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Father Coughlin Broadcasts

     Father Charles Edward Coughlin, born 10/25/1891 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, ordained a Roman Catholic Priest in Toronto, Canada in 1916 and began broadcasting in 1926 over WJR in Detroit, MI.  The Shrine of the Little Flower in Royal Oak, MI was where CBS carried the programs beginning 10/03/30, on Sunday afternoons.  Known as "The Fighting Priest," he was very controversial with his anti-Semitic, pro-Fascist broadcasts.  It wasn't until April of 1931 before CBS, after trying to pre-censor him, finally succeeded in getting him off their airwaves.  When NBC wouldn't carry his broadcasts, Father Coughlin bought time on independent stations from 10/04/31 until well into 1942.  At the height of his broadcasting years, he had a listening audience of forty million and its been reported that he received as many as 80,000 letters in the mail each week.  In 1942 a new Bishop in Detroit, MI ordered the Priest to stop these broadcasts and resume his priestly duties.  He died on 10/27/1979 at age 88.  Many listeners will find these broadcasts offensive, and we offer them only as historical recordings and do not endorse them in any manner.
 
 
Each of the following broadcasts were aired in the 60 minute format unless otherwise noted.
 
 
To order, select the following CD number(s) of your choice:
 
 
CD913911.
  02/14/37 "Christianity vs. Communism, Part Two." (VG+) (Sound problems with wow)
 
CD913912.
  02/21/37 Popular Front vs. Christian Front (VG)
 
CD913913.
  03/28/37 New Book & Easter Story. "The Meaning Of Easter." (29:48)
  04/04/37 Twenty Years Ago (29:27)
 
CD913914.
  04/11/37 "Relief Which Failed To Relieve." (29:45)
 
CD913915.
  11/20/38 The Question Of The Jew, And Of The Christian, And Of Persecution
 
CD913916.
  11/27/38 Let Us Consider The Record (VG+)
 
CD913917.
  12/04/38 Not Anti-Semitism But Anti-Communism
 
CD913918.
  12/11/38 Persecution And Christianity (Ending Clipped)
 
CD913919.
  12/18/38 The Christian And Jewish Concepts Of The Messiah
 
CD913920.
  12/25/38 Father Coughlin's Christmas Message
 
CD913921.
  01/01/39 "Americanism -- Neither Nazism Or Communism"
 
CD913922.
  01/08/39 "The President's Message To Congress"
 
CD913923.
  01/15/39 "The Rightists Go Into Action" (Part 2 missing) (43:50)
 
CD913924.
  01/22/39 "Ten Million Unemployed"
 
CD913925.
  01/29/39 "Why Leave Your Own?"
 
CD913931.
  03/12/39 "Bonds And Neutrality"
 
CD913932.
  03/19/39 "Social And Economic Reforms"
 
CD913933.
  03/26/39 "Our Problem Is In America" (VG) (Slight Whistle Throughout)
 
CD913934.
  04/02/39 The History Of Holy Week
 
CD913935.
  04/09/39 The Resurrection (VG+)
 
CD913936.
  04/16/39 Unjust Aggressors
 
CD913937.
  04/23/39 Recap Of Last Week's Broadcast / Treaty Of Versailles
                    And The League Of Nations
 
CD913938.
  04/30/39 So This Is Democracy / Quo Vadis, Whither Goth Thou (VG-)
                    (Start of just the first half for several stations.  Beginning of two subject shows)
 
CD913939.
  05/07/39 Propaganda At Work / The Meaning Of Max Licht Vino's Resignation
 
CD913940.
  05/14/39 The Mother's Challenge To War Monger's / Motherís Day Message
 
CD913941.
  05/21/39 Where Do We Stand: For The New Deal, Or Against It, For The
                     Reformers Or The Reactionaries? / Social Justice & Democracy
 
CD913942.
  05/28/39 Memorial Day & Pentecost / To The Motherís And Loved Ones Of The Heroís
                     Who Have Fallen (VG) (AM Interference)
                    (Announcement that WIMS, New York City has cancelled
                    further broadcasts) (From WHBI Newark, NJ)
 
CD913943.
  06/04/39 Personal Attacks / Christians Be Militant
                    (More Announcements About Stations Carrying The Show)
 
CD913944.
  06/11/39 Answers / Questions (Second Half Only) (31:10)
 
CD913945.
  06/18/39 America For Americans - Neutrality Bill / Thought For The Week
 
CD913946.
  06/25/39 Government By Man Or Government By Law / Who Wants War
 
CD913947.
  07/02/39 Declaration Of Independence / George Washington's Farewell Address
 
CD913948.
  07/09/39 Letís Have An Armed Guard!
 
