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RPL Hr. 2 December 6 Deacon Mark Krejci, 10-Minute Tour, Mike Kiedrowski, Brian Kusek

In the second hour, host Msgr. Patrick Schumacher was joined in-studio by the Diocese of Crookston's Deacon Mark Krejci to talk about if we, as Catholics, should marry someone with different religious beliefs. Monsignor then took a trip around the listening area to hear about local events in our 10-Minute Tour. Mike Kiedrowski, Real Presence Radio Listener Relationships Coordinator, talked about year-end giving and how it can be a way to charitably give and save taxes. Finally, our host spoke with Brian Kusek of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester about diving into Advent activities that will help direct our hearts as we prepare for the actual season of Christmas.

RPL Hr. 1 December 6 Msgr. Charles Mangan, Straight Talk with Msgr. Schumacher

In the first hour, host Msgr. Patrick Schumacher began by visiting with Msgr. Charles Mangan of the Diocese of Sioux Falls about what the Immaculate Conception actually refers to and why that is important to us as Catholics. Listeners then had a chance to call in with questions for Msgr. Schumacher during our "Straight Talk" segment. Today's topics included: why we may have seen blue vestments for Advent, why the bishops avoided action at their gathering in Baltimore with the latest crisis, and how priests prepare for Advent.

RPL Hr. 2 December 5 Fr. George Winzenburg, 10 - Minute Tour, Mark Conzemius, Fr. Mario Esposito

In the second hour, hosts Michael Wilde and Fr. Will Thompson joined Fr. George Winzenburg to talk about the inspiring stories of student success at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Michael and Fr. Will then took us on our 10-Minute Tour of local events. Mark Conzemius of the Catholic Community Foundation for Eastern South Dakota shared more about this year’s Christmas at the Cathedral in Sioux Falls. Finally, our hosts spoke with Fr. Mario Esposito about the mystery of the hermitage and what hermits bring to the Church.

RPL Hr. 1 December 5 Fr. Aaron Kuhn, Straight Talk with Fr. Will Thompson

In the first hour, hosts Michael Wilde and Fr. Will Thompson began by visiting with Fr. Aaron Kuhn of the Diocese of St. Cloud about the special project he is taking on to both draw his community together and help support potential vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Then, it was your chance to call in with questions and comments during our "Straight Talk" segment. Listeners asked questions on topics including: confession and sin, sinners being begotten by God, and the Incarnation.

RPL Hr. 2 December 4 Fr. Austin Vetter, 10-Minute Tour, Corrine Exley, Patrick McGuire, Maria Lusardi

In the second hour, hosts Fr. Richard Kunst and Fr. Ryan Moravitz joined the Diocese of Bismarck's Fr. Austin Vetter to talk about what goes into the spiritual formation of seminarians and the importance of that, especially in light of the current crisis. Our hosts then toured around the listening area to hear about local events in our 10-Minute Tour. Corrine Exley shared a unique way her parish in Gillette, WY is helping families in need this holiday season. Finally, Fr. Rich and Fr. Ryan visited with Patrick McGuire and Maria Lusardi about what the "O" Antiphons are, why we need to know about them, and how they help us prepare for Christmas.

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