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Each Sunday, 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 and an interview of about 15 minutes in length. Catholic Forum is the longest-running Catholic talk show on radio, having begun in 1939 on WDEL in Wilmington, Delaware. Catholic Forum is a production of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington.
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Aug 21, 2016

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for Sunday, August 21, 2016, and a musical selection from the CD, "Catholic Treasures;" we will talk with Dr. Lou DeAngelo, Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Wilmington. It's back to school time for students, parents, teachers and staff of the 36 Catholic schools in Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore. Dr. Lou will give us tips to help prepare students to go back to school, plus give us an update on some of the terrific schools in the Diocese of Wilmington.

Aug 14, 2016

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the proclamation of the Sunday Gospel by Deacon Hal Jopp, and a musical selection from Paul Tate's CD, "Let All Creation Sing," we will learn about the history of the beautiful Cathedral of Saint Peter in Wilmington, Delaware. Margaret Consiglio has been a member of the Cathedral parish since the 1960's. Michael Davidson has been the Director of Liturgical Music for the Cathedral since the 1980's. Together they tell the story of this lovely and historic church that has been a part of the City of Wilmington for 200 years. 

Aug 7, 2016

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction and the Gospel for the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, we pay tribute to Ms. A. Dorothy Arthur, one of the founders of this program. Dorothy was a college student in 1939 she was a part of a group of lay people who decided to create a Catholic radio program on WDEL-AM in Wilmington, Delaware. Dorothy was also key in creating the Catholic Broadcasting Association, which was later named UNDA-USA, and now operates under the name Catholic Academy of Communication Professionals. Dorothy passed away on June 17, 2016 at the age of 95. On this program, we present an interview with Dorothy that first aired on Catholic Forum in April 2014 as the program celebrated its 75th anniversary.

Jul 31, 2016

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for Sunday, July 31, 2016, and a musical selection from the CD "Catholic Treasures," we will talk with author Michele Chynoweth. Michele, who is a resident of the Diocese of Wilmington, has just published her third novel, "The Runaway Prophet." Like the first two, it is a modern day telling of a bible story. 

Jul 24, 2016

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for Sunday, June 24, 2016, and a musical selection from the CD Catholic Treasures; learn about the shrines to Our Lady that one can visit right here in the United States. Julie Cragon is the author of "Visiting Mary: Her U.S. Shrined and Their Graces," published by Servant Books. Here her interview on this edition of Catholic Forum.

Jul 17, 2016

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for Sunday, July 17, 2016, and a musical selection from singer/songwriter, David Haas; host, Bob Krebs will talk to author, Karen Edmisten about her new book, "You Can Share the Faith: Reaching Out One Person at a Time" published by Our Sunday Visitor.

Jul 10, 2016

After a brief introduction and the Gospel for Sunday, July 10, 2016, hear an interview with Fr. Glenn Evers, the Associate Pastor of Ss. Peter & Paul Church in Easton, Maryland, and Associate Director of the Office of Vocations for the Diocese of Wilmington. Learn about this young priest's parish work and efforts to promote vocations to the priesthood and religious life.   

Jul 3, 2016

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction and the Gospel for Sunday, July 3, 2016, hear an interview with Fr. Leonard Klein, Director of Pro Life Activities for the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington discuss religious liberty. What threatens our religious liberty? What can we do to protect our freedom of religion? What is the Fortnight for Freedom? Find out on this edition of Catholic Forum. 

Jun 26, 2016

On this episode, after a brief introduction and the Sunday Gospel, meet Margarita Marquez, Pastoral Associate for Hispanic Ministry at St. Mary Refuge of Sinners Parish in Cambridge, Maryland, and her daughter, Fabiola. Shortly after coming to the United States in 2000, Margarita got involved in helping the many Mexican immigrants who came to the area to work in the crab picking businesses. Learn about her work and the people she serves on this edition of Catholic Forum. Portions of this program are in Spanish. 

Jun 19, 2016

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction and the Gospel for Sunday, June 19, 2016, meet Barry Lee, and sample some of the music from his Native American group, "Spirit Wing." The Diocese of Wilmington's Native American ministry will cosponsor a "Spirit Wing" concert on July 9, 2016 at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Bear, Delaware. For concert information, visit www.cdow.org

Jun 12, 2016

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after an introduction and the Gospel for Sunday, June 12th, hear Bishop Malooly's homily and other highlights from the May 28, 2016 ordination of Father Lance Martin, recorded at the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Wilmington, Delaware.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jun 5, 2016

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introductionyou will hear the Gospel for Sunday, June 5, 2016, music from PaulTate, and an interview with bestselling author, blogger andteacher, Brandon Vogt. Brandon's new book is titled, "RETURN: Howto Draw Your Child Back to the Church," and is helping parents andgrandparents to understand young people who have fallen away fromthe Faith and helping to invite them back. Brandon also tellslisteners how they can get a FREE copy of the book.

