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The Deus Vult Podcast

150 episodes - English - Latest episode: 29 days ago -

The Deus Vult Podcast engages all aspects of Catholic life and culture from the perspective of two good friends, both Catholic priests, from northern Indiana. [The content of The Deus Vult Podcast does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend.]

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Podcast Announcement

November 01, 2023 02:00 - 7 minutes - 5.19 MB

The show hosts talk about the future of The Deus Vult Podcast.  "Don't worry, we're not done."  Go on pilgrimage with your hosts!

The Child Is (Spiritual) Father Of The (Bat)man

October 24, 2023 04:00 - 59 minutes - 40.8 MB

William Wordsworth, or something... How do the things which influence us culturally in our youth change or shape the adults we become?  From Animated Series to Real Life, the hosts consider how we grow. Go on pilgrimage with us! Register here:


October 17, 2023 03:00 - 55 minutes - 38.2 MB

Fr. Stephen gives his perspective on the situation in Israel, with the necessary inclusion of a reminder to pray and fast for peace.  Go on pilgrimage with your hosts:

Do You Ever Think About The Roman Empire?

October 10, 2023 21:00 - 1 hour - 45.2 MB

So... there's this trending thing going on in the social media world. We're trying to get to the bottom of it. Let us know if you have additional input! Travel to Rome, Florence, Milan with your hosts:

Holy Ink and Flannery O'Connor

October 03, 2023 13:00 - 53 minutes - 36.7 MB

On Parker's Back  by Flannery O'Connor.  Our lives are not compartmentalized, but rather there is a golden thread of grace through everything we do.  Go on pilgrimage with your hosts!

The Humble Voice Actors - The Screwtape Series

September 26, 2023 04:00 - 52 minutes - 35.9 MB

The 14th Installment of the Screwtape series. In this episode, the ever-bitter, Uncle Screwtape provides the  foil for the virtue of Humility.   "Humility is contingent upon you understanding Truth." -Fr. Stephen Felicichia Listen to Fr. Koehl's talk on The Screwtape Letters: Join your hosts on pilgrimage:

Buen Camino, Fr. Felicichia!

September 19, 2023 15:00 - 1 hour - 42.9 MB

Part 3  The Conclusion to Fr. Stephen's journey on the Way of Saint James and final thoughts.  Go on pilgrimage with the hosts of The Deus Vult Podcast! See more info and register here:

Buen Camino, Fr. Felicichia?

September 12, 2023 18:00 - 1 hour - 41.6 MB

Part 2  Fr. Stephen returns from the Camino and reflects on the beginning portion of the harrowing adventure with his fellow pilgrims: disease, injuries, and all. Tune in next week for the exciting conclusion! Go on pilgrimage with your hosts! Find out more and register here:

Buen Camino, Fr. Felicichia.

September 05, 2023 05:00 - 48 minutes - 33.3 MB

Part. 1   Fr. Stephen speaks about his upcoming pilgrimage on the Way of Saint James, the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Spain. In The Footsteps of Saint Charles Borromeo pilgrimage:

WYD Lisbon

August 29, 2023 04:00 - 1 hour - 61.3 MB

Fr. Koehl recounts his experience of World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal. The good and the bad, the graces and sorrows, and the overall growth.


August 22, 2023 13:00 - 1 hour - 43.7 MB

The Deus Vult Podcast returns for Season 4!  After a necessary hiatus to settle into their new assignments, your co-hosts return to the studio and reflect on their first impressions of being pastors.  Our Lady and Saint Robert Bellarmine, Pray for us. "When we appeal to the throne of grace we do so through Mary, honoring God by honoring his Mother, imitating him by exalting her, touching the most responsive chord in the Sacred Heart of Christ with the sweet name of Mary." -Saint Robert Bell...

Arming Men with Robb Gregory

June 02, 2023 14:00 - 58 minutes - 40.3 MB

Welcome to the show, Robb Gregory! Robb joins the hosts in conversation about true Catholic masculinity and preparing men to take hold of their Faith for the sake of their families and the whole Church.  Find out more about Armor of God here:  This episode concludes Season 3 while the hosts prepare and begin their new pastoral assignments. Pray for Fr. Felicichia and Fr. Koehl as they begin as pastors of Saint Mary's and Saint Robert's. 

The Winding Road with Deacon Caleb Kruse

June 01, 2023 18:00 - 1 hour - 47 MB

Welcome to the show, Deacon Caleb Kruse! Caleb speaks with the hosts about seminary and his recent ordination as a Transitional Deacon. Please pray for Deacon Caleb and his classmate, Deacon Oscar Duarte, as they finish this last year of seminary before becoming priests.

