirituality & Prayer

Discovering & Developing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ

  Discussing Abortion Productively

How to effectively engage the Pro-Choice position


The power of the sacrament of Reconciliation

  St. John Paul II's Theology of the Body

What is it? A basic overview of John Paul's thought and how it helps us navigate some of the modern world's biggest questions

​  Online talks:

See below for a number of short excerpts.  Future videos on additional topics are forth coming.  These and other videos are available on Mike's YouTube page.

From Mike's Keynote at Encounter the Gospel of Life Service Camp

An excerpt from Mike's talk on the Corporal Works of Mercy at the Couples for Christ Youth Conference at the Catholic University of America

Mike's talk for 270Catholic's Theology on Tap

How Far is Too Far?  - 4 Rules

The Basic Pro-Life Argument
  feat. 2 funny little creatures
Ignatius Loyola teaches us to Pray
What does it mean to be human?
Spiritual, but not Religious
The Biblical Definition of Marriage
Walk With Francis - The Syrian Refugee Crisis
Breastfeeding in Public?

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