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RPL Hr. 2 January 24 Jason Adkins, Fr. Mark McCormick, Max Vetch, Fr. Jared Johnson, and Alex Welch

In the second hour, host Fr. Craig Vasek spoke with the Minnesota Catholic Conference's Jason Adkins to get a MN legislative update and to hear more information about Catholics at the Capitol. Fr. Vasek then spoke with Fr. Mark McCormick and Max Vetch as we continued our preview of the Diocese of Rapid City's Men in Black Basketball Game. Finally, our host talked with Fr. Jared Johnson and Alex Welch from St. Mary's Central High School in Bismarck about the upcoming Know Your Faith State Competition.

RPL Hr. 1 January 24 March for Life Preview

In the first hour, we previewed the upcoming March for Life in Washington, D.C. Host Fr. Craig Vasek spoke with the University of Mary's Anne Dziak and Fr. Robert Shea and Emma Raposa and Liam Yantes from St. Thomas More High School in Rapid City about their upcoming trip. We also talked about the local March for Life in Minneapolis-St. Paul with Janelle Roe and her son Noah.

RPL Hr. 2 January 17 Tim Brooke, Kloe Wavra, and Martin Nussbaum

In the second hour, we talked with Tim Brooke and Kloe Wavra from Sacred Heart School in East Grand Forks, MN about their upcoming first visit to the Know Your Faith State Competition. We also spoke with Martin Nussbaum, General Counsel representing the Catholic Benefits Association and the Diocese of Fargo, a group of employers committed to providing life-affirming health coverage consistent with Catholic teaching. Among the topics covered, he explained more about a lawsuit that was recently filed against rules that require Catholic dioceses, including the Diocese of Fargo, religious orders, and other Catholic employers to cover gender transition surgeries and their group insurers to cover surgical abortions in their health plans. He also talked about why, practically speaking, this lawsuit should be important to us as Catholics.

RPL Hr. 1 January 17 Bishop David Kagan and Fr. Jim Hoerter

In the first hour, host Fr. Brian Gross spoke with the Diocese of Bismarck's Bishop David Kagan about baptism and what baptism should mean to us as Christians. Fr. Gross also spoke with Fr. Jim Hoerter as we continued promoting the Diocese of Rapid City's upcoming Men in Black Basketball Game.

RPL Hr. 2 January 10 Men in Black Preview, Know Your Faith Preview, and Made for Greatness Men's Segment

During this hour, we began by talking with Fr. Grant Gerlach of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Hot Springs, SD and Preston Arity, student coach of the St. Thomas More student team, about the upcoming Men in Black Basketball Game in the Diocese of Rapid City. We then spoke with Fr. Thomas Grafsgaard, Chaplain at Dickinson Trinity High School, and Jessica Goetz, senior and Assistant Chaplain, about the 8th annual Know Your Faith State Competition. In the last 20 minutes, we continued our "Made for Greatness" Men's Segment with Msgr. Gregory Schlesselmann, host Brad Gray, and Steve Splonskowski, discussing the journey between being a boy and becoming a man.

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