The Catholic Hour

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


80253. The Catholic Hour. September 7, 1936. NBC net. "The Catholic Church and Youth". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is a Gregorian Chant, "A Hymn To The Blessed Virgin." Speaking from Chicago, Father O'Hara speaks about, "Prudence." Part of the program closing has been deleted. The Paulist Choristers, Henri Marcou (soloist), John F. O'Hara (President of Notre Dame), Ed Herlihy (announcer). 31:02. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

80254. The Catholic Hour. January 10, 1937. Program #2 of 14. NBC net. "Our Wounded World" "Freedom". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "Praise Ye The Father" by Charles Gounod. Monsignor Sheen (of The Catholic University Of America) speaks on the subject of "Freedom," the second of his fourteen part series, "Our Wounded World." Fulton Sheen, The Paulist Choristers, Father Finn (choir director). 31:06. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

85174. The Catholic Hour. March 6, 1938. Program #10 of 17. NBC net. "Justice and Charity" "Unjust Suffering". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The eighth anniversary broadcast of the program. Mention is made that the program is being heard on sixty-nine NBC stations and two shortwave stations. "Unjust Suffering," the first word from the cross. The first hymn is, "Salve Regina." The system cue has been deleted. Fulton Sheen, Lewis Kennedy (president of The National Council Of Catholic Men), Father Finn (choir director), The Paulist Choristers, Herbert Becker, Henri Marcou (soloist), John McCormick, Teddy Snider (pianist for Mr. MCormick), Jack Costello (billed as John Patrick Costello). 29:21. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

80255. The Catholic Hour. April 10, 1938. Program #15 of 17. NBC net. "Justice and Charity" "Eternal Freedom". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "When Christ Was Entering The City Of Jerusalem." Monsignor Fulton Sheen (of The Catholic University Of America) speaks on, "The Seventh Word From The Cross." The Paulist Choristers, Father Finn (choir director), Fulton Sheen. 30:43. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

1966. The Catholic Hour. December 11, 1938. NBC net, WEAF, New York aircheck. Sustaining. Auxillary Bishop Bernard J. Shiel (of Chicago) makes a statement of behalf of George Cardinal Mundaline (Archbishop of Chicago), regarding Father Coughlin broadcasts. The Bishop says that Father Coughlin speaks for himself and not for the Church. The final 2:24 of the program, the off-the-air receiver is then changed to a different (unidentified) station. Bernard Shiel, Ed Herlihy (announcer). 4:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpts.

80256. The Catholic Hour. September 3, 1939. Program #1 of 4. NBC net. "The Catholic Tradition In Literature". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is a Gregorian chant, "Protector Noster, Hospice Deus." Brother Leo (of The Brothers Of The Christian Schools, Professor of Literature of St. Mary's College, Oakland) gives the first of four talks about "The Catholic Tradition In Literature," titled, "The Meaning Of The Tradition." Brother Leo (speaking from San Francisco), Ross Marcou (soloist), John Mack (announcer), Fred Short (organist). 30:53. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

85175. The Catholic Hour. March 3, 1940. NBC net. The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The broadcast originates from studio 8H and Radio City. The series' tenth anniversary broadcast. Laetare Sunday; a day for rejoicing. The first selection is the intermezzo from, "The Jewels Of The Madonna." Lenox Lohr, the president of NBC, speaks. The NBC Orchestra, Edward Slattery (conductor), The Paulist Choristers, Nathaniel Springzanne (? tenor), Lenox Lohr, Henri Marcou (soloist). 29:14. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

93205. The Catholic Hour. June 9, 1940. NBC net, WTIC, Hartford, Connecticut aircheck. "In The Beginning: The Creation Of Angels". The program is produced in cooperation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. Reverend Arthur Saulkins, speaking from The Immaculate Conception Church, Toledo, Ohio, gives an interesting talk. It's all you ever wanted to know about angels. Nathaniel Sprinzano (? tenor), Arthur Saulkins, Mark Racou (baritone), Jack McCarthy (announcer). 29:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

85176. The Catholic Hour. April 20, 1941. Program #1 of 6. NBC net. "Foundations Of Freedom" "Maryland, Land Of Sanctuary". The program is produced is co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men, Commission of American Citizenship. The story of the founding of the colony of Maryland, after persecution of Catholics in Elizabethan England. The program was produced by The School of Speech and Drama of Catholic University, Washington, D. C. Richard McDonough (writer), Maurice Wells (narrator). 29:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

85177. The Catholic Hour. April 27, 1941. Program #2 of 6. NBC net. "Foundations Of Freedom" "The Last Of The Signers". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The story of Charles Carroll, the Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence. The richest family in America thinks for of its country than of its wealth. Produced by the School of Speech and Drama, Catholic University, Washington, D. C. Richard McDonough (writer), Tom Bennett (composer), Maurice Wells (narrator), Hugh Franklin, Marjorie Clark. 29:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

85180. The Catholic Hour. May 4, 1941. Program #3 of 6. NBC net. "Foundations Of Freedom" "The Winning Of The West". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The story of how Catholics helped to develop the land west of the Mississippi. The story of Father Gabriel Richard, "Detroit's Pioneer Priest." He became a representative to congress from the new territory. Produced by The School of Speech, Catholic University, Washington, D. C. Richard McDonough (writer), Tom Bennett (music), Maurice Wells (narrator), Robert Pollard, Arthur Samoth. 29:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

