- CA RCDCA MCN-S1
Part of Bishop John T. McNally papers
File consists of correspondence from Bishop John T. McNally to the priests of the Diocese of Calgary. The documents in this file include:
- letters regarding the Peter’s Pence Collection, the Collection in support of the Ruthenian Missions of the West, and the Collection for the Ecclesiastical Education Fund;
- a copy of a decree of King George V establishing January 3, 1915 as a “day of Humble Prayer and Intercession to Almighty God” for the cause of the British Empire and her allies in the First World War and for the restoration of peace, together with a letter of Bishop McNally directing the priests of the Diocese to hold special services for these intentions;
- Pastoral Letter of the Right Rev. John T. McNally, Bishop of Calgary, to the Clergy and Laity of His Diocese, March 1, 1915, accompanied by Pope Benedict XV’s Encyclical Ad Beatissimi Apostolorum and his Decree regarding Peace Sunday;
- a letter of Bishop McNally drawing the attention of his priests to three attached documents: 1) Decree of the Holy Office concerning the Society vulgarly called “Independent Order of Foresters” in the Dominion of Canada; 2) extract from Benedict XV’s Apostolic Constitution of Aug. 1, 1915 concerning Triple Celebration on the Day of Solemn Commemoration of All Souls; 3) Decree of the Sacred Congregation of Rites regarding the Three Masses to be Celebrated on the Day of Solemn Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed.
Also includes pastoral letter, 'A Double Appeal has Recently been Sent Out' March 1, 1915.
McNally, John T., 1871-1952