Dive Deep

Dive Deep

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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June 18, 2021 18 min
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.
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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. 
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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. 
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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.
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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). 
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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.
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March 26, 2021 27 min
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...
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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. 
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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. 
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February 12, 2021 25 min
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 sounds like an introductory class, Dive Deep will teach you things about Lent you’ve never heard before.
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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 – We conclude our podcast on fear with Comparison, the thief of joy.
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January 15, 2021 44 min
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 – Fear of Failure is the third pillar of fear we tackle today.
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January 8, 2021 32 min
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 – Pillar of Fear we dive deep into today - Regret
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January 2, 2021 28 min
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 – Pillar 1 - Pain.
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December 11, 2020 36 min
There many Catholic Church teachings surrounding preparing for and entering into marriage. Many of these teachings our culture would say, “The church is wrong on marriage.” But is the church wrong?
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November 27, 2020 31 min
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!
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November 13, 2020 22 min
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 faith? How literal are we to take the creation story? Dive Deep, the official podcast of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, tackles those questions and more.
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October 30, 2020 31 min
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.
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October 16, 2020 25 min
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 differently in your faith and secular life, and five ways to build faith over fear.
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October 2, 2020 21 min
Gather your facts before you vote! Listen to this episode of Dive Deep and hear what ALL Catholics should be doing prior to voting!
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