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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. A new program debuts at 6:30 a.m. ET each Sunday Morning. Additionally, “FLASHBACK” is a Catholic Forum interview that aired sometime over the last 20 years. It is exclusive content for podcast listeners and debuts each Wednesday morning. Catholic Forum is a production of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington.
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Feb 27, 2019

Veteran broadcaster Jim Hunter is a member of the Orioles broadcast team.

Hunter's extensive 40-year broadcasting career includes seven MLB postseasons, 12 Super Bowls, and two Winter Olympic Games, including 1992 in Albertville, France and 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway. He has worked alongside Hall of Fame Players Johnny Bench, Jerry Coleman, and Jim Palmer, as well as legendary Hall of Fame broadcaster Ernie Harwell.

An active parishioner at St. Mark's Roman Catholic Church and a 3rd degree member of the Knights Of Columbus, Hunter is involved in numerous charitable projects within the Archdiocese of Baltimore, including helping the Little Sisters of the Poor. During the offseason, he also makes appearances in the community on behalf of the Orioles.

This interview aired in June 2014.

Feb 24, 2019

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Holy Gospel for the 7th Sunday in Ordinary time proclaimed by Deacon Larry Brecht, and a song from the "Catholic Treasures" CD, hear an interview with Dr. Allen Hunt. In his new book, "Dreams for Your Grandchildren: The Hidden Power of a Catholic Grandparent," he tell how you can strengthen your relationships with your grandchildren and introduce them to a vibrant faith life—no matter their age.

Feb 20, 2019

Brandon Vogt is a bestselling authorblogger, and speaker. He is the Content Director for Bishop Robert Barron’s Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, and the founder of ClaritasU, a online community for Catholics who want to get clear about their faith. In this interview from 2014, Brandon talks about his book,  Saints and Social Justice: A Guide to Changing the World. 

 

 

Feb 17, 2019

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a short introduction, the Holy Gospel for the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a cut from the David Haas, "Blest Are They" CD, we will talk with Ms. Anne DeSantis, Executive Director of the Saint Nonnatus Foundation for Freedom, Family, & Faith. A ministry of the Mercedarian Order, the Foundation reaches out and accompanies individuals, children, and families affected, or wounded by divorce and helps them sustain or reconcile their relationship with Jesus and the Church. 

Feb 13, 2019

Archbishop Broglio was ordained to the priesthood (for the Diocese of Cleveland) on 19 May 1977 in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception of the North American College, Rome.

From 1977 to 1979 he served as associate pastor, St. Margaret Mary Parish, South Euclid. From 1979 to 1983 Archbishop Broglio attended the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy.

From 1983 to 1987 the Archbishop served as Secretary of the Apostolic Nunciature in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. From 1987 to 1990 he served as Secretary of the Apostolic Nunciature in Asunscion, Paraguay. From 1990 to 2001 Archbishop Broglio served as Chief of Cabinet for Angelo Cardinal Sodano, Secretary of State to His Holiness Pope John Paul II and desk officer for Central America.

In February 2001 the Archbishop was named Apostolic Nuncio to the Dominican Republic and Apostolic Delegate to Puerto Rico. The Archbishop was ordained as an Archbishop by His Holiness Pope John Paul II on 19 March 2001.

On 19 November 2007 Archbishop Broglio was named the fourth Archbishop of the Military Services, USA, and installed on 25 January 2008, the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul.

In this episode of FLASHBACK, Archbishop Broglio talks about the life of Vietnam War hero, Fr. Vincent Capodanno. 

Feb 10, 2019

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a song from Paul Tate's "Rejoice!" CD, hear an interview with Ms. Joanna Wicks, Miss Delaware 2018. Joanna talks about her career as an art teacher at Saint Thomas More Academy in Magnolia, Delaware, her work as Miss Delaware to raise awareness about domestic abuse, and how her Catholic faith has helped her along the way. 

Feb 6, 2019

On this episode of Catholic Forum FLASHBACK, we hear an interview with Gary Zimak, the author of several books, including A Worrier’s Guide To The Bible, From Fear To Faith, Stop Worrying & Start Living and Give Up Worry For Lent. He is a frequent speaker at parishes and conferences across the country and is recognized as the leading Catholic speaker on the topic of overcoming anxiety. In addition, Gary is the Director of Parish Services for Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Church in North Wales, PA, a regular guest on EWTN TV & Radio and was the creator and host of Spirit In The Morning which aired on Holy Spirit Radio in Philadelphia from 2016-2018. His work has appeared in The National Catholic RegisterCatholic Digest and Catholic Exchange. Gary resides in South Jersey with his wife Eileen and daughters Mary and Elizabeth. They are members of St. Joan of Arc Parish in Marlton, NJ.

Feb 3, 2019

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, a musical selection from Paul Tate's "Let All Creation Sing" CD, we will talk with Ms. Susan Kirk Ryan, Archivist for the Diocese of Wilmington. Susan will discuss the role of an Archivist, tell us about some of the items held in the Archive, and talk about an upcoming exhibit.  

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