Catholic Education and a Consecrated Life with Jessica Hayes

May 30, 2023 20:00 - 59 minutes - 40.9 MB

The hosts welcome again Jessica Hayes to the show. Jessica is a Consecrated Virgin in the Diocese of Fort Wayne - South Bend.   Fathers Dan and Stephen speak with Jessica about her time as a Theology Teacher at Bishop Dwenger High School, one of four Catholic high schools in the diocese, and her perspective on the current status of Catholic Education and the intellectual life.   Book Referenced in this episode:

The Women's Care Center with Anne Koehl

May 30, 2023 06:00 - 57 minutes - 39.7 MB

The hosts welcome Anne Koehl, director of the Fort Wayne Women's Care Center locations to the show to talk about the awesome work the organization does in supporting women and young families in choosing life for their children.  Support the Women's Care Center:

Impending Holy Orders with Deacons Jake Schneider and David Langford

May 25, 2023 18:00 - 1 hour - 46.2 MB

The hosts welcome to the show Deacon Jake Schneider and Deacon David Langford, soon to be ordained priests of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend with five others of their classmates. It's ordination season! Pray for all men being ordained to the Diaconate and Priesthood this year.


May 16, 2023 16:00 - 43 minutes - 29.8 MB

Special Announcements from both hosts.   The Future of The Deus Vult Podcast.

Miraculous METAL

May 09, 2023 03:00 - 1 hour - 50.1 MB

Banter, First Communions, Banter, Metallica vs. Dave Matthews Band, Banter, Miraculous Medals, Banter, GO ON PILGRIMAGE WITH THE DEUS VULT PODCAST PRIESTS, Banter, End Show... PILGRIMAGE INFO:   Ryan Hunneshagen on Leisure and The American Pastime: The Belt of Truth Podcast:

The Liceity of Catholic Attendance at Protestant Services Part 2

May 02, 2023 13:00 - 46 minutes - 32 MB

An apology, a clarification, and a conclusion.

The Liceity of Catholic Attendance at Protestant Services Part 1

April 25, 2023 04:00 - 1 hour - 44.3 MB

Focusing on the work of Ecumenism, the DVP hosts consider the issue of "Communicatio in Sacris," that is, the act of a Catholic taking part in the worship of non-Catholic Christians, particularly Protestants. The main question to consider: Is it possible for a Catholic to attend Protestant worship services and only participate passively?  Here are the articles relevant to the episode.  Catholic Answers:

Conversion and Community with the Strobels

April 18, 2023 04:00 - 51 minutes - 35.2 MB

The Strobels share their twisting, turning, Divinely Provided-for path to Catholicism with the DVP hosts. Their story stands as a witness to the true need for the parish community to be a true family, as co-heir Children to the Heavenly Father.

Detachment and 40K

April 11, 2023 19:00 - 59 minutes - 40.9 MB

Remember, O Christian, the world is thy vessel not thy home.

Tripe and Onions - The Screwtape Series

April 04, 2023 11:00 - 54 minutes - 37.3 MB

In the 13th Installment of The Screwtape Series, the DVP hosts consider Lewis's understanding of enjoying pleasures and the good of leisure.

Josephite Marriage

March 28, 2023 04:00 - 43 minutes - 29.6 MB

The DVP priests discuss the curious case of the Marriage between Mary and Joseph.

Seven Times A Day I Praise You

March 21, 2023 04:00 - 55 minutes - 38.4 MB

The Liturgy of the Hours, The Breviary, The Work of God, The Prayer of the Church...  An ancient tradition with many names, praying the Psalms remains an important part of the life of the Church and the hosts of The Deus Vult Podcast would see it return to nourish the prayer life of God's beloved. If you don't know how to pray, why not start with the Breviary?

Catherine's Spiritual Sense

March 14, 2023 11:00 - 47 minutes - 32.8 MB

Father Stephen talks about his love for the Saints and Spiritual Reading.

Master of Arts in the Master's Hand

March 07, 2023 04:00 - 1 hour - 41.5 MB

The Lord cares for us immensely and will lead us through darkness into light.  Fr. Dan recounts his recent return trip to Mount St. Mary's Seminary.

Via Crucis

February 28, 2023 05:00 - 1 hour - 41.5 MB

“Meditation on Jesus Christ crucified is a precious balm which sweetens all our pains.”  - St. Paul of the Cross On praying the Stations of the Cross

Dr. Grabowski and Gender Ideology

February 21, 2023 05:00 - 1 hour - 44.7 MB

In response to the growing influence of Gender Ideology in western culture, Father Dan reviews the core principles communicated in the book by Dr. John S. Grabowski entitled Unraveling Gender: The Battle Over Sexual Difference.  Find Dr. Grabowski's book here:

Ephphatha and Holy Friendship

February 14, 2023 02:00 - 1 hour - 48.3 MB

LIVE from Saint Felix Friary!  The DVP Priests lead a conference at the Ephphatha retreat for women on the topic of Holy Friendship.

Benedict's Prediction

February 07, 2023 05:00 - 50 minutes - 34.9 MB

In a 1969 German radio broadcast, Pope Benedict XVI, then Father Joseph Ratzinger, laid out his prediction for where he saw the Church heading. Some have called his words prophetic. Fr. Stephen draws out whether the Church has arrived or is yet traveling to the late Holy Father's predicted destination.

Catholic Business Practice and Redemptive Suffering with Jimmie Schindler II

January 31, 2023 02:00 - 1 hour - 41.6 MB

Welcome to the show, Jimmie Schindler! Jimmie is the owner of Guadalupe's Mexican Grill in the Fort Wayne area.


