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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. A new program debuts at 6:30 a.m. ET each Sunday Morning. Additionally, “FLASHBACK” is a Catholic Forum interview that aired sometime over the last 20 years. It is exclusive content for podcast listeners and debuts each Wednesday morning. Catholic Forum is a production of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington.
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Now displaying: March, 2019
Mar 31, 2019

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, and the Holy Gospel for the Fourth Sunday of Lent, we will hear the fourth and final installment in the series, "Holy Boldness: A Journey Through Lent with Four American Saints." Father Richard Jasper, Associate Pastor of St. Ann Church in Wilmington, Delaware, will tell us about the life and ministry of Bishop Alfred Curtis, the Second Bishop of the Diocese of Wilmington.  More Lenten resources are available at www.cdow.org/Lent. You can see a video of Father Jasper's presentation at www.YouTube.com/DioceseofWilm.

Mar 27, 2019

Sister Maria Anna Mellody, a Servant Sister of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, worked with the Ministry of Caring in the city of Wilmington, Delaware as a Street Evangelist.  How does a nun go out on the crime-filled urban streets every day and spread the Good News of Jesus Christ?  How does she reach the poor, hungry and homeless with the message of salvation? We find out on this episode or FLASHBACK! 

Mar 24, 2019

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Holy Gospel for the Third Sunday of Lent, and a song from the Catholic Treasures CD, we will hear the third installment in the series, "Holy Boldness: A Journey Through Lent with Four American Saints." Father Richard Jasper, Associate Pastor of St. Ann Church in Wilmington, Delaware, will tell us about the life of the wealthy Philadelphia woman who dedicated her life and fortune to help the Native American and African American communities. More Lenten resources are available at www.cdow.org/Lent. You can see a video of Father Jasper's presentation at www.YouTube.com/DioceseofWilm

Mar 20, 2019

On this episode of FLASHBACK, hear an interview with Padre Silverio Chum, Pastor of San Jose Parish in El Rodeo, San Marcos, Guatemala.  Since 2003, the Diocese of Wilmington has had a Global Solidarity Partnership with the Diocese of San Marcos.  Thanks to translator, Brother Chris Posch, who was Director of Hispanic Ministry for the Diocese of Wilmington at the time of this recording, we will hear from Padre Chum and learn about his work among the people of Guatemala and what the partnership between our two dioceses means to them.

Mar 17, 2019

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Holy Gospel for the Second Sunday of Lent, and a musical selection from David Haas' "Echo of Faith" CD, we will hear the second installment in the series, Holy Boldness: A Journey Through Lent with Four American Saints. Father Richard Jasper, Associate Pastor of St. Ann Church in Wilmington, Delaware, will tell us about the life of the first American Bishop to be a canonized saint, St. John Neumann. More Lenten resources are available at www.cdow.org/Lent. You can see a video of Father Jasper's presentation at www.YouTube.com/DioceseofWilm

Mar 13, 2019

On this FLASHBACK, Fr. Paul Williams, OFM, Pastor; and Ms. Barbara Willis, Historian; from St. Joseph Church on French Street in Wilmington, Delaware discuss the history of the parish that has served the African American community and others for many years. Ms. Willis passed away on June 15, 2017 at the age of 77.

Mar 10, 2019

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Holy Gospel for the First Sunday on Lent, and a musical selection from David Haas' "Blest Are They CD," we will hear the first installment in the series, Holy Boldness: A Journey Through Lent with Four American Saints. Father Richard Jasper, Associate Pastor of St. Ann Church in Wilmington, Delaware, will tell us about the life of America's first saint, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. More Lenten resources are available at www.cdow.org/Lent. You can see a video of Father Jasper's presentation at www.YouTube.com/DioceseofWilm

Mar 6, 2019

On this episode of FLASHBACK, Father Joseph McQuaide talks about the Season of Lent. At the time, Father was the Vice Chancellor of the Diocese of Wilmington, and Associate Pastor at Church of the Holy Cross in Dover, Delaware. Father McQuaide is not the Chancellor of the Diocese. This interview aired on Catholic Forum in February 2016.

Mar 3, 2019

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after the usual brief introduction, the Holy Gospel, and a musical selection from Marty Haugen's "Gift of God" CD, we talk with Mr. Gene Donnelly who served as Director of Communications for the Diocese of Wilmington from 1970 until his retirement in 2000. Gene served in that capacity during Bishop Robert Mulvee's time as Bishop of Wilmington. Gene (who also served as host and producer of this program for many years), looks back at Bishop Mulvee's time in Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore. Bishop Mulvee passed away on December 28, 2018 at the age of 88.

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