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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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Feb 19, 2020

Catholic Forum FLASHBACK features interesting interviews from past Catholic Forum programs. This interview that aired in July 2010, features Kathleen O'Hara, discusses her book, "A Grief Like No Other: Surviving the Violent Death of Someone You Love." 

 

Feb 15, 2020

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a cut from the More Than 50 Most Loved Hymns CD, Bob Krebs will talk with popular Catholic author, speaker, and television host, Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle. In her latest book titled, "Reclaiming Sundays: Play, Pray, Serve, Rest, Refresh, and Celebrate,"  Donna-Marie encourages Catholic families to reclaim a significant tradition: setting apart Sundays as a day of worship, true rest, teaching, and simply spending precious time together. Also, Father Rich Jasper will tell us about another Modern Day Witness.  

Feb 12, 2020

"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.

Feb 8, 2020

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a song from John Angotti's "Testify!" CD, we will meet author Kevin Wells. His new book, "The Priests We Need to Save the Church," is in its fourth printing and is the source of much conversation. Also today, we will hear another story from the High Planes Preacher, Father Jim, and learn about the founder of the Knights of Columbus, another one of Father Rich Jasper's Modern Day Witnesses. 

Feb 1, 2020

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief intro., the Gospel for the Feast of the Presentation of Christ, and a cut from Paul Tate's "Let All Creation Sing" CD, we talk with Elizabeth Klein, Assistant Professor of Theology at the Augustine Institute in Denver, and author of the book, “God: What Every Catholic Should Know.”  Also, today we will hear from the High Planes Preacher, learn about Saint Blaise whose feast we celebrate on February 3rd, and learn about another one of Father Rich Jasper’s Modern Day Witnesses

Jan 29, 2020

"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.

Jan 25, 2020

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a musical selection from the CD "More Than 50 Most Loved Hymns," Chaz Enerio, Deputy Director for Ministry of Caring will discuss the Village of St. John. Located on the campus of the former Episcopal Cathedral in Wilmington, Delaware; Village of St. John offers housing for income-qualifying senior citizens and is the latest Ministry of Caring outreach to the needy.

Also, Father Rich Jasper will tell us about another Modern Day Witness, Amata Cerretelli. 

Jan 18, 2020

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time and a cut from John Michael Talbot's "The Early Years" CD, we will talk to Father Michael Barth, S.T., President of Trinity Missions. Trinity Missions have 37 missions serving the parishes of inner-cities and isolated rural areas in the United States and 6 other countries. On this episode of Catholic Forum,  we will learn about the local origins of the Missionaries, how they serve the poor in our country and others, and focus on service to the Choctaw community at Holy Rosary Indian Mission in Tucker, Mississippi. Also, Father Rich Jasper will tell us about another Modern Day Witness, Sister Rani Marie Vatalil. 

Jan 15, 2020

"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.

Jan 11, 2020

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction and the Gospel for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, we will hear highlights from some of the ten appearances that Father Leonard Klein made on Catholic Forum since his ordination to the priesthood in 2006. Father Klein was the Rector of the Cathedral of St. Peter, Pastor of Saint Patrick and St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Churches in Wilmington, Delaware, and Director of Pro-Life Activities for the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington. As a staunch defender of life from conception to natural death, he was the point-person and Bishop's spokesman whenever a threat to life appeared.  Father passed away on December 4, 2019 and will be greatly missed. 

Jan 4, 2020

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the Feast of Epiphany, and a musical selection from the CD Catholic Treasures, we will chat with Ms. Lisa Ritchie, Program Manager for Behavioral Health Services for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington. As the Christmas season comes to a close, some people experience the blues. Why is that, and how can we avoid it? Lisa will tell us. Also, Father Rich Jasper will tell us about another Modern Day Witness, Mother Pauline. 

Jan 1, 2020

"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 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. 

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.

 

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