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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 2:00 p.m.. ET each Saturday afternoon. Catholic Forum is a production of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington.
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Sep 18, 2021

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after news from The Dialog and a song from Marty Haugen's "All Are Welcome" CD, we will learn about the Diocese of Wilmington's Share in the Spirit campaign that helps families afford a Catholic school education for their children, when Ms. Sheila McGirl, Director of Development for the Diocese of Wilmington, is the guest. Also, Fr. Rich Jasper will tell us about another Modern Day Witness. Enjoy! 

Sep 11, 2021

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a news brief from The Dialog, and a cut from the Catholic Treasures CD, we will talk with Fr. Brian Lewis, pastor of St. Jude the Apostle parish in Lewes, Delaware, and coordinator of the Diocese of Wilmington's annual Marian Pilgrimage. This year, the pilgrimage is being held on Sept. 25 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. Father tells us about the Shrine, the schedule of events that day, and why this year's pilgrimage is special. Also, Father Rich Jasper will tell us about another Modern Day Witness. 

Sep 8, 2021

"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.

Sep 4, 2021

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after news from The Dialog, and a musical selection from the CD, "More Thank 50 Most Loved Hymns," we talk to Father John Solomon, pastor of St. Mary Star of the Sea/Holy Savior parish in Ocean City, Maryland. How has this dynamic resort parish survived the economic impact of the pandemic? What renovations were made to the historic church in downtown OCMD? What's happening during the "off-season?" We'll find out on this episode of Catholic Forum! Ohhh, and Father Rich Jasper will tell us about another Modern Day Witness. 

Aug 28, 2021

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after news from The Dialog, we will talk with Dr. S. K. Baskerville about his new book, "A Gentleman's Guide to Manners, Sex and Ruling the World," from Sophia Institute Press. What is a gentleman, and why should every man aspire to be one? We will find out on this episode of Catholic Forum! As a side note: this is the first time Bob Krebs interviewed someone from Romania! Cool, huh? 

Aug 25, 2021

"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 21, 2021

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after news from The Dialog and a musical selection from the CD, "More Than 50 Most Loved Hymns," we will learn about the life of Blessed Carlo Acutis, an Italian computer geek teenager who died in 2006 and is on his way to be a canonized saint. Mr. Michael Lichens from Sophia Institute Press will tell us about their new book, "A Millennial in Paradise: Carlo Acutis," by Father Will Conquer. Also, Father Rich Jasper will tell us about another Modern Day Witness.

Aug 14, 2021

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after news from The Dialog, and a musical selection - appropriate for the Feast of the Assumption weekend - from the Catholic Treasures CD, we will share highlights, including Bishop William Koenig's homily, from the August 7, 2021 ordination of 15 men as permanent deacons. 

Aug 11, 2021

"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 7, 2021

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after news from The Dialog, we will meet Ms. Trinette Stillman, the new principal of Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School in Berlin, Maryland. The Diocese of Wilmington's newest elementary school serves students from nine sponsoring parishes in the south eastern part of the diocese. Also, we remember Brother James Malone, CFX, who served as superintendent of schools for the diocese from 1998 until 2006 when we are joined by Ms. Cathy Weaver and Mr. Ed Gordon who both worked closely with Brother Jim.

Jul 31, 2021

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after news from The Dialog, and a cut from the Catholic Treasures CD, we will talk with Father John Grasing, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Chestertown, Maryland and director of the Office for Deacons for the Diocese of Wilmington. We will also talk with two of the 15 men who will be ordained to the permanent diaconate on August 7, 2021, Richard Kosior from Holy Cross Parish in Dover, Delaware and Matt Boyer, from St. Ann's Parish in Wilmington. 

Jul 28, 2021

"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 24, 2021

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a news brief from TheDialog.org, we will talk with Mr. Fritz Jones, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington. Fritz discusses the work of the Catholic social service organization that has been serving the people of Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore for 190 years, and looks back at his 40+ years with the organization. Also, Father Rich Jasper tells us about another Modern Day Witness. 

Jul 17, 2021

On this very special episode of Catholic Forum, after news from The Dialog, we will hear highlights from the Ordination/Installation Mass of Bishop William E. Koenig, 10th Bishop of Wilmington, recorded at St. Elizabeth Church in Wilmington, Delaware. We will hear excerpts from Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Christophe Pierre's remarks and reading of the Apostolic Letter of Appointment, Archbishop William Lori's homily, and the first public comments from His Excellency, The Most Reverend William E. Koenig, as the new shepherd of the Catholic community of Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore. You can watch the entire-hour Mass at www.YouTube.com/DioceseofWilm

Jul 14, 2021

"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 10, 2021

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after news headlines from The Dialog, and a musical selection from the Catholic Treasures CD, we will talk with the man who, on July 13, 2021, will be ordained to the Order of Bishop and installed as Wilmington's 10th Bishop, Monsignor William E. Koenig of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York. Join us as we get to know our new shepherd. 

Jul 3, 2021

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after news from The Dialog, we are joined by Father Joseph McQuaide, Chancellor for the Diocese of Wilmington and Rector of the Cathedral of Saint Peter, and Pastor of St. Patrick and St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parishes in Wilmington, Delaware. Father McQuaide will talk about the men who have served as Bishops of Wilmington since 1868, and give us a preview of the July 13, 2021 ordination and installation Mass of Bishop-elect William Koenig as Wilmington's Tenth Bishop. 

Jun 30, 2021

"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 26, 2021

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after news from TheDialog.org, we learn about some of the Catholics who were crucial to the founding of the United States, when Dan LeRoy talks about his book, "Liberty's Lions: The Catholic Revolutionaries Who Establish America." Were the Founding Fathers anti-Catholic? Who were the Catholics who helped bring independence to America? We celebrate Independence Day a week early on this episode of Catholic Forum. 

Jun 19, 2021

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after news headlines from The Dialog and a cut from Paul Tate's "Let All Creation Sing" CD, we will talk with Mr. Mark Christian. After a almost 44-year career with Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese of Wilmington, Mark is retiring at the end of June. We will chat with him and learn how Catholic Cemeteries are helping those who grieve there loved-ones. Also, Father Rich Jasper will tell us about another Modern Day Witness. 

Jun 16, 2021

"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 12, 2021

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after news headlines from The Dialog, we will talk to local author, Dennis Skirvin. Born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware; Dennis is a Vietnam veteran, DuPont retiree, and award-winning author of "Jubal's Christmas Gift," "The Treasure of Nonsense Woods," and his latest, "Letters from Poppy Pete: The Allure of Twerpentnog." We will also learn about another one of Father Rich Jasper's Modern Day Witnesses.

Jun 5, 2021

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a news update from TheDialog.org, and a cut from the Catholic Treasures CD, we will talk to Ms. Marion Amberg, award-winning journalist, author, and faith-traveler. Marion's new book, "Monuments, Marvels, and Miracles: A Traveler's Guide to Catholic America,"  takes us to more than 500 of the country‚Äôs most intriguing holy sites, each with a riveting story to tell. Also, Father Rich Jasper will tell us about another Modern Day Witness. 

Jun 2, 2021

"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 29, 2021

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after news from TheDialog.org, and a cut from the CD, The John Michael Talbot Collection, we will hear highlights from the May 22, 2021 Ordination of Father Michael Preston, including Bishop Malooly's homily. Also, Father Rich Jasper will tell us about another Modern Day Witness.

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