What do priests think about moving to a different parish?

July 10, 2020

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 priests think? Do they like moving so much? Why does the Catholic Church move priests to different parishes in the first place? We take those questions and more to two priests in Dive Deep, the official podcast of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois.

Bishop Paprocki as you’ve never heard him before

June 26, 2020

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 stories about him being named a bishop, funny stories from his time in the diocese, and insights about him that will surprise you. In this wide ranging interview, hear Bishop Paprocki as you’ve never heard him before.

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

June 12, 2020

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. Hear how an Amtrak ride made a vocational impact on Deacon Berndt and why working in the secular world didn’t fulfill him. Also, hear why Deacon Peter originally wanted to become a doctor, what led him to pursue the priesthood, and how his life path to Springfield first took him all over the world. Join us on this episode of Dive Deep as we also celebrate the class of 2020.

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

May 29, 2020

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 sacraments, indulgences and bible vs. oral tradition. It can sometimes be difficult defending our faith when non-Catholics question you about these topics and more.

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

May 15, 2020

The Eucharist, infant baptism, confession, papal infallibility, the sacraments, purgatory. It can sometimes be difficult defending our faith when non-Catholics question you about these topics and more. Join Dive Deep as we explore 10 questions non-Catholics will ask Catholics and how you can arm yourself with information to defend and teach the faith to others. May 15th’s episode explores five questions with the remaining five coming out May 29.

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

May 1, 2020

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 Snider, pastor of Mother of Dolors in Vandalia and St. Joseph in Ramsey. What ultimately led him to the Catholic faith and to the priesthood, what is it like being a married priest, what does he think about the issue of married priests in general, and what is his connection to Pope Benedict XVI?

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

April 17, 2020

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 3, 2020

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 about the faith, and the message she has for all of us.

Coronavirus: A Catholic response and what our diocese is doing

March 20, 2020

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 6, 2020

The abortions left her cold and feeling worthless. She felt no one loved her. Springfield’s Betty Parquette shares her incredible story of how confession and a special retreat brought her freedom and healing.

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