The Diocese of Des Moines

In the Heartland With Bishop Pates

A weekly, hour-long radio show airing live on Fridays at 10 a.m. on Iowa Catholic Radio 1150 AM  and Spirit Catholic Radio Network on KVSS 102.7 FM, which streams the radio show so you can hear it online. The show is replayed on Iowa Catholic Radio on Saturdays at 1 p.m. and Sundays at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The show features Des Moines Bishop Richard Pates and guest co-hosts. The show begins with Bishop Pates sharing his thoughts on current events, then interviewing a newsmaker or person of interest on the topic of the day. In the last 15 minutes, Bishop Pates takes questions. Call 515-223-1150 about 10:45 a.m. on Fridays, or email questions to communications@dmdiocese.org.

 

Recent Radio Shows

Recent radio shows are available below in mp3 format for download.

 

Oct. 17 - World Food Prize activities  - COMING SOON!

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

Oct. 10 - Senior Housing

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

Oct. 3 -  Catholic Church's Approach to Divorce

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

Sept. 26 - Called and Gifted Workshop

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

Sept. 19 - Christ Our Life Conference, feat. Steve Angrisano and Mark Hart  

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

Sept. 12 - Bishop Pates Leads Prayer Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

Sept. 5 - Christ Our Life Conference, feat. Tony Melendez and Magnus McFarlane-Barrow

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

August 29 - Retreat Centers in the Diocese of Des Moines

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

August 22 - Back to School Broadcast from Dowling Catholic High School

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

August 15 - Diaconate Ordination

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

August 8 - School of Faith

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

August 1 - Year of Marriage

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

July 25 - Bishop's USCCB Solidarity Trip to Central America

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

July 18 - Bishop's Visit to St. Clare Parish, Clarinda

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

July 11 - Bishop's Visit to Corpus Christie Parish, Council Bluffs

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

July 4 - Appreciating Our Service Men and Women

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

June 27 - Leaders in Catholic Education 

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

June 20 - World Youth Day

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

June 13 - Hispanic Ministry

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

June 6 - Transitional Diaconate Ordination

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

May 30 - Catholic Youth Camp

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

May 23 - Graduating Seniors

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

May 16 - Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio, speaker from Iowa Catholic Men's Conference

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

May 9 - Sister Helen Prejean, author of "Dead Man Walking" 

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

May 2 - Nuclear Disarmament

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

April 25 - Knights of Columbus Convention

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

April 18 - Spring Break Mission Trips

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

April 11 - RCIA Candidates 

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

April 4 -  Iowa Catholic Men's Conference Recap 

Segment 1Segment 2; Segment 3Segment 4Segment 5Segment 6

 

March 28 - Bishop Pates at Purdue with students

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

March 21 - Capital Campaign

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

March 14 - Healthcare

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

March 7 - Iowa Catholic Men's Conference

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

February 28 - "The Light is On for You" Initiative on Reconciliation 

Segment 1Segment 2Segment 3Segment 4Segment 5Segment 6 


February 21 - Bishops of Iowa Rountable Discussion

Segment 1Segment 2Segment 3Segment 4Segment 5Segment 6 

 

February 14 - Capital Campaign #1

Segment 1Segment 2Segment 3Segment 4Segment 5Segment 6 

 

February 7 -  Catholic Higher Education 

Segment 1Segment 2Segment 3Segment 4Segment 5Segment 6 

 

January 31 - Archbishop Charles Chaput

Segment 1; Segment 2Segment 3Segment 4Segment 5Segment 6 

 

January 24 - Pro-Life

Segment 1; Segment 2Segment 3Segment 4Segment 5Segment 6 

 

January 17 - Harlan Bluebird Bus Stop 

Segment 1Segment 2Segment 3Segment 4Segment 5Segment 6 

 

January 11 - Logan Bluebird Bus Stop 

Segment 1Segment 2Segment 3Segment 4Segment 5Segment 6 

 

January 3 - New Year's Roundtable with Nebraska's Bishops

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6 

 

December 27 - Christmas Show 

Segment 1Segment 2Segment 3Segment 4Segment 5; Segment 6 

 

December 20 Social Justice and Peace 

Segment 1; Segment 2Segment 3Segment 4Segment 5; Segment 6 

 

December 13 - Sports at Dowling Catholic and St. Albert Catholic 

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

December 6 - Catholic Charities, St. Vincent de Paul and No Room at the Inn 

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

November 29 - Thanksgiving

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

November 22 - National Catholic Youth Conference

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

November 15 - Encuentro

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

November 8 - Sexual Abuse

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

November 1 - Youth Rally 

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

Oct. 25 - Audubon Bluebird Bus Stop

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

October 18 - Cardinal Peter Turkson  

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

October 11 - World Food Prize

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

October 4 - John Carr of Georgetown University; John Allen of National Catholic Reporter

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

September 27 -  Stirring the Fire of Faith 

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

September 13 - Dr. Peter Murphy, USCCB  

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6 

 

September 6 - St. Luke Parish in Ankeny 

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6 

 

August 30 - Sports 

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6 

 

