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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 20, 2016

After a short introduction, hear students from section one of the sophomore American Literature class from St. Elizabeth High School in Wilmington, Delaware present the Passion of Jesus Christ, according to Saint Luke, in honor of Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. 

Mar 13, 2016

After a brief introduction, the Gospel for the Fifth Sunday of Lent, and a musical selection, hear Father Brian Terry, SA, Minister General of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement discuss the life of Servant of God, Father Paul (Wattson) of Graymoor. Father Paul was born in Millington, on Maryland's Eastern Shore in 1863. His cause for canonization was recently opened by Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York. He is the first person born in what is now the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington to be considered for sainthood. 

Mar 6, 2016

On this edition of Catholic Forum, hear a brief introduction, the Gospel for the 4th Sunday of Lent, and an musical selection, followed by an interview with a brave young man: Ji Seong-ho, who defected from North Korea. Via interpreter, Henry Song, Ji Seong-ho discusses his heroic defection and life in under the oppressive dictators who rule North Korea. Delaware business leader, Brian DiSabatino, tells how Pope Francis inspired him to sponsor Ji Seong-ho's visit to the United States.

Feb 28, 2016

On this program, hear the Gospel for the Third Sunday of Lent, a musical selection, and an interview with author, Tony Whall. Tony's book, "Sister Mary Elizabeth Gintling; A Life for God" is the inspirational story of a holy woman who dedicated her life to serving the poor. Sister Mary Elizabeth began The Joseph House to aid the needy in Baltimore and Salisbury, Maryland and founded the Little Sisters of Jesus and Mary who continue her work. 

Feb 21, 2016

After a brief introduction, hear the Gospel for the Second Sunday of Lent, a musical selection, and an interview with Maria Ruiz Scaperlanda, author of "The Shepherd Who Didn't Run: Father Stanley Rother, Martyr from Oklahoma."  

Feb 14, 2016

After a short introduction, the proclamation of the Gospel for the First Sunday of Lent, and a brief musical selection, hear an interview with Rev. Chris Posch, OFM, who, for the last 18 years, has served as the Director of the Office of Hispanic Ministry for the Diocese of Wilmington. We will also talk with Rev. Emerson Rodriguez, OFM, the new Director.

Feb 7, 2016

After a brief reflection, the Gospel for Sunday, February 7, 2016, and a musical selection, meet Ms. Rachel Casey, Principal of Saint Thomas More Academy in Magnolia, Delaware, and two of her students; freshmen, Logan Hughes and senior, Jon Titus. Then, get an overview of Saints Peter and Paul High School in Easton, Maryland, when school President, Dr. David Rath joins the program. 

Jan 31, 2016

After a brief introduction, hear the Gospel for Sunday, January 31, 2016, a musical selection and interviews with guests from St. Mark's High School and Saints Peter and Paul School.  We begin Catholic Schools Week by learning about St. Mark's High School in the Pike Creek area of Wilmington with principal, Mr. Rick Bayhan and Seniors, Pauline Maiura and Mike Hanling. Then we turn our focus on Saints Peter and Paul School in Easton, Maryland with school president, Dr. David Rath. 

Jan 24, 2016

After a brief introduction, the Gospel for Sunday, January 24, 2016, and a musical selection, hear an interview with Father Ed Ogden.  Father Ogden is an Oblate of Saint Francis de Sales and pastor of the St. Thomas More Oratory, the church in Newark Delaware that serves the Catholic community of the University of Delaware.  Father discusses his work at the Oratory and the life and teachings of Saint Francis de Sales, the patron saint of the Diocese of Wilmington. The Church celebrates the Feast of Saint Francis de Sales every January 24th. 

Jan 17, 2016

After a brief introduction, hear the Sunday Gospel for January 17, 2016, the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, a musical selection, and an interview with Sister Maria Anna Mellody. Sister Maria Anna talks about the life of the the co-founder of her community - the Sister Servants of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus - Blessed Klara Szczesna. 

Jan 10, 2016

After a short introduction, hear the Holy Gospel for Sunday, January 10th Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, followed by an interview with Deacon Hal Jopp, Director of the Office for Deacons for the Diocese of Wilmington and assigned to parish ministry at St. Benedict's Parish in Ridgely, Maryland. Deacon Jopp talks about the Diaconate and upcoming information sessions for men who think that God may be calling them to this ministry. 

Jan 3, 2016

Hear a brief introduction, the Gospel for the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, a musical selection, an an interview with author and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton scholar, Anne Merwin. The Church celebrates the feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first American-born saint, each January 4th. 

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.

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