Religion: Shouting, Yelling, Screaming

Last week Father Coughlin reached Manhattan in his political barnstorming tour, made a loud speech to a $17,000 audience in Madison Square Garden (see p. 17). Next day a stern voice in Massachusetts rasped: "All those disturbing voices, the shouting, yelling and screaming, are so unbecoming to anyone who occupies the place of a teacher in Christ's Church that even the quality of their voices betrays them. They are hysterical."

Boston's stout-hearted old William Henry Cardinal O'Connell, who did not bother to mention Father Coughlin by name, is the radio priest's highest-placed Catholic critic. So the Massachusetts Catholic Order of Foresters was...

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