August 23 - Capital Campaign "Sharing God's Gifts" 

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6 

 

August 16 - Rural Life Mass

 Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6 

 

August 9 - Bethlehem University Student AND Seminarians Heading Back to School

 Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6 

 

August 2 - World Youth Day

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

July 26 - Bluebird Bus Stop - Mondamin

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

July 19 - Bluebird Bus Stop - St. Peter, Council Bluffs

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

July 12 - Bluebird Bus Stop - Walnut 

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

July 5 - Former ambassador to the Vatican, Harvard Law Professor Mary Ann Glendon 

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6 

 

June 28 - Bluebird Bus Stop - Atlantic 

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

June 21 - House of Mercy

 Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

June 14 - Bishop Paprocki

 Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

June 7 - Ordination of new priests

 Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

May 31 - InnerVisions and Gabriel's Corner

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

May 24 - Archbishop Hanus Retiring

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

May 17th - Five-Year Anniversary of Postville Raid

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

May 10 - Kairos Retreats for High School Juniors

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

May 3 - Sister Christine Athans and her book "In Quest of the Jewish Mary"

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

April 26 - Catholic Youth Camp

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

April 19 - Catholic Foundation of Southwest Iowa

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

April 12 - Retreats

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

April 5 - Understanding Islam

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

March 29 - RCIA and Mystagogy

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

March 22 - Abbot Polan & Creighton Prof Nicolae Roddy

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

March 15 - Reconciliation

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

March 8 - Faith and Finance

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

March 1 - Hispanic Outreach

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

Feb. 22 - Youth 2000

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

Feb. 15 - RCIA Candidates

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

Feb. 8 - Iowa Catholic Men's Conference

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

Feb. 1 - Catholic Schools Week

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

Jan. 25 - Year of Faith Event

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

Jan. 18 - National Vocation Awareness Week

Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

Jan. 11 - Archbishop Carlson, Bishop Nickless, Bishop Amos

  Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

Jan. 4 - Neola Bluebird Bus Trip Special

  Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6 

 

December 28 - End of Year Reflections with Archbishop Lucas, Bishop Conley

  Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

December 21 - Christmas Reflections

  Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

December 14 - Portsmouth Bluebird Bus Trip Special

  Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

December 7 - Dr. Carolyn Woo with Catholic Relief Services

  Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

Nov. 30 - Giving Back at Christmas

  Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

Nov. 23 - Thanksgiving

  Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

Nov. 16 -- After the Election

   Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

Nov. 9 -- Veterans Day

   Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

Nov. 2 -- Catholic Relief Services Speaker and Catholic Tuition Organization

    Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

Oct. 26th -- Missouri Valley Bus Tour

    Segment 1Segment 2; Segment 3Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

Oct. 19 -- U.S. Aid and World Food Prize

    Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

Oct. 12 -- Catholic Charities

    Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

Oct. 5 -- Benedictine Abbot Marcel Rooney

    Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

Sept. 28 -- Aging population

    Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

Sept. 21 -- Marriage & Family

    Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

Sept. 14 -- Catholic identity in schools

     Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5Segment 6

 

Files for the following shows are too large to post. Please email communications@dmdiocese.org and let us know which show you would like to hear and we'll burn a CD for you.

Sept. 7 Cardinal Wuerl/Christ Our Life Regional Conference

Aug. 31 Campus Ministry

Aug. 24 Rural Life Mass

Aug. 17 Catholic Schools

Aug. 10 Iowa Seminary Week

 

August 3 -- Bluebird Bus Tour in Dunlap

  Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5

 

July 27 -- Farm Bill

  Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5; Segment 6

 

June 8 -- New Wednesday-Sunday Policy

  Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5

 

June 1 -- Transitional Diaconate

  Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4; Segment 5

 

May 25 -- Mercy Medical Center, healthcare legislation

  Segment 1; Segment 2Segment 3; Segment 4

 

May 18 -- Brian Farrell, The Little Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart at Bishop Drumm

  Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4

 

May 11 -- Father Ray Atwood

  Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4

 

May 4 -- Black Catholic Ministry, National Black Catholic Conference

  Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4

 

April  27 -- St. Joseph Educational Center-Dr. Neal farewell

  Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4

 

April 20 -- Dawn Eden - Chastity, healing sexual wounds with the help of the saints

  Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4

 

April 13 -- Easter Observances

   Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4

 

April 6 -- Cardinal Justin Rigali - Divine Mercy

   Segment 1;Segment 2;Segment 3; Segment 4

 

March 30 -- Former Vice President Walter Mondale - "The Good Fight - A Life in Liberal Politics."

  Segment 1;Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4

 

March 23 -- Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Bishop Charron ad limina reflections

  Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4

 

March 16 -- Quinquennial

   Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4

 

March 9 -- Ad limina visit

   Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4

 

March 2 -- Catholic OB/GYN Dr. Damon Cudihy

  Segment 1; Segment 2; Segment 3; Segment 4

 

Feb 24 -- Evangelization through technology 
         Father Aquinas Nichols & Rosemary Sloss, Susan Kehoe &  Lisa Schmidt, seminarian Matthew Krastel

   Segment 1;