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The Rise of New Age Spirituality

June 27, 2022
The Sixth Hour Program No. 556

Our own Miss Sally has gone in quest of today's American woman, has taken her pulse, and has returned with this remarkable report that is, perhaps, one of the most quietly disturbing pieces we've ever presented. This is girl talk in the 21st century, and it's a far cry from Grandma gossiping with the ladies at church about the butcher putting his thumb on the scale.  Today, "church" is out at Mt. Shasta at night, seeking that elusive spiritual link with Big Foot, and that close encounter of the fifth kind that gets one a book deal and a choice speaking spot at the next UFO MegaCon. In the late 20th century, everyone was accorded a mythical 15 minutes of fame, and with the vastly expanded media opportunities of our day, that means everybody now has their own TV show, radio program, or podcast. What the hell, ourselves included. These gals are Jessica Jones, the "Cryptid Huntress," and Tonia Braddock, the "Existential Empath." Tonia is the guest on Jessica's show tonight, and that's where this bizarre conversation begins. From there, it is truly "Off the Trails" and off the rails, as these girls chat about all of the paranormal dark stuff they do as if it was perfectly normal to be out in the middle of the night, encountering aliens, and being chased by Sasquatch disguised as deer. You probably think I made that last part up. Well, you'll just have to listen and hear it for yourself. Like Sally says, "We're not in Kansas, anymore! Not even in Kansas!"    

July 25, 2022
The Sixth Hour Program No. 576

This is Sally Belle-Époque. A few weeks ago, on a program we called, "Spiritual Sasquatch and the Evolution of Consciousness," I introduced you to two women, Jessica and Tonia, who call themselves the "Cryptid Huntress" and the "Existential Empath." The point we sought to make with this program was that, as crazy as this stuff all sounds, there are millions of gullible souls out there who believe in it, and the transformation that this has brought to American culture over the course of merely a couple of generations has been stunning, unstoppable and, perhaps most disturbing of all, silent. When Christianity has been discarded and discounted as the cultural norm, and as a way of life, and at the highest levels of society, this is what filters down and fills the void. Beginning tonight, and continuing all week, you're going to hear how this all happened, and you'll be told what it all means, by the best commentators we could find on this subject. We begin tonight with, "New Age Spirituality, USA: Gurus, Healers and Shamans." Jessica and Tonia, and all the others swept up in this cult, weren't born that way, they were made this way, and tonight you'll hear how. Then tomorrow night, and the next night thereafter, it will be Brian's turn, as he'll be your host for, "Spirituality Vs. Religion: The Rise of the New Age." Then on Thursday, Chaplain Phil will present a classic Hour of the Time with Bill Cooper titled, "Return of 'The Christ:' Freemasonry and the New Age." And, wrapping up the week, our guest will be Dr. Lyell Asher, who will speak on "Why Colleges Are Becoming Cults." Call your friends and give a shout out to the neighbors to be sure and tune in to RNJ all this week, as we break down the rise of the "New Age" on "old school" Catholic Pirate Radio! It begins now with, "New Age Spirituality, USA: Gurus, Healers and Shamans."           

July 26, 2022
The Sixth Hour Program No. 577

From the Garden of Eden to the rise of the New World Order, the struggle of good against evil that has gripped humanity over these past millennia has been many things, but no one can say that it has been boring. And you certainly won't say that after you hear this presentation that we have for you over the next two nights. As we progress through this new century, we are beginning to realize that the retreat of Christianity as a positive force in the world in the past two left a much larger cultural void than had been anticipated. And filling this breech has been the rise of a so-called "New Spiritual Awakening" that is just as ridiculous as the likes of a Madame Balavatsky or an Aleister Crowley and yet, at the same time, just as strangely compelling as the demons that possessed them. No sensible person would fall for such rubbish as this, yet, as Barnum showed so often and so well, the sensible person is often a commodity in short supply. And they are no bargain when they are around, as it was sensible people who cried out for Barabbas, and it was sensible people who brought Hitler to power. And it's not like sensible people can be relied upon in a spiritual crisis, as they have no sense of the otherworldly, which is exactly why they are perceived to be so sensible to begin with. That's why, when you take such sensible people and put them in charge of the Church and the governments of the world, the devil has a field day. Oh LORD, save us from such sensible people! As for the rest of you, hear now, "Spirituality Versus Religion: The Rise of the New Age." Here is Part One.               

July 27, 2022
The Sixth Hour Program No. 578

Spirituality Vs Religion: The Rise of the New Age - Part Two

Perhaps the greatest takeaway from last night's program was the frightening truth of how good the devil is at what he does, and this as evidenced by the fact that he can make seemingly sensible people fall for the most outrageous things. Like Eve in the garden, it's always this obvious, and yet humanity falls for it every time. Even the basic events that transpired concerning Jesus at the cross are denied by the sensible "experts" the Church produces, and the entire idea behind the deposit of faith being rooted in an historical event, witnessed and agreed upon collectively by apostles who subsequently gave their lives for it, has been discarded by the very sensible learned ones who took vows always to protect it. It's little wonder faith has withered and died out in our society, for it withered and died out within the Church a long time ago, and the former is, after all, merely a reflection of the latter. And one should not be surprised at the vile behavior we witness in public in the society around us, for it is no different than what has been done behind closed doors within the churches. Priests sworn to Jesus have anointed his youth with the anointing of Satan, and have done so upon the very altar of Christ itself. That is the depth of our sin, and that is why these perverted, pagan, demon cults have arisen in our midst, for in the end we are no different. Yet in the midst of this, Jesus remains with us. And what the devil has wrought, and man is incapable of fixing, Jesus can and He will. Ponder the rise of the New Age, but do so knowing that it also falls. And sooner is a more likely bet than later. We commence now with Part Two of Spirituality Versus Religion: The Rise of the New Age.       

July 28, 2022
The Sixth Hour Program No. 579

Return of "The Christ:" Freemasonry and the New Age

While it is all the political controversy that always swirled around Bill Cooper that garnered the lion's share of the attention he received, it is actually the spiritual and religious controversy that is the root cause of it all, and no one knew that better than he did. The dark tone that characterizes these old Hour of the Time broadcasts comes from your host's in depth knowledge of just how all pervasive and persistent the devil is in his many guises and dealings with hapless humanity, and by this point late in his career, his world weariness and frustration at the futility of it all are unmistakable and undeniable. From his mountain top home in Eagar, Arizona, Bill Cooper peered across the gulf of time, looked down upon the crumbling United States of America, and saw no Promised Land flowing with milk and honey, but only an arid and barren wasteland, devoid of God, and with the few remaining humans enslaved and the rest exterminated. Tonight, we learn that New Age spirituality is merely Freemasonry for the great unwashed horde. It is the captivating lie that seizes the children of God and leads them, Pied Piper like, to the same doom and destruction that has always befallen the human rats who turn from Him and chase after the filth of the pagan gods, gurus, and shamans. That this is the path America has chosen is undeniable, and the consequences for doing so are unavoidable. Bill Cooper was thought to be a political commentator who said prophetic things. More accurately, he was a prophet who commented on politics. And he was right. Look around you: "Behold a Pale Horse."  

July 29, 2022
The Sixth Hour Program No. 580

This is Sally Belle-Époque. First of all, let me begin by expressing my deep thanks to Brian Helix and Chaplain Phil for their contributions to this week long look we've been able to take into the New Age Movement and all of its dark implications. It seems like we're always going our own separate ways, and doing our own separate things, which, I have to admit, has resulted in some awesome projects and programs. However, this week has proven that when we combine our efforts, the whole ends up exceeding the sum of its parts, and we all benefit from that, including and especially you the listeners. And so we conclude this week with this lecture from college professor Dr. Lyell Asher in which he is going to explain to you just how it is that the "Woke" movement took over the college and university campuses, how this is transforming society, and why you should be alarmed about it. There are many faces to the New Age revolution, and "Woke" is merely one of them, just as politics is only one part of the greater agenda of world domination. Those to whom we have entrusted the arbitration of truth, the definition of justice, and the passing on of knowledge itself, have betrayed us to the most sinister and vile of political conspiracies; an international, globalist communism that is about to engulf the world in a darkness previously unknown. It is disturbing that Dr. Asher addresses the issues so eloquently in worldly terms, while his own blindness to the spiritual dimension speaks more than he does as to how the academic world fell into such circumstances as these. Perhaps more disturbing still is the greater truth that as the colleges and universities became this godless, no one seemed to notice. Or care.             

