Fr. Michael Schmitz is the director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Duluth, as well as the chaplain for the Newman Center at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Ordained in 2003, Fr. Mike now offers weekly homilies on iTunes and BulldogCatholic.org and has appeared in programs for youth and young adults through Ascension Press, as well as through regular short video messages on Ascension Presents. He is also the host of the popular Ascension podcasts Bible in a Year and Catechism in a Year.