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Dive Deep

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Dive Deep, the official podcast of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, is a show where we will dive deep into our faith where we will explore those interesting Catholic questions and issues you may have.

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Four-time Superbowl winning coach talks faith, family, football

September 3rd, 2021

22:32

A graduate of Christ the King and Sacred Heart Griffin H.S. in Springfield, Kansas City Chiefs coach Brendan Daly discusses the interesting job of coaching at the highest level in football and how he has leaned on our …

10 myths about going to Confession

August 13th, 2021

24:40

Going to Confession can be scary. There are plenty of false ideas about Confession that may be holding you back from receiving the grace of this …

The Latin Mass. What is it?

July 30th, 2021

44:02

On the heels of Pope Francis’ announcement of restrictions to the Latin Mass, Dive Deep explores the history, differences, and traditions of the Latin Mass.

12 fun things you didn’t know about Catholicism

July 16th, 2021

44:44

Groundhogs Day. Cappuccino. Lay Cardinals. The Easter Bunny. Dive Deep explores those things and more in this episode that will make you say, “I …

Two brothers. One vocation. A sit down with the Trummer brothers

July 2nd, 2021

32:51

Fathers Michael and Chris Trummer, two brothers from Effingham County. Their stories to the priesthood involve a funny story. Dive Deep sits down …

Do we really have free will?

June 18th, 2021

18:04

Scientists and theologians have debated the free will question for centuries. Hear what scientists discovered and how you can answer this question …

How fostering works and the surprising joys it brings

June 4th, 2021

35:47

There can be negative associations with fostering. Dive Deep sits down with a Petersburg couple that explains the fostering process, why all those negative things you hear about are not only not true, and how fostering …

Big Foot and the Holy Spirit. The story of Fathers Marty Smith & Wayne Stock

May 21st, 2021

29:48

Fathers Marty Smith and Wayne Stock of our diocese have interesting vocations stories. In fact, they involve Big Foot. Oh, and you’ll want to listen …

Our Lady of Fatima: What you didn’t know

May 7th, 2021

33:49

Mary appeared to three children in Fatima, Portugal just over 100 years ago. Her message holds true today. So, what did she say, and what about all …

This is not what these new priests envisioned

April 23rd, 2021

21:49

They have been priests for less than a year but have only known priestly life during a pandemic. How are our new priests coping? What has been the biggest challenge and biggest reward? Dive Deep sits down with Fathers …

No more Communion blessings. What now?

April 9th, 2021

11:00

A January instruction by Bishop Paprocki instituted no more communion blessings across the diocese. Dive Deep tells you what happens now when someone approaches the priest with their arms crossed and why hearing these …

Running for a Higher Purpose

March 26th, 2021

27:38

Eight steps to spiritual and physical fitness – that’s the theme of Bishop Thomas John Paprocki’s new book, Running for a Higher Purpose, now …

What you didn’t know about Mark’s gospel

March 12th, 2021

24:59

This year, you hear from the Gospel of Mark at Mass. But who is Mark and what should we know about his writings? Dive Deep explores the many …

A century of advice. A sit down with a 100 year-old WWII veteran

February 26th, 2021

8:52

He served in WWII. He was married for nearly 75 years. Dive Deep sits down Jasper Madonia of Springfield as he gives us 100 years of wisdom, and how …

Lent 101

February 12th, 2021

25:42

Why fast? Why 40 days? Why purple? Why ashes? Why no meat on Fridays? Lent is full of symbolism, rooted deep in Catholic theology. While Lent 101 …

From Fear to Feminine Genius - Comparison

January 22nd, 2021

38:44

Dive Deep brings in the women to begin the year by diving deep into our fears. We are taking 4 weeks to examine what we are calling the 4 pillars of fear and how the feminine genius is a great antidote to fear. Part 4 – …

From Fear to Feminine Genius - Failure

January 15th, 2021

44:26

Dive Deep brings in the women to begin the year by diving deep into our fears. We are taking 4 weeks to examine what we are calling the 4 pillars of fear and how the feminine genius is a great antidote to fear. Part 3 – …

From Fear to Feminine Genius - Regret

January 8th, 2021

32:47

Dive Deep brings in the women to begin the year by diving deep into our fears. We are taking 4 weeks to examine what we are calling the 4 pillars of fear and how the feminine genius is a great antidote to fear. Part 2 – …

From Fear to Feminine Genius - Pain

January 2nd, 2021

28:04

Dive Deep brings in the women to begin the year by diving deep into our fears. We are taking 4 weeks to examine what we are calling the 4 pillars of fear and how the feminine genius is a great antidote to fear. Part 1 – …

Why the church is wrong on marriage

December 11th, 2020

36:18

There many Catholic Church teachings surrounding preparing for and entering into marriage. Many of these teachings our culture would say, “The church …

The 11 things Catholics need to stop doing

November 27th, 2020

31:10

No, this isn’t a list to condemn you, but a friendly reminder to stop doing these 11 things and do the opposite because we want you to grow in your relationship with Christ!

