Anthony Digmann, MA
Travels from Dyersville, Iowa
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Enthusiastic, faithful to the Magisterium, and passionately Catholic, Anthony Digmann's experience engaging Catholic youth and adults combines with theological insight in a way sure to make an impact on your audience. As an author, speaker, educator, and cinematographer, his presentations enrich, motivate, and inspire! Anthony's most popular presentations include: "Star Wars: A Catholic Perspective" and his parish mission/workshop, "Why God? Why Christian? Why Catholic?", a program designed to explain the evidence and reasons behind our faith.
Anthony Digmann is a husband and father of a young family, author, speaker, educator, and video producer/cinematographer who has served professionally in the Church, both in Catholic schools and parish ministry, since 2006. He is the author of Sign of Contradiction: Contraception, Family Planning, & Catholicism, and has published articles in diocesan periodicals throughout the U.S. and on the Chastity Project. Anthony has appeared on national and international Catholic media outlets such as EWTN and Radio Maria. With over a decade of experience in Catholic parishes, programs, and schools, Anthony is able to tailor talks for youth as well as adults or families. Contact Anthony about your event today!
MA degree in Theology
BA degrees in Religious Studies and Electronic Media Communications with a minor in Ethics
"Star Wars: A Catholic Perspective" This popular talk combines the overwhelming success of Star Wars with Catholic theology and practice in a fun and insightful presentation. It includes an exploration of faith, hope, love, temptation, evil, virtue, self-sacrifice, and more!
"Why God? Why Christian? Why Catholic?" (Parish Mission/Workshop) Explore the reasons behind our faith in God, Christianity, and Catholicism with this three-part parish mission or workshop. These presentations combine Christian and Catholic apologetics with evidence from science, philosophy, and archaeology. See further explanations for each of the three talks under their respective titles below.
"Why God?: Faith, Reason, and Evidence for God" (Part I of the "Why God? Why Christian? Why Catholic?" parish mission/workshop) Many Christians are simply raised with the assumption of God's existence with little supporting reason and evidence. This talk seeks to highlight the role of faith, enhanced with arguments of reason, and supported by evidence to equip listeners for belief in a doubting and sometimes hostile world.
"Why Christian?: Evidence for the Authenticity of Christianity" (Part II of the "Why God? Why Christian? Why Catholic?" parish mission/workshop) This presentation was born out of necessity from Anthony's work with high school seniors and their questions. Its purpose is to illustrate the uniqueness of Christianity among the other religions of the world. It is especially focused on Christ and the Resurrection with historical and archaeological evidence.
"Why Catholic?: An Introduction to Catholic Apologetics" (Part III of the "Why God? Why Christian? Why Catholic?" parish mission/workshop) This presentation offers a primer on effectively explaining and defending the Catholic faith, especially among other Christians. Highlights include a look at Luther's doctrines of Sola Fide and Sola Scriptura, Apostolic Succession, and the Eucharist.
"Sign of Contradiction: Contraception, Family Planning and Catholicism" This talk draws upon the highlights of Anthony's book of the same title and presents the Church's teaching on "birth control" in light of what experience and data have demonstrated over the last several decades. It offers a fresh, thorough treatment of this unpopular teaching to invite faithful to reconsider this teaching or learn about it for the first time.
"Anthony Digmann is a gifted and faithful Catholic evangelist. His speaking, writing, and teaching illuminate the truths of the Church for youth and adults alike, and his commitment to both the Church’s mission and the Magisterium is inspiring. I am pleased to endorse Anthony and his evangelization apostolate." -Most Rev. Michael O. Jackels, Archbishop of Dubuque
"Anthony's talk on Star Wars: A Catholic Perspective delved into the richness of our Catholic faith and drew powerful connections between the Catholic faith and Star Wars in an engaging and insightful manner. We really wanted a unique talk that would bring the faith to life for our teens, and his talk delivered! He kept our teens' attention and challenged them to live out a virtuous life. Our teens walked away energized in their faith, and they were excited to share what they had learned. We hope to work with Anthony again in the future." -Kara Becker, Diocese of Charlotte Eucharistic Congress, High School Track Coordinator
"Anthony presented in a way that captivated the audience and led to a long, enjoyable discussion afterwards!" -Andrew Lang, MA Theology, Pastoral Associate of St. Joseph Parish in Bellevue, IA