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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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Oct 14, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a musical selection from the John Michael Talbot Collection CD, author, evangelist, and talk show favorite, Karlo Broussard, will discuss his new book, "Prepare the Way: Overcoming Obstacles to God, the Gospel, and the Church." 

 

Oct 7, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time proclaimed by Deacon Ken Pulliam of St. Elizabeth's Parish in Wilmington, a musical selection from the CD, "Catholic Treasures," hear an interview with Fr. Jay McKee, Pastor of Good Shepherd Church and Ms. Jennifer Pileggi, Principal of Good Shepherd School in Perryville, Maryland. The church is celebrating its 70th anniversary and the school its 60th anniversary this month. 

Sep 30, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, a great song from Beth Nielson Chapman's "Hymns" CD, Fr. Brian Lewis will discuss the annual Diocese of Wilmington's Marian Pilgrimage and the unveiling of a commissioned painting titled, "Our Lady of Wilmington." The Pilgrimage will be held on October 6, 2018 at the Shrine of Our Lady Queen of Peace at Holy Spirit Church in New Castle, Delaware. More information is available at www.cdow.org/150th. Fr. Lewis is the Associate Pastor of St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church and coordinator of the annual Marian Pilgrimage. 

Sep 23, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Holy Gospel for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a musical selection from The John Michael Talbot Collection CD, we will learn about the work of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul in Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore. The Society has been quietly helping the needy of our community for 150 years and Mr. Paul Collins and Mr. Chuck Miller tell us about it.

Sep 16, 2018

On this episode, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a musical selection from John Angotti's "Testify!" CD, Canadian Catholic author, speaker and blogger, Matt Nelson will discuss his book, "Just Whatever: How to Help the Spiritually Indifferent Find Beliefs That Really Matter," from Catholic Answers Press. 

Sep 9, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Holy Gospel for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a musical selection from the CD, "Then Sings My Soul: The Best of the Priests," we will talk to the Most Reverend W. Francis Malooly, Ninth Bishop of Wilmington. Bishop Malooly will look back at his the last ten years as Bishop of the Catholic community of Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore. 

Sep 2, 2018

On this episode, after a brief introduction, the proclamation of the Gospel for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a musical selection from Paul Tate's "Let All Creation Sing" CD, Fr. Leonard Klein, Director of Pro-Life Activities for the Diocese of Wilmington, and Ms. Julie Easter, Director of the Wilmington 40 Days for Life, will discuss the Diocesan Pro Life Conference that is taking place on Saturday, September 15, 2018 and featuring Dr. La Vern Tolbert. Information is available at www.facebook.com/WilmingtonForLife

Aug 26, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a musical selection from the CD, "More Than 50 Most Loved Hymns," Sister Gianna Maria, S.V. will be interviewed. The Wilmington native talks about her family life, her calling to the religious life, and the work of her order, the Sisters of Life.

Aug 19, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time and a musical selection from John Michael Talbot's "Master Collection" CD, Dr. Lou De Angelo, Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Wilmington will discuss what's new in the 36 Catholic schools in Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore, and how we can help our kids get ready for back-to-school. 

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. 

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