Friday, November 9, 2007

Listen to Fr. Charles Coughlin's Radio Addresses

The establishment has never stopped slandering and smearing the great American and gifted orator, Fr. Charles Coughlin since he rose to prominence in the 1930's as one of the nation's first modern media political spokesmen with an audience said to be as large as 40 million. Fr. Coughlin undoubtedly had great influence in the United States and he used his influence to generate opposition to the murderous Nazi regime of Adolph Hitler and the ever more murderous regime of "Uncle" Joe Stalin whom few of Fr. Coughlin's enemies would ever utter a word against, much less the blood-drenched "Russian" Bolsheviks.

Fr. Coughlin was able to see the dialectic between the tyrannical anti-Christian regimes of both Nazism and Communism and he refused to support either. He fought with all of his strength to alert Americans to the plans of the warmongering Cheneys, Wolfowitzes and Ledeens of his day and he did this not on a blog with a few thousand readers but through the most advanced mainstream media technology of the day, the radio, reaching tens of millions of listeners in his weekly major network broadcasts. Naturally, B'nai B'rith, the ADL, WJC and AJC, et al, would do everything in their power to destroy such a courageous, influential, true Christian speaker with so many listeners. Indeed, their attack has never ceased. So successful have they been in blackening Fr. Coughlin's name that even the most "militant" "traditional" Catholics will not mention it above a whisper, if at all. But in his day, Fr. Coughlin had strong support from a large percentage of the entire U.S. population: Catholic and non-Catholic.

The accusations heaped upon Fr. Coughlin are too many and too absurd to even address and the slanders innumerable. I ask that people listen to his addresses and decide for themselves if the extreme hatred directed towards Fr. Coughlin is based upon any great fault of his, or based in the fact that he had the dirt on a great many subversives working in the U.S. I'm assured that those who take the time to listen will hear in his account an unmistakable resemblance to our present dilemma.

Fr. Coughlin left some things to be desired in his approach. He cited the "Protocols," as did Fr. Denis Fahey, when it was not necessary to reference questionable documents, and when doing so only supplied his enemies with ammunition. He also posited a bad/good dialectic between "atheistic 'Jews'" and "religious 'Jews'." But these faults cannot overshadow Fr. Coughlin's many virtues and accomplishments.

For any true Christian with any sense of patriotism to forsake the example of courageous leadership given by Fr. Coughlin and allow his legacy to be demolished is an unspeakable betrayal. We could sure use a Fr. Coughlin right now.

Fr. Coughlin's radio addresses from 1937-1940 are archived and available for download for free, here:


Anonymous said...

These broadcasts are incredible. Some of the broadcasteds regarding the 'cash and carry' system in the late 20's are incredible and prophetic. Listen to him talk about the slaughterbund of WW1 and the "incident" known as the Lusitania. Listen to him state in 1939 that an 'incident' would be created to touch off another war - that the cash and carry system of allowing European nations to purchase armaments from us was a lead-up to war.

Also interesting is the Chicago radio interview with Coughlin in 1976. Coughlin blamed the indifference of European bishops for WW 1 and 2 - for allowing it to happen. Then, the first two callers into the program stated that 1. Fr. Coughlin was awarded the Knights Cross from Hitler (nonsense) and the second asks why the Catholic church cant leave the Jews alone.

The more things change the more they remain the same.

Anonymous said...

Maurice, I have been meaning to thank you for this valuable thank you, sir. This is well worth the time to listen to. Peace to you and your loved ones.

Anonymous said...

We could sure use a Fr. Coughlin right now. YES! We certainly could and God works in mysterious ways and so right now we have Bishop Williamson who has spoken out about the Holocaust and 9/11 but his own have turned their backs on him. Sign the petition for him here and spread it around: