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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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Jun 25, 2022

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after Joe Owens gives news headlines from The Dialog, and a cut from the "More Than 50 Most Loves Hymns" CD, we will talk with Catholic researcher, Hans Plate, the founder and president of Videa Research. His latest study sheds some light on the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on the lives of ordinary Catholics, their prayer life, worship habits, and future intentions. Also, we will learn about Saints Peter and Paul, from Franciscan Media. 

Jun 18, 2022

On this episode of Catholic Forum, Joe Owens of The Dialog gives us the news headlines, then we talk to Franciscan Sister Diane Tomkinson about her work as Charism: Engagement Minister (Young Adults, Volunteers, New Memberships) for the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia. 

Jun 15, 2022
“One of Us” is a brief snapshot of people who support the Catholic church in various ways in the Diocese of Wilmington. We will regularly feature people who may be recognizable within their parish communities.
Jun 11, 2022

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a newsbrief from The Dialog and music from Beth Nielson Chapman's "Hymns" CD, we will learn about the National Eucharistic Revival and the special Corpus Christi Mass and Eucharistic Procession in Wilmington, when Father Glenn Evers and Ms. Colleen Lindsey are interviewed. 

Jun 4, 2022

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after news from The Dialog, and we sample a song from Paul Tate's "Let All Creation Sing" CD, we will talk with Father William Hazzard, a retired priest of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington. Ordained in 1963, Father has seen a lot of changes in the Church and has worked dilegently to serve the people of God - work that he continues today. You can support the retired priests of the Diocese of Wilmington by your contirbution to the special collection the weekend of June 4/5 in the churches of Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore. 

May 28, 2022

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after news from The Dialog, and a sample from the John Michael Talbot CD, The Quiet, we will hear highlights from the May 21, 2022 ordination of Father Brennan Ferris, including Bishop William Koenig's homily and the Litany of Supplication. 

May 23, 2022
'One of Us' is a brief snapshot of people who support the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Wilmington. We will regularly feature people who are recognizable within their parish communities.
May 21, 2022

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after news from The Dialog, and a sampling from the "Table of Plenty" CD by John Michael Talbot, we will learn about the work of the Seamen's Center of Wilmington and the National Day of Prayer and Rememberance for Mariners and People of the Sea. Christine Lassiter is the Seamen's Center's Executive Director, and Joe Ryan is a volunteer at the Center.  You can read about Bishop Koenig's recent visit to the Center and one of the ships, in this article in The Dialog. 

May 17, 2022

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

May 7, 2022

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after news from The Dialog, we will sample a song from the Catholic Treasures CD, and then talk with Megan Gilbert, Communications Officer for Catholic Relief Services. CRS and their partners are in Eastern Europe to help the millions of Ukrainian refugees who are fleeing their homeland in the wake of the Russian invasion. We will also learn about the Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker. 

May 3, 2022

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

Apr 30, 2022

On this epidode of Catholic Forum, after news headlines from The Dialog and a musical selection from the More Then 50 Most Loved Hymns CD, we will talk to Felix Spitelle from the Delaware Knights of Columbus about their annual Jerry Dawson Memorial Vocations Essay Contest. We will also hear the 5th through 8th grade students present their winning essays. 

Apr 23, 2022

On this episode of Catholic Forum, afternews headlines from The Dialog, and a cut from the Paul Tate CD, "Rejoice!," we will talk with Anna Keating, the co-author of the book, "The Catholic Catalogue: A Field Guide to the Daily Acts That Make Up a Catholic Life." This beautifully designed book will help readers celebrate Catholicism throughout the years, across daily practice and milestones. The Catholic Catalogue is a field guide, a list of far ranging topics, that should aid any Catholic, whether steeped in the tradition or just discovering spirituality for the first time, to understand the daily acts that make up a Catholic life. Also, we will learn about the Saint of the Day, Saint George. 

Apr 16, 2022

On this special Easter edition of Catholic Forum, we present the Most Reverend William E. Koenig's Easter message to the people of Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore. Happy Easter!

Apr 13, 2022

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

Apr 9, 2022
On this special episode of Catholic Forum, after new headlines from The Dialog and a cut from Beth Nielsen Chapman's "Hymns" CD, we will talk with the 10th Bishop of the Diocese of Wilmington, the Most Reverend William E. Koenig. On April 11, 2022, the Diocese of Wilmington will hold the first Reconciliation Monday. Bishop Koenig will tell us about the project and why it is important for Catholics to recieve the Sacrament of Reconciliation. 
Apr 5, 2022

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

Apr 2, 2022

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after news from The Dialog, and a sample from the CD "The Sings My Soul: The Best of the Priests," we will talk to author, Julianne Stanz, about her latest book, "Braving the Thin Places: Celtic Wisdom to Create a Space for Grace."  Drawing on her Irish-Celtic heritage, Julianne Stanz helps us explore those times and holy places of transformation...those thin places that are close to God. Also, Father Rich Jasper will tell us about another Modern Day Witness. To learn about an exclusive discount on "Braving the Thin Places," for Catholic Forum listeners, click here.

Mar 26, 2022

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after news from The Dialog and a sample from the CD, "More Than 50 Most Loved Hymns," we will talk with the author of the book, "Dust in the Blood: A Theology of Life with Depression," Dr. Jessica Coblentz. Father Rich Jasper will also have another edition of Modern Day Witness. 

Mar 21, 2022

'One of Us' is a brief snapshot of people who support the Catholic Church throughout the Diocese of Wilmington. We will regularly feature people who are recognizable within their parish communities. 

Mar 19, 2022

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after news headlines from The Dialog, we will talk to Sister Gianna Maria and Sister Marie Veritas, two Sisters of Life who will be giving a Lenten Mission at St. Thomas More Oratory at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware on March 21 & 22. The Sisters talk about their vocations, the work of their community, and give a preview of their Lenten Mission. Also, Father Rich Jasper will tell us about another Modern Day Witness.  

Mar 12, 2022

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after news headlines from The Dialog, and a sampling of music from Beth Nielsen Chapman's "Hymns" CD, we will talk to the pastor of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church in Wilmington, DE, and St. Basil Ukrainian Catholic Church in Chesapeake City, MD, Father Volodymyr Klanichka. We will get an update on the situation in his homeland and learn what we can do to help the people of this nation that is under attack from Russian invaders. 

Mar 10, 2022

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

Mar 5, 2022
On this episode of Catholic Forum, after news headlines from The Dialog, we talk with Catholic psychotherapist, speaker and author, Dana Nygaard, about her book, "365 Dates to Renew Your Christian Marriage: Increasing Your Emotional Intimacy One Question at a Time." In this fun book, Dana tells us how to nourish our relationship one date at a time. Also, Father Rich Jasper will tell us about another Modern Day Witness. 
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