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Each Saturday, 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, an interview of 15-20 minutes in length, and on most shows, an episode of Modern Day Witness, by Father Rich Jasper. Catholic Forum is the longest-running Catholic talk show on radio, having begun in 1939 on a radio station in Wilmington, Delaware. It is now heard every Saturday morning at 11:00 on Relevant Radio 640 and is heard in the Philadelphia and South Jersey area as well as throughout the State of Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore. As soon as it finishes airing on the radio, a new program podcast debuts at 11:30 a.m. ET each Saturday 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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Aug 12, 2020

"One of Us" is a brief snapshot of people who support the church in the Diocese of Wilmington. We will regularly feature people who are recognizable within their parish communities.

Aug 8, 2020

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a song from the John Michael Talbot CD, "Master Collection," we will learn about the beautiful and historic Cathedral of Saint Peter in Wilmington, Delaware, when Diocese of Wilmington Chancellor and Cathedral Rector, Father Joseph McQuaide, is interviewed. The Cathedral is in need of financial help and a special collection will be held in all Delaware and Maryland Eastern Shore parishes on Aug. 15 & 16.

Aug 1, 2020

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a song from Marty Haugen's "All Are Welcome" CD, we will talk with Dr. Lou De Angelo, Superintendent of Schools for the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington. Lou will tell us about the plan for back-to-school for the thousands of Catholic school students in Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore. Plus, Father Rich Jasper will tell us about another Modern Day Witness. 

Jul 29, 2020

"One of Us" is a brief snapshot of people who support the church in the Diocese of Wilmington. We will regularly feature people who are recognizable within their parish communities.

Jul 25, 2020

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a selection from John Michael Talbot's "Table of Plenty" CD, we are joined by Ms. Amy Milligan, Executive Director of the Saint Francis LIFE Center. Amy tells us about how the Center is helping senior citizens stay safe and healthy during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Jul 18, 2020

On this episode, after an introduction, the Gospel for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a cut from the More Than 50 Most Loved Hymns CD, you will hear an interview with Ms. Lisa Ritchie, Program Manager for Behavioral Health for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington. List tells us how Catholic Charities is helping their clients to cope with the coronavirus pandemic and gives us tips to apply in our own lives. 

Jul 15, 2020

"One of Us" is a brief snapshot of people who support the church in the Diocese of Wilmington. We will regularly feature people who are recognizable within their parish communities.

Jul 11, 2020

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a song from the More Than 50 Most Loved Hymns CD, you will hear an interview with Sister Ann David Strohminger, a Sister of Saint Francis of Philadelphia and Delegate for Religious for the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington. Sister discusses those sisters, brothers, and religious priests who were hit the hardest by COVID-19 and how they are coping with the challenges. 

Jul 4, 2020

On the Fourth of July episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time and a cut from the Catholic Treasures CD, we will hear an interview, first broadcast on Catholic Forum on July 4, 2010, with Scott McDermott, author of the book, "Charles Carroll of Carrollton: Faithful Revolutionary." The book is about the life of the only Catholic to sign the Declaration of Independence. We will also hear a great Independence Day tune from Lee Greenwood, and Father Rich Jasper will tell us about another Modern Day Witness, Fr. Joseph Cyrek. 

Jul 1, 2020

"One of Us" is a brief snapshot of people who support the church in the Diocese of Wilmington. We will regularly feature people who are recognizable within their parish communities.

Jun 27, 2020

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a cut from John Michael Talbot's "Table of Plenty," we will chat with Alex Jones, founder and CEO or Hallow, the Catholic prayer and meditation app. How did Hallow come about? How is it helping Catholics? Listen and find out. 

Jun 20, 2020

Hello! On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a musical selection from the Paul Tate, "Let All Creation Sing" CD, we will talk to the Director of Communications for the Little Sisters of the Poor, Sister Constance Veit. Sister spent two months at the Jeanne Jugan Residence in Newark, Delaware during the height of the coronavirus pandemic.  