May 29, 2016

On this edition of Catholic Forum, we will hear the Gospel for the Corpus Christi Sunday, music from Beth Nielson-Chapman from her CD, "Hymns" and an interview with Catholic author, speaker and theologian, Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio.

May 22, 2016

On this edition of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for Most Holy Trinity Sunday, and a musical selection from Paul Tate; Dr. Hilary Chester from the USCCB's Anti-Trafficking Program will discuss the horrible crime of human trafficking and what the Church is doing to assist victims.

May 15, 2016

On this episode of Catholic Forum, we will hear the Gospel for the Feast of Pentecost, a musical selection, and we will meet the winners of The Jerry E. Dawson Memorial Vocations Essay Contest, sponsored by the Delaware Knights of Columbus. Cassidy Malik from St. Joseph on the Brandywine Parish, James Edwards and Matthew Hanson from Immaculate Heart of Mary School, and Rory Ciszkowski from St. Elizabeth School will present their winning essays.

May 8, 2016

After an introduction, the Gospel for the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord, and a musical selection; celebrate Mothers' Day by learning about Bayard House, a residential program for women who are homeless and pregnant. Kimberly Ellis is Senior Program Manager for Catholic Charities Bayard House, and she tell us about this wonderful home that has been helping women and their unborn babies since 1980.

May 1, 2016

After an introduction, the Gospel for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, and a musical selection from the CD "Catholic Treasures"; hear an interview with Father Dan Gerres. Ordained 50 years ago, Father Gerres has ministered to the Catholic community in the Wilmington, Delaware area, and as chaplain for the Delaware National Guard and Gander Hill Prison. 

Apr 24, 2016

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, and music from Paul Tate; learn about the St. Francis Hospital LIFE Program with Executive Director, Amy Milligan and Enrollment & Outreach Director, Maria Miller. 

Apr 17, 2016

On this edition of Catholic Forum, after a short introduction and a musical selection, The Miracle Hunter, Michael O'Neill, will discuss his new book, "Exploring the Miraculous" from Our Sunday Visitor Press. 

Apr 10, 2016

On this edition of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction and the Gospel for the Third Sunday of Easter, Ms. Deb Fols, Director of the Office of Development for the Diocese of Wilmington, will share a message from Bishop Malooly, and discus the 2016 Annual Catholic Appeal. 

Apr 3, 2016

On the Divine Mercy Sunday edition of Catholic Forum, hear the Gospel for the Second Sunday of Easter and an interview with Vinny Flynn, author of 7 Secrets of Divine Mercy.

Mar 27, 2016

On this edition of Catholic Forum, hear the joyful Gospel for the Feast of the Resurrection of the Lord, Bishop Francis Malooly's Easter Message to the people of Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore, and hear some terrific Easter music from the Saint John the Beloved Womens Choir, and meet the parish Director of Liturgy and Music, Ms. Lisa Papili-Carlson.

Mar 20, 2016

After a short introduction, hear students from section one of the sophomore American Literature class from St. Elizabeth High School in Wilmington, Delaware present the Passion of Jesus Christ, according to Saint Luke, in honor of Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. 

Mar 13, 2016

After a brief introduction, the Gospel for the Fifth Sunday of Lent, and a musical selection, hear Father Brian Terry, SA, Minister General of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement discuss the life of Servant of God, Father Paul (Wattson) of Graymoor. Father Paul was born in Millington, on Maryland's Eastern Shore in 1863. His cause for canonization was recently opened by Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York. He is the first person born in what is now the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington to be considered for sainthood. 

Mar 6, 2016

On this edition of Catholic Forum, hear a brief introduction, the Gospel for the 4th Sunday of Lent, and an musical selection, followed by an interview with a brave young man: Ji Seong-ho, who defected from North Korea. Via interpreter, Henry Song, Ji Seong-ho discusses his heroic defection and life in under the oppressive dictators who rule North Korea. Delaware business leader, Brian DiSabatino, tells how Pope Francis inspired him to sponsor Ji Seong-ho's visit to the United States.

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