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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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Dec 27, 2015

Hear a short introduction, the Gospel for the Feast of the Holy Family (Dec. 27, 2015), a musical selection, and an interview with Ms. Shamla McLaurin, Program Manager, Behavioral Health Services, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington. Shamla discusses holiday stress, holiday blues, and how to avoid overindulgence during this time of year. 

Dec 20, 2015

After a brief introduction, hear the Gospel for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Bishop W. Francis Malooly's annual Christmas message to the people of Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore, and some beautiful Christmas music performed by the Saint Mark's High School Concert Choir under the direction of Mrs. Pauline DeAscanis. Merry Christmas from all of us at Catholic Forum and the Diocese of Wilmington! 

Dec 13, 2015

Hear a brief introduction, the Holy Gospel for the Third Sunday of Advent, a musical selection and an interview with Anthony Ryan of Ignatius Press. Anthony tell us about the great new book, "Stories About Saint John Paul II Told by His Close Friends and Co-Workers", by Polish journalist, Wlodzimierz Redzioch. Get an insider's look at John Paul the Great - the man, the pope, and the saint.  

Dec 6, 2015

With the opening of the Extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy just days away, Fr. Joe McQuaide, Vice Chancellor and Director of Worship for the Diocese of Wilmington and Associate Pastor of Our lady of Fatima Parish in New Castle, Delaware, discusses the Holy Year and how it will be celebrated around the world and in the Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore. 

Nov 29, 2015

On this episode of Catholic Forum, hear the Gospel for the First Sunday of Advent, a musical selection from the talented Beth Nielson Chapman, and an interview with the Director of the St. John's Bible, Tim Ternes and the Curator of the Biggs Museum of American Art, Ryan Grover. 

Nov 22, 2015

Hear a brief inspirational introduction, the Gospel for the Feast of Christ the King (Nov. 22, 2015), a musical selection and an interview with Anthea Piscarik, author of the new book, "Unearthing Christmas." 

Nov 15, 2015

On this edition of Catholic Forum, hear an introduction, proclamation of the Gospel for Sunday, November 15, 2015, a musical selection and an interview with Father James Nash (Pastor) and Dr. David Rath (School President) from Ss. Peter and Paul in Easton, Maryland. 

Nov 8, 2015

Hear a brief reflection, the Gospel for Sunday, November 8, 2015, a short musical selection and an interview with the Most Rev. W. Francis Malooly, Bishop of the Diocese of Wilmington. Bishop Malooly reflects on his meeting with Pope Francis and the impact that the Holy Father's recent pastoral visit to the United States is having on the faithful of the USA.

Nov 1, 2015

Hear a brief reflection, the Gospel for All Saints Day, Sunday, November 1, 2015 and an interview with Fr. Jay McKee, Pastor of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Perryville, Maryland and its three mission churches in Cecil County, Maryland, and Associate Director of the Office of Priestly and Religious Vocations for the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington.

Oct 25, 2015

Hear a brief reflection, the Gospel for Sunday, October 25, 2015 and an interview with Mr. Francis Woerner, President of the Diocesan Vocations Guild of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington. Mr. Woerner discusses Priesthood Sunday, a day to thank priests for their dedication that is held on the last Sunday of October each year, and the work of the Diocesan Vocations Guild. 

Oct 18, 2015

Hear a brief introduction, the Sunday Gospel for October 18, 2015, a musical selection and Pat Radell and Julie Easter will discuss 40 Days for Life in Wilmington, Delaware.

Oct 11, 2015

Hear a brief reflection, the Gospel for Sunday, October 11, 2015 and an interview with Maj. Gen. Frank Vavala, Adjutant General of the Delaware National Guard. General Vavala, a Delaware native and devout Catholic, credits his success to his faith, family and Catholic education. General Vavala is a humble man who is the epitome of dedication to God, country and family.

Oct 4, 2015

Hear a brief reflection, the Gospel for Sunday, October 4, 2015 and an interview with Fr. Michael Shea, Associate Director of the Central Association of the Miraculous Medal in Philadelphia. Father will talk about the Association, the Medal and give a preview of the Holy Hour homily that he will give at the Diocese of Wilmington's Annual Marian Pilgrimage on October 11th in New Castle, Delaware.

Sep 27, 2015

Maryland Eastern Shore resident and Ss. Peter and Paul parishioner, William Peak, discusses his new, award-winning novel. "The Oblate's Confession."

Sep 20, 2015

Hear Mary Claire Kendall talk about her book, "Oasis: Conversion Stories of Hollywood Legends" plus the Sunday Gospel for Sept. 20th and more. 

Sep 13, 2015

Hear the Sunday Gospel for September 13, 2015, a musical selection and an interview with Ms. Sharon Ward, Coordinator of Native American Ministry for the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington.

Sep 6, 2015

Dr. Lou DeAngelo, Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Wilmington gives an update on the schools in Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore as Catholic Forum celebrates back-to-school. 

Sep 3, 2015

Hear a brief introduction, the Sunday Gospel for August 30, 2015, a musical selection and an interview with Margrit Anna Banta about her book, "What Do I Say" Talking and Praying With Someone Who Is Dying." 

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