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"Jesus was willing to open His Heart out of love for us, to allow Himself to be pierced on the cross, so that the blood and water, the fountain of sacramental life, could gush forth and touch each one of us in a deeper way."
- Fr. James Kubicki, SJ, Diocese of Rapid City

The Week Ahead on RPR:

Real Presence Live:

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018
Join host Fr. Brian Gross for the following:

Bishop David Kagan, 9:00-9:35 a.m. CT
We'll sit down with the Diocese of Bismarck's Bishop David Kagan to talk about the lazy days of summer and the things that we shouldn't get lazy with when it comes to our faith. Bishop will also share his thoughts on a unique opportunity for the University of Mary to serve the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), the largest and fastest growing Catholic evangelization outreach for college students.
Mike Lesmeister, 9:40-10:00
Mike Lesmeister is taking veterans to new heights! Hear how he's serving those who serve and have served our country through a favorite and unique sport which he is also trying to revive and share with others.
Bishop John LeVoir, 10:00-10:35
Happy Father's Day! As we celebrate the dads in our lives, we'll join Bishop John LeVoir of the Diocese of New Ulm to talk about the importance and role of fathers in the family and in our Church.



Deacon James Hayes, 10:35-11:00
Deacon Jim Hayes has been helping people for many years as a counselor. Hear how this part of his life brought him to the diaconate and how he has also been called to serve veterans as a deacon.
*Encore Saturday at 6:00-8:00 a.m., or listen to the podcast!

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018
Join host Michael Wilde for the following:

Steve Hasenorhl, 9:00-9:20 a.m. CT
We've heard Smokey Bear say it, but this time we'll be talking with Steve Hasenohrl from Rapid City about how YOU can prevent forest fires! Hear how being Catholic and fighting fires go hand-in-hand. Plus, get a few tips on how to stay safe this summer while dealing with fires.
Fr. Steve Laflamme, 9:20-9:40
We all have "it," that one sin that we've confessed a thousand times. So just how many times is too many to confess a particular sin? The Diocese of Duluth's Fr. Steve Laflamme will give us the answer to this important question.
Fr. Mark Lichter, 9:40-10:00
We hear about the desperate need to teach our children the faith so that they remain true to it throughout their lives. But have adults been lost in this evangelization process? Are adults the lost sheep that we should be seeking with our parish programs? Fr. Mark Lichter of the Diocese of Sioux Falls will share his thoughts.
Tara Brooke, 10:00-10:15

In light of the upcoming 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae, we'll continue our conversation with Tara Brooke of the Diocese of Bismarck about how a new "Sexual Revolution" movie examines the effects of the free-love experiment of the hippie generation and the prophetic nature of Humanae Vitae. Don't miss this conversation on Church teaching vs. modern day views of family planning!

Bishop John Quinn, Fr. Mark McNea & Msgr. Gerald Mahon, 10:15-10:45
It's now known as the Diocese of Winona-Rochester, adding "Rochester" to the official name of the diocese. Why the name change? Are there now two Bishops instead of one? Will there be another cathedral added to the mix? And why was this decided in the first place? We'll join Bishop John Quinn, Fr. Mark McNea, and Msgr. Gerald Mahon to find the answers to these questions and many more.
Mike Kiedrowski, 10:45-11:00
Real Presence Radio has begun a Capital Campaign to pay for the new Rochester station. Tune in for an update on this campaign and to learn how you can be a part of Catholic radio in the area!
*Encore Saturday at 8:00-10:00 a.m., or listen to the podcast!

Thursday, June 21th, 2018
Join host Fr. Jason Lefor for the following:

Jodi Grayson 9:00-9:20 a.m. CT
It's a high-flying, family-friendly event you don't want to miss! Tune in as we visit with Jodi Grayson about this year's Duluth Airshow and preview the world class performers you'll get to enjoy throughout the two days.
 Fr. Frank Miller & Janine Schmitz, 9:20-9:40
There is great beauty in being able to call rural America "home." Fr. Frank Miller and Janine Schmitz will share how they're specifically celebrating rural life in the Diocese of Fargo. They'll also talk about answering the call to be stewards of this earth and bearers of good fruit.
Fr. Bryan Kujawa, 9:40-10:00
Some of us will soon be getting different priests in our parishes, and we wait with excited and maybe a little worried anticipation. What is going through the minds of priests as they prepare for a new assignment? We'll hear from the Diocese of Crookston's Fr. Bryan Kujawa as he readies himself for a new parish.
Bishop Paul Swain, 10:00-10:25
From being a lawyer to becoming a bishop, Bishop Paul Swain can tend to take a different approach to certain trials the Church faces. He'll give his take on the threats to our religious liberties and how he hopes the new Religious Freedom Week can help shed light on the situation.

Deacon Lyle Johnson and Kathy Forsman, 10:25-11:00
Having a maternity home in a community can provide a healthy future for a mother choosing life for her baby, especially if she's facing dire circumstances. Find out how Together for Life Northland seeks to bring life to a maternity home idea in the Duluth area and how you can help support the women this home would serve.
*Encore Saturday at 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., or listen to the podcast!


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