On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the Second Sunday of Easter, a musical selection from the "Catholic Treasures" CD, we will chat with Ms. Rhonda Gruenewald, founder of Vocation Ministry, a national organization that helps parishes foster a culture of vocations, and author of "Hundredfold: A Guide to Vocation Ministry." Also, on this now longer Catholic Forum, we will learn about Pier Giorgio Fassati, on Father Rich Jasper's new "Modern Day Witness" feature.
On this episode of FLASHBACK, Sister Rose Pacatte, author of the book “Martin Sheen: Pilgrim on the Way” is interviewed. Martin Sheen, best known for his role as a Catholic president in the television series The West Wing, returned to the practice of his Catholic faith at the age of forty after decades away. After years of battling alcohol addiction, a near-fatal heart attack, and a nervous breakdown, the stage, film, and television actor renewed his dedication to his family and activated his faith with energy, grace, and joy. This interview aired on Catholic Forum in April 2015.
On this Easter episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, and the Gospel for the Solemnity of the Resurrection of the Lord, Bishop Francis Malooly will present his Easter message to the people of the Diocese of Wilmington, we will hear a special report about the Easter Vigil in the Vatican, and hear some terrific Easter music from the Saint Joseph on the Brandywine and Saint John the Baptist/Holy Angels parish choirs. Happy Easter!
On this episode of FLASHBACK, Bob chats with Randy Hain - business leader, consultant, executive coach, community servant, author and sought‐after national speaker, about his book titled “Joyful Witness: How to be an Extraordinary Catholic”. The book features heart-warming and candid stories of ordinary Catholics around the country and shares creative ways Catholics can live their faith and pass it on to others--often with extraordinary results. First aired on Catholic Forum on March 1, 2015.
On this Palm Sunday episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, members of the St. Elizabeth High School drama class will present the Passion of Jesus, according to St. Luke. This year's presentation is under the direction of Mr. Jeff Dietzler, Director of Performing Arts. We hope this presentation will help you to ponder Christ's Passion as we begin Holy Week. Photos of the students can be found at www.facebook.com/CatholicForum.
On this episode of FLASHBACK, Bob Krebs talks to Karen Edmisten, author of the book, “Deathbed Conversions: Finding Faith at the Finish Line” a book that tells the conversion stories of 13 people who finally found peace in the Lord in their last days. The book includes Oscar Wilde, John Wayne, Patricia Neal, Gary Cooper, Dutch Shultz and Buffalo Bill Cody. This interviewed debuted on Catholic Forum on April 19, 2015.
On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the 5th Sunday of Lent, and a cut from the Catholic Treasures CD, we celebrate the 80th birthday of Catholic Forum with a visit from a man who hosted this program for 30 years, Mr. Gene Donnelly. We look back at how the program started on April 9, 1939, how it was instrumental in the formation of the Catholic Broadcasters' Association, and take a walk down memory lane with Gene who served as the Director of Communications for the Diocese of Wilmington from 1970 until his retirement in 2000. Catholic Forum is the longest-running (oldest) Catholic radio program in the country.
On this episode of FLASHBACK, we learn how to raise happy, healthy and holy teenagers when youth expert Dr. Bob McCarty is interviewed. If you have or have had teenagers, you know what a chore it is to help guide them to be happy and healthy young people. It’s even harder to get them to be holy, or at least to think that it’s cool to be holy. Bob McCarty is the Executive Director of the National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministers and the author of the book “Raising Happy, Healthy and Holy Teenagers." This interview first aired on the May 24, 2015 Catholic Forum radio program.