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RPL Hr. 2 February 21 Dr. Peter Huff, Roxane Salonen, Jackie Gow, and Jennifer Fulwiler

In the second hour, host Fr. James Gross began by speaking with Dr. Peter Huff, a Professor of Theology at the University of Mary in Bismarck, about the fruits of the March for Life in Washington, D.C., the St. Hildegard Lecture Series featuring Bishop Daniel Flores, and the upcoming Vocations Jamboree. Fr. Gross then spoke with Roxane Salonen and Jackie Gow about the upcoming REDEEMED Beloved Daughter Women's Conference in the Diocese of Fargo. He also spoke with Jennifer Fulwiler about the upcoming Women of Faith Conference in the Diocese of Duluth.

RPL Hr. 1 February 21 Bishop David Kagan and Fr. Mike Schmitz

In the first hour, host Fr. James Gross spoke with Bishop Kagan of the Bismarck Diocese about his experience at the RPR Fundraising Banquet, conversion, and what conversion means. Fr. Gross then spoke with Fr. Mike Schmitz about the upcoming Men's Conference in the Diocese of Duluth.

RPL Hr. 2 February 14 Nathan Sather, Bishop John Folda, and Made for Greatness Men's Segment

In the second hour, hosts Brad Gray and Jeanine Bitzan finished the Valentine's Day segments by speaking with Nathan Sather about how single people can celebrate Valentine's Day. Our hosts then spoke with Bishop Folda of the Diocese of Fargo about the Church's position on race and equality and the upcoming REDEEMED Beloved Daughter Women's Conference. In the last 20 minutes, we continued our "Made for Greatness" Men's Segment with Msgr. Gregory Schlesselmann, host Brad Gray, and Steve Splonskowski, asking the questions: How am I being fathered, and how am I fathering others?

RPL Hr. 1 February 14 Fr. Bryan Kujawa and Chris and Gina Ahlers

In the first hour of our Valentine's Day Special, hosts Brad Gray and Jeanine Bitzan spoke with Fr. Bryan Kujawa of St. Joseph's Church in Moorhead about the importance of dating your spouse and living the sacrament of marriage well after the wedding ceremony. Our hosts then spoke with Chris and Gina Ahlers about how a program called Worldwide Marriage Encounter has blessed and continues to bless their marriage.

RPL Hr. 2 February 7 Dr. David Anders, Host Monologue, and Christopher Dodson

In the second hour, Msgr. Schumacher spoke with Dr. David Anders, host of EWTN's Called to Communion, about the upcoming RPR fundraising banquets. Our host then presented a monologue titled: "When they have nothing left, why do people turn to the Church?" He also spoke with Christopher Dodson, Executive Director of the North Dakota Catholic Conference, about the things to keep an eye on during the current ND legislative session.

RPL Hr. 1 February 7 Dr. Ahmed Kamel, Dr. Mona Ibrahim, and Fr. John Guthrie

In the first hour, host Msgr. Patrick Schumacher spoke with Dr. Ahmed Kamel and Dr. Mona Ibrahim about what Muslims think and believe and the course they will be teaching during the Diocese of Fargo's Catholic Collage program. Msgr. Schumacher also spoke with the Diocese of Bismarck's Fr. John Guthrie about prayer and some practical tips for how to pray.

RPL Hr. 2 January 31 Fr. Doug Krebs, Shayla Elm, Amy Julian, Sandra Rich, and Deacon John Weiske

In the second hour, our hosts spoke with Fr. Doug Krebs and Shayla Elm from Bishop Ryan Catholic School in Minot about this year's Know Your Faith State Competition. They also spoke with the Diocese of Rapid City's Amy Julian about healing from the pain of being separated, divorced, or widowed and previewed the Diocese of Duluth's Men's and Women's Conferences with Sandra Rich and Deacon John Weiske.

RPL Hr. 1 January 31 March for Life Recap

During the first hour, hosts Roxane Salonen and Fr. Charles LaCroix recapped the March for Life with local students. They spoke with Katrina Gallic and Peter McCabe from the University of Mary, JayDee and Kolbe Bach from the Diocese of Fargo, and Ruth Moder and Aidan Jones from the Diocese of Superior.

RPL Hr. 2 January 24 Jason Adkins, Fr. Mark McCormick, Max Vetch, Fr. Jared Johnson, and Alex Welch

In the second hour, host Fr. Craig Vasek spoke with the Minnesota Catholic Conference's Jason Adkins to get a MN legislative update and to hear more information about Catholics at the Capitol. Fr. Vasek then spoke with Fr. Mark McCormick and Max Vetch as we continued our preview of the Diocese of Rapid City's Men in Black Basketball Game. Finally, our host talked with Fr. Jared Johnson and Alex Welch from St. Mary's Central High School in Bismarck about the upcoming Know Your Faith State Competition.

RPL Hr. 1 January 24 March for Life Preview

In the first hour, we previewed the upcoming March for Life in Washington, D.C. Host Fr. Craig Vasek spoke with the University of Mary's Anne Dziak and Fr. Robert Shea and Emma Raposa and Liam Yantes from St. Thomas More High School in Rapid City about their upcoming trip. We also talked about the local March for Life in Minneapolis-St. Paul with Janelle Roe and her son Noah.

