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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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Now displaying: June, 2019
Jun 29, 2019

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a musical selection from John Michael Talbot's "Table of Plenty" CD, we will talk with Father Stanislao Esposito. Father looks back at his nine years as Pastor of St. Mary Star of the Sea/Holy Savior Parish in Ocean City, Maryland; and discusses his new assignment as Pastor of St. John the Baptist/Holy Angles Parish in Newark, Delaware. Also, we will learn about another Modern Day Witness from Father Rich Jasper, Associate Pastor of Saint Ann Church in Wilmington, Delaware. 

Jun 26, 2019

On this episode of FLASHBACK, local Catholic author, Frank Rega who’s book, "The Truth About Padre Pio’s Stigmata and Other Wonders of the Saints" is a best seller.  Who was Saint Padre Pio and did he have the wounds of Christ like his spiritual father, St. Francis of Assisi?  Listen and find out. This interview aired on Catholic Forum in November of 2012.

Jun 22, 2019

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi), and a musical selection from the CD, Catholic Treasures, we are joined by Ms. Hillary Byrnes, Director of Religious Liberty and Associate General Counsel of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). June 22 is the first day of Religious Freedom Week, a week set aside for Catholics are encouraged to pray and act each day for religious freedom. Father Rich Jasper will tell us about another Modern Day Witness.

Jun 19, 2019

On this episode of Catholic Forum FLASHBACK, Bob Krebs talks to prolific author, Kerry Walters, about his books "John Paul II: A Short Biography" and "John XXIII: A Short Biography." This interview first aired on Catholic Forum in March of 2014, just a month before both saints were canonized. 

Jun 15, 2019

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, and a musical selection from the Paul Tate CD, "Let All Creation Sing," we celebrate Fathers' Day Weekend with the founder of CatholicGentleman.net and author of the new book, The Catholic Gentleman, Sam Guzman. We will also hear about another Modern Day Witness from Father Rich Jasper. 

Jun 12, 2019

On this episode of FLASHBACK, Father John Bartunek, LC, talks about his book, "Answers: Catholic Advice for Your Spiritual Questions." This interview first aired on Catholic Forum on August 31, 2014.

Jun 8, 2019

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the Solemnity of Pentecost, and a musical selection from the CD, Catholic Treasures, we will discuss Young Adult Ministry in the Diocese of Wilmington with Ms. Elise Cronin from WILCYA, and Mr. Stephen Hauss, from Holy Cross ACTS. What are some of the challenges that Catholics between the ages of 18 and 40 face? How can the Church address these challenges? Also, Father Richard Jasper, will tell us about Modern Day Witness, Cora Evans. 

Jun 5, 2019

On this episode of Catholic Forum FLASHBACK, Bob Krebs talks to author, Julie Dortch Cragon about her book, "Visiting Mary: Her U.S. Shrines and Their Graces."

This interview first aired on Catholic Forum on May 18, 2014.

Jun 1, 2019

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, and a cut from Paul Tate's "Rejoice!" CD, hear an interview with Jacob Scally, co-founder, guitarist, and vocalist of the popular Christian rock band, 2 + One, and sample some of the music from the group's EP, "Anchored in Faith." 2 + One is giving a free concert in the BPAC at Saint Elizabeth School in Wilmington at 7:00 p.m. on June 8, 2018.

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