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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 9, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Holy Gospel for the Second Sunday of Advent, and a musical selection from the "Catholic Treasures" CD, we will hear the second part of a four-part Advent series by Fr. Richard Jasper, Associate Pastor of St. Ann Church in Wilmington, Delaware. In the series, Father uses the story in Saint John's Gospel about the Samaritan Woman at the Well to help us through our Advent journey to Christmas. 

For a video of Fr. Jasper's presentation, click here. 

For additional advent resources, click here. 

Dec 2, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Holy Gospel for the First Sunday of Advent, and a cut from Beth Nielsen Chapman's "Hymns" CD, we will hear the first part of a four-part Advent series by Fr. Richard Jasper, Associate Pastor of St. Ann Church in Wilmington, Delaware. In the series, Father uses the story in Saint John's Gospel about the Samaritan Woman at the Well to help us through our Advent journey to Christmas. We will also hear from Fr. Jim Schmitmeyer of the Diocese of Amarillo, Texas, the High Plains Preacher.

For a video of Fr. Jasper's presentation, click here

For additional advent resources, click here. 

Nov 25, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the Feast of Christ the King, and a song from John Angotti's "Testify!" CD, Father Richard Jasper, Associate Pastor of St. Ann's Church in Wilmington, Delaware, will discuss his four-part multimedia Advent series that will debut on Catholic Forum on December 2, 2018. Click here for details. 

Nov 18, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Holy Gospel for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, hear an interview with Father Joseph DeMauro, Director of the Father Paul of Graymoor Guild that is tasked with the promotion of the cause for sainthood for Servant of God, Fr. Paul Wattson, SA, who may be the first person from the Delmarva Peninsula to become canonized. 

Nov 11, 2018

On this, the Veterans' Day episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a musical selection from the Catholic Treasures CD, Military Chaplain, Father Daniel Mode, author of the book, "Grunt Padre: The Service and Sacrifice of Father Vincent Robert Capodanno, Vietnam 1966-1967" will discuss the life and heroic death of this candidate for sainthood and Medal of Honor recipient. 

Nov 4, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the proclamation of the Holy Gospel for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time by Deacon Ken Pulliam from St. Elizabeth's Church in Wilmington,  Delaware, and a musical selection from the CD, "Catholic Treasures," Mr. Xavier DeCaire, member of the Board of Directors for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington, will discuss the work of the organization, and the upcoming Bishop's 5K Run/Walk. 

Oct 28, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a cut from David Haas' "Echo of Faith" CD, Ms. Cathy Weaver, Vice President of Mission Integration for St. Francis Healthcare in Wilmington, Delaware will discuss the St. John's Bible and why the hospital has decided to make a copy of this beautiful work of sacred art available to the community. 

Oct 21, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time expertly proclaimed by Deacon Ken Pulliam from Saint Elizabeth's Parish in Wilmington, Delaware, and a tune from the "More Than 50 Most Loved Hymns" CD, Diocese of Wilmington Chancellor and co-chair of the 150th Anniversary Committee, Father Joseph McQuaide, will update us on the sesquicentennial year activities. We are about two-thirds through our year-long celebration that concludes on March 3, 2019. Father will look back at what has happened and look ahead at what we can expect. 

Oct 14, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a musical selection from the John Michael Talbot Collection CD, author, evangelist, and talk show favorite, Karlo Broussard, will discuss his new book, "Prepare the Way: Overcoming Obstacles to God, the Gospel, and the Church." 

 

Oct 7, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time proclaimed by Deacon Ken Pulliam of St. Elizabeth's Parish in Wilmington, a musical selection from the CD, "Catholic Treasures," hear an interview with Fr. Jay McKee, Pastor of Good Shepherd Church and Ms. Jennifer Pileggi, Principal of Good Shepherd School in Perryville, Maryland. The church is celebrating its 70th anniversary and the school its 60th anniversary this month. 

Sep 30, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, a great song from Beth Nielson Chapman's "Hymns" CD, Fr. Brian Lewis will discuss the annual Diocese of Wilmington's Marian Pilgrimage and the unveiling of a commissioned painting titled, "Our Lady of Wilmington." The Pilgrimage will be held on October 6, 2018 at the Shrine of Our Lady Queen of Peace at Holy Spirit Church in New Castle, Delaware. More information is available at www.cdow.org/150th. Fr. Lewis is the Associate Pastor of St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church and coordinator of the annual Marian Pilgrimage. 

Sep 23, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Holy Gospel for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a musical selection from The John Michael Talbot Collection CD, we will learn about the work of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul in Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore. The Society has been quietly helping the needy of our community for 150 years and Mr. Paul Collins and Mr. Chuck Miller tell us about it.