RPL Hr. 2 January 17 Tim Brooke, Kloe Wavra, and Martin Nussbaum

In the second hour, we talked with Tim Brooke and Kloe Wavra from Sacred Heart School in East Grand Forks, MN about their upcoming first visit to the Know Your Faith State Competition. We also spoke with Martin Nussbaum, General Counsel representing the Catholic Benefits Association and the Diocese of Fargo, a group of employers committed to providing life-affirming health coverage consistent with Catholic teaching. Among the topics covered, he explained more about a lawsuit that was recently filed against rules that require Catholic dioceses, including the Diocese of Fargo, religious orders, and other Catholic employers to cover gender transition surgeries and their group insurers to cover surgical abortions in their health plans. He also talked about why, practically speaking, this lawsuit should be important to us as Catholics.

RPL Hr. 1 January 17 Bishop David Kagan and Fr. Jim Hoerter

In the first hour, host Fr. Brian Gross spoke with the Diocese of Bismarck's Bishop David Kagan about baptism and what baptism should mean to us as Christians. Fr. Gross also spoke with Fr. Jim Hoerter as we continued promoting the Diocese of Rapid City's upcoming Men in Black Basketball Game.

RPL Hr. 2 January 10 Men in Black Preview, Know Your Faith Preview, and Made for Greatness Men's Segment

During this hour, we began by talking with Fr. Grant Gerlach of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Hot Springs, SD and Preston Arity, student coach of the St. Thomas More student team, about the upcoming Men in Black Basketball Game in the Diocese of Rapid City. We then spoke with Fr. Thomas Grafsgaard, Chaplain at Dickinson Trinity High School, and Jessica Goetz, senior and Assistant Chaplain, about the 8th annual Know Your Faith State Competition. In the last 20 minutes, we continued our "Made for Greatness" Men's Segment with Msgr. Gregory Schlesselmann, host Brad Gray, and Steve Splonskowski, discussing the journey between being a boy and becoming a man.

RPL Hr. 1 January 10 Panel Discussion: Faith and Finances

Does your generosity over the Christmas season have your bank account down? Are you unsure if you can still afford to be charitable? Or, are you unsure of how to be charitable? Ben Martinek of Bona Fide Finance in Bismarck and Jeff Reisenauer of Catholic United Financial in Moorhead helped answer these questions and more during our Faith and Finances Panel Discussion.

RPL Hr. 2 January 3 John Clark, Kevin Cowles, Fr. Charles LaCroix, and Madeline Breen

In the second hour, hosts Brad Gray and Jeanine Bitzan spoke with John Clark and Kevin Cowles about what it means to be an American and the Patriotic Award that the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus are presenting to people in the community. Our hosts also spoke with Fr. Charles LaCroix and Madeline Breen of Shanley High School about the upcoming 8th annual Know Your Faith State Competition.

RPL Hr. 1 January 3 Dr. James Link and Bishop Paul Sirba

In the first hour, hosts Brad Gray and Jeanine Bitzan spoke with Dr. James Link about New Year's resolutions and how we can make attainable ones. Our hosts also spoke with the Diocese of Duluth's Bishop Paul Sirba about an event called Catholics at the Capitol coming up in March.

RPL Hr. 2 December 27 Deacon Steve Streitz, Fr. Charles LaCroix, and Deacon Jayson Miller

In the second hour, we began by talking with Deacon Steve Streitz of the Diocese of Bismarck about working on communication in marriage and an upcoming Retrouvaille Weekend to help couples in hurting marriages. We then spoke with the Diocese of Fargo's Fr. Charles LaCroix about what the priests are expecting during the upcoming Collar Classic: Priests vs. Seminarians Basketball Game. We also spoke with the Diocese's Deacon Jayson Miller about how the Seminarians are preparing for the big game.

RPL Hr. 1 December 27 Bishop John Folda, Fr. Bryan Kujawa, and Sandi Ohlen

In the first hour, we began by speaking with the Diocese of Fargo's Bishop John Folda about a new Mercy Project for the Diocese. We then spoke with the Diocese of Crookston's Fr. Bryan Kujawa about celebrating Christmas beyond December 25. We also spoke with Sandi Ohlen in the Diocese of Rapid City about a Christian Prayer Labyrinth at the Terra Sancta Retreat Center and finding time for quiet during the Christmas season.

RPL Hr. 2 December 20 Fr. Neil Pfeifer and Fr. Justin Fish

In the second hour, Fr. Neil Pfeifer finished a series on the Advent wreath as he talked about the fourth candle and how it asks us to love. Host Msgr. Patrick Schumacher also spoke with the Diocese of Duluth's Fr. Justin Fish about seeing Christmas through the eyes of the shepherds.

RPL Hr. 1 December 20 Bishop Kagan, Fr. Sean Mulligan, and Corey Baumgartner

In the first hour, host Msgr. Patrick Schumacher spoke with the Diocese of Bismarck's Bishop Kagan about Mary's "yes" to the Lord and what we can learn from her. We also spoke with the Diocese of Fargo's Fr. Sean Mulligan and Seminarian Corey Baumgartner about the upcoming Collar Classic Basketball Game.

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