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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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Jun 17, 2018

On this episode, after an introduction, the Gospel for the 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time (proclaimed by deacon Bob McMullen), and a cut from Fr. William Price Garrott, OP's CD, "Preacher of Grace," New York Times #1 bestselling author, John O'Neill will discuss his new book, "The Fisherman's Tomb: The True Story of the Vatican's Secret Search." It's the exciting story of the quest to find the tomb of Saint Peter. 

Jun 10, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time, and music from Paul Tate's "Let All Creation Sing" CD, author, speaker and Bible expert, Mary Elizabeth Sperry will discuss her book, "Making Room for God: Decluttering and the Spiritual Life."

Jun 3, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the Feast of Corpus Christi, and a musical selection from Beth Nielsen Chapman's "Hymns" CD, author, speaker and founder of MiracleHunter.com, Michael O'Neil, will discuss his book, "Exploring the Miraculous."

May 27, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for Trinity Sunday, and a cut from Paul Tate's "Let All Creation Sing" CD, long-time Virginia State Legislator, Robert G. Marshall, will discuss his new book, "Reclaiming the Republic: How Christians and Other Conservatives Can Win Back America." 

May 20, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for Pentecost Sunday, and a musical selection from Paul Tate's "Let All Creation Sing!" CD, we will meet the winners of this year's annual Jerry Dawson Memorial Knights of Columbus Vocations Essay Contest; Bella Prado, Luna Zurita, Shamus Clark, and Aidan Burke, and hear them present their winning essays. 

May 13, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Holy Gospel for the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord, and a musical selection from the CD, "More Than 50 of the Most Loves Hymns," Father Mark Kelleher, Pastor of Holy Family Parish in Newark, Delaware, and Vicar for Retired Priests for the Diocese of Wilmington will discuss challenges that our retired priests face and how the diocese is helping address them. 

May 6, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the 6th Sunday of Easter, and a musical selection from the CD, "Catholic Treasures," Mr. Michael Connelly, Coordinator of Safe Environments for the Diocese of Wilmington, will discuss safety issues that parishes and schools face, and efforts to address them. 

Apr 29, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after an introduction, the Holy Gospel for the 5th Sunday of Easter, and a musical selection from the CD, "Then Sings My Soul: The Best of the Priests," Bob Krebs will talk with Fr. Dennis Gill, Rector of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia, and Director of the Office of Divine Worship for the Archdiocese. Father looks back at Pope Francis's visit to Philly and ahead to this year's World Meeting of Families in Dublin, Ireland. 

Apr 22, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the 4th Sunday of Easter, and a musical selection from John Angotti's "Testify!" CD, the Very Reverend Mark S. Mealey, OSFS, JCD, Judicial Vicar for the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, will discuss the healing ministry of the Diocesan Tribunal.

Apr 15, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, and the proclamation of the Gospel for the 3rd Sunday of Easter, meet Father Peter Zwaana, a priest from the Archdiocese of Adelaide, South Australia. Father will talk about his calling to the priesthood, his work as pastor and Director of Vocations, and has some good advice for Catholic young adults. It's a good day to say, "g'day" to Father Zwaans! 

Apr 8, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the proclamation of the Gospel for the 2nd Sunday of Easter, a musical selection from the CD, "Catholic Treasures," Ms. Deb Fols, Director of Development for the Diocese of Wilmington will discuss this year's Annual Catholic Appeal. 

Apr 1, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the proclamation of the Easter Sunday Gospel by Deacon Bob McMullen from the Church of the Holy Cross in Dover, Delaware; we will hear some wonderful Easter music presented by the Saint Joseph on the Brandywine Choir of Greenville, Delaware, under the direction of Ms. Mary Ellen Schauber and accompanied by Dr. Michael Marinelli. We will also present Bishop Francis Malooly's annual Easter message to the people of Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore. 

Mar 25, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the talented students from St. Elizabeth High School in Wilmington, Delaware present their annual performance of the Passion of Christ for Palm Sunday. 

Mar 18, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Holy Gospel for the 4th Sunday of Lent, and music from John Angotti's "Testify" CD, we present highlights from the Diocese of Wilmington's 150th anniversary opening Mass. Recorded at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Wilmington, Delaware on Saturday, March 3, 2018, Bishop W. Francis Malooly's homily, and a presentation from Father Joseph W. McQuaide, Chancellor of the Diocese of Wilmington, are included. Fr more information about the Diocese of Wilmington's year-long sesquicentennial celebration, visit www.cdow.org/150th or www.facebook.com/cdow150th.

Mar 11, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the 4th Sunday of Lent, and a musical selection from John Angotti's "Testify" CD, we go back into the Catholic Forum archive and hear an interview with Msgr. J. Thomas Cini, retired Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia for the Diocese of Wilmington. In the interview that originally aired on March 9, 2003, Msgr. Cini talks about the importance and history of the Season of Lent. 

Mar 4, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after the Gospel for the 3rd Sunday of Lent, and a musical selection from the CD, "More Than 50 Most Loved Hymns," Deacon Fran Huhn discusses the Faith and Light program for those with intellectual disabilities and their families and friends. Information is available at www.faithandlight.org

Feb 25, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction and the Gospel for the 2nd Sunday of Lent, Father Joseph McQuaide, Chancellor of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, and co-chair of the Diocesan Sesquicentennial Committee, will discuss the upcoming year-long celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Diocese. The celebration begins on March 3, 2018 with a Mass at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Wilmington. 

Feb 18, 2018

On this episode, after a brief introduction, the proclamation of the Gospel for the 1st Sunday of Lent, and a selection from the CD, "Catholic Treasures," hear an interview with Tommy Tighe. Tommy's book, "The Catholic Hipster Handbook: Rediscovering Cool Saints, Forgotten Prayers, and Other Weird but Sacred Stuff," has become a bestseller. 

Feb 11, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction and the Gospel for the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, author Diane Houdek will discuss her books, "Lent with Saint Francis: Daily Reflections" and "The Hope of Lent: Dailey Reflections from Pope Francis." Learn how St. Francis and Pope Francis can help us get the most out of this coming Season of Lent.

Feb 4, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after the proclamation of the Gospel for the 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sr. Ann David Strohminger, OSF, Delegate for Religious for the Diocese of Wilmington, will discuss consecrated life. 

Jan 28, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a musical selection from the CD, "More Than 50 Most Loved Hymns," Fr. Leonard Klein, Director of Pro Life Activities for the Diocese of Wilmington, and Ms. Jennifer Briemann, Deputy Director of the Maryland Catholic Conference will discuss Physician Assisted Suicide and legislation in Delaware and Maryland that would make it legal. 

Jan 21, 2018

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, "Catholic Treasures," we talk with Father Tom Peterman. Ordained a priest for the Diocese of Wilmington in 1957, Father Peterman is considered one of the top experts on the history of the Diocese that will begin the year-long celebration of its 150th anniversary on March 3, 2018.

Jan 14, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the proclamation of the Holy Gospel for the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a selection from the CD, "How Great Thou Art; The Best of The Priests," Mark Christian, Executive Director of Cemeteries of the Diocese of Wilmington will discuss cremation and other topics that Catholics should consider. 

Jan 7, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord, and a musical selection from John Michael Talbot's CD, "The Birth of Jesus: A Christmas Celebration," we will talk with Deacon Harold Jopp. Deacon Hal, one of the first Permanent Deacons ordained for the Diocese of Wilmington, recently retired as the Director of the Office for Deacons.

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