The Diocese of Wilmington’s Office of Communication has announced the slate of guests and topics for upcoming episodes of Catholic Forum, its weekly radio program/podcast series. The program is heard each Saturday afternoon at 1:30 on Relevant Radio 640, a 50,000 watt AM station that reaches practically all of Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Additionally, the program is podcast on all the major platforms and videos of interviews are available on the Diocese’s YouTube channel.
On the November 18th edition, talented photographer, Paul Yoder, will discuss his new book, “Maryland’s Eastern Shore Historic Churches.” The book is a photodocumentary of 115 churches – including nine Catholic churches – that are located in the Chesapeake Bay region of Maryland.
The November 25th program will feature an interview with Bishop William Koenig. Our Bishop will discuss the National Eucharistic Revival and Eucharistic Adoration Week, which is taking place in all parishes in the diocese from November 26 through December 2.
Best-selling author, H. W. Crocker III, will be the guest on the December 2nd program. He will discuss his classic, “Triumph: The Power and the Glory of the Catholic Church,” which is now available in an updated and expanded version.
Another best-selling author will be the guest on the December 9th edition of Catholic Forum. Michael Foley, best known as the author of the immensely popular, “Drinking With the Saints,” will discuss his timely book, “Why We Kiss Under the Mistletoe: Christmas Traditions Explained.” Additionally, Franciscan Sister Ann David Strohminger, Delegate for Religious for the Diocese of Wilmington, will talk about the 800th anniversary of St. Francis of Assisi’s Christmas Crèche.
The December 16th episode will feature an interview with pastor, author and speaker, Father Dwight Longenecker. The author of the groundbreaking book, “The Mystery of the Magi,” will discuss his latest, “The Secret of the Bethlehem Shepherds.”
The annual Catholic Forum Christmas program, featuring Bishop Koenig’s Christmas message to the people of Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore and some wonderful Christmas hymns, will air on December 23rd.
The December 30th program will feature an interview with the Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington, Fritz Jones. Fritz, who will be retiring early in 2024, will look back at his 45 years of service to the people of the diocese as a key leader of the social services ministry of the diocese.
Catholic Forum kicks off the New Year on January 6th when Catholic Charities’ Fund Development and Public Relations Manager, Stephanie Kelton, interviews Jennifer Traeger, Program Manager of Seton Center in Princess Anne, Maryland.
Catholic Forum, one of the oldest continuing Catholic radio program in the country, first aired in 1939. More information is available at cdow.org/CatholicForum and Facebook.com/CatholicForum.
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