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Each Saturday, Catholic Forum brings you a news update from The Dialog, the official news source for the Diocese of Wilmington, and an interview segment of about 21 minutes in length. 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 afternoon at 1:30 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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Apr 10, 2024

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a news update from The Dialog, we are joined by Felix Spitelli from the Delaware Knights of Columbus. Each year, students from Catholic schools and parish religious education programs, submit their vocations essays to the Knights for judging. On today's Catholic Forum, we will talk with Felix about the contest and hear the winning essays read by these Wilmington students; Kinsley Carroll from St. Mary Magdalen School, A'Zayah Hamilton from St. Peter Cathedral School, Corinne Kinger and Jayden Hummel from Immaculate Heart of Mary School and Amelia Haydu from the St. Joseph on the Brandywine Religious Education Program. Listen to Catholic Forum each week on Relevant Radio 640 and on Apple, Spotify, iHeartRadio and Amazon Music Podcasts. 

Apr 3, 2024

“One of Us” is a brief snapshot of people who support the Catholic church in various ways in the Diocese of Wilmington. We regularly feature people who may be recognizable within their parish or school communities.

Apr 3, 2024

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a Dialog news update from Virginia Durkin O'Shea, filling in for the vacationing Joe Owens, and a cut from the CD, Catholic Treasures, Stephanie Kelton, Fund Development and Public Relations Manager for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington will talk to Gary Belkot, Program Manager for Catholic Charities' Casa San Francisco in Milton, Delaware. Casa San Francisco offers an emergency shelter for adults, food cooperative, food pantry and more to serve the disadvantaged of Sussex County, Delaware. You can see a video of Stephanie's interview with Gary on our YouTube channel @DioceseofWilm.  Listen to Catholic Forum on Saturday afternoons at 1:30 on Relevant Radio 640 or on your favorite podcast platform. Catholic Forum is a production of the Office of Communications of the Diocese of Wilmington. 

Mar 27, 2024

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a news update from The Dialog, and a song from the Catholic Treasures CD, we will hear Bishop William Koenig's annual Easter message to the people of Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore. We will also hear a song from Paul Tate's CD, Rejoice! Catholic Forum is a production of the Office of Communications of the Diocese of Wilmington. Happy Easter!

Mar 20, 2024

“One of Us” is a brief snapshot of people who support the Catholic church in various ways in the Diocese of Wilmington. We regularly feature people who may be recognizable within their parish or school communities.

Mar 20, 2024

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a news update from The Dialog, and a song from the Catholic Treasures CD,  we talk to Father Joseph McQuaide, Diocesan Chancellor, Judicial Vicar, Cathedral of St. Peter Rector and Pastor of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception and St. Patrick's Parishes in Wilmington, Delaware. Father discussed the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the upcoming Reconciliation Monday, taking place on March 25, 2024, in the Diocese of Wilmington. You can see a video of this interview on the Diocese of Wilmington's YouTube Channel - YouTube.com/DioceseofWilm.  Catholic Forum is a production of the Office of Communications of the Diocese of Wilmington. Listen to Catholic Forum in its entirety on Relevant Radio 640 every Saturday afternoon at 1:30 or on Apple, Spotify, iHeartRadio or Amazon Music podcasts. www.cdow.org/CatholicForum @DioceseofWilm www.cdow.org/ReconciliationMonday

Mar 13, 2024

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a news update from The Dialog, we talk with author, scholar, advocate and activist, Connie Marshner about her new book, "Monastery and High Cross: The Forgotten Eastern Roots of Irish Christianity."  Contrary to popular belief, St. Patrick was not the first person to bring Christ to Ireland. So who DID? What is the historical and archeological evidence? We will find out on this episode of Catholic Forum. 

Catholic Forum is a production of the Office of Communication of the Diocese of Wilmington. New podcasts debut each Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. on Apple, Spotify, iHeartRadio and Amazon Music podcasts and on Saturday afternoons at 1:30 on Relevant Radio 640.

