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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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Now displaying: June, 2023
Jun 29, 2023

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a Dialog news update and a song from the More Than 50 Most Loved Hymns CD, we will talk to Deacon Matthew Newsome from the Diocese of Charlotte, North Carolina about the life and spirituality of St. Francis de Sales. Deacon Matt serves as a campus minister at Western Carolina University and in the Office of Catechetical Formation for the Diocese of Charlotte. He is a writer, blogger, podcaster, and speaker. His new book is titled, “The Devout Life: A Modern Guide to Practical Holiness with St. Francis de Sales," from Sophia Institute Press.  

Jun 28, 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.

Jun 22, 2023

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a news update from The Dialog, we will talk to local attorney and St. Ann Parish Deacon, Matthew Boyer. The annual observance of Religious Freedom Week takes place from June 22 - 29.  It begins with the feast day of Saints Thomas More and John Fisher, includes the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, and ends with the feast of Saints Peter and Paul.  Why is it necessary to remind American Catholics about our rights to religious freedom? What are some threats to our religious liberty? What should we do to assure that these rights are protected? We will find out from Deacon Matt Boyer.

Jun 17, 2023

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a Dialog news brief, we talk to Paula Kosin, author of the new book, Grieving: A Spiritual Process for Catholics. Author Paula Kosin has come to know the rocky landscape of grief very well—through her own losses, by formal training, and by accompanying many bereaved people in the grief support groups. In Grieving: A Spiritual Process for Catholics, Kosin has combined deep wisdom from the Christian tradition with current insights from the social sciences to create a book that can be an effective companion for grievers—Catholic and non-Catholic alike. 

Jun 14, 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.

Jun 10, 2023

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a news update from The Dialog and a cut from the Table of Plenty CD by John Michael Talbot, we will chat with Ruthie Countinho about PWYCM: Parents with Young Children Ministry, a Catholic community of families that live in Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania that enjoy potluck socials, family activities, women’s faith sharing, date nights, mom’s night outs, dad’s service projects, and more.  She will tell us how this group is trying to intentionally raise fun loving, faith-filled Catholic children. Also, we will learn a little about St. Anthony of Padua, whose feast the Chruch celebrates each June 13th. 

Jun 3, 2023

On this edition of Catholic Forum, after a news update from The Dialog, we talk to Archduke Eduard of Austria, Hungary's current ambassador to the Holy See, Eduard Habsburg. His new book is titled "The Habsburg Way: 7 Rules for Turbulent Times." Eduard shares what it's like to grow up in Europe as a part of a family that is rooted in European history, the joys of having a large family, how the Habsburg way is suprisingly apparent in the United States today, and some of the challenges that we face in the 21st century. You can see a video of the interview with Eduard Habsburg on the Diocese of Wilmington's YouTube channel. @DioceseofWilm #Habsburg 

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