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RPL Hr. 2 January 17 Bishop Paul Swain, 10-Minute Tour, Bishop John Quinn, Fr. Paul Timmerman

In the second hour, hosts Fr. James Gross and Fr. Jason Lefor joined Bishop Paul Swain of the Diocese of Sioux Falls to talk about if a bishop can retire and, if so, what retirement looks like for him. Our hosts then took listeners on our 10-Minute Tour of local events. Bishop John Quinn of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester spoke about the Church's teaching on marriage and if it's outdated. Finally, Fr. Paul Timmerman of the Diocese of New Ulm joined our hosts to talk about why we would offer a Mass for someone.

RPL Hr. 1 January 17 Fr. Craig Timmerman, March for Life Update, 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 the Diocese of New Ulm’s Fr. Craig Timmerman about the spiritual battle for life and how we can take part. Our hosts then spoke with Jose Jimenez of the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND and Jemini Cantelope from Aberdeen Roncalli High School in Aberdeen, SD about the March for Life they will be taking part in on Friday in Washington, D.C. It was then time for our "Straight Talk" call-in segment. Listeners asked Fr. Lefor and Fr. Gross questions on topics including: how we can support abortion but be obsessed with finding other life in the universe and if pornography leads to the issues we have with protecting life.

RPL Hr. 2 January 16 Dan Voss, 10-Minute Tour, Debbie O'Meara, Jeff and Melissa Benda

In the second hour, Michael Wilde and Programming Coordinator Brandon Clark joined Dan Voss to talk about the upcoming March for Life in Bemidji, MN. Michael and Brandon then took listeners on our 10-Minute Tour of local events. Debbie O’Meara spoke about Functional Medicine and how that ties in with being a faithful Catholic. Finally, Jeff and Melissa Benda joined our hosts to share their beautiful story of adoption.

RPL Hr. 1 January 16 Chris Motz, Gregory Splonskowski, Straight Talk with Fr. Raymond Courtright

In the first hour, Michael Wilde and Programming Coordinator Brandon Clark began by visiting with Chris Motz, Executive Director of the South Dakota Catholic Conference, about the idea of surrogacy brokerages and why we need to stand against them. Michael and Brandon then joined Gregory Splonskowski for a live update as he heads with a group from the Diocese of Fargo to the March for Life. Finally, Fr. Raymond Courtright took listener calls during our "Straight Talk" segment. Questions were asked on topics including: how to evangelize as a cradle Catholic, what the Church's stance is when it comes to if a baby can be baptized after death, and if Catholics believe in karma.

RPL Hr. 2 January 15 Ramona Trevino, 10-Minute Tour, Fr. Mark Horn, Mason Litz, Bishop Paul Sirba

In the second hour of our special live broadcast from CHI St. Alexius Health in Bismarck, hosts Frs. Josh and Justin Waltz spoke with Ramona Trevino about her story of conversion in how she went from being a former director at Planned Parenthood to becoming an advocate for life. Our hosts then took listeners on our 10-Minute Tour of local events. Fr. Mark Horn and Mason Litz bantered with Frs. Josh and Justin about this year's Men in Black Basketball Game in the Diocese of Rapid City. Finally, our hosts joined the Diocese of Duluth’s Bishop Paul Sirba to talk about the recent retreat he participated in with most U.S. bishops.

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