1891 : Father Charles Coughlin Born

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Stations in London, Rome and Madrid carried his program. Fr. Coughlin was called many things: Social watchdog, Nazi, saint, anti-Semite. In response to the charge of anti-Semitism, he replied that he had also…assailed prominent Gentiles, both Catholic and Protestant.”

He was instrumental in the construction of the Shrine of the LIttle Flower on Woodward in Royal Oak, collecting donations of nickels and dimes from listeners.

Father Coughlin ruled the radio waves until a new Archbishop decided he was too controversial in 1937.

Source : Father Charles E. Coughlin, The Radio Priest, Detroit News, July 23, 1995.

Father Charles Couglin Radio Broadcasts courtesy of the University of Detroit Mercy

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