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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: October, 2019
Oct 30, 2019

On this episode of FLASHBACK, Fr. Dominic Grassi, pastor and author of the book, "Still Called by Name: Why I Still Love Being a Priest," is interviewed.  The clergy sexual abuse crisis has been in the headlines since 2002, yet Fr. Grassi, like many holy priests, has not lost a bit of enthusiasm for his priestly vocation. Catholic Forum podcast listeners, enjoy this interview from 2011.

Oct 26, 2019

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a song from the "More Than 50 Most Loved Hymns" CD, Ms. Colleen Lindsey, Director of the Office for Religious Education for the Diocese of Wilmington, amd Dr. William Keimig, Assistant Director of The Franciscan University of Steubenville Catechetical Institute are interviewed. The Catechetical Institute at Franciscan University exists to train and support the key catechists in any situation—priests, deacons, parents, or laity, whether professional or volunteer. Through conferences, online workshops, videos, audio, personal mentorship, and a wealth of resources produced by Franciscan University, all involved in the work of catechesis will find new ideas, new approaches, new techniques, and a new confidence to do the work of catechesis. The Diocese if Wilmington is partnering with the Institute to bring this program to Delaware and Maryland Eastern Shore parishes. Also, Father Rich Jasper will tell us about the life of Marthe Robin, another Modern Day Witness. 

Oct 23, 2019

On this episode of Catholic Forum FLASHBACK, we hear an interview with Jane Knuth who discusses her book, "Thrift Store Saints: Discovering Jesus 25 Cents at a Time."

Catholic Forum FLASHBACK features interviews from the vast Catholic Forum archives that is available to podcast listeners for the very first time. 

Oct 19, 2019

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after an introduction, the Gospel for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a cut from John Michael Talbot's "Table of Plenty" CD, we will talk with Bonnie Engstrom about her book, "61 Minutes to a Miracle: Fulton Sheen and a True Story of the Impossible." Bonnie's son, James, was stillborn. Through the intercession of Venerable Fulton Sheen and for the glory of God, he came back to life after being without a pulse for 61 minutes. In July, the Engstrom family miracle was approved by Pope Francis, paving the way for Sheen's possible canonization. Also, we will learn about Francis Xavier Prefontaine, one of Father Rich Jasper's Modern Day Witnesses. 

Oct 16, 2019

On this episode of Catholic Forum FLASHBACK, we hear an interview with Deacon Hal Jopp, who at the time, was the Director of the Office of Deacons for the Diocese of Wilmington. Hal talks about the simple, but powerful, Jesus Prayer.

Catholic Forum FLASHBACK features interviews from the vast Catholic Forum archives that is available to podcast listeners for the very first time. 

Oct 12, 2019

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after an introduction, the Gospel for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a song from David Haas' "Echo of Faith" CD, Bob Krebs interviews Mr. Daniel Sinnott, President and CEO of Saint Francis Healthcare. Several years ago, Delaware's only Catholic hospital was in jeopardy of closing. Now, it has turned around and is poised to continue to be Delaware's preferred health care provider for many years to come. Also today, Father Rich Jasper will tell us about another Modern Day Witness, Mother Luisita. 

Oct 9, 2019

On this episode of Catholic Forum FLASHBACK, we hear an interview with the NFL's Matt Burk. At the time of this interview, Matt was the starting center for the Baltimore Ravens. 

Catholic Forum FLASHBACK features interviews from the vast Catholic Forum archives that is available to podcast listeners for the very first time. 

Oct 5, 2019

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Holy Gospel for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, a musical selection from the John Michael Talbot, "Table of Plenty" CD, we will chat with Father Chris Coffiey, Director of the Missions Office for the Diocese of Wilmington, and Associate Pastor of Saint Joseph on the Brandywine Parish in Greenville, Delaware. Pope Francis has declared October 2019 an an Extraordinary Missionary Month. What does that mean? What is the diocese doing to mark this special month? Father Coffiey will fill us in. Also, Father Rich Jasper will tell us about another Modern Day Witness, Nicola D'Onofrio. 

Oct 2, 2019

On this episode of Catholic Forum FLASHBACK, we meet Maria Cahill, Miss Delaware 2011. Maria talks about her Catholic faith ane her unusual road to being crowned Miss Delaware. FLASHBACK brings podcast listeners exclusive content from the vast Catholic Forum archive of interviews of interest to Catholic listeners.

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