"It is hard to believe today, that these programs were carried on major networks in the 1950's!"Actually, not at all hard to imagine, for one who was there in the 1950s and remembers the moral force and leadership the Catholic Church exerted in the public square, so long as Catholic identity was shaped and maintained by the traditional Latin Mass, and doctrinal dissent was not only unknown but unthinkable to ordinary pew-sittere.
I knew Father Peyton. He visited our parish, where his brother, Father Thomas Peyton, was our pastor. Both were delightful and holy men.
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