Mar 6, 2024

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after Joe Owens gives us a Dialog News Update, we talk to Deacon Tommy Watts, Diocese of Wilmington Chaplain to the Boy Scouts, and Phil Betley, Scoutmaster of Troup 285, sponsored by St. Elizabeth Parish in Wilmington, Delaware. What makes Scouting a great experience? Why is it important to have a Catholic component to troops that are sponsored by a Catholic parish? How has the Boy Scouts changed in recent years? We find out on this episode of Catholic Forum. You can see a video of this interview on the Diocese of Wilmington's YouTube Channel. Listen to Catholic Forum on Apple, Spotify, iHeartRadio and Amazon music podcast or on Saturday afternoons at 1:30 on Relevant Radio 640. Most interviews are also on the Diocese of Wilmington's YouTube Channel @DioceseofWilm

Mar 6, 2024

“One of Us” is a brief snapshot of people who support the Catholic church in various ways in the Diocese of Wilmington. We regularly feature people who may be recognizable within their parish or school communities.

Feb 28, 2024

Who's ready for some baseball? On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a Dialog news update from Joe Owens, we chat with Father Burke Masters about his new book, "A Grand Slam for God: A Journey from Baseball Star to Catholic Priest." We learn about Father's baseball career, conversion to Catholicism, vocation to the priesthood, and more. Catholic Forum premieres every Wednesday at noon on Apple, Spotify, iHeartRadio and Amazon Music podcasts; and is broadcast every Saturday afternoon at 1:30 on Relevant Radio 640. You can see a video of this interview on the Diocese of Wilmington's YouTube channel, @dioceseofwilm. Please like, share and subscribe. 

Feb 21, 2024

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a news update from The Dialog, we talk with author, Joe McGivney about his book, "YOU'RE A MIRACLE!: My Story of Alcoholism, Miraculous Healing, and God's Infinite Power and Love." Joe McGivney is an active member of the Knights of Columbus, an organization that was founded by his distant relative, Father Michael McGivney. So when Joe became desperately ill in 2020, it is only logical that one of his beloved relatives pray for Blessed Michael McGivney’s intersession. His book is a thrilling story that follows Joe from the depths of derangement to the heights of true and lasting joy, a joy that is open to all. Listen to Catholic Forum each week on Apple, Spotify, iHeartRadio and Amazon Music podcasts or on Saturday afternoons at 1:30 on Relevant Radio 640. Catholic Forum is a production of the Diocese of Wilmington's Office of Communications.  

Feb 21, 2024

“One of Us” is a brief snapshot of people who support the Catholic church in various ways in the Diocese of Wilmington. We regularly feature people who may be recognizable within their parish or school communities.

Feb 14, 2024

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a Dialog news update, we talk with Father Alexander (Sandy) Pocetto, OSFS, an Oblate of St. Francis de Sales since 1945 and priest since 1955. We chat about his early life in Wilmington's Little Italy, his calling to the religious priesthood, his university and scolarly ministry and his book, "A Lenten Journey with Jesus and Saint Francis de Sales." Catholic Forum is a production of the Office of Communications of the Diocese of Wilmington. Listen Saturday afternoons at 1:30 on Relevant Radio 640 or on Apple, Spotify, iHeartRadio or Amazon Music Podcasts. Most interviews are also available in video form at YouTube.com/DioceseofWilm. 

Feb 7, 2024

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a news update from The Dialog, we will talk to Craig and Judy Bickel about the Retrouvaille program that has helped tens of thousands of couples save their troubled marriages. The Bickels not only lead Retrouvaille weekends, but they can attest to the effectiveness of the program since they went through it when they were on the verge of divorce and it saved their marriage. Listen to Catholic Forum each week on Apple, Spotify, iHeartRadio and Amazon Music podcasts. You can see an video of this interview at YouTube.com/Dioceseof Wilm. Like and follow!

 

Feb 7, 2024

“One of Us” is a brief snapshot of people who support the Catholic church in various ways in the Diocese of Wilmington. We regularly feature people who may be recognizable within their parish or school communities.

