Real Presence Live

We bring you local hosts and guests from across the diocese of Fargo, Bismarck, Crookston, Rapid City, Duluth, Superior, New Ulm, Sioux Falls, Winona-Rochester, and Cheyenne.

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In the first hour, hosts Heather Karrow and Fr. Mark Lichter began by visiting with Fr. Nick Nelson of the Diocese of Duluth about the importance of investing in our spouse and how that helps our children and family life grow. Our hosts then visited with Chase and Rachael Kramer about how they are sharing their gift of music this Lent and what it means for them to do this as a family. After that, it was time for your questions for Fr. Mark during our Straight Talk call-in segment.

In this hour, Steve Splonskowski, RPR Executive Director, and Brandon Clark, Programming Director, continued live from St. Augustine’s Parish in Austin, MN. They visited with Fr. James Steffes and Jean McDermott, Pacelli Catholic Schools Principal, about the beauty of Catholic education in a confused world and how Pacelli helps keep priorities straight when it comes to living out our faith. The Diocese of Bismarck’s Fr. Keith Streifel then talked about St. Joseph, how he is the patron of immigrants and travelers, and the upcoming celebration at St. Joseph’s Parish in Dickinson, ND. Finally, Brandon and Steve joined Deacon Paul Treinen, Executive Director of Abbey of the Hills Inn and Retreat Center in Marvin, SD, to talk about an opportunity for married couples to step away from the busyness of life and reconnect with each other and the Lord.

During our March “On The Road” feature, Steve Splonskowski, RPR Executive Director, and Brandon Clark, Programming Director, came to you live from St. Augustine’s Parish in Austin, MN. In the first hour, Steve and Brandon spoke with Fr. Sean Kilcawley, a keynote speaker at the upcoming Redeemed Made for Greatness Men’s Conference, about the attacks on our identity and mission as beloved sons and daughters of God. After this interview, Neha Thawani Nanda, a Pacelli Catholic Schools 8th Grader, shared her excitement for qualifying for the National Spelling Bee. Then, it was time for your calls during our Straight Talk segment with Fr. James Steffes.

In the second hour, hosts Brad Gray and Nathan Sather joined the Diocese of New Ulm’s Deacon Mike McKeown to talk about the role physical healing has in evangelization. This interview was followed by our 10-Minute Tour of local events. Mark and Irene Mehlos then shared how their broken marriage was healed through a program called Retrouvaille. Finally, our hosts visited with Shelly DeMers of Dakota Hope Clinic in Minot, ND about finding peace and healing after an abortion experience.

In the first hour, hosts Brad Gray and Nathan Sather began by visiting with Matt Finneseth about his journey as an RCIA candidate to joining the Catholic Church and the special weekend known as the Rite of Election. James Baxter joined our hosts to talk about a program called Exodus 90 and why more than 6000 men are currently on this 90-day journey. It was then time for your questions during our Straight Talk call-in segment with the Diocese of Fargo’s Fr. Charles LaCroix.

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