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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: December, 2019
Dec 28, 2019

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the Feast of the Holy Family, and a musical selection from the CD, "Songs of Angels: Christmas Carols and Hymns" by the Robert Shaw Chamber Singers, we celebrate the father's place in the family when we are joined by Devin Schadt, co-founder of Fathers of St. Joseph, a Catholic ministry devoted to living the spirituality of St. Joseph in today's world. Also, Father Rich Jasper will tell us about another Modern Day Witness, Brother Norbert. 

Dec 21, 2019

On this episode of Catholic Forum, we celebrate Christmas. After a brief introduction, the Gospel for the 4th Sunday of Advent, and a great song from the CD, "Handel's Messiah A Soulful Celebration," we will hear Bishop Francis Malooly's annual Christmas message to the people of Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore, greetings from some of the great priests of the Diocese of Wilmington, reports from The Vatican, and some festive music from the CD "The Glorious Sounds of Christmas" from the Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, and the Temple University Concert Choir. MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM CATHOLIC FORUM! GOD BLESS YOU!

Dec 18, 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. 

Dec 18, 2019

On this episode of Catholic Forum FLASHBACK, we hear an interview with popular Catholic singer, songwriter and recording artist, John Angotti. In this interview John talks about his CD "Welcome Home for Christmas" and we sample some of the music from the album. 

Dec 14, 2019

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the Third Sunday of Advent, and a musical selection from the Robert Shaw Chamber Singers' CD, Songs of Angels, Bob Krebs will talk with Ms. Sharon Ward, coordinator of Native American Ministry for the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington. Sharon has written an new children's Christmas book titled, "All the Animals Gave Their Gifts: A Native Christmas." Also, Father Richard Jasper will tell us about another Modern Day Witness, Sister Ida Peterfy. 

Dec 11, 2019

On this episode of Catholic Forum FLASHBACK, we hear an interview with Amy Welborn about her book, "Bambinelli Sunday: A Christmas Blessing." This interview first aired on Catholic Forum in November 2013.

Dec 7, 2019

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Holy Gospel for the Second Sunday of Advent, and a song from the Catholic Treasures CD, Msgr. Steven P. Hurley, Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia for the Diocese of Wilmington, and Pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Wilmington, calls in from Rome where he, Bishop Francis Malooly, and Bishops from U.S. Regions 4 and 5 are having their ad limina visit. 

An “ad limina apostolorum” visit is a papal meeting required for every diocesan bishop in the world to provide an update on the state of one’s diocese.  What is it like to meet with the pope?  We will get a report from “the threshold of the apostles,” from Msgr. Hurley today on Catholic Forum. Also, Father Rich Jasper will tell us about another Modern Day Witness, Father Walter Ciszek, S.J. 

Dec 5, 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. 

Dec 4, 2019

On this episode of Catholic Forum FLASHBACK, we hear an interview with Father Stanislao Esposito about the Season of Advent. At the time of this interview, Father was the Administrator of St. Mary Star of the Sea/Holy Savior Parish in Ocean City, Maryland. Father Esposito is currently serving as Pastor of St. John the Baptist/Holy Angels Parish in Newark, Delaware. 

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