85178. The Catholic Hour. May 11, 1941. Program #4 of 6. NBC net. "Foundations Of Freedom". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The story of Rose Philippine Duchesne. She opened the first free school west of the Mississippi. The program was broadcast one hour after her beatification and she became St. Rose. One of the actresses loses her place in the script five minutes into the show. Produced by the School of Speech and Drama of Catholic University, Washington, D. C. Dorothy McGuire, Richard McDonough (writer), Tom Bennett (composer), Marjorie Clark. 29:39. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

85179. The Catholic Hour. May 25, 1941. Program #6 of 6. NBC net. "Foundations Of Freedom". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The story of Rose Hawthorne (Mother Mary Alphonsa), the daughter of Nathaniel Hawthorne. She started her own hospital for the cancerous poor. Except for Florence Malone, the acting is surprisingly poor. Produced by The School of Speech and Drama, Catholic University, Washington, D. C. Florence Malone (narrator). 29:08. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

84677. The Catholic Hour. December 7, 1941. Program #6. NBC net. "Politics In Religion, Religion In Politics". Sustaining. The program is produced in cooperation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. Reverend James Gillis' sermon is, "What Is Wrong and How To Set It Right." See cat. #47501 for this program as interrupted by bulletins about the attack on Pearl Harbor. The bulletins are not heard on this recording. James Gillis, Jack McCarthy (announcer). 27:06. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

47501. The Catholic Hour. December 7, 1941. Program #6. Red net. "Politics In Religion, Religion In Politics". Sustaining. Red Net Pearl Harbor Coverage. Part 10. 6:00 to 6:30 P. M. Preceded by fifty seconds of news bulletins. The program is produced in cooperation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. Reverend James Gillis' sermonis, "What Is Wrong and How To Set It Right. The sermon runs twenty three minutes and is followed by a prayer. War bulletins: Japan has attacked Guam. A second wave of planes is attacking Honolulu. The Pan Am Clipper from San Francisco has reached Hawaii safely. See cat. #84677 for a copy of this broadcast without the news bulletins, in excellent condition, but incomplete. James Gillis, Jack McCarthy (annnnouncer). 29:35. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

85181. The Catholic Hour. January 11, 1942. Program #4 of 17. NBC net. "Peace" "All Out Aid For Morality". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first selection is, "Santa Maria" (Gounod). "America is the prosecutor of this war and must always be morally right." Monsignor Sheen speaks about four justices in the world. He urges Jews, Protestants and Catholics to pray for one full hour every day. He does this on many susbsequent broadcasts. Fulton Sheen, Jack McCarthy (billed as John McCarthy). 28:54. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

85182. The Catholic Hour. January 18, 1942. Program #5 of 17. NBC net. "Peace" "Things Worth Saving". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "Dominae Salvo" (Gounod). Monsignor Sheen declares, "There are some things (about our country) that are not worth saving. Let it perish!" A great sermon, Sheen at his best! The system cue has been deleted. Fulton Sheen, George Hayes (announcer). 29:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

85184. The Catholic Hour. February 1, 1942. Program #7 of 17. NBC net. "Peace" "The Two Swords". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "We Have Received Thy Blessing, Oh God." Fulton Sheen, Jack Costello (announcer, billed as John Patrick Costello). 29:01. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

85185. The Catholic Hour. February 8, 1942. Program #8 of 17. NBC net. "Peace" "Papacy and Peace". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "Kyrie and Agnes Dei" (Kerry). Monsignor Sheen says, "The perils of new wars are now threatening." Why doesn't the Church condemn Germany, Italy and Russia? "It will little profit us to remember Pearl Harbor, if we don't pray harder." Fulton Sheen, The Paulist Choristers. 29:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

85186. The Catholic Hour. February 15, 1942. Program #9 of 17. NBC net. "Peace" "Revolution and Counter-Revolution". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "The Legend." Monsignor Sheen says, "The greatest tragedy of our day is that we have no saints." Fulton Sheen, The Paulist Choristers, Jack Costello (billed as John Patrick Costello). 29:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

85193. The Catholic Hour. February 22, 1942. Program #10 of 17. NBC net. "Peace" "The Things Of God In Wartime". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. As Monsignor Sheen begins his talk, what sounds like cymbals are heard crashing to the floor on the other side of the studio. Why does God allow this war? The system cue has been deleted. Fulton Sheen, The Paulist Choristers, Jack Costello (billed as John Patrick Costello). 29:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

85194. The Catholic Hour. March 1, 1942. Program #11 of 17. NBC net. "Peace" "Spectators and Actors In The Drama Of The Cross". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "Vieni Jesu" (Cherubini). "Quo Vadis America? Where are we going? Fulton Sheen, The Paulist Choristers. 29:39. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

85195. The Catholic Hour. March 8, 1942. Program #12 of 17. NBC net. "Peace" "The Divine Cost Of Stopping The War". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "Attende Dominae" (a Gregorian chant). Monsignor Sheen says that God does not want to stop the war because it would be the deastruction of human freedom. "Dictators are like boils...superficial indicators of an inner rottenness." Fulton Sheen, The Paulist Choristers. 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