January 24, 2023 04:00 - 1 hour - 46.3 MB

The hosts of The Deus Vult Podcast welcome Most Reverend Kevin Carl Rhoades to the studio! Bishop Rhoades speaks especially about his upbringing and the important roles which the Holy Eucharist and the Domestic Church played in his formative years.

George Cardinal Pell

January 17, 2023 05:00 - 48 minutes - 33 MB

Remembering a hero.   R.I.P.


January 10, 2023 03:00 - 55 minutes - 38.2 MB

Fr. Dan recounts his recent trip to the SEEK conference in Saint Louis, MO and tells why he's full of hope for the future of the Church.

Cultus to Culture

January 03, 2023 04:00 - 44 minutes - 30.6 MB

It should be made known that this episode was recorded well before the news broke about the passing of Pope Benedict XVI. It is simply Divine Providence that this episode has as one of its primary reference texts His Holiness's work.    One hope of your co-hosts in producing this show each week is to encourage many to pursue "real culture" in the truest sense of the term. Listen to this episode to fully understand what is meant by that. Certainly, this goal of "real culture" is something th...

Cards and Murder - The Screwtape Series

December 27, 2022 05:00 - 41 minutes - 28.8 MB

The 12th Installment of the Screwtape Series.  Demons, in their mission to encourage us to apathy, don't make us hate God all at once. Rather they slowly entice us first by the temptations of goods which are lesser than God and then by the banal, things which are neither good nor evil. In other words, they try and at times succeed to tempt us with nothing!

The Caped Confessor

December 20, 2022 06:00 - 58 minutes - 40.2 MB

Fr. Batman Returns... to hear your confession.

Lux Caeli

December 13, 2022 05:00 - 58 minutes - 40.1 MB

Alternative Episode Titles:  D.A.D.: M&M (Deus After Dark: Mary and Metallica)   Frs. Koehl and Felicichia Need More Sleep  Our Lady Appreciates Lars' Drumming  Two slap-happy priests get around to talking about the intensely Marian character of the Advent Season. Fr. Koehl rejoices in having been able to celebrate a beautiful Rorate Caeli Mass early on Saturday morning.

Deserts and Oases

December 06, 2022 04:00 - 1 hour - 41.5 MB

The Deus Vult Podcast hosts welcome the Zurbuch family on the show to talk about their rediscovery of fasting and feasting in conjunction with the seasons and feast days of the Church liturgical calendar.  Parker Zurbuch is the host of the podcast Catholicism in the Car, in which engages deeply, though briefly, with a variety of Theological topics. Find his show anywhere you find podcasts and here:

Intercessory Prayer

November 29, 2022 04:00 - 1 hour - 44.1 MB

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4: 6-7

Vive la Vendée

November 22, 2022 05:00 - 1 hour - 43.1 MB

Catholic uprisings after the French Revolution led both to martyrdom as well as establishing a foothold for the future of the Church in France.  Fr. Dan and Fr. Stephen talk about Monarchy, Republics, Heroism, and real Freedom in a many-faceted episode. Book Source: For Altar and Throne: The Rising in the Vendée by Michael Davies

The Holy Fire of Community

November 15, 2022 04:00 - 55 minutes - 38.1 MB

There is a great need to establish good, authentic culture and community among Catholics. Of course this is not something to be kept for ourselves, but to be shared with many and to bring many to Christ. Fr. Stephen talks about how he is trying to help this along in his parish.

Crispin, Henry, and the 40

November 08, 2022 23:00 - 56 minutes - 38.7 MB

The Feast of Saint Crispin has been long kept alive by the work of William Shakespere in his Henry V. The early martyr's legend lives on in many and various ways.

Humor - The Screwtape Series

November 01, 2022 05:00 - 1 hour - 43.2 MB

Joy, Fun, The Joke Proper, and Flippancy.  Beware the devil's humor, and rather, give yourself to Joy.

To Save the Dead

October 25, 2022 02:00 - 47 minutes - 32.5 MB

On Indulgences, especially as regards the All Saints Octave and praying for the dead.

Good Horror

October 18, 2022 03:00 - 52 minutes - 36 MB

Can it be that horror films can be good? In a sense...

Bella Roma

October 11, 2022 14:00 - 57 minutes - 39.8 MB

Season 3 begins! Father Stephen shares his experiences of leading a pilgrimage to Rome.

The Deus Vult Podcast LIVE!

September 07, 2022 21:00 - 57 minutes - 39.6 MB

Alternatively titled: The Eucharistic Revival Part 3: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament - The Sense of the Sacred Series.  The DVP cohosts take the show LIVE to celebrate 100 full episodes!

Shia and Pio

August 30, 2022 03:00 - 54 minutes - 37.8 MB

Welcome to the Church, Shia LaBeouf!  The actor of Holes, Transformers, and Fury  fame has discovered Christ and the Church through his study of Padre Pio of Pietrelcina and his immersion in Catholic culture, especially Holy Mass.   Pray for his perseverance and continued growth as he begins this new chapter in life.