Evolution

November 13th, 2020

22:39

Did we come from Adam and Eve or animals? What does the Catholic Church have to say about evolution? Is the Big Bang Theory compatible with our …

A Voice from a Grave

October 30th, 2020

31:30

Father James Kurzynski, a priest from Wisconsin, joins Dive Deep to share an incredible story about an experience he’ll never forget while praying at a cemetery.

Faith over fear!

October 16th, 2020

25:45

Gary Zimak, a dynamic Catholic evangelist and best-selling author, joins Dive Deep to discuss how to overcome anxiety, how you should think and act …

How Catholics should vote

October 2nd, 2020

21:03

Gather your facts before you vote! Listen to this episode of Dive Deep and hear what ALL Catholics should be doing prior to voting!

Child announces he or she is gay? Friend having sex outside of marriage?

September 18th, 2020

22:41

In part three of our series “Real World Questions, Real Catholic Answers,” we explore these questions from a pastoral perspective, giving you a …

Adult child living with boyfriend/girlfriend? Friend wants a divorce?

September 4th, 2020

18:57

In part two of our series “Real World Questions, Real Catholic Answers,” we explore these questions from a pastoral perspective, giving you a concise …

Child/spouse won’t go to Mass? Know someone who feels they have no worth?

August 21st, 2020

18:22

In part one of our series “Real World Questions, Real Catholic Answers,” we explore these questions from a pastoral perspective, giving you a concise …

Catholic Charities and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

August 7th, 2020

17:07

On today's Dive Deep, hear from the staff at Catholic Charities as they share how Covid-19 has impacted the clients they serve as well as the …

Back-to-school expert advice in COVID-19 world

July 24th, 2020

35:21

The debate to return to school has circulated the internet far and wide. Today, we Dive Deep with Dr. Bill Moredock, principal at Little Flower …

What do priests think about moving to a different parish?

July 10th, 2020

21:14

Every year, there are new priest assignments. While parishioners can sometimes feel angst about the future of their parish with a new priest, what do …

Bishop Paprocki as you’ve never heard him before

June 26th, 2020

54:10

Join us for this special edition of Dive Deep, the official podcast of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, as we celebrate Bishop Paprocki’s 10 years in the diocese (June 22 was his 10 year anniversary). Hear inside …

Eight men - the largest class of new priests in our diocese since 1964!

June 12th, 2020

33:25

Eight men - the largest class of new priests in our diocese since 1964! Listen to the fascinating journey of two of these men, Deacons Peter Chineke and Michael Berndt, as they are about to be ordained priests June 19. …

How to answer 10 difficult questions about our faith - Part Two

May 29th, 2020

32:20

On the last episode of Dive Deep we got answers to 5 common questions our Protestant friends ask us. Today, get 5 more in the second half of our two part series. Saints and Mary, Good Works vs. Faith Alone, the …

How to answer 10 difficult questions about our faith - Part One

May 15th, 2020

33:58

The Eucharist, infant baptism, confession, papal infallibility, the sacraments, purgatory. It can sometimes be difficult defending our faith when …

He was Lutheran. He became Catholic. Now he's a priest. Oh, and he's married.

May 1st, 2020

34:51

Join Dive Deep, the official podcast of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois on May 1, as you'll hear the amazing story of our own Father Scott …

Coronavirus: This big positive shines amongst all the uncertainty and stress

April 17th, 2020

17:46

It is important to control your consumption of negative news! Check out today's podcast and hear something positive coming out of this situation!

A beautiful conversion story - Effingham's Rebecca McIntire

April 3rd, 2020

40:23

Hear how a simple invitation brought Effingham's Rebecca McIntire to Catholicism, how her first year as Catholic has been going, what she loves most …

Coronavirus: A Catholic response and what our diocese is doing

March 20th, 2020

13:11

In today's podcast we Dive Deep into the Catholic Response to the Coronavirus.

She had two abortions. How the Church and Rachel’s Vineyard brought her healing

March 6th, 2020

42:14

The abortions left her cold and feeling worthless. She felt no one loved her. Springfield’s Betty Parquette shares her incredible story of how …

Impossible Whopper - To Eat or Not to Eat

February 21st, 2020

20:52

In today's Dive Deep Podcast we feast on the Impossible Whopper, can you eat it during Fridays in Lent, and what should our Lent really look like?

