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Each Saturday, Catholic Forum brings you a news update from The Dialog, the official news source for the Diocese of Wilmington, and an interview segment of about 21 minutes in length. 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 afternoon at 1:30 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 2:00 p.m. ET each Saturday afternoon. Catholic Forum is a production of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington
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Jul 17, 2024

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a news update from The Dialog, Stephanie Kelton talks to Porsha Harvey, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington's Basic Needs Senior Program Manager, about how the social services organization helps to supply the basic needs to the disadvantaged of Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore. You can hear see a video of Stephanie's interview with Porsha on the Diocese of Wilmington's YouTube Channel - YouTube.com/DioceseofWilm. Catholic Forum is a production of the Office of Communications of the Diocese of Wilmington.

Jul 10, 2024

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a news update from The Dialog, we discuss the National Eucharistic Congress taking place in Indianapolis, Indiana from July 17 - 21, 2024 and the Diocese of Wilmington Eucharistic Congress happening in Ocean City, Maryland on Saturday, October 5, 2024 with Father Joseph McQuaide and Mr. Daniel Pin, both deeply involved with the Congresses and the Eucharistic Revival in the diocese. You can see a video of this interview on the Diocese of Wilmington's YouTube Channel - YouTube.com/DioceseofWilm.  Catholic Forum is a production of the Office of Communication of the Diocese of Wilmington.

Jul 10, 2024

“One of Us” is a brief snapshot of people who support the Catholic church in various ways in the Diocese of Wilmington. We regularly feature people who may be recognizable within their parish or school communities.

Jul 3, 2024

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a news update from The Dialog, we talk with Rev. Donald Van Alstyne, a Marian Father, retired army chaplain and current chaplain at the Wilmington VA Medical Center. Father discusses his calling to the religious priesthood, service as an enlisted man during the Vietnam era, military chaplain service and his very important work with our veterans. You can see a video of Bob Krebs' interview with Father Van on the Diocese of Wilmington's YouTubd Channel - YouTube.com/DioceseofWilm. Please pray for our military and veterans. 

Jun 26, 2024

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a news update from The Dialog, we talk to Catherine DiNuzzo, MA, a Licensed Professional Counselor who operates DiNuzzo Counseling (DC), offering traditional counseling from a Catholic perspective, in a virtual format.  She has been in private practice since 2010. Catherine is faithful to the Magisterium and operates her practice in that same manner. She is also the founder of Sacred Heart Mental Wellness and author of the book, "The Catholic Guide Through Anxiety." Catholic Forum is a production of the Office of Communication of the Diocese of Wilmington. You can see a video of this interview on the Diocese of Wilmington's YouTube Channel - www.YouTube.com/DioceseofWilm.  

 

Jun 26, 2024

“One of Us” is a brief snapshot of people who support the Catholic church in various ways in the Diocese of Wilmington. We regularly feature people who may be recognizable within their parish or school communities.

Jun 19, 2024

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a news update from The Dialog and a selection from the Catholic Treasures CD, we talk with Rev. Mr. Dennis Stameza. Deacon Dennis was ordained by Bishop Koenig to the Transitional Diaconate on May 11, 2024. Born in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Deacon Dennis talks about his early life in Africa, his calling to the Priesthood, the circuitous journey that led him to the Diocese of Wilmington, and what he is looking forward to doing as a Deacon and eventually as a Priest. You can see this interview with Deacon Dennis on the Diocese of Wilmington’s YouTube Channel – YouTube.com/DioceseofWilm. Catholic Forum is a production of the Diocese of Wilmington's Office of Communications.

Jun 12, 2024

“One of Us” is a brief snapshot of people who support the Catholic church in various ways in the Diocese of Wilmington. We regularly feature people who may be recognizable within their parish or school communities.