85196. The Catholic Hour. April 5, 1942. Program #16 of 17. NBC net. "Peace" "The Crucifixion". 6:00 P. M. The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "Lamentations Of Jeremiah." Fulton Sheen, The Paulist Choristers, Henri Marcou (soloist), Jack Costello (announcer, billed as John Patrick Costello). 28:30. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

85183. The Catholic Hour. December 25, 1942. Program #6 of 17. NBC net. "Peace" "Charity, Not False Tolerance". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "O Maria Virgo Pia." Monsignor Sheen says, "Broadmindedness is sometime flatheadedness." "This war may be a blessing in disguise." Fulton Sheen. 29:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

85197. The Catholic Hour. January 3, 1943. Program #1 of 17. NBC net. "Crisis In Christendom" "War and Revolution". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "Dominae Salve" (Gounod). Monsignor Sheen says, "God loves repetition." "Dictators are not the cause of the world's disorders." "Ridding the world of Hitler will not bring peace." Excellent oratory. Fulton Sheen, The Paulist Choristers. 29:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

85198. The Catholic Hour. January 10, 1943. Program #2 of 17. NBC net. "Crisis In Christendom" "The Thing We Are Fighting Against". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "O Solitaris Hostia" (a motet by Charles Gounod). "Totalitarianism in all its forms is inherently evil." "We are at war against a devil." "Eddie Rickenbacker made his holy hour of prayer on a raft in the Pacific." Fulton Sheen, The Paulist Choristers, Jack Costello (announcer, billed as John Patrick Costello). 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

85199. The Catholic Hour. January 17, 1943. Program #3 of 17. NBC net. "Crisis In Christendom" "Some Barnacles On The Ship Of Democracy". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "For All Who Watch Tonight." "Progress, scientism and materialism...the true barnacles." "Barbarism is not behind us! It makes no difference what you count in higher education, but for heaven's sake, count!" Fulton Sheen, The Paulist Choristers, Jack Costello (announcer, billed as John Patrick Costello). 29:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

84515. The Catholic Hour. January 24, 1943. Program #4 of 17. NBC net. "Crisis In Christendom". Sustaining. The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. Monsignor Sheen warns of, "more barnacles on the ship of democracy." He cautions about communism and "Marxian Socialists." We are "softpedaling" communism's evil because Russia is an ally. A "Trojan Horse" is undermining our war effort. The Japanese learned their lessons of "expediency makes right" before bombing Pearl Harbor. Fulton Sheen, The Paulist Choristers, Jack Costello (announcer, billed as John Patrick Costello). 29:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

85218. The Catholic Hour. January 31, 1943. Program #5 of 17. NBC net. "Crisis In Christendom" "The Christian Order". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "The Legend" (Tchaikovski). Monsignor Sheen says, "Our souls are like a radio that is tuned into two different stations...heaven and hell." Fulton Sheen, The Paulist Choristers, Jack Costello (announcer, billed as John Patrick Costello). 29:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

85219. The Catholic Hour. February 7, 1943. Program #6 of 17. NBC net. "Crisis In Christendom" "Christian Social Order". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Christian Men. Monsignor Sheen asks, "Should we support Capital or Labor?" What about the Christian economic order? "This war is the end of 'The Economic Man'." Sheen has harsh condemnation of John L. Lewis. The program closes with the hymn, "O Mother Dear, Jerusalem," which has the exact same melody as, "America The Beautiful." Fulton Sheen, The Paulist Choristers, Jack Costello (announcer, billed as John Patrick Costello). 23:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

85220. The Catholic Hour. February 14, 1943. Program #7 of 17. NBC net. "Crisis In Christendom" "The Christian Order and The Family". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "Kyrie and Agnes Dei" (Richard Terry). "The institution of marriage is slowly degenerating into free love." "Divorce is wrong, not because the Church says it's wrong, but because God says it's wrong." Fulton Sheen, The Paulist Choristers, Jack Costello (announcer, billed as John Patrick Costello). 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

86180. The Catholic Hour. February 21, 1943. Program #8 of 17. NBC net. "Crisis In Christendom: The Christian Order and Education". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "Adoro Te Devote" (Boss). Monsignor Sheen asks, "Are we prepared to defend the difference between right and wrong? Of course not!" He says, "There is no such thing as an education without religion and morality." Fulton Sheen, The Paulist Choristers, Jack Costello (announcer, billed as John Patrick Costello). 29:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

86181. The Catholic Hour. March 7, 1943. Program #10 of 17. NBC net. "Crisis In Christendom: How Over This Evil". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "Song Of The Good Shepherd" (Barrie). Monsignor Sheen says, "Nazism, Communism, Fascism and state dietiesm are inherantly evil." "Nazis are men of faith." Fulton Sheen, The Paulist Choristers, Jack Costello (announcer, billed as John Patrick Costello). 29:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