August 01, 2022
The Sixth Hour Program No. 581

Gods of the New Age - Part One

Caryl Matrisciana was one of the first, and remains one of the best, at describing what the New Age movement is all about and where it came from. Caryl passed away back in 2016, and this work that we are going to be exploring over the next two nights, Gods of the New Age, goes all the way back to 1985. Being born in India and educated in Britain, Caryl Matrisciana had the unique perspective of being able to see clearly into these two different worlds, and her time in history coincided with the rise of this phenomenon of Eastern mysticism being infused into the old, tired and more openly Satanic New Age movement of Madame Balavatsky and Aleister Crowley. Add in UFO's, cryptids, and psychic phenomena, and you've got the whole syncretistic package as it exists today. Not only does this classic documentary provide the perfect addendum to last week's journey through the New Age movement, it is also the perfect segue into the programs that lie ahead, in which we will continue to examine the ongoing quest to establish and promote the existence of non-human life forms as humanity's guides into a utopic near future: the New Age. That Christians don't find this more alarming than they do alarmed Caryl Matrisciana back in 1985, it alarms us today, and we're intent on making it alarm you. We begin that process now with this first alarming installment of Gods of the New Age.

August 02, 2022 The Sixth Hour Program No. 582

Gods of the New Age continues and concludes tonight, as we realize that the influence of Hinduism and the gurus has become all pervasive in Western societies, and that the efforts of Ghandi and others to forge an amalgamation of this demon worship with the worship of Jesus Christ is one of the prime reasons for all the tension in our world today. Christians in the 21st century have been brainwashed for so long, and by so many, into thinking that the faith of Jesus is just some worn out relic from an inglorious past, that they've lost sight of the fact that this is one of the central lies that all of this stuff is founded upon. Trading eternal salvation through the shed Most Precious Blood of Christ for the endless cycles of reincarnation upon this vale of tears is certainly no bargain, and no one would make such a bargain if the Church proclaimed the Gospel of Christ instead of watering it down with its own version of this same silly, and worldly, devil driven slop. If you want to know what's wrong in the Church and the world you need look no further than this. And while it is bad enough that those entrusted with proclaiming said Gospel have traded the family cow of faith for the magic beans of this kind of superstition, it is still unconscionable that the faithful, so-called, let them get away with it. And all in the name of appeasing and not offending the world: the same world that crucified Jesus, martyrs His saints to this very day, and now comes for us: docile New Age Christians being led quietly to their spiritual slaughter. For that is what the "New Age" is really all about.

August 03, 2022 The Sixth Hour Program No. 583

Richard Hoagland - NASA and the Occult Jack Parsons Project

Seems like it was just yesterday when one would tune in to Art Bell and so often find NASA whistleblower Richard Hoagland to be the guest du jour. From the secret bases on the moon to the monuments of Mars, there wasn't anything too strange for Richard to delve into. Throw Linda Moulton Howe into the mix, and Art go outside for a coffee and a smoke and no one would know the difference. Ah, nighttime radio back in the '90's. A lot has changed, but, fortunately for us, this Richard Hoagland lecture we're about to present has survived, and in it Richard describes the occult origins of NASA. Now this is a topic we've covered on this program in the past, and tonight we return to it because of what we gain from Richard's insider's perspective on the good old  National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Before there was the Alan Parsons Project, there was the Jack Parsons Project, and, though unrelated, both were into the occult. Factor in L. Ron Hubbard and the Church of Scientology, and you suddenly realize just how fascinating a tale this really is. From the origins of Parson's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, to self proclaimed anti-christ Aleister Crowley (who surely seems to be cropping up a lot lately), to Werner von Braun, who connects to both, the origins of NASA are a far cry from what most people suppose. Think they're really above faking all the moon landings? Listen to this and see what you think. As for the moon bases and Martian monuments, it's not like NASA couldn't have faked those, too. After all, if they're not the "Eye in the Sky" then who is?

August 04, 2022 The Sixth Hour Program No. 584

The Cosmic Secret - Part One

After all of the programs we've produced on this subject, it makes one wonder just why they still call it the "Cosmic Secret." It's got to be the worst kept secret in the cosmos if it is. This idea that there are other entities here from other places who are the quiet, behind the scenes, forgotten impetus behind human civilization has become the accepted religion of the avant-garde among the younger generations. Such a one as this is David Wilcock, whose experiences provide the jumping off point for this presentation. Also along is Corey Goode, in his unique combination role of experiencer and government insider, demonstrating, as always, that whenever the subject turns to extraterrestrial encounters, the U.S. government is also going to be close at hand. It wasn't that long ago it was the Church that was the go to source for answers to these questions of who we are, why we are here, and what is our destiny. But belief in revealed knowledge from God to man, gained through the ages, and preserved in Scripture and Tradition, is something the Catholic Church quietly discarded over a century ago. What has come to fill the void is what you are going to hear about over these next two nights, and it is fascinating subject matter, especially when viewed from this perspective. It has always been naive and incorrect to assume that humanity was the only intelligent life in creation, and it's not surprising more are figuring out as much. These entities have been around forever, trying to get humans to ponder just who it is we are. And without the Church involved we lose sight of the bigger question: "Just who in hell are they?"

August 05, 2022 The Sixth Hour Program No. 585

Tonight we continue and conclude The Cosmic Secret, and what we quickly realize is that the "Gods of the New Age" are alive and well, and that this is exactly what Caryl Matrisciana was trying to warn us about 40 years ago. Add in enough science to make it all sound plausible, then the next thing you know, the seven lamp stands in the book of Revelation are actually the points of light in your own Chakra. It all has a ring of truth and authenticity to it unless you think about it more carefully. I suppose the argument that must be made is that Hinduism is merely the more ancient form of this New Age religion of the Space Brothers, since it has been so shamelessly appropriated to push this whole agenda of deception. Nothing like listening to a couple of nights of this sort of thing to make one realize just how far astray we have wandered from the narrow path of Jesus, and how the Church's influence has waned to be at the point where nowadays everyone has a better explanation than the orthodox one for what the Scriptures "really" mean. And no one bothers to correct them. As for David Wilcock, Corey Good and their cohorts and followers, they have become a very popular part of what has become this New Age entertainment industry, and mining gold in the pockets of the gullible has been part of the mix all along for the New Age gurus. In the end, that's all you're really seeing here. And New Age gurus that look and talk like everyone else are even better able to downplay the deeper truth, which is the Cosmic Secret isn't so much about the "secret" as it is about the money.

August 08, 2022
The Sixth Hour Program No. 586

Robert Dean - ‘AN ASSESSMENT’ - The Most Significant UFO Study EVER Conducted

Ufologist Bob Dean was such a down to earth, no nonsense kind of guy, that it made it really difficult to dismiss what he had to say about the "Phenomenon." Perhaps that's the best way to refer to it. The evidence is both compelling and multi-sourced that we are not alone, and, at times, it seems as if what disclosure is really all about is definition and not the "either/or" of mere existence. Somehow, we seem to have slipped past all of that into a deeper discussion of what it all means, and each of these investigators and experiencers has a different take on it that is infused into the work that they do. That in and of itself is curious enough to warrant mentioning, so there you have it. Bob Dean's tale of "The Assessment" is a rare look into the way the military apparatus of another time dealt with all of this. Or, as is more likely, it is a carefully tailored version of what they want us to believe about it. Convince Sergeant Dean then turn him loose into the world to convince others. You see that little scenario repeated endlessly if you look closely enough at all of this. And if you can find that point in time and space in which the United States military and the intelligence establishment doesn't connect to all of this, let us know, for they always seem to be lurking around somewhere in the darkness, don't they? And that seems to fit the paradigm of Bob Dean, which is a good place to begin tonight.

