The Latin Mass. What is it?

July 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.

12 fun things you didn’t know about Catholicism

July 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!”

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

July 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.

Do we really have free will?

June 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.

How fostering works and the surprising joys it brings

June 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. 

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

May 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. 

Our Lady of Fatima: What you didn’t know

May 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.

This is not what these new priests envisioned

April 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). 

No more Communion blessings. What now?

April 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.

Running for a Higher Purpose

March 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 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!

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