CD913949.
  07/16/39 An Appeal To The Laboring Man (VG-)
 
CD913950.
  07/23/39 Responses To Elliot Roosevelt's Broadcast Of 07/15/39 (VG)
 
CD913951.
  07/30/39 The Popular Front Versus The Christian Front (VG) (32:32 to 32:43 Bad Wow)
 
CD913952.
  08/06/39 A Living Wage
 
CD913953.
  08/13/39 To The Laboring Men (VG-) (Opening Clipped) (Whistle Throughout)
 
CD913954.
  08/20/39 The Popular Front (Close Clipped)
 
CD913955.
  08/27/39 Challenge Of The Pack And The Challenge Of Social Justice
                    / What Of The Future? (VG)
 
CD913956.
  09/03/39 The Good Samaritan (VG- / Good)
 
CD913957.
  09/10/39 Cash And Carry  (VG)
                      (Cash And Carry - Will Evolve Into Credit And Carry
 
CD913958.
  09/17/39 Cash And Carry Part II -- Strict Neutrality With No Cash And Carry! (VG)
 
CD913959.
  09/24/39 Cash And Carry, Part III
                       ( No Prosperity In Machine Gunning Our Brothers In Christ)
 
CD913960.
  10/01/39 Lifting The Embargo: A Victory For The Vultures (Cash And Carry, Part IV)
 
CD913961.
  10/08/39 Cash And Carry, Part V
                   (4:00 p.m. From WHBI, Newark,NJ.  First 1:30 Contains Programming
                    Before The Start Of The Broadcast) (1:01:27)
 
CD913962.
  10/15/39 The Neutrality Bill - The First Steps Towards Communism
 
CD913963.
  10/22/39 Lifting The Embargo Begets An Emergency, An Emergency Begets A Dictatorship
 
CD913964.
  10/29/39 Peace & Neutrality / Keep America Out Of War, Do Not Lift The Embargo
                   (Poor) (X-Talk Throughout)
 
CD913965.
  11/05/39 Subject Of The Embargo Lifting (VG-) (Bad X-Talk)
 
CD913966.
  11/12/39 Chrysler CIO Industrial Strike
 
CD913967.
  11/19/39 Reasonableness Of Strikes
 
CD913968.
  11/26/39 America Awake! / Strikes And The National Labor Relations Board (VG+)
 
CD913969.
  12/03/39 The Wagner Labor Relations Act (VG+) (X-Talk Last 3 Minutes)
 
CD913970.
  12/10/39 Relation Of National Income To Your Day Envelope
 
CD913971.
  12/17/39 India's Financial Revolt (VG)
 
CD913972.
  12/24/39 The Feast Of Christmas (VG-)
 
CD913973.
  12/31/39 Review Of The Past Ten Years (VG-) (No Opening)
 
CD913974.
  01/07/40 President Roosevelt's Message To Congress / Concerns To The Christian Family
 
CD913975.
  01/14/40 Can Man Master The Machine / The Marriage Feast Of Tina (VG)
                      (Audio Problems With The First 15 Minutes.  Bad X-talk)
 
CD913976.
  01/21/40 I Take My Stand!
 
CD913977.
  01/28/40 Discussing A Christian Front
 
CD913978.
  02/04/40 Father Coughlin Not On This Broadcast - Mostly Music
 
CD913979.
  02/11/40 The Church And The Social Order
 
CD913980.
  02/18/40 Will Politicians Be Courageous (VG-)
 
CD913981.
  02/25/40 A Revival Of George Washington (VG+)
 
CD913982.
  03/03/40 Communism Accepts Religion (VG+)
 
CD913983.
  03/10/40 Christ's Passion And Death
 
CD913984.
  03/17/40 The Cross And Itís Victim's Sufferings (VG)
 
CD913985.
  03/24/40 The Story Of The Resurrection
 
CD913986.
  03/31/40 Let Us Solve Our Home Problem (VG-) (AM interference)
 
CD913987.
  04/07/40 Federal Debt And Obligation Bonds
 
CD913988.
  04/14/40 The Abuse Of Bonds
 
 
 
 
 
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