August 09, 2022 The Sixth Hour Program No. 587

Last night we listened to the UFO paradigm of Bob Dean, tonight we enter the paradigm shift of Dr. Steven Greer. Why, you'd almost think we planned it this way, wouldn't you? This documentary is Dr. Greer’s answer to what he calls the "current government and media disinformation campaign," which he sees as promoting 3 big lies: Firstly, that we do not know what these UAPs/ UFOs are. Secondly, that humans cannot make craft that can maneuver like UFOs. And, finally, that the UFOs are a threat. So, if we know what they are, and if we can, and do, build craft like them, and if we know they are not a threat, then what the hell is going on? The answer to that question is what you are going to hear tonight from Dr. Steven Greer, and it is a paradigm shift in the understanding of the "Phenomenon" for sure. Dr. Greer teaches a path to spiritual enlightenment that is available through direct contact with these alien entities, and what he denies vehemently is the viability of government intervention at any level in this spiritual growth spurt for humanity. In this paradigm, the government is understood to be a complicating factor that has entered itself between the people and the Phenomenon in such a way that the Phenomenon itself is using Dr. Steven Greer to initiate a more profound, personal and widespread contact experience. If that just made you grab for your crucifix and some Holy Water, then your paradigm has just shifted as we intended.       

August 10, 2022
The Sixth Hour Program No. 588

Garnet Schulhauser -  He Astral Traveled Into Parallel Universes

So where does all this paradigm shifting lead us? Where are we going with it? And how far out there does it go? Garnet Schulhauser is a quiet and peaceful little man, who actually had a very successful career in corporate law before retiring and subsequently pitching off into the deep end of all of this New Age nonsense. This presentation is from the Laughlin UFO Mega Con, and it demonstrates just how integrated all of this New Age religion has become within the UFO Movement. It's like a seamless garment spanning from the Far East and transcending into the farthest reaches of the cosmos. Everybody has a twist that is a little different, and yet all of it seems to convey this same message of cosmic well being within our realm of chaos. Garnet Schulhauser's guide into all of these parallel universes and higher realms of consciousness is a being named  Albert, who first appears to him as a homeless man. Next thing you know, they are traveling the astral plane together, and the adventures and experiences that ensue form the basis of this presentation you are going to hear tonight. Sure it is easy to dismiss all of this as the insanity it sounds like, yet guys like Garnet fill auditoriums with countless souls who say they experience the same sorts of things. And this while the churches can't close fast enough. Perhaps the time has come to stop denying that this sort of thing happens and instead concentrate more on what it means that it does.     

August 11, 2022
The Sixth Hour Program No. 589

Whitley Strieber - “What Are the Motives & Aims of Our Visitors from Space?”

Whitley Strieber has been around so long now, in this incarnation as UFO contactee and experiencer extraordinaire, that it becomes easy to forget his previous career as the creator of extremely creepy horror fiction. It was Art Bell who really put Whitley over the top in his new career, as the author of Communion, and the host of sequels and follow-ups that were to come after it, became one of Art's inner circle of favorite guests on this subject of extraterrestrial encounters. Others included Richard Hoagland, who we have already heard from, and another was Linda Moulton Howe, who will finish our week tomorrow night. Art and Whitley collaborated on the doomsday thriller The Day After Tomorrow, which also ended up being a hit movie. Art eventually set his pal Whitley up in the Dreamland radio franchise, and Whitley would make this into his own unique forum for spinning his version of the tales of ongoing contact.  If you haven't heard Whitley Strieber before, here is your  chance  and you really shouldn't miss it. If you are familiar with him, then here is the chance to hear one of the "old guard" of the UFO contactee movement before he passes on into eternity, or wherever it is he thinks he's going based upon what these little fellows have been telling him all this time. By the way, if you are ever so confronted, stick a crucifix into the face of  one of these little grey bastards and they won't pester you.  Whitley must know that, too.  I wonder why he never mentions it?

August 12, 2022
The Sixth Hour Program No. 590

Chaplain Phil is so old he can remember Linda Moulton Howe back before she had any cosmetic surgery. Those were the days. By the time Art Bell discovered this intrepid girl reporter, who was being ridiculed for her meticulous research into the cattle mutilation phenomenon at the time, Linda Moulton Howe was already a household name in her native Colorado. When translated to late night radio Art Bell style, Linda's tales of the unknown, reaching violently and silently into our world in the dark of night, were responsible for bedroom lights left on all night all over America, and her increased notoriety soon demonstrated that it wasn't called "Coast to Coast" AM without good reason. Perhaps the most fascinating thing about her is the way Linda Moulton Howe always stays on the cutting edge of this phenomenon. From cattle mutilations to this presentation tonight, which seeks a "state of the art" understanding of consciousness and reality at the merging point of science and mysticism, she has always managed to stay on top by staying on top, if you know what I mean. It's hard to believe that she's just turned 80, just as it's hard to believe that time at once can pass so quickly and go so slowly. Brains to Galaxies: The Key Is Frequencies is a small glimpse into the workings of the mind of God. Where science and mysticism meet is a special place we are going to be exploring in a different way from here. It is that place we call the Cross of Christ.

