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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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Now displaying: November, 2021
Nov 27, 2021

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after news from The Dialog, we meet Walt and Brennan Ferris, two deacons for the Diocese of Wilmington. Walt was ordained to the permanent diaconate in August and Brennan was ordained to the transitional diaconate in May. Walt is in ministry at St. Elizabeth Church in Wilmington, and Brennan is finishing up his studies at St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore. 

Nov 20, 2021

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after Amanda Cathcart brings us news from The Dialog, and we hear a musical selection from the Catholic Treasures CD, we will talk to two Wilmington Fire Department chaplains, Rev. Brad Martin and Father Michael Murray. Rev. Martin, a Presbyterian Minister, has been a fire department chaplain for over 30 years. Father Murray, an Oblate of St, Francis de Sales priest, has been serving in this ministry for over 4 years. They discuss the joys and challenges of ministry to these brave men and women fire fighters and EMTs. Also, we will learn about another Modern Day Witness from Fr. Rich Jasper. 

Nov 18, 2021

On this episode of Catholic Forum Flashback, Cindy Krebs, Director of Religious Education at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Hockessin, Delaware, gives tips on how families can make the Season of Advent more meaningful. This interview first aired on Catholic Forum on December 5, 2020.

Nov 17, 2021

"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. 

Nov 13, 2021

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after news headlines from The Dialog, we will talk with Ms. Nan Freeman, a facilitator for the Rachel's Vineyard Catholic Retreat for those who are suffering from the devastating effects of abortion.  A Rachel's Vineyard retreat is scheduled for our area in early December and we will learn more about it today on Catholic Forum. Also, Father Rich Jasper will tell us about another Modern Day Witness. 

Nov 6, 2021

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after news from The Dialog, we remember Father Thomas Peterman, a priest of the Diocese of Wilmington for 64 years, author and historian, who passed away on August 3, 2021.  We will learn about his early life, his calling to the priesthood, his priestly ministry, and along the way, we may also learn a little about the history of the Catholic Church in Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Nov 3, 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. 

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