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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: November, 2019
Nov 30, 2019

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the First Sunday of Advent, and a musical selection from Beth Nielson Chapman's "Hymns" CD, Sr. Ann David Strohminger, OSF, Delegate for Religious for the Diocese of Wilmington will discuss the changing roles of religious men and women and the upcoming Religious Retirement Fund collection. Also, Father Rich Jasper will tell us about Celestina Bottego, another Modern Day Witness. 

Nov 23, 2019

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the Solemnity of Christ the King, and a cut from the Catholic Treasures CD, Forum host, Bob Krebs, will talk to Dr. Christopher Blum, editor of the book, "Waiting for Christ: Meditations for Advent and Christmas" by newly-canonized Saint John Henry Newman, one of the most beloved and well-known preachers of his time. Originally an Anglican priest, Newman converted to Catholicism and became a Catholic priest and cardinal. Known for his beautiful prose and exultant preaching, Newman has long been a source of inspiration for those in the Church. In this new and compact compilation of his sermons, you're invited to journey with St. John Henry Newman through Advent into Christmas and Epiphany, meditating on the coming of Christ and the Christian life.

Also today, Father Rich Jasper will tell us about Modern Day Witness, Military Chaplain, Father Tim Vakoc. 

Nov 20, 2019

"One of Us" is a brief snapshot of people who support the church in the Diocese of Wilmington. We will regularly feature people who are recognizable within their parish communities. 

Nov 20, 2019

On this episode of Catholic Forum FLASHBACK, Diocese of Wilmington priest and historian, Father Thomas Peterman, talks about his book, "Bohemia, 1704-2004: A History of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Shrine in Cecil County, Maryland." This interview originally aired on Catholic Forum radio program in June of 2005.

 

Nov 16, 2019

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a song from the John Michael Talbot CD, "Master Collection," Mexican history professor and author, Dr. Stephen Andes, will discuss his new book, "The Mysterious Sofia: One Woman's Mission to Save Catholicism in Twentieth Century Mexico." Who was the “Mysterious Sofía,” whose letter in November 1934 was sent from Washington DC to Mexico City and intercepted by the Mexican Secret Service? In The Mysterious Sofía Stephen J. C. Andes uses the remarkable story of Sofía del Valle to tell the history of Catholicism’s global shift from north to south and the importance of women to Catholic survival and change over the course of the twentieth century. Also, Father Rich Jasper will tell us about Sister Cecilia Maria, another Modern Day Witness. 

 

Nov 13, 2019

Susie Lloyd, Catholic writer, humorist and homeschooler, talks about her book, "Please Don't Drink the Holy Water." This interview first aired on Catholic Forum in May 2005.

Nov 9, 2019

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a song from the CD, "Catholic Treasures," we will meet Father Jerry Hogan. A priest of the Archdiocese of Boston, Father Hogan has served for 25-plus years as national chaplain to circus performers and show people. Also, Father Rich Jasper will tell us about Guido Schaffer, another Modern Day Witness. 

Nov 7, 2019

"One of Us" is a brief snapshot of people who support the church in the Diocese of Wilmington. We will regularly feature people who are recognizable within their parish communities. 

Nov 2, 2019

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a song from the Catholic Treasures CD, are joined by Delaware author and Padre Pio expert, Frank Rega, talks about his new book, "Amazing Miracles of Padre Pio and the Stories Behind Them." In his latest book, Frank tells the stories behind some of Saint Pio's greatest miracles. 

Also, later in the show, Father Rich Jasper, Associate Pastor of St. Ann Church in Wilmington, Delaware, will tell us about the life of Sister Cecilia Schelingova, another Modern Day Witness.

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