Modern American Apostolate
British radio fans who interest themselves in short-wave transmissions from the United States will have noticed every Sunday late at night the " Catholic Hour " transmitted from Schenectady (19.57 in.) on the Red network of the National Broadcasting Company.
The " Catholic Hour " is organised by the National Council of Catholic Men and is relayed by 57 stations in the U.S.A.
The influence of this example of the adaptation of the latest inventiops to the Catholic Apostolate is very great, and the enormous number of listeners, evidenced by the 2,000 letters received monthly asking for texts of talks, etc., are intelligently and sympathetically answered.
The talks are not merely doctrinal, but rather treat of the practical application of Christian teaching to modern difficulties. Emphasis is laid in particular on social and economic matters.
An example of the interest aroused was given when a talk on Christian duties to different races brought in over 2,000 letters from Negroes.
The " Catholic Hour " can be heard on short waves in this country on an ordinary wireless equipped with a reasonable aerial and is not the only radio apostolate in the U.S.A. There are seven Catholic radio stations and at least three other Catholic programmes regularly broadcast.