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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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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’s 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.

May 22, 2021

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a news brief from TheDialog.org, we will talk to Oblate Father Thomas Dailey, the John Cardinal Foley Chair of Homiletics and Social Communications for Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia. On May 27th the Seminary is holding the annual John Cardinal Foley Symposium in Celebration of World Communications Day. Learn about the symposium and the award that will be given that day on this edition of Catholic Forum. Also, Father Rich Jasper will tell us about 'the nun with spurs." 

May 19, 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 15, 2021

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after news headlines from TheDialog.org and a musical selection from the CD, "Catholic Treasures," we will talk with Paul Senz about his new book, "Fatima: 100 Questions and Answers About the Marian Apparitions," from Ignatious Press. Written as a companion to the popular film, "Fatima," Paul's book delves into these apparitions what have inspired and fascinated the world for over 100 years. 

May 8, 2021

On this special episode of Catholic Forum, after a news update from The Dialog, and a cut from the "More Than 50 Most Loved Hymns" CD, we will hear highlights of the recent announcement that Pope Francis has named Monsignor William E. Koenig of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York as Wilmington's 10th Bishop. Listen in as Bishop Francis Malooly introduces Bishop-elect Koenig at a news conference at the Cathedral of Saint Peter. Also, Father Rich Jasper will tell us about another Modern Day Witness. 

May 5, 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 1, 2021

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a news update from Joe Owens of The Dialog, and a musical selection from Beth Nielsen Chapman's "Hymns" CD, we will talk with Father Edward Looney about his new book, "Meditations After Holy Communion."

Apr 24, 2021

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after this week's news headlines from TheDialog.org, and a cut from the CD, More Than 50 Most Loved Hymns, Mr. Felix Spitelle from the Delaware Knights of Columbus will tell us about the annual Jerry Dawson Memorial Vocations Essay Contest, sponsored by the Knights. We will also hear three of the students present their winning essays. Plus, Fr. Rich Jasper will tell us about another Modern Day Witness. 

Apr 21, 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.

Apr 17, 2021

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after news highlights from TheDialog.org, we will talk to the president of Neumann University in Aston, Pennsylvania, Dr. Christopher Domes. Learn how this terrific Catholic university has adapted to meet the needs of its students during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Apr 10, 2021

Happy Easter! On this episode of Catholic Forum, we introduce a new feature - news for the Catholic Community of Delaware, Maryland's Eastern Shore, and beyond, with Joseph P. Owens, editor of The Dialog. We will also chat with Mary Jo Frohlich, a member of the Diocese of Wilmington Global Solidarity Partnership Committee. Mary Jo will tell us about the relationship between the Diocese of Wilmington and the Diocese of San Marcos, Guatemala. We will also hear a cut from the "Catholic Treasures" CD. Follow us at Facebook.com/CatholicForum or at cdow.org/CatholicForum. 

Apr 7, 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.

Apr 3, 2021

Happy Easter. On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction and the Gospel for Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord, we will hear Bishop Francis Malooly's annual Easter message to the people of the Diocese of Wilmington. We will also enjoy some great music from Paul Tate's "Rejoice!" CD and the "More Than 50 Most Loved Hymns" CD. 

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