Jun 17, 2020

“One of Us” is a brief snapshot of people who support the church in the Diocese of Wilmington. We will regularly feature people who are recognizable within their parish communities.

Jun 13, 2020

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after an introduction, the Holy Gospel for the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, and a song from the CD "Catholic Treasures," we will talk with Mr. Anthony Albence, a parish leader at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Wilmington, Delaware. Each year, the parish's annual Italian Festival brings tens or thousands of people to Wilmington's Little Italy. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's festival has been cancelled.  We will learn about the festival and how the parish is dealing with its loss. Also, Father Rich Jasper will tell us about another Modern Day Witness. 

Jun 6, 2020

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Holy Gospel for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity and a musical selection from Paul Tate's Let All Creation Sing CD, we will talk with Father John Solomon from St. Mary Star of the Sea/Holy Savior Church in Ocean City, Maryland, and Father Jim Kirk from St. Mary Magdalen Church in Wilmington, Delaware. We will learn how parishes in two states are returning to public Masses after months of closed churches due to the coronavirus. Also, Father Rich Jasper will tell us about another Modern Day Witness

Jun 3, 2020

“One of Us” is a brief snapshot of people who support the church in the Diocese of Wilmington. We will regularly feature people who are recognizable within their parish communities.

May 30, 2020

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Holy Gospel for the Solemnity of Pentecost, and a cut from Paul Tate's "Let All Creation Sing" CD, we will chat with Msgr. Steven Hurley, Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia for the Diocese of Wilmington and Pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Wilmington, Delaware. Monsignor tells us what to expect as churches in Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore begin to open for public Masses. Also, Father Rich Jasper will tell us about Father Felix, another Modern Day Witness. 

May 23, 2020

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord, and a musical selection from David Haas' "Blest Are They" CD, we will talk to Leila Miller about her book, "Raising Chaste Catholic Men: Practical Advice, Mom to Mom." We will also give a brief update as to when and how public Masses will begin again in Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore. 

May 20, 2020

“One of Us” is a brief snapshot of people who support the church in the Diocese of Wilmington. We will regularly feature people who are recognizable within their parish communities.

May 16, 2020

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, and a John Angotti song taken from his Testify CD, we will hear highlights, including Bishop Malooly's homily, from the May 13, 2020 live-stream Mass for Catholic school students and their families. Also, Father Rich Jasper will tell us about another Modern Day Witness. 

May 9, 2020

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, and a musical selection from the Catholic Treasures CD, we will talk with Mr. Dan Sinnott, CEO of Saint Francis Hospital in Wilmington. How is Delaware's only Catholic hospital dealing with the COVID-19 crisis? How will the pandemic change the way the hospital operates in the future? Listen and find out. Also, Father Rich Jasper will tell us about another Modern Day Witness, Mother Kasper. 

May 6, 2020

“One of Us” is a brief snapshot of people who support the church in the Diocese of Wilmington. We will regularly feature people who are recognizable within their parish communities.

May 2, 2020

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Holy Gospel for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, and a cut from John Michael Talbot's Master Collection CD set, we will welcome two guests to the program. First up is the Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington, Ms. Richelle Vible who will tell us how they are helping the most vulnerable people of Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore during this pandemic. Then, Father Jim Kirk, Pastor of St. Mary Magdalen Church and Director of the Office of Worship for the Diocese of Wilmington will talk about the new Coronavirus Novena that will bring us all together in prayer for the end of this pandemic. 

Apr 25, 2020

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the Third Sunday of Easter, and a musical selection from Marty Haugen's "All Are Welcomed" CD, we will be joined by Father Joseph McQuaide. In his roles as Diocese of Wilmington Chancellor, Rector of the Cathedral of Saint Peter, and Pastor of Saint Patrick and Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception Churches in downtown Wilmington, Delaware; make Father McQuaide uniquely qualified to tell us how the diocese and parishes are responding to the challenges during the coronavirus pandemic.  

Apr 22, 2020

"One of Us" is a brief snapshot of people who support the church in the Diocese of Wilmington. We will regularly feature people who are recognizable within their parish communities.

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