Date of Award


Degree Type

Bachelors Essay

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (BA)


Speech Pathology and Audiology


Perhaps one of the most talked of persons in the country today is the Rev. Charles E. Coughlin, pastor of the Shrine of the Little Flower at Royal Oak,. Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. Wherever there is a radio set in this broad land and Canada, Father Coughlin's name has become a household word.· When Father Coughlin speaks over the radio all America listens. The banker in Wall Street drops his talk about business and listens. The farmer, lost in the far reaches of the West, interrupts his afternoon nap and listens. The young men in the gymnasiums; the sick in the hospitals; the frequenters o:f elegant circles, and the crowds of workers from the small suburban places--all listen. Blacks and whites, Catholics and Protestants, millionaires, and unemployed listen, but especially those millions of individuals who belong to the petite bourgeoisie of the country, which forms the backbone of present day America and to which the preacher of Royal Oak addresses himself once a week as to his most faithful followers.


A Thesis submitted to the Faculty of the College of Liberal Arts of Marquette University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts
in Speech