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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.

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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United States

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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.

Language:

English

Contact:

2176988500


Episodes

Faith on the basketball court

1/7/2022
Millikin University’s head basketball coach, Kramer Soderberg, is passionate about our Catholic faith. But it wasn’t always that way. What led him to write a book called Fill your cup for Christ, what’s the message for every day Catholics, and how can parents better equip their children so they don’t leave the faith? Dive Deep with Coach Kramer Soderberg.

Duration:00:15:51

He found a broken statue of Mary in a dumpster. His life changed forever

12/17/2021
10 years ago, Chicago radio personality Kevin Matthews found a statue of the Virgin Mary broken and lying by a dumpster. His life would never be the same. His incredible story led him to bring the statue and give a talk in Springfield last October. Hear the story of "Our Lady of the Broken."

Duration:00:27:45

Supreme Court’s 2022 term: Will Roe v Wade end?

11/26/2021
In 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on a state of Mississippi law that bans abortions after 15 weeks. This past summer, lawyers for Mississippi asked the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade. What will happen? Dive Deep interviews Peter Breen with the Thomas More Society to discuss that and the rulings from 2021. (Note, this episode was recorded before Texas passed their law).

Duration:00:28:22

ILL-INI to the SEM-IN-ARY

11/5/2021
Father Rob Johnson and Father Mark Tracy of our diocese both attended the University of Illinois. Priesthood wasn't even a thought. Then God introduced them to certain people and sent them to certain events which ultimately led them to a radical decision - the priesthood.

Duration:00:45:06

One of our own: Catching up with Bishop Carl Kemme

10/15/2021
Bishop Carl Kemme grew up in Effingham County. After becoming a priest, he spent many years in several parishes across our diocese. Then in 2014, he received a call that changed everything. Pope Francis had appointed him Bishop of Wichita. Dive Deep catches up with Bishop Kemme to see how he’s doing, what he misses about our diocese, how often he comes back, and what life is like as a bishop.

Duration:00:29:26

The psychology of an atheist

9/24/2021
Dr. Kevin Vost of Springfield has a wild faith journey. Growing up Catholic, he later became an atheist. What drew him to become a non-believer and what ultimately brought him back? Dr. Vost shares his incredible story and discusses his field of psychology and how it ties to our faith.

Duration:01:04:38

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

9/3/2021
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 Catholic faith throughout the ups and downs, constant job stresses, and moving his family several times all over the country.

Duration:00:22:31

10 myths about going to Confession

8/13/2021
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 sacrament. Dive Deep debunks 10 myths and offers advice and encouragement to receive God’s mercy.

Duration:00:24:39

The Latin Mass. What is it?

7/30/2021
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.

Duration:00:44:01

12 fun things you didn’t know about Catholicism

7/16/2021
Groundhogs Day. Cappuccino. Lay Cardinals. The Easter Bunny. Dive Deep explores those things and more in this episode that will make you say, “I didn’t know that about Catholicism!”

Duration:00:44:44

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

7/2/2021
Fathers Michael and Chris Trummer, two brothers from Effingham County. Their stories to the priesthood involve a funny story. Dive Deep sits down with the Trummer brothers.

Duration:00:32:50

Do we really have free will?

6/18/2021
Scientists and theologians have debated the free will question for centuries. Hear what scientists discovered and how you can answer this question from a Catholic theological perspective in this episode of Dive Deep.

Duration:00:18:03

How fostering works and the surprising joys it brings

6/4/2021
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 has shaped their lives for the better.

Duration:00:35:46

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

5/21/2021
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 to the end to hear a story from Fr. Marty that will bring a tear to your eye – a story that convinced him to become a priest.

Duration:00:29:47

Our Lady of Fatima: What you didn’t know

5/7/2021
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 the miracles and other signs associated with these visions? Dive Deep interviews a Marian expert on all things Our Lady of Fatima.

Duration:00:33:49

This is not what these new priests envisioned

4/23/2021
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 Dominic Vahling (Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Springfield) and Michael Meinhart (St. Boniface in Edwardsville).

Duration:00:21:48

No more Communion blessings. What now?

4/9/2021
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 certain words, “Receive Christ in your heart,” will make a big impact.

Duration:00:11:00

Running for a Higher Purpose

3/26/2021
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 available for purchase at http://www.holygoalie.net/ (holygoalie.net). Perfect for runners, Bishop Paprocki joins Dive Deep to explain why the book may be exactly what you need to give your spiritual and physical well-being a boost. Also, don't miss your opportunity to learn how you could win a free, signed copy of the book!

Duration:00:27:37

What you didn’t know about Mark’s gospel

3/12/2021
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 interesting facts, pious legends, and fun insights about the shortest gospel in the bible.

Duration:00:24:58

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

2/26/2021
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 our Catholic faith has kept him going.

Duration:00:08:52