Jan 31, 2024

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a news update from The Dialog, Catholic Charities' Stephanie Kelton will talk to Lisa Ritchie, Program Manager for Behavioral Health Services for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington.  Lisa walks us through the various inpatient services for adults, children, couples and groups offered by Catholic Charities and discusses a new program designed to help youths who are dealing with psychosis.  You can see Stephanie's interview with Lisa on our YouTube channel. Catholic Forum is a weekly production of the Diocese of Wilmington's Office of Communication. Send comments to CatholicForum@cdow.org. Like of follow us at Facebook.com/CatholicForum. 

Jan 24, 2024

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a news update from Joe Owens of The Dialog, we talk to Mr. Scott Wilson, the new principal of Saints Peter and Paul High School in Easton, Maryland.  Serving the youth of Maryland's Eastern Shore since 1958, Saints Peter and Paul High School recently moved to a brand new state of the art campus. We learn about this amazing school and how it is a place where students can develop their minds, bodies and spirits. We also talk about Catholic Schools Week which takes place from January 27 to February 2, 2024. Catholic Forum is a production of the Office of Communications of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington. You can see a video of this interview at YouTube.com/DioceseofWilm.

Jan 24, 2024

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

 
Jan 17, 2024

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a news update from The Dialog, we talk with the Executive Director of La Plaza Delaware, Ms. Mary Dupont.  For the last several years, the organization has been assisting Latino entrepreneurs navigate the governmental and cultural obstacles to starting and succeeding in business in Sussex County, Delaware. Mary shares how the local Catholic parish, Saint Michael the Archangel, has been instrumental to the success of the endeavor. You can listen to the Catholic Forum podcast in its entirety on Apple, Spotify, Amazon Music and iHeartRadio or at cdow.org/CatholicForum and on Relevant Radio 640 every Saturday afternoon at 1:30. You can see a video of this interview by searching Diocese of Wilmington on YouTube, or click here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9UtEPD9U4Y Catholic Forum is a production of the Office of Communication of the Diocese of Wilmington.

Jan 10, 2024

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a news update from The Dialog, we will chat with Father James Loughran, SA, a Franciscan Friar of the Atonement and the Director of the Graymoor Ecumenincal and Interreligious Institute. Father will discuss the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, and the cause for canonization of Servant of God, Father Paul Wattson of Graymoor. Among Father Paul's many amazing accomplishments, he established the Friars of the Atonement and the Week of Prayer. He was born in Millington, on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Catholic Forum is a production of the Office of Communications of the Diocese of Wilmington and is heard on Apple, Spotify, iHeartRadio and Amazon Music podcasts and is broadcast every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. on Relevant Radio 640 which reaches most of the mid-Atlantic region. 

Jan 3, 2024

On this episide of Catholic Forum, after a news update from The Dialog, Catholic Charities' Stephanie Kelton talks with Program Manager, Jennifer Trager, about the work of Seton Center in Princess Anne, Maryland. For many years, Seton Center has been serving the community needs of Summerset County - Maryland's poorest county. Catholic Forum is a production of the Diocese of Wilmington's Office of Communication. You can see a video of Stephanie's interview with Jennifer on the Diocese of Wilmington's YouTube Channel - youtube.com/DioceseofWilm. Follow us at Facebook.com/CatholicForum. Like. Subscribe. Follow. 

Jan 3, 2024

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

Dec 27, 2023

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a news update from The Dialog, we chat with Mr. Fritz Jones. In 1978, he joined Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington as a staff member at one of their group homes. In January 2024, Fritz is retiring after 45 years of service to the vunerable of Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore.  Join us as we look back at Fritz's career and his impact on our community. 

Dec 20, 2023

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a news update from The Dialog, we present our annual Christmas special, including The Most Reverend William E. Koenig's 2023 Christmas message to the people of Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore, a report from the Vatican, and more! Plus some great Christmas hymns. Merry Christmas from the Diocese of Wilmington. 

Dec 13, 2023

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

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