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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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Oct 1, 2022

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a news brief from The Dialog and a cut from the CD, More Than 50 Most Lives Hymns, we will talk with the Executive Director of the Maryland Catholic Conference, Ms. Jenny Kraska. This past summer, Jenny visited a convent in Ukraine and witnessed how the sisters are helping the people of that war-torn country. She also will update us as to the most pressing issues facing Maryland Catholics. In addition, we will learn about one of the most popular saints, Therese of Lisieux

You are invited to help the Shelter for Women and Children in Lviv, Ukraine. Click here.

Sep 24, 2022

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after news from The Dialog, we talk with Father Abbot Anderson about his community of Benedictine Monks who live and work at Our Lady of Clear Creek Abby in Oklahoma. We will learn about the daily life of a Monk and about their new CD, "Rorate Coeli: Marian Sounds of Advent."

Sep 20, 2022

“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.

Sep 17, 2022

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after news from The Dialog, and music from Beth Nielson Chapman's "Hymns" CD, we will learn about this year's Marian Pilgrimage taking place on October 1st at Holy Spirit Church in New Castle, Delaware, when pilgrimage coordinator, Father Brian Lewis, pastor of St. Jude the Apostle Parish in Lewes, Delaware, is interviewed. 

Ms. Immaculée Ilibagiza, the author of the international best-selling book, Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust, will be the featured speaker at this year’s Diocese of Wilmington Marian Pilgrimage. Additionally, local artist Mrs. Kate Capato, of Visual Grace, will be giving a presentation on the symbology of Our Lady in Art, including in her own art. 

Sep 10, 2022

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a Dialog news update from Joe Owens, and a cut from the More Than 50 Most Loved Hymns CD, we will discuss the results of the Synod Listening Sessions, with Father Glenn Evers. From February until June, hundreds of Delaware and Maryland Eastern Shore Catholics participated in dozens of Listening Sessions. We will learn what is on the minds and hearts of Diocese of Wilmington parishioners on this edition of Catholic Forum. 

Sep 6, 2022

Donna Santoni of St. Mary Star of the Sea, Ocean City, Md.

Sep 3, 2022

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after news headlines from The Dialog and a music sample from the Catholic Treasures CD, we will talk with Jessica Keating Floyd, Director of the Notre Dame Office of Life and Human Dignity in the McGrath Institute for Church Life. Her organization, along with the Sisters of Life and CampCampo Films have released Into Life, an original 12-part video series based on the work of the Sisters serving women who are pregnant. 

Aug 27, 2022

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after news headlines from The Dialog, we will talk with Dr. Lou De Angelo, Superintendent of Schools for the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington. How are the dozens of Catholic schools serving the acedemic and spiritual needs of the over 8,000 students in Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore. We will find out when we chat with Lou De Angelo. We will also learn about our Saint of the Day, Saint Agustine of Hippo. 

Aug 23, 2022

Karen Kohler is a parishioner at St. John the Beloved

Aug 20, 2022

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after news headlines from The Dialog, we will talk with Kristen Van Uden from Sophia Institute Press about their release of the book, "The Wrath of God: How to Read the Signs of the Times and Recognize the Evils of Our Age," by Father Livio Fanzaga. Kristen will tell us what the Italian theologen has to say about the end of the world, the antichirst, and who may be seduced by his message. In the book, Fr. Livio seeks to acquaint ordinary Catholics with the biblical and Church teachings about the end of the world and to prepare ourselves spiritually for the end whenever it may come. We will also learn about Saint Bernard of Clairvaux our Saint of the Day. 

Aug 13, 2022

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after news headlines from The Dialog, we will talk with Mr. Mike Speicher, coordinator of athletics for the Diocese of Wilmington's Office for Youth, Young Adult and Family Ministry. Over 4,000 Delaware youth participate in CYM atletic prorgams including football, basketball, track, soccer, volleyball, and more. We learn about it and about the upcoming CYM golf outting on this episode of Catholic Forum. 

Aug 6, 2022

On this eposode of Catholic Forum, we will get a news update from Dialog editor, Joe Owens, then learn about the beautiful and historic Cathedral of Saint Peter in Wiilmington, Delware, when we are joined by the Very Reverend Joseph W. McQuaide, IV, the cathedral's Rector.  Father McQuaide will tell us about the cathedral's history, the parish community, and ways we can help the ministry of the cathedral during the upcoming special collection. 

Aug 2, 2022

'One of Us' podcast

Jul 30, 2022

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after news from The Dialog, we will talk with Chris McKenna, founder and CEO of Protect Young Eyes, an organization that helps families, schools, and churches to create safer digital environments for their children. Chris will discuss the PROTECT app that uses technology to help your family become predator-proof, porn-resilient, and screen-wise.

Jul 23, 2022

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after Joe Owens gives us news headlines from The Dialog, we will talk with Dan DeMatte, author, speaker, TV host and youth minister. Dan's new book it titled, "Dream Bigger: A 21-Day Journey to Unlock God's Dream for Your Life."  Dream Bigger unlocks your capacity to dream God-sized dreams and gives the Church encouragement to start dreaming in big, bold ways again! This day-by-day journey helps Christians not only to discover God’s dream for their lives but to start taking real steps toward accomplishing those dreams. We will also learn about St. Bridget of Sweden, the Franciscan Media Saint of the Day. 

Jul 21, 2022

"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 16, 2022

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after news headlines from The Dialog, we will talk with Deacon Ben Feril from Immaculate Conception Parish in Elkton, Maryland. Ben has had an impressive career as an officer in the United States Navy, and holds national positions with the Boy Scouts of America. We will meet him and learn about his calling to the Diaconate on this episode or Catholic Forum. 

Jul 15, 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 with their parish communities.

Jul 9, 2022

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after news headlines from The Dialog, we will chat with local best selling, award-winning novelist, Michele Chynoweth, about her new book, "The Wise Man," a riveting, ripped from the headlines book based on the Bible story of King Solomon. The Wise Man tells the story of a new US Supreme Court justice as he prepares to hear a landmark abortion case that could reverse Roe v. Wade.  Also, we will learn about the life of Saint Veronica Giuliani.

Jun 29, 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 with their parish communities.

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. 

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