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The Hour of St. Francis

Resisting America’s Spiritual Weapons

I am finishing up a book on how Franciscans in the U.S. communicated with Americans through various media. In a chapter on radio and television programs, I write quite a bit about one particular effort called The Hour of St. Francis. Based in Los Angeles with financial support from Third Order Franciscans (or secular Catholics who pledged to live by values inspired St. Francis of Assisi), The Hour used Hollywood talent on a popular radio show and later to make a series of half-hour television episodes. You can listen to some of the radio shows here: The Hour. The programs Read more