February 20, 2015

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No letters were printed this week; here is the letter from last week:

Late pastor’s radio talks helped raise funds for rebuilt Michigan basilica, reader notes

It was surprising that your article in the Feb. 6 issue of The Criterion about the designation of the minor basilica in Royal Oaks, Mich., failed to mention its most famous pastor, Father Charles Coughlin.

According to Wikipedia, Father Coughlin’s Sunday radio talks in the early 1930s reached an audience of up to 30 million.

It was the money contributed by that audience which paid for the construction of the rebuilt basilica.

- John Peffley | Bloomington

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