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We bring you local hosts and guests from across the diocese of Fargo, Bismarck, Crookston, Rapid City, Duluth, Superior, New Ulm, Sioux Falls, Winona-Rochester, and Cheyenne.

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RPL Hr. 1 November 15 Fr. Matt Fallgren, Straight Talk with Fr. James Gross

In the first hour, host Fr. James Gross began by visiting with Fr. Matt Fallgren of the Diocese of Rapid City about how we can keep our eyes and hearts set on the Lord at Mass, despite all the distractions that may arise. Fr. Gross then took your questions and comments during our "Straight Talk" call-in segment. Listeners asked questions on topics including: why the bishops have to come up with a code of conduct if we have the Ten Commandments and if we need to be registered at a parish.

RPL Hr. 2 November 14 Anisabel Palma, 10-Minute Tour, Deacon John Grek, Dan Goeller

In the second hour, hosts Heather Karrow and Fr. Tim Smith spoke with Anisabel Palma in the Diocese of New Ulm about why we need Hispanic ministry and how the beautiful traditions of different cultures enliven the life of the Church. Heather and Fr. Tim then continued our 10-Minute Tour, traveling around the listening area to hear about some local events. After that, our hosts visited with the Diocese of Superior's Deacon John Grek about why Jesus asks so many questions in the Gospels if he is God and knows the answers already. Finally, Dan Goeller was with our hosts to share a special seasonal event that draws people from several states away to witness the beauty of the Christmas season.

RPL Hr. 1 November 14 Fr. Will Thompson, Straight Talk with Fr. Tim Smith and Dr. Chris Burgwald

In the first hour, hosts Heather Karrow and Fr. Tim Smith began by visiting with Fr. Will Thompson from the Diocese of Winona-Rochester about if there is anything we can actually do for the poor souls in Purgatory. Heather and Fr. Tim then invited Dr. Chris Burgwald of the Diocese of Sioux Falls to join them for our "Straight Talk" call-in segment. Listeners asked questions on topics including: a follow-up on the origin of the Didache, if pets have souls, how priests study and prepare for the Saint of the day, and what ex cathedra means in terms of papal infallibility.

RPL Hr. 2 November 13 Deacon Mark Krejci, 10-Minute Tour, Gina Kraushaar, Jill Adelman

In the second hour, hosts Brad Gray and Jeanine Bitzan sat down with Deacon Mark Krejci of the Diocese of Crookston to talk about what it means to find our purpose in life. Brad and Jeanine then traveled around the listening area in our 10-Minute Tour to hear about some great local events. After that, our hosts spoke with Gina Kraushaar about answering the call to help in our community and how you can do this during the holidays. Finally, Brad and Jeanine joined Jill Adelman from Abbey of the Hills to talk about the feeling we get inside when we hear our favorite Advent or Christmas song and how music can prepare our hearts for these two seasons.

RPL Hr. 1 November 13 Jeff Bates, Straight Talk with Fr. Charles LaCroix

In the first hour, hosts Brad Gray and Jeanine Bitzan began by visiting with Jeff Bates from Vita Counseling about the pain of divorce and how couples facing divorce can work through this difficult time. Our hosts then welcomed the Diocese of Fargo's Fr. Charles LaCroix for our "Straight Talk" call-in segment. This time, listeners asked questions on topics including: what the Eucharistic sacrifice is and who it's offered to; if the Russian Orthodox church is as strict about who can receive communion as the Roman Catholic church; if it's a sin for a Catholic to receive communion at a non-Catholic church; and where the Didache, also called the "Teaching of the Twelve Apostles," originated.

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