Just War Theory - What is it?

February 7th, 2020

17:06

In today's podcast learn about Just War: what is it and what justifies war?

Bishop Paprocki's Live Q&A with High School Students from Across the Diocese

January 31st, 2020

56:42

On Tuesday, January 8, 2020, Bishop Thomas John Paprocki sat down for a live Q & A with high school students from across the diocese. Topics …

Previewing the Spring Legislative Session with Zach Wichmann

January 24th, 2020

21:39

Today's podcast is keeping you informed! Illinois Catholics take a listen to Zach Wichmann about upcoming legislation to watch out for.

Diving Deep with Teresa Tomeo

January 17th, 2020

35:11

We had the great pleasure of Diving Deep with Teresa Tomeo in today's podcast. She is a Catholic Talk Show Host, Author, Speaker and true Evangelist …

10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Mass

January 10th, 2020

35:13

10 things you may not know about the Mass. Listen to today's Dive Deep podcast and see how many you know!

The 3 Tickets to Heaven (Indulgences, Rosary, Adoration)

January 3rd, 2020

22:41

Unfortunately for us there is no fast pass to heaven, but there are some helpful tips. Listen to the latest Dive Deep Podcast and find out what they …

Marijuana, Sports Gambling and State Sanctioned Gambling

December 27th, 2019

11:49

January 1st Marijuana is legal and gambling expansion is happening...we know what the state thinks on these matters, what does the Church say?

Radical Discipleship on A Bus

December 20th, 2019

36:53

Can you imagine 9 kids, 2 parents and 1 bus every day all day? Listen to Deacon Patrick O'Toole's radical discipleship story!

10 Things You Didn't Know About Christmas

December 13th, 2019

39:48

Why is the date for Christmas December 25? What happened to Jesus' original crib? How did Christmas trees come about? Were there more than three Magi? David Bertaina from the University of Illinois, Springfield sits …

Why was Archbishop Sheen’s beatification postponed?

December 6th, 2019

22:11

On Dec. 21, Peoria area native Archbishop Fulton Sheen was scheduled to be beatified by the Catholic Church, or officially declared “Blessed.” On …

Annulments

November 29th, 2019

26:48

What is an annulment, how does it work, and why is it necessary in the Catholic Church if someone who is divorced wants to get remarried?

The Last Four Things

November 22nd, 2019

32:17

This week's podcast Dives Deep into the last 4 things: Death, Judgment, Heaven or Hell.

Ghosts and Aliens

November 15th, 2019

31:08

Kicking off Season 2 of Dive Deep with the Church's teachings on Ghosts and Aliens! You do not want to miss!

A Family of Faith

November 1st, 2019

37:41

Hear how three generations of the Hoefler family felt a unique calling to serve the church and how each of them feed off each other for help and support in their vocation.

Exorcisms

October 25th, 2019

25:53

What happens during an exorcism? How often does the Catholic Church perform one? How can someone become possessed?

Papal Infallibility

October 18th, 2019

15:52

Do you think Papal Infallibility means the Pope is perfect? Listen to today's podcast and find out what Papal Infallibility really means!

Your Catholic faith at 93 miles per hour

October 11th, 2019

21:53

Curt Tomasevicz Olympic bobsledder and former Nebraska football player joins us to talk about faith and athletics. You won't want to miss "Your …

Causes of Saints and a Special Look at Quincy’s Father Augustine Tolton

October 4th, 2019

25:18

Join us as we talk about the canonization process for Fr. Augustine Tolton and the process of becoming a saint.

Exploring the Questions of Women Deacons and Priestly Celibacy

September 27th, 2019

23:10

Women Deacons? Priestly celibacy? We explore these issues and the history surrounding them.

A local woman’s journey to the faith

September 20th, 2019

31:57

You will not want to miss this incredible story of one woman's journey to the faith. Hear how Deegee Kienstra from Edwardsville found the Catholic …

Pope Francis’ Change on the Death Penalty (A Look at it About One Year Later)

September 13th, 2019

14:52

In this episode, we are going to get into the death penalty and review Pope Francis' announcement where he said that the death penalty was no longer admissible under any circumstance. We are going to look at what Pope …

Why does God allow bad things to happen?

September 6th, 2019

19:34

In the first episode of Dive Deep, we explore the question of why does God allow bad things to happen, evil to happen, natural disasters to happen. Fr. Christopher House sits down with us to discuss this question.

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