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Each Sunday, Catholic Forum brings you a brief reflection, the proclamation of the Sunday Gospel by a Deacon or Priest of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, a musical selection and an interview of about 15 minutes in length. Catholic Forum is the longest-running Catholic talk show on radio, having begun in 1939 on WDEL in Wilmington, Delaware. Catholic Forum is a production of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington.
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Aug 12, 2018

Father Roberto Balducelli, the legendary Oblate of Saint Francis de Sales Priest, died on his 100th birthday on August 9, 2013. On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Holy Gospel for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a musical selection from the Catholic Treasures CD, we will remember Father Robert by sharing part two of a two-part interview with Father that was recorded in 2006.

Aug 5, 2018

Father Roberto Balducelli, the legendary Oblate of Saint Francis de Sales Priest, died on his 100th birthday, almost five years ago, on August 9, 2013. On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Holy Gospel for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a musical selection from Marty Haugen's "Gift of God" CD, we will remember Father Robert by sharing part one of a two-part interview with Father that was recorded in 2006.

Jul 29, 2018

On this episode, after a brief introduction, the Holy Gospel for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time proclaimed by Deacon Joe Cilia from Church of the Holy Child in Wilmington, Delaware, and a tune from the More Than 50 Most Loved Hymns CD, Mr. Mike Boyle from Old Saint Joseph's Mission Church in Cordova, Maryland will discuss the church's 150th annual jousting tournament, horse show, and dinner that will take place on August 1, 2018. 

Jul 22, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Holy Gospel for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a cut from John Angotti's "Testify" CD, Catholic Forum host, Bob Krebs, talks with Fr. Rich Jasper, Associate Pastor of St. Ann Church in Wilmington. Father Jasper talks about his calling to the priesthood and looks back at his first year as a priest. 

Jul 15, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Holy Gospel for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a musical selection from The Priests Then Sings My Soul CD, Ms. Shirley Bounds, who recently retired as principal of St. Elizabeth High School in Wilmington, will discuss her 44-year career at the co-ed Catholic high school in the city of Wilmington, Delaware. 

Jul 8, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Holy Gospel for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, a song from Lynn Geyer's Music of the Light CD, hear an interview with Ms. Mary Margaret Revell Goodwin, a member of Our Mother of Sorrows Parish in Centreville, Maryland, and Queen Anne's County historian. She recounts her childhood, how she set women's ocean swimming records around the world, worked in environmental affairs at the Pentagon, and even traveled with a pair of sea otters.  

Jul 1, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Holy Gospel for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a musical selection from the More Than 50 Most Loved Hymns CD, we will talk with Father Matthew Mary, a newly-ordained Franciscan Missionary of the Eternal Word. Father is a Wilmington, Delaware native, convert to Catholicism, and is the newest member of the order that was founded by Mother Angelica to serve the sacramental needs of the nuns, staff, visitors, and viewers of EWTN, the Global Catholic Television Network. 

Jun 24, 2018

On this episode, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the Feast of the Nativity of John the Baptist, a musical selection from the CD, Catholic Treasures, Ms. Susan Brubaker from the Daughters of Saint Francis de Sales will discuss her organization and how they strive to live Salesian spirituality. 

Jun 17, 2018

On this episode, after an introduction, the Gospel for the 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time (proclaimed by deacon Bob McMullen), and a cut from Fr. William Price Garrott, OP's CD, "Preacher of Grace," New York Times #1 bestselling author, John O'Neill will discuss his new book, "The Fisherman's Tomb: The True Story of the Vatican's Secret Search." It's the exciting story of the quest to find the tomb of Saint Peter. 

Jun 10, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time, and music from Paul Tate's "Let All Creation Sing" CD, author, speaker and Bible expert, Mary Elizabeth Sperry will discuss her book, "Making Room for God: Decluttering and the Spiritual Life."

Jun 3, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the Feast of Corpus Christi, and a musical selection from Beth Nielsen Chapman's "Hymns" CD, author, speaker and founder of MiracleHunter.com, Michael O'Neil, will discuss his book, "Exploring the Miraculous."

May 27, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for Trinity Sunday, and a cut from Paul Tate's "Let All Creation Sing" CD, long-time Virginia State Legislator, Robert G. Marshall, will discuss his new book, "Reclaiming the Republic: How Christians and Other Conservatives Can Win Back America." 