86182. The Catholic Hour. March 14, 1943. Program #11 of 17. NBC net. "Crisis In Christendom: Evil Has Its Hour". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "Ave Regina Celorum" (Gounod). Monsignor Sheen says that the Nazis and Japanese are not our only enemies. Don't miss Sheen's description of Judas' kiss. He makes an emotional plea for help for starving Polish orphans. Fulton Sheen, The Paulist Choristers, Jack Costello (announcer, billed as John Patrick Costello). 29:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

86183. The Catholic Hour. March 21, 1943. Program #12 of 17. NBC net. "Crisis In Christendom: War As A Judgment Of God". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "O Mario Virgo Pia" (Klein). Monsignor Sheen asks, "Do we become angels by calling the Nazis devils?" "We are not fighting for the right of religion!" The first 22:05 of the program only. Fulton Sheen, The Paulist Choristers, Floyd Worthington (soloist), Nathaniel Spinzena (? soloist), Jack Costello (announcer, billed as John Patrick Costello). 22:05. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

86184. The Catholic Hour. March 28, 1943. Program #13 of 17. NBC net. "Crisis In Christendom: Judgment Of Nations". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "Atende Dominae." Monsignor Sheen says that the falls of Jerusalem and Rome happened because of the breakup of God's moral law. Thomas Jefferson kept slaves, even as he wrote, "All men are created equal." Sheen says that Lincoln really wrote our Declaration of Independence! "The day we wrote the Atlantic Charter, we wrote something in blood!" Fulton Sheen, The Paulist Choristers, Henri Marcou (soloist), Jack Costello (announcer, billed as John Patrick Costello). 29:26. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

86185. The Catholic Hour. April 4, 1943. Program #14 of 17. NBC net. "Crisis In Christendom: Freedom In Danger". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "The Jerusalem Surge" (a motet by C. Jaspers). Monsignor Sheen says, "The greatest threat to America comes from within." "Modern freedom denies hell." "Hell is the eternal guarantee of human freedom!" Fulton Sheen, The Paulist Choristers, Bob Stanton (announcer). 29:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

86186. The Catholic Hour. April 11, 1943. Program #15 of 17. NBC net. "Crisis In Christendom: Moral Basis Of Peace". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "And There Was Darkness" (Cassolini). Monsignor Sheen asks, "Why should peace treaties be kept?" "The new 'League of Nations' after this war should not be open to everyone." "A new America is being forged on the anvil of war, with the hammers of Divine Justice!" He concludes with, "The are no athiests in foxholes!" Well done! Fulton Sheen, The Paulist Choristers, Jack Costello (announcer, billed as John Patrick Costello). 29:11. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

86187. The Catholic Hour. April 18, 1943. Program #16 of 17. NBC net. "Crisis In Christendom: The Jew and Christian In History". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "The Palm" (Faure). Monsignor Sheen says, "The spiritual condition of many Jews throughout the world is sad." He asks, "How many Christians listening to me today can recall the Third Commandment?" "Jews and Christians will continued to be persecuted together." Don't miss Sheen's description of Adolf Hitler in a church, before the cross! Great oratory! St. Bonaventure College is awarding an honorary doctorate to Jack Costello the program's regular announcer) today. Fulton Sheen, The Paulist Choristers, Nathaniel Sprinzena (solist), Bob Stanton (announcer). 29:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

86188. The Catholic Hour. April 25, 1943. Program #17 of 17. NBC net. "Crisis In Christendom: Easter". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "O, Praise Ye The Lord In His Holy Temple" (Franck). The announcer mentions that this is last of 18 programs, not 17. Monsignor Sheen wonders, "How much good these programs have done." He reads a letter from a "colored man" who has invited him to preach from the man's back porch this summer. Sheen accepts the invitation on the air. He refers to himself as, "The Spiritual Medicant Of The Radio." Fulton Sheen, The Paulist Choristers, Jack Costello (announcer, billed as John Patrick Costello). 29:21. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

86189. The Catholic Hour. May 23, 1943. NBC net. "Social Regeneration: The Hour Of Liberation". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first him is, "Adoro Te" (Klein). Dr. Wilfred Parsons (of the Department of Policatl Science, Catholic University) speaks from Washington, D. C. Dr. Parsons says, "The Four Freedoms are only the first chapter. He refers to a, "Holocaust of destruction." Wildred Parsons, Jack Costello (announcer, billed as John Patrick Costello). 29:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

86196. The Catholic Hour. January 2, 1944. Program #1 of 16. NBC net. "One Lord, One World: Call To Unity". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "Glory Be To The Father" (Palestrina). Monsignor Sheen says, "Men of good will should unite...we have a common enemy." "The Jew ignores the persecution of Christians...and vice versa." The system cue has been deleted. Fulton Sheen, The Choir Of The Church Of The Blessed Sacrament (New York City), Warren Foley (choir director), Jack Costello (announcer, billed as John Patrick Costello). 29:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

86197. The Catholic Hour. January 9, 1944. Program #2 of 16. NBC net. "One Lord, One World: Men Of Good Will". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "Fierce Was The Wild Billow" (Noble). "Unity?" "As Hamlet said, 'Aye, There's The Rub.'" "Tolerance is inadequate to deal with the problem (of hate)." Fulton Sheen, The Choir Of The Church Of The Blessed Sacrament (new York City), Warren Foley (choir director), Jack Costello (announcer, billed as John Patrick Costello). 29:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

