On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction and the Gospel for Sunday, July 3, 2016, hear an interview with Fr. Leonard Klein, Director of Pro Life Activities for the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington discuss religious liberty. What threatens our religious liberty? What can we do to protect our freedom of religion? What is the Fortnight for Freedom? Find out on this edition of Catholic Forum.
On this episode, after a brief introduction and the Sunday Gospel, meet Margarita Marquez, Pastoral Associate for Hispanic Ministry at St. Mary Refuge of Sinners Parish in Cambridge, Maryland, and her daughter, Fabiola. Shortly after coming to the United States in 2000, Margarita got involved in helping the many Mexican immigrants who came to the area to work in the crab picking businesses. Learn about her work and the people she serves on this edition of Catholic Forum. Portions of this program are in Spanish.
On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction and the Gospel for Sunday, June 19, 2016, meet Barry Lee, and sample some of the music from his Native American group, "Spirit Wing." The Diocese of Wilmington's Native American ministry will cosponsor a "Spirit Wing" concert on July 9, 2016 at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Bear, Delaware. For concert information, visit www.cdow.org.
On this episode of Catholic Forum, after an introduction and the Gospel for Sunday, June 12th, hear Bishop Malooly's homily and other highlights from the May 28, 2016 ordination of Father Lance Martin, recorded at the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Wilmington, Delaware.
On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introductionyou will hear the Gospel for Sunday, June 5, 2016, music from PaulTate, and an interview with bestselling author, blogger andteacher, Brandon Vogt. Brandon's new book is titled, "RETURN: Howto Draw Your Child Back to the Church," and is helping parents andgrandparents to understand young people who have fallen away fromthe Faith and helping to invite them back. Brandon also tellslisteners how they can get a FREE copy of the book.
On this edition of Catholic Forum, we will hear the Gospel for the Corpus Christi Sunday, music from Beth Nielson-Chapman from her CD, "Hymns" and an interview with Catholic author, speaker and theologian, Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio.
On this edition of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for Most Holy Trinity Sunday, and a musical selection from Paul Tate; Dr. Hilary Chester from the USCCB's Anti-Trafficking Program will discuss the horrible crime of human trafficking and what the Church is doing to assist victims.
On this episode of Catholic Forum, we will hear the Gospel for the Feast of Pentecost, a musical selection, and we will meet the winners of The Jerry E. Dawson Memorial Vocations Essay Contest, sponsored by the Delaware Knights of Columbus. Cassidy Malik from St. Joseph on the Brandywine Parish, James Edwards and Matthew Hanson from Immaculate Heart of Mary School, and Rory Ciszkowski from St. Elizabeth School will present their winning essays.
After an introduction, the Gospel for the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord, and a musical selection; celebrate Mothers' Day by learning about Bayard House, a residential program for women who are homeless and pregnant. Kimberly Ellis is Senior Program Manager for Catholic Charities Bayard House, and she tell us about this wonderful home that has been helping women and their unborn babies since 1980.
After an introduction, the Gospel for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, and a musical selection from the CD "Catholic Treasures"; hear an interview with Father Dan Gerres. Ordained 50 years ago, Father Gerres has ministered to the Catholic community in the Wilmington, Delaware area, and as chaplain for the Delaware National Guard and Gander Hill Prison.
On this episode of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction, the Gospel for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, and music from Paul Tate; learn about the St. Francis Hospital LIFE Program with Executive Director, Amy Milligan and Enrollment & Outreach Director, Maria Miller.
On this edition of Catholic Forum, after a short introduction and a musical selection, The Miracle Hunter, Michael O'Neill, will discuss his new book, "Exploring the Miraculous" from Our Sunday Visitor Press.
On this edition of Catholic Forum, after a brief introduction and the Gospel for the Third Sunday of Easter, Ms. Deb Fols, Director of the Office of Development for the Diocese of Wilmington, will share a message from Bishop Malooly, and discus the 2016 Annual Catholic Appeal.
On the Divine Mercy Sunday edition of Catholic Forum, hear the Gospel for the Second Sunday of Easter and an interview with Vinny Flynn, author of 7 Secrets of Divine Mercy.
