Author : Coughlin Charles Edward
Title : Father Coughlin answers his critics
Year : 1940

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Father Charles Edward Coughlin was one of the most influential American figures of the 1930s. He published Social Justice magazine with a circulation of 900,000, and 220 employees. It was larger than most daily newspapers today. He had the most popular weekly radio program of all time, with some 40 million listeners, (30% of the entire U.S. population). He lashed out against communism, financial swindles, cultural rot and the betrayal of the Roosevelt Administration. Fr. Coughlin's opposition to U.S. entry into World War II brought down Roosevelt's wrath and his paper was suppressed in April, 1942. Coughlin was born in Canada of Irish parents on Oct. 25, 1891. At the University of Toronto he excelled in math, tutoring others. He starred in football, swimming, handball and rugby. Ordained a Catholic priest at St. Basil's Seminary he was appointed pastor of the "Shrine of the Little Flower" church in the city of Royal Oak, Michigan. With only 28 families the church could not make its mortgage payments of $400 per month. Fr. Coughlin was an enthusiastic fan of the Detroit Tiger's baseball team. He became a friend of the immortal Babe Ruth and Tigers president Dick Richards, who also Owned Detroit radio station WJR. ...