86198. The Catholic Hour. January 16, 1944. Program #3 of 16. NBC net. "One Lord, One World: The Natural Law Of God". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring" (Bach). Monsignor Sheen says, "Every man is free to make a fool of himself, therefore sin is anti-reason." "The slaughter of the Jews in Germany is a stubborn fact." "Hitler becomes the scapegoat to take away the sins of the world." "To preserve morality, God does not need America." Fulton Sheen, The Choir Of The Church Of The Blessed Sacrament (New York City), Warren Foley (choir director), Jack Costello (announcer, billed as John Patrick Costello). 29:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

86199. The Catholic Hour. January 23, 1944. Program #4 of 16. NBC net. "One Lord, One World: The Economic Condition Of World Peace". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "The Prayer" (Guian). A look at the inner and outer zones of possession. Monsignor Sheen says, "The state must assure social security, but not supply it." "Communism had no more unemployment than Sing Sing!" Fulton Sheen, The Choir Of The Church Of The Blessed Sacrament (New York City), Warren Foley (choir director), Jack Costello (announcer, billed as "John Patrick Costello"), Richard Beck (boy soprano). 29:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

86192. The Catholic Hour. January 30, 1944. Program #5 of 16. NBC net. "One Lord, One World: The Political Condition Of World Peace". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The program opening is upcut. The first hymn is, "Nextera Domini" (Franck). The wrong mike is opened as Monsignor Sheen begins to speak. He says, "The state exists for the person, not the person for the state." "Fascism is Communism in its dotage." "The America we love must be the America that is right, not the America that is evil." Sheen quotes General Washinton, "Put none but Americans on guard tonight." Fulton Sheen, The Paulist Choristers, The Choir Of The Church Of The Blessed Sacrament (New York City), Warren Foley (choir director), Jack Costello (announcer, billed as John Patrick Costello). 29:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

86193. The Catholic Hour. February 6, 1944. Program #6 of 16. NBC net. "One Lord, One World: The Domestic Conditions Of World Peace". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is by St. Thomas, set to music by Mendelssohn. Monsignor Sheen says, "God did not found the Chamber of Commerce, the C. I. O, or the National League." "Behind every delinquent youth is a delinquent parent." "The price of working in a defense plant is too high when it costs the integrity and decency of the next generation." "The war's greatest casualty, so far, is the American home." Fulton Sheen, The Paulist Choristers, The Choir Of The Church Of The Blessed Sacrament (New York City), Warren Foley (choir director), Jack Costello (announcer, billed as John Patrick Costello), Robert Waska (boy soprano). 29:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

86200. The Catholic Hour. February 13, 1944. Program #7 of 16. NBC net. "One Lord, One World: The Social Condition Of World Peace". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "Lord, Have Mercy On Us," followed by, "America." Monsignor Sheen says, "Freedom is meaningless apart from the moral law." A look at the "Four Freedoms" we are fighting for. "To whom do you give your freedom, creatures or God?" Fulton Sheen, The Choir Of The Church Of The Blessed Sacrament (New York City), Warren Foley (choir director), Jack Costello (announcer, billed as John Patrick Costello). 29:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

86201. The Catholic Hour. February 20, 1944. Program #8 of 16. NBC net. "One Lord, One World: The International Condition Of World Peace". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "Panis Angelicus." A talk about politics in religion, religion in politics. Monsignor Sheen says, "It's a lie to say, 'Christ is a Fascist.'" "A new crime is arising in the world today, the crime of being a Christian!" Fulton Sheen, Arthur Ulysses (tenor), Robert Waska (boy soprano), Jack Costello (announcer, billed as John Patrick Costello), Edward Frank (music director). 28:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

86190. The Catholic Hour. February 27, 1944. Program #9 of 16. NBC net. "One Lord, One World: The First Word To The Cross". "A Word To Humanists." The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "Father, Forgive The (Dubois). Monsignor Sheen says, "Humanism is a religion without the cross." "Put a crucifix on your desk for three days...see what it does for you." Fulton Sheen, The Choir Of The Church Of The Blessed Sacrament (New York City), Warren Foley (choir director), Jack Costello (announcer, billed as John Patrick Costello). 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

86191. The Catholic Hour. March 5, 1944. Program #10 of 16. NBC net. "One Lord, One World: The Second Word To The Cross". "A Word To Sinners." The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men." The first hymn is, "Ave Maria" (Bach-Gounod). Monsignor Sheen says, "The world loves the mediocre." An announcement is made that the program is celebrating its 14th year on the air. The date of the first progtram is announced as March 2, 1930. Fulton Sheen, The Paulist Choristers, The Choir Of The Church Of The Blessed Sacrament (New York City), Warren Foley (choir director), Jack Costello (announcer, as John Patrick Costello). 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

86202. The Catholic Hour. March 12, 1944. Program #11 of 16. NBC net. "One Lord, One World: The Third Word To The Cross". "A Word To The Selfish." The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "As The Heart Panteth After The Fountains Of Water." A talk about what Jesus didn't say. Monsignor Sheen says, "Don't run your motor on the fuel of hate." Fulton Sheen, Richard Beck (boy soprano), Robert Waska (boy soprano), Warren Foley (choir director, solist), The Choir Of The Church Of The Blessed Sacrament (New York City), Jack Costello (announcer, billed as John Patrick Costello). 29:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