On this edition of Catholic Forum, hear the joyful Gospel for the Feast of the Resurrection of the Lord, Bishop Francis Malooly's Easter Message to the people of Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore, and hear some terrific Easter music from the Saint John the Beloved Womens Choir, and meet the parish Director of Liturgy and Music, Ms. Lisa Papili-Carlson.
After a short introduction, hear students from section one of the sophomore American Literature class from St. Elizabeth High School in Wilmington, Delaware present the Passion of Jesus Christ, according to Saint Luke, in honor of Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord.
After a brief introduction, the Gospel for the Fifth Sunday of Lent, and a musical selection, hear Father Brian Terry, SA, Minister General of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement discuss the life of Servant of God, Father Paul (Wattson) of Graymoor. Father Paul was born in Millington, on Maryland's Eastern Shore in 1863. His cause for canonization was recently opened by Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York. He is the first person born in what is now the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington to be considered for sainthood.
On this edition of Catholic Forum, hear a brief introduction, the Gospel for the 4th Sunday of Lent, and an musical selection, followed by an interview with a brave young man: Ji Seong-ho, who defected from North Korea. Via interpreter, Henry Song, Ji Seong-ho discusses his heroic defection and life in under the oppressive dictators who rule North Korea. Delaware business leader, Brian DiSabatino, tells how Pope Francis inspired him to sponsor Ji Seong-ho's visit to the United States.
On this program, hear the Gospel for the Third Sunday of Lent, a musical selection, and an interview with author, Tony Whall. Tony's book, "Sister Mary Elizabeth Gintling; A Life for God" is the inspirational story of a holy woman who dedicated her life to serving the poor. Sister Mary Elizabeth began The Joseph House to aid the needy in Baltimore and Salisbury, Maryland and founded the Little Sisters of Jesus and Mary who continue her work.
After a brief introduction, hear the Gospel for the Second Sunday of Lent, a musical selection, and an interview with Maria Ruiz Scaperlanda, author of "The Shepherd Who Didn't Run: Father Stanley Rother, Martyr from Oklahoma."
After a short introduction, the proclamation of the Gospel for the First Sunday of Lent, and a brief musical selection, hear an interview with Rev. Chris Posch, OFM, who, for the last 18 years, has served as the Director of the Office of Hispanic Ministry for the Diocese of Wilmington. We will also talk with Rev. Emerson Rodriguez, OFM, the new Director.
After a brief reflection, the Gospel for Sunday, February 7, 2016, and a musical selection, meet Ms. Rachel Casey, Principal of Saint Thomas More Academy in Magnolia, Delaware, and two of her students; freshmen, Logan Hughes and senior, Jon Titus. Then, get an overview of Saints Peter and Paul High School in Easton, Maryland, when school President, Dr. David Rath joins the program.
After a brief introduction, hear the Gospel for Sunday, January 31, 2016, a musical selection and interviews with guests from St. Mark's High School and Saints Peter and Paul School. We begin Catholic Schools Week by learning about St. Mark's High School in the Pike Creek area of Wilmington with principal, Mr. Rick Bayhan and Seniors, Pauline Maiura and Mike Hanling. Then we turn our focus on Saints Peter and Paul School in Easton, Maryland with school president, Dr. David Rath.
After a brief introduction, the Gospel for Sunday, January 24, 2016, and a musical selection, hear an interview with Father Ed Ogden. Father Ogden is an Oblate of Saint Francis de Sales and pastor of the St. Thomas More Oratory, the church in Newark Delaware that serves the Catholic community of the University of Delaware. Father discusses his work at the Oratory and the life and teachings of Saint Francis de Sales, the patron saint of the Diocese of Wilmington. The Church celebrates the Feast of Saint Francis de Sales every January 24th.
After a brief introduction, hear the Sunday Gospel for January 17, 2016, the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, a musical selection, and an interview with Sister Maria Anna Mellody. Sister Maria Anna talks about the life of the the co-founder of her community - the Sister Servants of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus - Blessed Klara Szczesna.