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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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Mar 19, 2017

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Holy Gospel for the Third Sunday of Lent, and a musical selection from John Michael Talbot's "Table of Plenty" CD, Ms. Amy Milligan and Ms. Maria Miller from the St. Francis Hospital LIFE Center will discuss challenges that face senior citizens and their family members and how the LIFE Center can be an alternative to nursing care.

Mar 12, 2017

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Holy Gospel for the 2nd Sunday of Lent, and a Lenten classic from the CD, "Catholic Treasures," Ms. Arline Dosman, Director of Hispanic Ministry for Church of the Holy Cross in Dover, Delaware and Immaculate Conception Church in Marydel, Maryland will be interviewed. What are the challenges that Spanish-speaking Catholics face? How is the Church trying to meet the needs of the diverse immigrant community? Listen and find out. 

Mar 5, 2017

On this episode, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the 1st Sunday of Lent, and a song from the CD, "Catholic Treasures," Father Joseph Cocucci, Pastor of Saint John Neumann Parish in Berlin, Maryland, will discuss the season of Lent.

Feb 26, 2017

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for Sunday, February 26, 2017, and a song from the CD, "Blest Are They: The Best of David Haas, Vol. 1," Ms. Mary Body, Director of Religious Education at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Hockessin, Delaware will discuss ways to make the Season of Lent more meaningful for children and families. 

Feb 19, 2017

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction and the proclamation of the Holy Gospel for Sunday, February 19, 2017, we will hear an interview with writer, journalist, and speaker, Deacon Henry Liberstat. Henry, a Deacon for the Diocese of Orlando, discusses his book, "Catholic and Confident: Simple Steps to Share Your Faith. 

Feb 12, 2017

On this episode, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for Sunday, February 12, 2017 proclaimed by Deacon Mark Fontana, and a song from John Angotti's "Testify!" CD, we will talk with Father Emerson Rodriguez, Director of Hispanic Ministry for the Diocese of Wilmington. Father will talk about his vocation, his work with Spanish-speaking Catholics in Delaware and on Maryland's Eastern Shore, and the upcoming V Enquentro. 

Feb 5, 2017

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for Sunday, February 5, 2017, and a musical selection, we will talk with Paula D'Arcy, the bestselling author of "Song for Sarah."  In her latest book, "Stars at Night," Paula tells readers about the crushing loss of her husband and young daughter, and how she was able to find the light within her during the darkest of times.

Jan 29, 2017

On this edition of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, and a song from David Haas' "Blest are They' CD, we will celebrate the beginning of Catholic Schools Week when we are joined by two parents who elected to send their children to Catholic schools, Ms. Beth Higley Stella, and Mr. Steward Lee. We will also hear from Dr. Lou DeAngelo, Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Wilmington. 

Jan 22, 2017

On this edition of Catholic Forum, after an introduction, the Sunday Gospel, and a song from Marty Haugen's CD, "All Are Welcome," we will meet speaker, author, and stand-up comedian, Katie McKenna. Yes, she was actually run over by a truck. Her new book tells the amazing and inspirational story of that awful day and how her faith helped to get her through it and the many months of painful rehab that followed. 

Jan 15, 2017

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the proclamation of the Sunday Gospel by Deacon Mark Fontana of Saint John the Beloved Church in Wilmington, Delaware, and a musical selection from the CD "Catholic Treasures," we will learn about the work of the Diocesan Building Committee, when Mr. Romy Aquino, the committee's Chairman, will be interviewed. 

Jan 8, 2017

On this edition of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction and the Holy Gospel for the Feast of the Epiphany, hear an interview with Ministry of Caring's Sister Christa Rowe, OSC, and Ms. Jennifer Callahan, chairperson of the Mardi Gras committee.  Joseph House II gives a home to the homeless who have HIV/AIDS.

Jan 1, 2017

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the Solemnity of Mary, Holy Mother of God, proclaimed by Deacon Mark Fontana from Saint John the Beloved Church in Wilmington, Delaware, and music from John Angotti's CD, "Welcome Home for Christmas," we will talk with author, radio and television personality, and motivational speaker, Terese Tomeo. Her new book it titled, "Me, My Selfie, and I: Finding real Happiness in a Self-absorbed World." 

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