86203. The Catholic Hour. March 19, 1944. Program #12 of 16. NBC net. "One Lord, One World: The Fourth Word To The Cross". A Word To The Intelligentsia." The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "Jerusalem, Turn Thee To The Lord" (Gounod). A program for Laetare Sunday. Don't miss Monsignor Sheen's comparison of the intelligentsia to a sponge! Fulton Sheen, The Choir Of The Church Of The Blessed Sacrament (New York City), Warren Foley (choir director), Jack Costello (announcedr, billed as John Patrick Costello). 29:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

86194. The Catholic Hour. March 26, 1944. Program #13 of 16. NBC net. "One Lord, One World: The Fifth Word To The Cross". "A Word To Moderns." The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. Monsignor Sheen says, "There is no place for spineless characters in relgion." "It is not what you know is true that keeps you from salvation, it is what you know that is false." He also says, "God has no use for tepid souls." Well done! Fulton Sheen, The Paulist Choristers, The Choir Of The Church Of The Blessed Sacrament (New York City), Warren Foley (choir director), Mariana Knievel (violin), Jack Costello (announcer, billed as John Patrick Costello). 29:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

86195. The Catholic Hour. April 2, 1944. Program #14 of 16. NBC net. "One Lord, One World: The Sixth Word To The Cross". "A Word To The Sensationalists." The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first two hymns are from the Requiemby Mozart. What would happen is Father Sheen broadcast wile standing on his head? Fulton Sheen, The Choir Of The Church Of The Blessed Sacrament (New York City), Warren Foley (choir director), Jack Costello (announcer, billed as John Patrick Costello). 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

86204. The Catholic Hour. April 9, 1944. Program #16 of 16. NBC net. "One Lord, One World: Easter". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first selection is the radio premier of, "The Magnificat" (C. P. E. Bach). Monsignor Sheen refers to "The Scar Spangled Banner" of ressurection. He discusses a letter written to him by a "colored mother" in Mobile, Alabama, who has lost her eleventh child. Father Sheen says he will travel to Mobile to start a maternity clinic. He says, "My spiritual batteries have run down." This is presumably his last appearance on the program for a time. The dates and program numbers of this series of talks seem to be correct. If true, there were only fifteen programs in the series and this was the fifteenth and last. Fulton Sheen, The NBC Symphony Orchestra (identified only as "a symphony orchestra supplied by NBC"), The Choir Of The Church Of The Blessed Sacrament (New York City), Warren Foley (choir and orchstra conductor). 28:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

86115. The Catholic Hour. April 1, 1945. Program #18. NBC net. "You". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "Christ Is Risen From The Dead." Monsignor Sheen says, "If this world war had not broken out, I would have found it hard to believe in God." The first 16:23 of the program only. Fulton Sheen, Choir Of The Holy Name Church (New York City), Alvin McDermott (? choir director). 16:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

86165. The Catholic Hour. April 15, 1945. NBC net. The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. A memorial to President Roosevelt. The first hymn is, "Lift Thine Eyes." Timothy Mulvey (of The Oblates Of Mary Immaculate) reads, "Lines To A Departed President." He is described as, "a noted radio commentator." The program originates from Chicago. John Ryan (of the Social Action Department of The National Catholic Welfare Council, speaking from Washington, D. C.), Timothy Mulvey, Father Finn (orhcestra conductor), The Sisters Choir Of Chicago, Herbert Littow (producer), Hugh Downs (announcer). 29:14. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

86166. The Catholic Hour. May 13, 1945. NBC net. "Lady Under The Elms". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. A special V-E Day drama. The lady's name is, "Columbia," and she narrates an allegorical history of America. President Roosevelt is imitated (quite well), but the writing is too florid. The program originates from Chicago. Timothy Mulvey (writer), Francis Spellman (writer, Archbishop of New Yor), Herbert Littow (producer), Beverly Younger (as "Columbia"), Hugh Downs (announcer), Franklyn MacCormack (narrator). 29:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

86074. The Catholic Hour. February 3, 1946. Program #1. NBC net. "Love On Pilgrimage: Christ's Love As Our Peace". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "Thou Art All Fair, O Mary." Monsignor Sheen mentions that he's been addressing you as "friends" for sixteen years, implying that he's been on the program since 1930. The first 15:03 of the program only. Fulton Sheen, The Catholic Diocesan Choristers Of Brooklyn, Cornelius Toomey (director). 15:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

86169. The Catholic Hour. February 17, 1946. Program #3. NBC net. "Love On Pilgrimage: Exhortation To A Bride and Groom". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "A Sanctified Day Hath Shone Upon Us" (Palestrina). A discouse on the evils of divorce and a plea to those newly wed. Fulton Sheen, The Catholic Diocese Choristers Of Brooklyn, Cornelius Toomey (director), Harold Spencer (organist), Jack Costello (announcer, as John Patrick Costello). 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

