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Each Saturday, 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, an interview of 15-20 minutes in length, and on most shows, an episode of Modern Day Witness, by Father Rich Jasper. Catholic Forum is the longest-running Catholic talk show on radio, having begun in 1939 on a radio station in Wilmington, Delaware. It is now heard every Saturday morning at 11:00 on Relevant Radio 640 and is heard in the Philadelphia and South Jersey area as well as throughout the State of Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore. As soon as it finishes airing on the radio, a new program podcast debuts at 11:30 a.m. ET each Saturday 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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Now displaying: April, 2019
Apr 27, 2019

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the Second Sunday of Easter, a musical selection from the "Catholic Treasures" CD, we will chat with Ms. Rhonda Gruenewald, founder of Vocation Ministry, a national organization that helps parishes foster a culture of vocations, and author of "Hundredfold: A Guide to Vocation Ministry." Also, on this now longer Catholic Forum, we will learn about Pier Giorgio Fassati, on Father Rich Jasper's new "Modern Day Witness" feature. 

Apr 24, 2019

On this episode of FLASHBACK, Sister Rose Pacatte, author of the book “Martin Sheen: Pilgrim on the Way” is interviewed. Martin Sheen, best known for his role as a Catholic president in the television series The West Wing, returned to the practice of his Catholic faith at the age of forty after decades away. After years of battling alcohol addiction, a near-fatal heart attack, and a nervous breakdown, the stage, film, and television actor renewed his dedication to his family and activated his faith with energy, grace, and joy. This interview aired on Catholic Forum in April 2015.

Apr 21, 2019

On this Easter episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, and the Gospel for the Solemnity of the Resurrection of the Lord, Bishop Francis Malooly will present his Easter message to the people of the Diocese of Wilmington, we will hear a special report about the Easter Vigil in the Vatican, and hear some terrific Easter music from the Saint Joseph on the Brandywine and Saint John the Baptist/Holy Angels parish choirs. Happy Easter!

Apr 17, 2019

On this episode of FLASHBACK, Bob chats with Randy Hain - business leader, consultant, executive coach, community servant, author and sought‐after national speaker, about his book titled “Joyful Witness: How to be an Extraordinary Catholic”.  The book features heart-warming and candid stories of ordinary Catholics around the country and shares creative ways Catholics can live their faith and pass it on to others--often with extraordinary results. First aired on Catholic Forum on March 1, 2015.

Apr 14, 2019

On this Palm Sunday episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, members of the St. Elizabeth High School drama class will present the Passion of Jesus, according to St. Luke. This year's presentation is under the direction of Mr. Jeff Dietzler, Director of Performing Arts. We hope this presentation will help you to ponder Christ's Passion as we begin Holy Week. Photos of the students can be found at www.facebook.com/CatholicForum

Apr 10, 2019

On this episode of FLASHBACK, Bob Krebs talks to Karen Edmisten, author of the book, “Deathbed Conversions: Finding Faith at the Finish Line” a book that tells the conversion stories of 13 people who finally found peace in the Lord in their last days.  The book includes Oscar Wilde, John Wayne, Patricia Neal, Gary Cooper, Dutch Shultz and Buffalo Bill Cody. This interviewed debuted on Catholic Forum on April 19, 2015.

Apr 7, 2019

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the 5th Sunday of Lent, and a cut from the Catholic Treasures CD, we celebrate the 80th birthday of Catholic Forum with a visit from a man who hosted this program for 30 years, Mr. Gene Donnelly. We look back at how the program started on April 9, 1939, how it was instrumental in the formation of the Catholic Broadcasters' Association, and take a walk down memory lane with Gene who served as the Director of Communications for the Diocese of Wilmington from 1970 until his retirement in 2000. Catholic Forum is the longest-running (oldest) Catholic radio program in the country.

Apr 3, 2019

On this episode of FLASHBACK, we learn how to raise happy, healthy and holy teenagers when youth expert Dr. Bob McCarty is interviewed. If you have or have had teenagers, you know what a chore it is to help guide them to be happy and healthy young people. It’s even harder to get them to be holy, or at least to think that it’s cool to be holy.  Bob McCarty is the Executive Director of the National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministers and the author of the book “Raising Happy, Healthy and Holy Teenagers." This interview first aired on the May 24, 2015 Catholic Forum radio program. 

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