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RPL Hr. 1 March 20 Bishop David Kagan and Dr. Mary Healy

In the first hour, host Fr. Brian Gross began by visiting with the Bismarck Diocese's Bishop Kagan about the difficulty of fatherhood and how St. Joseph can provide great help on this journey. Father and Bishop also talked about Palm Sunday and some things that we can meditate on as we prepare for Holy Week. Our host then joined Dr. Mary Healy to talk about miraculous healings in the lives of saints and scripture and if they are possible for ordinary Catholics as well.

RPL Hr. 2 March 15 Dr. Greg Popcak and Made For Greatness Segment: Thomas Eskro

In the second hour, hosts Brad Gray and Brandon Clark began by visiting with Dr. Greg Popcak about what we can (lovingly) do when our family members push us to the breaking point. Our hosts were then joined by Thomas Eskro and Msgr. Gregory Schlesselmann for the Made For Greatness segment. Thomas shared how one moment at a Men's Retreat in college changed his definition of masculinity, which paved the way for his future role as a husband and father.

RPL Hr. 1 March 15 Mary Hanbury, Deacon Paul Schneider, Fr. James Cheney, and Fr. Nick Schneider

In the first hour, hosts Brad Gray and Brandon Clark visited with Mary Hanbury about how Blessed Solanus Casey, a simple doorkeeper, lived life in a way that brought him to sainthood. Our hosts then visited with Deacon Paul Schneider, and Fr. James Cheney about the great friendships that developed through Cardinal Muench Seminary in the Diocese of Fargo and how there is an effort to bring something like that to North Dakota State University. Finally, Brad and Brandon joined the Bismarck Diocese's Fr. Nick Schneider to talk about if religious people are actually less intelligent than those who claim to have no religion.

RPL Hr. 2 March 13 Katie Vidmar, Fr. Justin Fish, and Immaculee Ilibagiza

In the second hour, hosts Roxane Salonen and Fr. Charles LaCroix visited with Katie Vidmar of Badlands Choice Clinic in Dickinson, ND about the confusion surrounding what this pregnancy medical clinic stands for. Our hosts then visited with the Diocese of Duluth's Fr. Justin Fish about why the Church makes us stick to eating fish on Fridays during Lent. Finally, Roxane and Fr. Charles spoke with Immaculee Ilibagiza about her incredible story of living through the Rwandan genocide and how that affected her faith.

RPL Hr. 1 March 13 Nicole Welle and Fr. Bryan Kujawa

In the first hour, hosts Roxane Salonen and Fr. Charles LaCroix visited with Nicole Welle about feeling isolated as a stay-at-home mom and what to do with those feelings. Our hosts then introduced our first "Into the Deep" Monthly Call-In Segment, featuring the Diocese of Crookston's Fr. Bryan Kujawa. Listeners called in with questions or sent them via Facebook Live on topics including: distraction in prayer, the Catholic view of Christ dying for us, what we should do after going on a retreat, and how we know God exists.

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