86133. The Catholic Hour. March 17, 1946. NBC net. "Love On Pilgrimage". The program is produced in co-operation of The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "Devoutly We Adore Thee, O Hidden God." Monsignor Sheen speaks about Saint Peter, in not-very-flattering terms. The "Five Steps Downward," how a soul turns from God. The system cue has been deleted. The music originates from the chapel of the Trinity College, American University, Washington, D. C. Fulton Sheen, Allan Mills (organ), Russell Woolin (choir director), Walter Raney (announcer). 29:13. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

86073. The Catholic Hour. April 14, 1946. NBC net. "Love On Pilgrimage: Barabbas and The Thieves". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "Hear Us, O Lord." A vivid decision of the choice made by the people between Jesus and Barabbas. Excellent oratory! The first 14:30 of the program only. Fulton Sheen, The Choir Of St. Mary's Seminary (broadcast from the Baltimore seminary), John Selner (choir director). 14:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

86170. The Catholic Hour. July 21, 1946. NBC net. "The Road Ahead: The Church and Inter-Racial Justice". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "Haiul, True Body Of The Savior." G. Howland Shaw (former Assistant Secretary Of State and "noted sociologist"), The Choir Of St. Aloysius Church (Jersey City, New Jersey), Edward Vincent McGill (choir director), Jack Costello (announcer, billed as John Patrick Costello). 29:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

86171. The Catholic Hour. October 13, 1946. NBC net. Christ The King and The Social Encyclicals: Safeguarding Our Future." The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "Praise Ye The Lord (Grassi). The system cue has been deleted. Benjamin Massey (S. J. and associate editor of "America"), Joseph Murphy (choir director), Scolar Cantorum Of Immaculate Conception Seminary (Darlington, New Jersey). 29:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

86167. The Catholic Hour. January 26, 1947. Program #1 of 11. NBC net. "Light Your Lamps: Signs Of Our Times". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. A program about "Communism in the light of the Papal Encyclicals." The choir broadcasts from St. James Cathedral, Brooklyn, New York. The first hymn is, "Truly He Has Borne Our Griefs." Monsignor Sheen says, "We are at the end of a non-religious era." He describes how the devil will return to earth. The system cue has been deleted. Fulton Sheen, Cornelius Toomey (choir director), The Catholic Diocese Choristers Of Brooklyn, Edward Kenny (boy tenor), Harold Spencer (organist), Don Pardo (announcer). 29:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

86168. The Catholic Hour. February 9, 1947. Program #3 of 11. NBC net. "Light Your Lamps: The Philosophy Of Communism". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. Monsignor Sheen speaks for 23 minutes, instead of the usual 16 minutes. He gives a history of Communism, starting with Karl Marx, a Jew. Sheen tries to explain "Dialectic Materialism," but even he cannot make the subject interesting or understandable. He also says, "Athiesm and Communism are as inseparable as a head and a body." Fulton Sheen, Cornelius Toomey (organist), Don Pardo (announcer). 29:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

86075. The Catholic Hour. February 16, 1947. Program #4 of 11. NBC net. "Light Your Lamps: Communism and The Church". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. An explanation of why the Church is against Communism. Monsignor Sheen reads from a "secret" Communist document that wants to establish a Soviet dictatorship in America. The final 15:09 of the program only. Fulton Sheen, The Catholic Diocesan Choristers Of Brooklyn, Cornelius Toomey (choir director), Don Pardo (announcer). 15:09. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

86076. The Catholic Hour. February 23, 1947. Program #5 of 11. NBC net. "Light Your Lamps: How To Meet Communism". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "Adoramus Te." Monsignor Sheen suggests five ways to fight Communism: Political, Economic (he compares dictators and hens), Social ("Industrial Chaplains" are recommended), Religious Schools for Adult Education and Spiritual. Fulton Sheen, The Catholic Diocesan Choristers Of Brooklyn, Don Pardo (announcer), Edward Kenny (boy tenor). 29:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

86176. The Catholic Hour. March 2, 1947. Program #6 of 11. NBC net. "Light Your Lamps: Communism and Woman". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The 17th anniversy program of the series, the program is dedicated to Mary. The first hymn is, "O Bone Yesu" (Palestrina). Women had equality with men until the Industrial Revolution. "Our Lady Of Equity." Fulton Sheen, John Snider (organist), John Selner (music director), The Choir Of St. Mary's Seminary (Rollon Park, Maryland), Matt Thomas (announcer, billed as Matthew Thomas). 29:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

86177. The Catholic Hour. March 9, 1947. Program #7 of 11. NBC net. "Light Your Lamps". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "Soul Of My Savior." "The Glass Of Water Theory." What Russia can teach us about the family. Monsignor Sheen says that any person who uses the term "anti-fascist" is a Communist of "Fellow Traveler!" The Soviet constitution quotes St. Paul's epistle to the Thessalonians. "The traitors to the home today will be the traitors to the country tomorrow." Fulton Sheen, The Choir Of St. Mary's Seminary (Rollon Park, Maryland), John Snider (organist), John Selner (music director). 28:29. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