May 20, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for Pentecost Sunday, and a musical selection from Paul Tate's "Let All Creation Sing!" CD, we will meet the winners of this year's annual Jerry Dawson Memorial Knights of Columbus Vocations Essay Contest; Bella Prado, Luna Zurita, Shamus Clark, and Aidan Burke, and hear them present their winning essays. 

May 13, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Holy Gospel for the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord, and a musical selection from the CD, "More Than 50 of the Most Loves Hymns," Father Mark Kelleher, Pastor of Holy Family Parish in Newark, Delaware, and Vicar for Retired Priests for the Diocese of Wilmington will discuss challenges that our retired priests face and how the diocese is helping address them. 

May 6, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the 6th Sunday of Easter, and a musical selection from the CD, "Catholic Treasures," Mr. Michael Connelly, Coordinator of Safe Environments for the Diocese of Wilmington, will discuss safety issues that parishes and schools face, and efforts to address them. 

Apr 29, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after an introduction, the Holy Gospel for the 5th Sunday of Easter, and a musical selection from the CD, "Then Sings My Soul: The Best of the Priests," Bob Krebs will talk with Fr. Dennis Gill, Rector of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia, and Director of the Office of Divine Worship for the Archdiocese. Father looks back at Pope Francis's visit to Philly and ahead to this year's World Meeting of Families in Dublin, Ireland. 

Apr 22, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the 4th Sunday of Easter, and a musical selection from John Angotti's "Testify!" CD, the Very Reverend Mark S. Mealey, OSFS, JCD, Judicial Vicar for the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, will discuss the healing ministry of the Diocesan Tribunal.

Apr 15, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, and the proclamation of the Gospel for the 3rd Sunday of Easter, meet Father Peter Zwaana, a priest from the Archdiocese of Adelaide, South Australia. Father will talk about his calling to the priesthood, his work as pastor and Director of Vocations, and has some good advice for Catholic young adults. It's a good day to say, "g'day" to Father Zwaans! 

Apr 8, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the proclamation of the Gospel for the 2nd Sunday of Easter, a musical selection from the CD, "Catholic Treasures," Ms. Deb Fols, Director of Development for the Diocese of Wilmington will discuss this year's Annual Catholic Appeal. 

Apr 1, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the proclamation of the Easter Sunday Gospel by Deacon Bob McMullen from the Church of the Holy Cross in Dover, Delaware; we will hear some wonderful Easter music presented by the Saint Joseph on the Brandywine Choir of Greenville, Delaware, under the direction of Ms. Mary Ellen Schauber and accompanied by Dr. Michael Marinelli. We will also present Bishop Francis Malooly's annual Easter message to the people of Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore. 

Mar 25, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the talented students from St. Elizabeth High School in Wilmington, Delaware present their annual performance of the Passion of Christ for Palm Sunday. 

Mar 18, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Holy Gospel for the 4th Sunday of Lent, and music from John Angotti's "Testify" CD, we present highlights from the Diocese of Wilmington's 150th anniversary opening Mass. Recorded at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Wilmington, Delaware on Saturday, March 3, 2018, Bishop W. Francis Malooly's homily, and a presentation from Father Joseph W. McQuaide, Chancellor of the Diocese of Wilmington, are included. Fr more information about the Diocese of Wilmington's year-long sesquicentennial celebration, visit www.cdow.org/150th or www.facebook.com/cdow150th.

Mar 11, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the 4th Sunday of Lent, and a musical selection from John Angotti's "Testify" CD, we go back into the Catholic Forum archive and hear an interview with Msgr. J. Thomas Cini, retired Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia for the Diocese of Wilmington. In the interview that originally aired on March 9, 2003, Msgr. Cini talks about the importance and history of the Season of Lent. 

Mar 4, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after the Gospel for the 3rd Sunday of Lent, and a musical selection from the CD, "More Than 50 Most Loved Hymns," Deacon Fran Huhn discusses the Faith and Light program for those with intellectual disabilities and their families and friends. Information is available at www.faithandlight.org

Feb 25, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction and the Gospel for the 2nd Sunday of Lent, Father Joseph McQuaide, Chancellor of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, and co-chair of the Diocesan Sesquicentennial Committee, will discuss the upcoming year-long celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Diocese. The celebration begins on March 3, 2018 with a Mass at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Wilmington. 

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