Dealing with death – the right and wrong ways

May 6, 2022

Losing a loved one is painful. How we handle that loss depends on each person, but are we grieving in a healthy way? What should we say and not say to someone who lost a loved one? What should we do if the pain of a loss is just as apparent today than when it occurred? Dr. Dee Stern, a Springfield Catholic grief therapist authored a new book to help people grieve healthier and better comfort those who lost loved ones. It’s called “Comforting the bereaved through listening and positive responding, what are the bereaved trying to tell us?” Dr. Stern offers her advice on Dive Deep.

Inside the mind of a former abortionist

April 1, 2022

Dr. Haywood Robinson grew up in Southern California and received specialty training in family practice medicine in Los Angeles. He started performing abortions in 1978 and did “hundreds.” Now, he advocates for life, working on the 40 Days for Life project. Dr. Robinson explains the truth of the abortion industry, the lies they are telling to society, what it’s like performing an abortion, and the positive signs he is seeing in our culture.

What you never knew about the Gospel of Luke

March 4, 2022

Is one of your Lenten goals to read and learn more about the bible? Dive Deep has you covered as we explore the Gospel of Luke.

What you never knew about the priesthood

February 4, 2022

How do they prepare a homily? Where do they get their vestments? Where do they go to confession? Dive Deep asks several fun questions about a priest’s life you may have thought before but never knew the answer. You’re also guaranteed to laugh in this episode!

Faith on the basketball court

January 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.

 

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

December 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.”

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

November 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 on Thursday 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.

ILL-INI to the SEM-IN-ARY

November 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. 

One of our own: Catching up with Bishop Carl Kemme

October 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.

The psychology of an atheist

September 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.

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