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RPL Hr. 2 August 28 Brad and Rachael Schmitz, Fr. William Ruelle, and Chuck Gehlen

In the second hour, hosts Brad Gray and Jeanine Bitzan joined Brad and Rachael Schmitz to talk about how they are leaving everything behind to proclaim the Gospel and serve the poor as missionaries. Brad and Jeanine then talked with the Bismarck Diocese's Fr. William Ruelle about an opportunity for married couples to enjoy a weekend of peace and quiet, while having time to grow in their faith. Finally, our Fall Festival Tour returned as our hosts visited with Chuck Gehlen about the Fall Festival coming up at Holy Family Church in Duluth.

RPL Hr. 1 August 28 Jason and Lynn Kotrba, Emily Leedom, and Melissa Ohden

In the first hour, hosts Brad Gray and Jeanine Bitzan began by visiting with Jason and Lynn Kotrba about Harvest Hope Farm, a non-profit organization offering hope to others through hands-on farm experiences that teach about sustainable food resources and environmental stewardship. Brad and Jeanine then joined Emily Leedom of the Diocese of Sioux Falls to talk about how you can be a part of great faith conversations, while enjoying a cold beer, through an event called Theology on Tap. Our hosts then had the pleasure of visiting with Melissa Ohden about her incredible story of being the survivor of a failed saline infusion abortion.

RPL Hr. 2 August 23 Fr. James Steffes, Maria Nehl, and Fr. Nicholas Nelson

In the second hour, host Fr. Jason Lefor joined the Diocese of Winona-Rochester's Fr. James Steffes to talk about the balance between budgeting for upgrades and keeping the liturgy at the center of design when it comes to church renovations and restorations. Fr. Lefor then visited with Maria Nehl about why she is drawn to adoration and why she thinks it's something that everyone should try. Finally, our host spoke with the Diocese of Duluth's Fr. Nick Nelson about how he's bringing his love for the game of golf and love of the faith together in a unique experience just for men.

RPL Hr. 1 August 23 Madeline Shields, Sr. Candace Fier, and Roger Pieper

In the first hour, host Fr. Jason Lefor began by visiting with Madeline Shields about the good work of The Banquet in Sioux Falls and how your extra garden produce can be donated to help with meals. Fr. Lefor then joined Sr. Candace Fier of the Diocese of New Ulm to talk about how Pope Paul VI's letter called Humanae Vitae accurately foresaw the effects of contraception on the Church and society. Finally, our host was joined in-studio by Roger Pieper to talk about becoming the best-version-of-yourself and the big event coming up at Sacred Heart Church in East Grand Forks, MN that will help you find your greatness.

RPL Hr. 2 August 22 Into the Deep: Fr. Thé Hoang, Msgr. Michael Woster, and Sarah Knopik

In the second hour, hosts Michael Wilde and Fr. Will Thompson introduced Fr. Thé Hoang of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester as our guest for this month's "Into the Deep" Call-In/Facebook Live segment. Fr. Thé answered questions on: the Church's teaching on cremation, the role of Mary as our Queen, and how parishes can take on more of a discipleship model in the New Evangelization. Our hosts then joined Msgr. Michael Woster and Sarah Knopik to talk about some big changes at St. Joseph's Catholic Newman Center at Black Hills State University, including a Grand Opening and the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) coming to campus.

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