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"I listen to David Anders in the afternoon and those conversion stories are really so fun to hear...It's fun to hear someone call in and you can hear their conversion happening over the phone, you can kind of see Saul being knocked off his horse, on the phone-call..."
-Christa Wiederholt, RPR Listener

The Week Ahead on RPR:

Real Presence Live:

Tuesday, August 21th, 2018
Join hosts Fr. Josh Waltz & Fr. Josh Waltz for the following:

Karissa Flieth, 9:00-9:25 a.m. CT
The first day of school brings new beginnings for students and teachers alike! This year the students and teachers at Trinity Elementary School in West Fargo will see a new face in the principal's office. We'll meet and talk with Karissa Flieth and find out what she's most excited about with the new year.
Fr. Ryan Moravitz, 9:25-9:40
It's a joyous time in the Diocese of Duluth! Tune in to hear how one area in particular is on the grow and what that could mean for the future of the Diocese.
Gregory Crane & Brandon Wolf, 9:40-10:00
They've been studying and discerning for years. Now, we'll get a chance to meet a couple of young men from the Diocese of Bismarck who will be ordained as transitional deacons next month. What does this mean for them, and how did they get here? Tune in to find out!
Dr. James Link, 10:00-10:25

Life can get pretty hectic, and we can let ourselves get run down and worn out. Is there a way to keep a balance and maintain a healthy and holy lifestyle, despite the busyness? That's what we'll find out as we visit with Dr. James Link, one of the speakers at this year's Thirst Women's Conference.

Teresa Moenkedick, 10:25-10:40
She was a teacher at a local Catholic school, and now she's preparing for a whole new teaching role. Teresa Moenkedick will share how her call to teaching goes deeper than she could have imagined and what that could look like as a religious sister in years to come.
"Straight Talk with Da Brothers," 10:40-11:00
Find out what's on the minds of the Waltz brothers as they talk about current events and the things that matter most in the teachings of the Church.
*Encore Saturday at 6:00-8:00 a.m., or listen to the podcast!

Real Presence Live:

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018
Join hosts Michael Wilde & Fr. Will Thompson for the following:

Sam Mueller, 9:00-9:20 a.m. CT
The importance of Newman Centers on college campuses cannot be overstated. We'll hear from one student whose life has been greatly impacted by the Newman Center at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Sam Mueller will share how he got involved with the Newman Center and how he's trying to help other students do the same.
Msgr. Charles Mangan, 9:20-9:40
Many of us are familiar with Marian apparitions. You've probably heard about Fatima, Guadalupe, Lourdes, and Medjugorje. Yet, one of these doesn't fit with the others because it hasn't been officially approved by the Church. We'll talk with Msgr. Charles Mangan of the Diocese of Sioux Falls about the process of approval for apparitions and how to know which ones are authentic and which ones are not.
Sr. Rita Rauschendorfer and Sr. Regina Murray, 9:40-10:00
It's a ministry that has been formed to help serve a great need in one local community. Sr. Rita Rauschendorfer and Sr. Regina Murray will share how the new Vision of Hope Autism Ministry provides an opportunity for young adults with autism to develop needed skills for independent living and relationships.
Into the Deep: Fr. The' Hoang, 10:00-10:35

It's time for this month's "Into the Deep" Call-In/Facebook Live segment! This month, Fr. Thé Hoang of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester will be fielding your questions on topics ranging from the Catholic faith to discerning the priesthood and enjoying a good cup of coffee. Call in or post them on our Facebook Live feed, and we'll be sure to pass them along!


Msgr. Michael Woster & Sarah Knopik, 10:35-11:00 a.m. CT
There are some big and exciting things about to take place at St. Joseph's Catholic Newman Center at Black Hills State University! Tune in as Msgr. Michael Woster and Sarah Knopik share these changes, which include a Grand Opening and the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) coming to campus.
*Encore Saturday at 6:00-8:00 a.m., or listen to the podcast!

Real Presence Live:

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
Join host Fr. Jason Lefor for the following:

Madeline Shields, 9:00-9:25 a.m. CT
Summer is quickly coming to an end and all of your hard work in the garden is producing great results! If you happen to have some extra produce...we'll talk with Madeline Shields from The Banquet in Sioux Falls about how you can use it to help those in need.
Sr. Candace Fier, 9:20-9:40
As we continue to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI's encyclical, Humanae Vitae, we'll join Sr. Candace Fier of the Diocese of New Ulm to talk about how this prophetic document accurately foresaw the effects of contraception on the Church and society. We'll also preview the upcoming Diocesan Ethics Conference: Reaping the Fruits of Humanae Vitae - 50 Years Later.
Roger Pieper, 9:40-10:00
What are your habits? Are they helping you become the-best-version-of-yourself or some second-rate-version-of-yourself? We'll dig into these questions and what they mean as we visit with Roger Pieper of Sacred Heart School of East Grand Forks, MN and preview a big eventthat will help you find your greatness!
Fr. James Steffes, 10:00-10:25
When it comes to church renovations and restorations, balance is needed between budgeting for upgrades and keeping the liturgy at the center of design. What does that look like? How do we make sure our churches remain beautiful houses of worship? We'll find out as we visit with the Diocese of Winona-Rochester's Fr. James Steffes about his experience in this area.
Maria Nehl, 10:25-10:40
Have you ever been to adoration? Ever wonder what it's all about? We'll hear from Maria Nehl about why she is drawn to it and why she thinks it's something that everyone should try.



Fr. Nicholas Nelson, 10:40-11:00
He's an avid golfer and an avid priest. Hear how the Diocese of Duluth's Fr. Nick Nelson is bringing his love for the game of golf and love for the faith together in a unique experience just for men.
*Encore Saturday at 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., or listen to the podcast!


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