Jun 12, 2024

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a news brief from The Dialog, we chat with Anna Drushler and her dad, Al. Anna is a rising senior at Padua Academy in Wilmington, Delaware who has Tourette's Syndrome, a condition that causes people to make involuntary sounds and movements called tics. Anna tells what it's like to have this condition, how her Catholic school and upbringing has helped her.  Her dad, Al, shares how a family can help those with the condition. You can see a video of theis Catholic Forum interview at YouTube.com/DioceseofWilm.  Catholic Forum is a production of the Office of Communications of the Diocese of Wilmington. Please like, share, comment, etc.  www.cdow.org/CatholicForum.

Jun 5, 2024

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a news update from The Dialog, Bob Krebs is joined by Mr. John McClement and Mr. Robin Bryson - both long-time friends of Gene Donnelly. Gene served as host of Catholic Forum and Director of Communications of the Diocese of Wilmington from 1970 until his retirement in 2000. Gene passed away on April 17, 2024 at the age of 87. Robin, John and Bob look back at Gene's impact on the people of the Diocese of Wilmingon. You can see a video of this interview on the Diocese of Wilmington's YouTube channel - www.YouTube.com/DioceseofWilm.  

May 29, 2024

On this episode of the Catholic Forum podcast, after a news update from The Dialog, we are all about St. Anthony of Padua Parish in the Little Italy section of Wilmington when Mr. Anthony Albence, Parish Trustee and fourth generation parishioner, is the guest. The historic church in Delaware's largest city is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, as well as the 70th anniversary of its high school for girls, Padua Academy and the the 50th anniversary of it's famous Italian Festival that takes place each June. You can see a video of Bob Krebs's interview with Anthony Albence on the Diocese of Wilmington's YouTube channel - YouTube.com/DioceseofWilm. 

May 29, 2024

“One of Us” is a brief snapshot of people who support the Catholic church in various ways in the Diocese of Wilmington. We regularly feature people who may be recognizable within their parish or school communities.

May 22, 2024

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a news update from The Dialog, we talk with three members of the Old Bohemia Historical Society, Marla Dill-Palmer, Clarice Kwasnieski and Ginny Swyka, and learn about this historic church that traces its founding to early Jesuits. We learn why this church is so significant and some of the challenges it faces today, 320 years after its beginning in Cecil County, Maryland

You can see the interview with Marla, Clarice and Ginny in its entirety on the Diocese of Wilmington's YouTube Channel. Catholic Forum is a production of the Office of Communication of the Diocese of Wilmington.  Please like, subscribe and follow. 

May 15, 2024

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a news update from The Dialog and a song - appropriate for Pentecost weekend -  from the Catholic Treasures CD, we Bob Krebs will interview Dr. Helen Hoffner, author and professor at Holy Family University in Philadelphia. Her new book is titled "Catholicism Everywhere: From Hail Mary Passes to Cappuccinos - How the Catholic Faith is Infused in Culture," from Sophia Institute Press. You can see a video of this interview on our YouTube Channel, YouTube.com/DioceseofWilm. Catholic Forum is a production of the Office of Communication of the Diocese of Wilmington.

May 15, 2024

“One of Us” is a brief snapshot of people who support the Catholic church in various ways in the Diocese of Wilmington. We regularly feature people who may be recognizable within their parish or school communities.

May 8, 2024

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a news update from The Dialog, Catholic Charities' Stephanie Kelton chats with Bayard House Program Manager, Stacy Brooks. Bayard House is a licensed residential program that serves at-risk, homeless, pregnant and/or newly parenting adolescent, young women and their babies. You can see a video of Stephanie's interview with Stacy on our YouTube Channel - YouTube.com/DioceseofWilm. Follow us on Facebook @CatholicForum.

May 1, 2024

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a news update from The Dialog, we chat with Dr. Mark Giszczak, Professor of Sacred Scripture at Agustine Institute Graduate School of Theology about his new book, "Suffering: What Every Catholic Should Know." You can see a video of this interview on the Diocese of Wilmington's YouTube Channel. Please like and subscribe. 

May 1, 2024

“One of Us” is a brief snapshot of people who support the Catholic church in various ways in the Diocese of Wilmington. We regularly feature people who may be recognizable within their parish or school communities.

