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RPL Hr. 1 March 19 Mary Jo Zacher, Fr. Andrew Vogel, Straight Talk with Fr. Gary Luiten

In the first hour, host Tim Mosser was joined by Mary Jo Zacher to talk about a special way the folks at Riverview Living Community in Fargo are reflecting on the Passion of the Lord each Friday. Tim then spoke with Fr. Andrew Vogel of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester about St. Joseph's role as husband of Mary and father of Jesus. Finally, it was time for your calls during our Straight Talk segment. Listeners asked the Diocese of Fargo's Fr. Gary Luiten questions on topics including: why the Our Father is different in the Gospels of Luke and Matthew, how much older Joseph was than Mary, and if the four writers of the Gospels were all Apostles.

RPL Hr. 2 March 14 Julie Ternes, 10-Minute Tour, Brandi Schaefbauer, Todd Tobin

In the second hour, hosts Heather Karrow and Fr. Mark Lichter joined Julie Ternes to talk about the upcoming Parish Mission at the Church of the Ascension in Bismarck, ND and how it is being presented with a unique musical twist. It was then time for our 10-Minute Tour of local events. Brandi Schaefbauer shared details about this year's upcoming Roncalli Legacy Ball in Aberdeen, SD. Finally, Todd Tobin of the Diocese of Rapid City joined our hosts to talk about honoring the Lord with our first fruits and how we can find true joy in giving.

RPL Hr. 1 March 14 Fr. Nick Nelson, Chase and Rachael Kramer, Straight Talk with Fr. Mark Lichter

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.

RPL: On the Road, Austin, MN Hr. 2 March 13 Jean McDermott, Fr. James Steffes, Fr. Keith Streifel, Deacon Paul Treinen

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.

RPL: On the Road, Austin, MN Hr. 1 March 13 Fr. Sean Kilcawley, Neha Thawani Nanda, Straight Talk with Fr. James Steffes

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.

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