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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: May, 2019
May 25, 2019

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after an introduction, the Gospel for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, and a cut from the Catholic Treasures CD, we will talk with Jimmy Akin, Catholic Answers' chief apologist, about his latest book, "Teaching with Authority: How to Cut Through Doctrinal Confusion & Understand What the Church Really Says." Also, Father Rich Jasper will tell us about Modern Day Witness, Sister Blandina Segale, The Fastest Nun in the West!

May 22, 2019

Vinny Flynn is known to many as “the man who sings the Divine Mercy Chaplet on EWTN,” Vinny has been involved in a ministry of mercy for over forty years, using his gifts of teaching, writing, counseling, music, and prayer to help people understand the teachings of the Church and open their hearts to the healing touch of God’s love. In this interview from March 2014, Vinny discussed his book, “The 7 Secrets of Confession.” 

May 18, 2019

On the Armed Services Day episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, and a musical selection from the CD, "Then Sings My Soul: The Best of the Priests;' hear an interview with Father John Mink, Pastor of Saint Ann Church in Wilmington, Delaware who retired recently after serving as a Chaplain in the Delaware National Guard for 27 years, and Father Christopher Coffiey, Associate Pastor of Saint John the Beloved Church in Wilmington and newly inducted Chaplain for the United States Navel Reserve. Also, Father Rich Jasper will tell us about Modern Day Witness, Pierre Toussaint. 

May 15, 2019

On this episode of Catholic Forum FLASHBACK, Patricia Treece, the author of critically acclaimed books on modern saints and related topics is interviewed.  She has written extensively on Saint John XXIII and Saint John Paul II, two modern popes who were canonized by Pope Francis on April 27, 2014.  

May 11, 2019

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, and some Good Shepherd Sunday music from John Michael Talbot, we will celebrate Mothers' Day Weekend when we are joined by Ms. Lisa Henley, bestselling author and founder of CatholicMom.com.  Lisa has a new book, "I Am God's Storyteller" that invites children to use their gifts to shine God’s light and share the Gospel.  Also, Father Rich Jasper will tell us about this week's Modern Day Witness, Chiara Badano. 

May 8, 2019

On this episode of FLASHBACK, Mr. Donn Devine, former Archivist for the Diocese of Wilmington is interviewed. Donn passed away on May 5, 2019 at the age of 90. He was a very interesting man. He was an early contributor to Catholic Forum. You can read about him and his life in this article in The Dialog.

May 4, 2019

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the Third Sunday of Easter, and a song from John Angotti's "Testify!" CD, we will be joined by Mr. Felix Spitelle from the Delaware Knights of Columbus, and the 5th through 8th grade students who wrote the winning essays in the annual Delaware Knights of Columbus Jerry Dawson Memorial Vocations Essay Contest. Those young writers are Claire Gordon from Immaculate Heart of Mary School, Natalia Alfieri from St. Anthony of Padua School, Sonya Stankova from St. Elizabeth School, Will Sommers from St. Joseph on the Brandywine Religious Education Program, and Jenna Bozzo from Immaculate Heart of Mary School. 

May 1, 2019

On this episode of FLASHBACK, Sister Patricia Proctor, OSC, discusses her life as a cloistered nun and her book, "201 Inspirational Stories of the Eucharist." This interview originally aired on Catholic Forum in October of 2005 in anticipation of the Diocese of Wilmington's Eucharistic Congress in Ocean City, Maryland. 

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