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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: November, 2023
Nov 29, 2023

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a newsbrief from The Dialog, we talk to H. W. Crocker III about his exciting Church history book, Triumph: The Power and the Glory of the Catholic Church. A classic for 20 years, Triumph is now available in an updated and expanded version. We will also learn a little about the saint that the Church celebrates each year on December 6th.  You can see this interview on the Diocese of Wilmington's YouTube channel. Catholic Forum is a production of the Office of Communications of the Diocese of Wilmington. 

Nov 29, 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.

Nov 22, 2023

On this special episode of Catholic Forum, after a news update from The Dialog and a sample track from the CD "Catholic Treasures," we talk with the Bishop of the Diocese of Wilmington, the Most Reverend William E. Koenig. November has been set aside in the diocese to remind us of the importance of the Eucharist to our Catholic Faith. All month, our clergy have been highlighting the Eucharist and the Mass in their Sunday homilies, additionally, the week of November 26 through December 2 has been named Eucharistic Adoration Week when all churches will have time set aside for adoration. Bishop Koenig talks about this National Eucharistic Revival initiative in our diocese on this episode of Catholic Forum. Catholic Forum is a production of the Diocese of Wilmington's Office of Communication. 

Nov 15, 2023

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a news update from Joe Owens, editor of The Dialog, we talk with talented photographer, Paul Yoder, about his new photodocumentary book, "Maryland's Eastern Shore Historic Churches." The book features 115 churches of which nine are Catholic churches of the Diocese of Wilmington. Catholic Forum is a production of the Office of Communications of the Diocese of Wilmington. Most interviews are also available as a video at www.Youtube.com/DioceseofWilm. Catholic Forum airs on Relevant Radio 640 on Saturday afternoons at 1:30. 

Nov 8, 2023

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a Dialog news update and a cut from the "More Than 50 Most Loved Hymns" CD, talk with author, translator and educator, David Bonagura, about his new book, "Jerome's Tears: Letters to Friends in Mourning." In the book, David translates seven of St. Jerome's letters to people in his life who had recently suffered the loss of a loved one. Learn how here is no one better suited to assuage our grief than the translator of the Bible, St. Jerome (ca. 347–420). You can listen to Catholic Forum in its entirety on Apple, Spotify, iHeartRadio or Amazon Music podcasts or listen Saturday afternoons at 1:30 on Relevant Radio 640. Catholic Forum is a production of the Office of Communications of the Diocese of Wilmington. You can see a video of this interview at www.YouTube.com/DioceseofWilm

Nov 1, 2023

On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a Dialog news update, we will talk with Father Norm Carroll, pastor of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Bear, Delaware and Director of the Office for Priestly and Religious Vocations for the Diocese of Wilmington. We chat about his calling to the priesthood, the men who are in formation for the diocese now,  how we can support men who may have a priestly vocation, and National Vocations Awareness Week which is November 5 - 11, 2023. 

Catholic Forum, a production of the Diocese of Wilmington's Office of Communications, airs in its entirety on Saturday afternoons at 1:30 on Relevant Radio 640 and is available on Apple, Spotify, Amazon Music and iHeartRadio podcasts. Select interviews are available on the Diocese of Wilmington's YouTube channel - @dioceseofwilm. Please like, share and subscribe.

Nov 1, 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.

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