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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 2:00 p.m.. ET each Saturday afternoon. Catholic Forum is a production of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington.
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Now displaying: October, 2021
Oct 30, 2021

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after Joe Owens gives us the news headlines from The Dialog, Bob Krebs talks with Dr. Larry Chapp, co-founder of the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker Farm in Harveys Lake, Pennsylvania. The farm is part of the Catholic Worker Movement founded by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin during the Great Depression. The 11-acre homestead raises a variety of crops and livestock to help feed the poor. Larry tells us about the farm, and gives us a preview of his November 4, 2021 presentation at the St. Thomas More Oratory at the University of Delaware. Read more about it in The Dialog. 

 

 

Oct 23, 2021

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after news from The Dialog, we hear excerpts from Bishop John Barres' homily given at the Mass of Christina Burial of Msgr. Joseph Rebman on October 12th and excerpts from Bishop William Koenig's homily given at the opening Mass for Synod 2021 - 2023 on October 17th.

Oct 20, 2021

"One of Us" is a brief snapshot of people who support the Catholic Church throughout the Diocese of Wilmington. 

Oct 16, 2021

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after news from The Dialog, we will talk to Mr. Dennis Turner, author of the book, "What You Do In The War, Sister?: Catholic Sisters in the WWII Nazi Resistance." Based on letters and documents written by Catholic Sisters during the Nazi occupation of Belgium, this book tells the remarkable story of these brave and faithful women, and how they served to resist the German forces.  

 

Oct 9, 2021

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after news from The Dialog, we learn about the new Footprints Ministry from the Diocese of Wilmington, when Ms. Colleen Lindsey, Director of the Office for Religious Education and Office for Marriage and Family Life, and Ms. Eileen Gaus, Coordinator of Pre-Cana for the Office for Marriage and Family Life, are the guests. Footprints is a new ministry designed to assist families by providing resources after the loss of their unborn child, whether it was very recently or many years ago.  It will aid mothers, fathers, couples, and families with support, education, and compassion by providing books, guidance, and other resources. It and will launch with a special Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Mass on October 15, 2021 at 7 pm at St. Elizabeth Church in Wilmington, Delaware.

Oct 6, 2021

"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 communitie

Oct 2, 2021

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after news from Joe Owens, editor of The Dialog, and a song from the CD, "Hymns," by Beth Nielsen Chapman (actually, we will hear two cuts from this great record today), we will hear Bishop William Koenig's homily, most if it on his own voice, recorded at the September 25, 2021 Diocese of Wilmington Marian Pilgrimage to the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.  About two-thirds of the way through the bishop's homily, we experienced a failure of the recording equipment, so Catholic Forum host, Bob Krebs, reads the conclusion of the homily from the text. Also, Father Rich Jasper (who never has recording equipment failure), will present another Modern Day Witness. 

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