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RPL Hr. 2 March 21 George Weigel, Dr. Susan Windley-Daoust, Straight Talk with Fr. James Gross and Fr. Jason Lefor

In the first hour, hosts Fr. James Gross and Fr. Jason Lefor began by visiting with George Weigel about his friendship with Pope St. John Paul II and his upcoming visit for the Catholic Social Services Palm Sunday Breakfast in Rapid City. Our hosts then visited with Dr. Susan Windley-Daoust of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester about how it's never too late to know God’s mercy through the sacrament of Reconciliation. Finally, Fr. Gross and Fr. Lefor took your questions during our Straight Talk call-in segment.

RPL Hr. 1 March 21 Fr. Craig Timmerman, 10-Minute Tour, Bishop John Quinn, Chris Hurtubise

In the second hour, hosts Fr. James Gross and Fr. Jason Lefor joined Fr. Craig Timmerman of the Diocese of New Ulm to talk about what we do if we find that our Lenten penance is easier or less fruitful than we thought it would be. It was then time for our 10-Minute Tour of local events. Bishop John Quinn of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester spoke about a special event that helps support Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary in Winona and the seminarian formation program. Finally, our hosts spoke with Chris Hurtubise of the Diocese of Superior about a great opportunity for youth to be a part of this year's Catholics at the Capitol event in Wisconsin.

RPL Hr. 2 March 20 10-Minute Tour, Kimberly Fries, Fr. Ron Garry

In the second hour, host Fr. Craig Vasek and RPR Executive Director Steve Splonskowski continued live from the University of Mary's Vocations Jamboree in Bismarck, ND. Father shared a couple reflections on life at U-Mary and his new role as Chaplain for the Athletic Department. After that, our hosts took listeners on the 10-Minute Tour of local events. Kimberly Fries shared her story as an author of children's books and talked about how her books assist young children in discerning their vocations. Finally, Fr. Vasek and Steve joined the Diocese of Rapid City’s Fr. Ron Garry to visit about the traveling relic of the heart of Saint John Vianney and where you can see it.

RPL Hr. 1 March 20 Ed Konieczka, Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Monastery, Straight Talk with Fr. Craig Vasek

In the first hour, host Fr. Craig Vasek and RPR Executive Director Steve Splonskowski came to you live from the University of Mary's Vocations Jamboree in Bismarck, ND. They began by visiting with Ed Konieczka, Assistant Director of University Ministry, about how this event brings religious communities from around the country to campus to pray and witness to the joy and beauty of consecrated life. Fr. Vasek and Steve then sat down with a couple of sisters from Annunciation Monastery in Bismarck to hear about their vocational journeys. Finally, Fr. Vasek took your questions during our Straight Talk call-in segment.

RPL Hr. 2 March 19 Deacon Mark Krejci, 10-Minute Tour, Regan Manning, Dan and Caroline Dierkes

In the second hour, host Tim Mosser sat down with Deacon Mark Krejci of the Diocese of Crookston to talk about the Beatitudes and how they can help us live a truly blessed marriage. It was then time for our 10-Minute Tour of local events. Regan Manning shared some fun summer ideas that children can enjoy as he talked about summer programs offered by Sioux Falls Catholic Schools. Finally, Dan and Caroline Dierkes talked about getting fired up for Jesus this Lent and an upcoming Parish Mission they'll be presenting in Watford City, ND.

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