Apr 24, 2024

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a news update from The Dialog, we chat with music icon, John Michael Talbot. He is a multi-platinum selling, Grammy / Dove award winning Contemporary Catholic Christian Music pioneer. His music has been the soundtrack to the faith journey of millions of believers throughout the world! "Late Have I Loved You" is his 59th album released February 2024. A best-selling (and prolific) author, John Michael’s 37th book, "The Lord's Supper: A Eucharistic Revival '' was published in 2023 and his latest book - his first autobiography - "Late Have I Loved You" was just published on Ash Wednesday, 2024. John Michael spoke to us from the Little Portion Hermitage in Arkansas, where he is the Founder and General Minister of the Catholic based community The Brothers and Sisters of Charity. You can see a video of this interview of John Michael Talbot on our YouTube Channel. Just search Diocese of Wilmington on YouTube. Catholic Forum is a production of the Office of Communications of the Diocese of Wilmington. Please like & follow. 

Apr 17, 2024

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a news update from The Dialog, we chat with Mark Ugolini and his son, Leo about the troop Troops of Saint George and how it combines camping and adventure with prayer and the Sacraments. The Troops of Saint George is a fraternal Catholic nonprofit apostolate for priests, men, and young men looking for a life of adventure coupled with virtue. It was founded in 2013 by Catholic author and professor Dr. Taylor Marshall.  Delaware has it's first Troop based at St. Elizabeth Church in Wilmington - Troop 302 - where Mark and Leo are actively involved.  Listen to Catholic Forum in its entirety every Saturday afternoon at 1:30 on Relevant Radio 640 or on Apple, Spotify, iHeartRadio and Amazon Music podcasts. Catholic Forum is a production of the Office of Communications of the Diocese of Wilmington. You can see a video of this interview on our YouTube channel - www.Youtube.com/DioceseofWilm

Apr 15, 2024

“One of Us” is a brief snapshot of people who support the Catholic church in various ways in the Diocese of Wilmington. We regularly feature people who may be recognizable within their parish or school communities.

Apr 10, 2024

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a news update from The Dialog, we are joined by Felix Spitelli from the Delaware Knights of Columbus. Each year, students from Catholic schools and parish religious education programs, submit their vocations essays to the Knights for judging. On today's Catholic Forum, we will talk with Felix about the contest and hear the winning essays read by these Wilmington students; Kinsley Carroll from St. Mary Magdalen School, A'Zayah Hamilton from St. Peter Cathedral School, Corinne Kinger and Jayden Hummel from Immaculate Heart of Mary School and Amelia Haydu from the St. Joseph on the Brandywine Religious Education Program. Listen to Catholic Forum each week on Relevant Radio 640 and on Apple, Spotify, iHeartRadio and Amazon Music Podcasts. 

Apr 3, 2024

“One of Us” is a brief snapshot of people who support the Catholic church in various ways in the Diocese of Wilmington. We regularly feature people who may be recognizable within their parish or school communities.

Apr 3, 2024

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a Dialog news update from Virginia Durkin O'Shea, filling in for the vacationing Joe Owens, and a cut from the CD, Catholic Treasures, Stephanie Kelton, Fund Development and Public Relations Manager for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington will talk to Gary Belkot, Program Manager for Catholic Charities' Casa San Francisco in Milton, Delaware. Casa San Francisco offers an emergency shelter for adults, food cooperative, food pantry and more to serve the disadvantaged of Sussex County, Delaware. You can see a video of Stephanie's interview with Gary on our YouTube channel @DioceseofWilm.  Listen to Catholic Forum on Saturday afternoons at 1:30 on Relevant Radio 640 or on your favorite podcast platform. Catholic Forum is a production of the Office of Communications of the Diocese of Wilmington. 

Mar 27, 2024

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a news update from The Dialog, and a song from the Catholic Treasures CD, we will hear Bishop William Koenig's annual Easter message to the people of Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore. We will also hear a song from Paul Tate's CD, Rejoice! Catholic Forum is a production of the Office of Communications of the Diocese of Wilmington. Happy Easter!

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