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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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Now displaying: August, 2020
Aug 29, 2020

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after an introduction, the Gospel for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a song from Beth Neilsen Chapman's "Hymns" CD, we will chat with two young men in priestly formation for the Diocese of Wilmington. Peter Schirmer is 24 and is from St. Benedict Parish in Ridgely, Maryland. Gabriel Ortez Jimenez is 18 and is from Immaculate Conception Parish in Elkton, Maryland. Both are enrolled in college seminary. We will also learn about another Modern Day Witness from Father Rich Jasper. You can see a video of the interviews with Pete & Gabriel at www.YouTube.com/DioceseOfWilm

Aug 26, 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 22, 2020

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after an introduction, the Gospel for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a song from the CD, "Catholic Treasures," we will meet another young man who is studying for the priesthood for the Diocese of Wilmington, Mr. James Gebhart. A Delaware native, James is in formation at St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore. You can see a video of this interview with James or the Diocese of Wilmington YouTube Channel - www.YouTube.com/DioceseofWilm

Aug 15, 2020

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Holy Gospel for the 20th  Sunday in Ordinary Time, and a cong from the CD, "More Than 50 Most Loved Hymns," we will get to know a gentleman who is in formation for the priesthood for the Diocese of Wilmington, Mr. Brennan Ferris. Brennan is a Wilmington native and is studying Theology at St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore. You can see a video of this interview on the Diocese of Wilmington's YouTube Channel, www.YouTube.com/DioceseOfWilm

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. 

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