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Chaplain Phil

Chaplain Phil grew up listening to alternative points of view, and the underground perspective, that characterized late night AM and shortwave radio in the 1960's.  In the cold winter months following the events that transpired in Dallas on November 22, 1963, he came to realize that the death of President Kennedy represented an even deeper and more profound tragedy - the death of the nation. In the summer of 1964, he read None Dare Call It Treason by John Stormer and understood how this had come to pass.  He was 10 years old.

Through the ensuing years, he has followed the flow of free information, as what we now call the "mainstream media" banished independent Christian broadcasting, and honest political thought, from the AM band to shortwave, then to the internet, and now, in the face of internet censorship, back to shortwave.  After a lifetime of listening, he now feels the time has come to speak.  His message is simple.  We are living in a godless false reality created for the purpose of destroying most of us and enslaving the rest.

The time of Revelation is here. Take heart.  For what is being revealed is the eternal truth of Jesus Christ.

Brian Helix - News Director

As one of the BBC's "Young Lions," Brian Helix was known for his honest reporting and take no prisoners attitude towards the truth.  He is an expert on conspiracies and the theories thereof, both modern and classic, and a top flight investigative journalist.  He brings these talents along with his many others to the post of News Director here at RNJ.


Sally Belle-Époque - Production Manager

Sally Belle-Époque made her mark in both video production and A.I. research with the famed Hanson Robotics in Hong Kong, and now brings her varied talents and unique skills to bear as Production Manager at RNJ.  Sally is a no nonsense professional with all the Left Coast flair and style her background as a "Valley Girl" would suggest - a Silicone Valley Girl.   


Catholic Pirate Radio

What is Catholic Pirate Radio?

Pirate radio or a pirate radio station is a radio station that broadcasts without a valid license.  Catholic Pirate Radio is broadcast without the official sanction or approval of the Catholic Church, any of its connected agencies or organizations, or any member of its hierarchical structure (bishops, cardinals, pope, etc.).

Queen of Catholic Pirate Radio
"You see, God expects His people to do the ridiculous so
He can do the miraculous." - Mother Angelica
Father Coughlin
Father of Pirate Radio

    Mother Angelica: Queen of Catholic Pirate Radio

Mother Mary Angelica founded the EWTN television network, and, more significantly for my purposes here, WEWN, a global shortwave broadcast service with transmitters located in Irondale, Alabama.  In the 1990's, Mother Angelica became one of the most dominant Christian voices on the shortwave bands, and WEWN a torch that beamed her message of the truth of believing and faithful Catholicism across the nation and the world.  She was a major influence concerning my conversion to the Catholic Faith in 2002, and it is truthful to say that my formation as a Catholic took place with her over many nights of listening to the most powerful voice on 41 meters.  She gets much credit for her pioneering work in Catholic television, while her savvy for international shortwave broadcasting goes largely unheralded and is just as significant.  It made her a worldwide voice for the faith rather than just an American phenomenon, and paved the way for the globalization of EWTN.

Mother Angelica earned the title of Queen of Catholic Pirate Radio when she publicly took on and disputed the apostate Archbishop of Los Angeles, Roger Cardinal Mahony, concerning the Real Presence of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist.  While Mahony was unleashing his wrath upon Mother all the way to Rome, it should also be noted that he retreated quickly and issued a statement taking offense at her for daring to question his belief in the Real Presence.  Thanks to Mother's widespread and profound media influence, I'm sure a lot of bishops, cut from the same cloth as Mahoney, also thought twice about peddling the "Spirit of Vatican II" nonsense in an overt way that might end up on TV.         