Sep 16, 2018

On this episode, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a musical selection from John Angotti's "Testify!" CD, Canadian Catholic author, speaker and blogger, Matt Nelson will discuss his book, "Just Whatever: How to Help the Spiritually Indifferent Find Beliefs That Really Matter," from Catholic Answers Press. 

Sep 9, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Holy Gospel for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a musical selection from the CD, "Then Sings My Soul: The Best of the Priests," we will talk to the Most Reverend W. Francis Malooly, Ninth Bishop of Wilmington. Bishop Malooly will look back at his the last ten years as Bishop of the Catholic community of Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore. 

Sep 2, 2018

On this episode, after a brief introduction, the proclamation of the Gospel for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a musical selection from Paul Tate's "Let All Creation Sing" CD, Fr. Leonard Klein, Director of Pro-Life Activities for the Diocese of Wilmington, and Ms. Julie Easter, Director of the Wilmington 40 Days for Life, will discuss the Diocesan Pro Life Conference that is taking place on Saturday, September 15, 2018 and featuring Dr. La Vern Tolbert. Information is available at www.facebook.com/WilmingtonForLife

Aug 26, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a musical selection from the CD, "More Than 50 Most Loved Hymns," Sister Gianna Maria, S.V. will be interviewed. The Wilmington native talks about her family life, her calling to the religious life, and the work of her order, the Sisters of Life.

Aug 19, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time and a musical selection from John Michael Talbot's "Master Collection" CD, Dr. Lou De Angelo, Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Wilmington will discuss what's new in the 36 Catholic schools in Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore, and how we can help our kids get ready for back-to-school. 

Aug 12, 2018

Father Roberto Balducelli, the legendary Oblate of Saint Francis de Sales Priest, died on his 100th birthday on August 9, 2013. On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Holy Gospel for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a musical selection from the Catholic Treasures CD, we will remember Father Robert by sharing part two of a two-part interview with Father that was recorded in 2006.

Aug 5, 2018

Father Roberto Balducelli, the legendary Oblate of Saint Francis de Sales Priest, died on his 100th birthday, almost five years ago, on August 9, 2013. On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Holy Gospel for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a musical selection from Marty Haugen's "Gift of God" CD, we will remember Father Robert by sharing part one of a two-part interview with Father that was recorded in 2006.

Jul 29, 2018

On this episode, after a brief introduction, the Holy Gospel for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time proclaimed by Deacon Joe Cilia from Church of the Holy Child in Wilmington, Delaware, and a tune from the More Than 50 Most Loved Hymns CD, Mr. Mike Boyle from Old Saint Joseph's Mission Church in Cordova, Maryland will discuss the church's 150th annual jousting tournament, horse show, and dinner that will take place on August 1, 2018. 

Jul 22, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Holy Gospel for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a cut from John Angotti's "Testify" CD, Catholic Forum host, Bob Krebs, talks with Fr. Rich Jasper, Associate Pastor of St. Ann Church in Wilmington. Father Jasper talks about his calling to the priesthood and looks back at his first year as a priest. 

Jul 15, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Holy Gospel for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a musical selection from The Priests Then Sings My Soul CD, Ms. Shirley Bounds, who recently retired as principal of St. Elizabeth High School in Wilmington, will discuss her 44-year career at the co-ed Catholic high school in the city of Wilmington, Delaware. 

Jul 8, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Holy Gospel for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, a song from Lynn Geyer's Music of the Light CD, hear an interview with Ms. Mary Margaret Revell Goodwin, a member of Our Mother of Sorrows Parish in Centreville, Maryland, and Queen Anne's County historian. She recounts her childhood, how she set women's ocean swimming records around the world, worked in environmental affairs at the Pentagon, and even traveled with a pair of sea otters.  

Jul 1, 2018

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Holy Gospel for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a musical selection from the More Than 50 Most Loved Hymns CD, we will talk with Father Matthew Mary, a newly-ordained Franciscan Missionary of the Eternal Word. Father is a Wilmington, Delaware native, convert to Catholicism, and is the newest member of the order that was founded by Mother Angelica to serve the sacramental needs of the nuns, staff, visitors, and viewers of EWTN, the Global Catholic Television Network. 

Jun 24, 2018

On this episode, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the Feast of the Nativity of John the Baptist, a musical selection from the CD, Catholic Treasures, Ms. Susan Brubaker from the Daughters of Saint Francis de Sales will discuss her organization and how they strive to live Salesian spirituality. 

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