86160. The Catholic Hour. March 16, 1947. Program #8 of 11. NBC net. "Light Your Lamps: Communism and The Revival Of Passion". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "Hear Us, O Beloved Creator." Monsignor Sheen says that, "No civilization can long remain indifferent to religion." "Communism will not be overcome by going to war against it." He's recommends "Nocturnal Adoration." Fulton Sheen, The Choir Of St. Mary's Seminary (Baltimore), Matt Thomas (announcer, as Matthew Thomas). 29:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

86161. The Catholic Hour. March 30, 1947. Program #10 of 11. NBC net. "Light Your Lamps: Russia and Our Lady". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "And He Went Up To The Mount Of Olives, Where He Prayed." In Lourdes, a vision to Bernadette predicts the start of World War II. Was there a revelation of the atomic bomb in 1917? Fulton Sheen, John Olivier (organ), John Selter (music director). 29:12. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

86162. The Catholic Hour. April 6, 1947. Program #11 of 11. NBC net. "Light Your Lamps: Easter". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "The Earth Shook When The Lord Arose In Judgment." Monsignor Sheen speaks about Easter day. The last broadcast by Sheen for the season. He says, "his spiritual batteries need recharging" and asks Jews and non-Christians to pray for him. Fulton Sheen, Matt Thomas (announcer, billed as Matthew Thomas), John Olivier (organ), John Selter (music director). 29:08. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

86175. The Catholic Hour. June 15, 1947. NBC net. "The Catholic and The Functions Of Government". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "O Lord, Jesus Christ" (Palestrina). Jerome Kerwin (The Political Science Department of The University Of Chicago, speaking from Chicago), The Choir Of The Church Of St. Aeden (Jersey City, New Jersey), Mary Annette (choir director), Dick Dudley (announcer). 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

86174. The Catholic Hour. June 15, 1947. NBC net. "The Catholic and Minorities". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "Hail, True Body Of The Lord" (Dumont). A talk about prejudice towards racial minorities (Negroes). An intellectual, poly-syllabic discourse against Communists, and for equal rights. "Jews are playing a part in God's plan." "Catholics must be aware of the debt owed to the Jews." Jerome Kerwin (The Department of Sociology, The University Of Chicago, speaking from Chicago), Mary Annette (choir director), The Choir Of The Church Of St. Aeden (Jersey City, New Jersey), Mrs. William MacDonald (organist), Dick Dudley (announcer). 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

86163. The Catholic Hour. June 29, 1947. NBC net. "Catholics and Non-Catholics". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The program originates from Chicago. The first hymn announced is, "Panis Angelicus" (Stella). Jerome Kerwin, of The University Of Chicago, speaks with the wrong mike opened for several minutes. The choir is heard from New Jersey. Jerome Kerwin, Mary Annette (music director), Kermit McMahon (soloist), Mrs. William MacDonald (organist), Dick Dudley (announcer). 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

86164. The Catholic Hour. July 6, 1947. Program #1 of 2. NBC net. "The American Way: Our World Today". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. Judge Matthew McGuire (of Washington, D. C.) apparently speaks from Boston. The first selection is, "Heroic Peace" (Franck). Judge McGuire says, "Today is the day of the emancipated man." Matthew McGuire, Alvin McDermott (organist, from The Holy Name Church, New York City), Dick Dudley (announcer). 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

86172. The Catholic Hour. July 13, 1947. Program #2 of 2. NBC net. "The American Way". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. Matthew McGuire (a Washington, D. C. judge) speaks from Boston. The first selection is the finale from, "The Gothic Suite." Matthew McGuire, Alvin McDermott (organist, performing from The Holy Name Church, New York City), Dick Dudley (announcer). 29:16. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

86173. The Catholic Hour. July 27, 1947. NBC net. "The Road Back: Forward With The Fundamentals". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "The Bells Of St. Anne" (Russell). Alvin McDermott plays, "The Little G Minor Fugue" (Bach). John Matthews (a Newark, New Jersey attorney), Alvin McDermott (organist, performing at the Holy Name Name Church, New York City), William Malcolm (announcer). 29:07. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

86178. The Catholic Hour. August 3, 1947. Program #1 of 5. NBC net. "Our Last Chance: The Church and Labor". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "Holy, Holy, Lord God Almight" (Handel). Louis Boudens (? Fordham University), Alvin McDermott (organist, from The Holy Name Church, New York City), Cecile Dulac (soprano), William Malcolm (announcer). 28:00. Audio condition: Good. Incomplete.

86179. The Catholic Hour. December 7, 1947. Program #1 of 4. NBC net. "Mary: The Stable and The Star". The program is produced in co-operation with The National Council Of Catholic Men. The first hymn is, "Like The Dawning Of The Morning." Joseph Mattern (? of The Redeptive Fathers Of Boston, speaking from Boston), The Choir Of St. Mary's Seminary (Rollon Park, Maryland), John Selner (choir director). 29:15. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

106931. The Catholic Hour. April 10, 1949. NBC net. "The Love That Waits For You". The 15th talk of the series, titled, "For Those That Have The Faith." Fulton Sheen, Jack Costello (announcer), John Patrick (announcer), Choir Of The Capuchin Church Of St. Michael, William Hugh Gavigan (choir cirector). 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

Report contains 84 programs.