Here's some vintage Mother for you: 
I’m so tired of you liberal Church in America! And everything you’ve ever done has gone in silence. Nothing, nothing you’ve done – from your witchcraft to your enneagrams to your centering prayer to all this ‘earth spirituality’ to replacing holy water with sand to destroying our churches and closing churches that are viable and ready to go…no, this is not an accident. We’ve swallowed this now for thirty years. I’m tired of it. We have swallowed enough of your idea of God! You have, really, no God, no dogma, no doctrine, and no authority, because the only authority in the Catholic Church is our Holy Father and the Magisterium, and you have disclaimed that. You don’t believe in the Eucharist, you don’t believe in the Immaculate Conception, you don’t believe in the Virgin Birth, you don’t believe in Mary’s power of intercession, you don’t believe in religious life, you don’t believe in being a spouse of Christ! You do believe in teaching to little children in the third grade sex education, you do believe in forcing centering prayer and forcing inclusive language upon us, and now you depict Jesus as a woman?!  You’re sick!
Nothing to add to that.  As a layman, my duty as a Catholic is to point out these things just as it was Mother's duty as a religious - a Carmelite nun.  She taught me well.  It's time for Catholic Pirate Radio, the next generation.

    Father Charles Coughlin: Father of Pirate Radio

In 1926, Father Charles Coughlin first took to the airwaves on WJR radio in Detroit to denounce the Ku Klux Klan, which had recently burned crosses on the grounds of his parish.  Turning to politics in 1929, Father Coughlin quickly became a dominant and highly influential radio voice on the CBS network, with a weekly listening audience estimated at 30,000,000 during the peak of his popularity in the early 1930's.  While at first a fervent supporter of the policies and person of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, his views became more controversial and his rhetoric more strident as the Great Depression lingered on.  By 1936, he was expressing a viewpoint that was anti-capitalist and anti-socialist, and invoked no little controversy by expressing a certain sympathy concerning the fascism of Benito Mussolini and Adolph Hitler.  He was accused of anti-Semitism based upon this and his searing critique of the European Jewish banking establishment, which he sought to qualify as follows: 

My purpose is to help eradicate from the world its mania for persecution, to help align all good men, Catholic and Protestant, Jew and Gentile, Christian and non-Christian, in a battle to stamp out the ferocity, the barbarism and the hate of this bloody era. I want the good Jews with me, and I'm called a Jew baiter, an anti-Semite.

My point here is not to speak out for or against Father Coughlin and his political opinions, but merely to point to him as an early example of the efforts to censor and silence unpopular viewpoints.  He remains the textbook example of church and state teaming up to remove from public influence someone deemed too controversial to have his views heard by the great unwashed masses of the general public.  The Roosevelt Administration determined a priori that the First Amendment did not apply to radio broadcasting, and new regulations and restrictions were created specifically to remove Father Coughlin from the airwaves.  For the first time, public broadcasters had to obtain a permit and seek approval to speak on the air, and this was the impetus for those who refused to do so taking to the airwaves in protest: the birth of pirate radio.  While Father Coughlin was able to circumvent his banishment from network broadcasting by buying airtime on local stations, his reach and influence were drastically reduced.  In 1942 he was ordered to remove himself from public life by Bishop Edward Aloysius Mooney.  He complied without complaint and spent the remainder of his career as parish priest at the Shrine of the Little Flower in Royal Oak, Michigan.  He retired from active ministry in 1966.


Welcome to our broadcast facilities here at RNJ.  This is where Chaplain Phil and our crew make the magic happen.  Stars of the Show are a Sweetwater Studio Computer powering Jean and Ginger, two 1950 Canadian Philips Table Radios that serve as broadcast monitors. That's Ginger on the right channel, and Jean on the left. Auxilliary Computer is "Old Faithful," a 2009 Hewlett Packard (that's like about a 1930 model in American Tube Radio Years (ATRY). You'll also notice three communication receivers, two 1959 Hallicrafters S-108's and a 1947 National NC 57. Standby monitors include a 1937 Coronado 725 and 1953 Philco 53-960. It's all sorted out through a Behringer Xenyx 802 Mixer.  Our antenna array (not shown) is an 80 foot sloping copper long wire antenna, fastened to a Royal Palm and running from there to the studio.