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File consists of news clippings concerning Bishop Vital J. Grandin, a booklet entitled 'Bishop V. Grandin: a Northern Apostle'. La Survivance Printing. (Edmonton, AB, 1936), and a photograph on card of Bishop Grandin and his brother? Card presented to Bishop Carroll, Calgary by Mrs John R. Costigan, Vancouver, BC. Also includes Ordinance from Archbishop Henry Joseph O'Leary of Edmonton concerning the Beatification of the servant of God, Msgr. Vital Justin Grandin dated Sept 30, 1029.

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Eucharistic Congress, 1908

File consists of clippings collected, mainly from the Times of London, concerning the nineteenth Eucharistic Congress held in London, England, September 9-13, 1908. Includes programme for the Congress

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Apostolic delegate (Nuncio)

File consists of correspondence with the Apostolic Delegate for Canada and Newfoundland, 1924 to 1932, including papers related to the visit of Most Rev. Andrea Cassulo to Calgary on Nov 2, 1927. Also includes correspondence with the Apostolic Delegate from 1944 to 1984 and with the Apostolic Pro-Nuncio from 1987 to 1997. Also includes notification regarding Vassula Ryden from the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith.

Parish boundaries

File consists of records of former parish boundaries of rural parishes: Vauxhall, Tilley, Medicine Hat, Brooks, Raymond, Warner, Milk River, Rockyford, Beiseker, Coleman, Blairmore, Calgary: St. Cecilia, St. Anne's; Midnapore, Black Diamond, Canmore, St. Clement's, Corpus Christi circa 1960?


File consists of material related to McNally's time as parish priest at St. Stephen's, Old Chelsea, Archdiocese of Gatineau and at St Mary's, Almonte, Ontario. Includes a letter from Wilfred Laurier congratulating McNally on his appointment to the Diocese of Calgary

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Appointment and Installation

File consists of material related to the appointment and installation of Bishop John T. McNally as first bishop of Calgary, including letter of installation from the Apostolic Delegate and the Papal Bull

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File consists of correspondence between the Bishop's Office, building contractors and the Oblates of Mary Immaculate in the Ogden area of Calgary, 1914.

Sacred Heart School, Calgary

File consists of correspondence and papers related to the Calgary Separate School Board, Bishop John T. McNally, and Sacred Heart School.
In 1915, J.A. Smith, inspector of the public schools, and Fr. A.B. MacDonald, superintendent of the Calgary Separate School Board, both gave unfavourable reports concerning the work of Sr. M. Augustine, an Ursuline of Jesus who taught at Sacred Heart School. Fr. MacDonald wrote: “One cannot tell whether the pupils are working or enjoying high holiday, and cannot tell whether the teacher is working with the holiday makers or with the others.” As a result, the school board did not re-engage Sr. Augustine for the following year.
Some parents were upset about the decision of the school board and circulated various petitions to have Sr. Augustine re-instated. The board was also accused of borrowing $50,000.00 at an annual interest rate of eight percent – an accusation that the board denied. On Thursday, July 22, certain men held a meeting in order to ask the school board to re-instate Sr. Augustine. Fr. A. Jan, O.M.I., pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, attended this meeting as he “had overheard rumors connecting [Bishop McNally’s] name with the decision of the Board.” He told the Bishop later that he had taken “no part whatever in discussion concerning the dismissal of the Sister.”
On Sunday, July 25, 1915, a letter was read at Mass saying that Bishop McNally would address the congregation the following Sunday and that until then parishioners were to refrain from attending any meetings or causing any agitation concerning school matters. Nevertheless, certain parishioners continued to cause such agitation.
On Sunday, August 1, 1915, Bishop McNally gave his promised address. He defended the school board and spoke of their “disinterested work for the best fulfilment of the most sacred trust reposed in them.” He rebuked those parishioners who had been sowing the “seed of discord” by attacking the school board and by continuing to cause agitation despite the bishop’s prohibition. He reminded the congregation that the source of the bishop’s power is divine and that there can be no unity with Christ apart from unity with the bishop.

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File consists of a collection of translated copies of records submitted by Bishop John T. McNally to the Sacred Consistorial Congregation in Rome as allegations against the Oblates of Mary Immaculate in his dispute against them. Material has been translated into Italian from English originals. Location of the originals unknown. English translation available for some of the allegations.

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File consists of Bishop John T. McNally's correspondence related to the issue of dances under the auspices of parishes or Catholic societies. Includes publication 'Un Sujet de Meditation: La Danse et Les Bals' by Bishop Mathieu Elzear-Olivier of Regina and one newsclipping. Some material in French

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File consists of correspondence from Rome concerning the controversy with Sacred Heart Church, Calgary.

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Esler and Huntley

File consists of materials related to Bishop McNally, Catholic barrister P. Harcourt-O’Reilly (see 25th Anniversary of Ordination (15.631)), and two Protestant ministers: Alexander Esler and J. Austin Huntley.
On July 11, 1915, Rev. Alexander Esler of Presbyterian Grace Church gave a sermon to a group of Orangemen in which he declared that the Roman Catholic Church was “behind the [First World] war” and that the “kaiser is the best friend of the Vatican.” P. Harcourt-O’Reilly, Catholic barrister, charged Esler with sedition. According to The Calgary News-Telegram, O’Reilly claimed to be making the charge “on behalf of the Roman Catholics of this city and country.” On July 23, Bishop McNally issued a statement in which he called Esler’s statements “untrue and unjust” but also said that the Catholic Church “as such, has nothing whatsoever to do” with O’Reilly’s “charge and threatened prosecution.” He said that it “is not the teaching of the church or her Divine Master to seek revenge” and that O’Reilly had “in no way consulted the spiritual head of this diocese in the matter in question.” On July 28, O’Reilly wrote to McNally: “My action was in accord with and in support of my rights as a citizen and a British subject without any intention to arrogate to myself the defence of the Catholic Church.” He also said: “As the result of a long and more or less friendly chat with Rev. Mr. Esler yesterday and also with some of the leaders of his church I might say that nothing of the kind will occur again for a very long time.”
On December 16, 1916, Rev. J. Austin Huntley, pastor of First Baptist Church in Calgary, had a letter published in The Calgary Daily Herald in which he was accused the Catholic Church of idolatry. A week later, The Herald published a rebuttal to Huntley’s letter which was simply signed “Catholic.” The author of the rebuttal was P. Harcourt O’Reilly.

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Department of Indian Affairs

File consists of a telegram (n.d.) and a letter, dated Feb 27, 1919 (a typed copy from the original signed as a true copy by A.J. Hetherington and dated Sept 2, 1919) from Duncan C. Scott, Deputy Superintendent General of the Department of Indian Affairs, to Bishop John T. McNally. The telegram [date?] reads: “Would appreciate letter from you supporting our new measure now before Parliament of compulsory attendance at residential Indian schools.” Below the words of the telegram, there is a handwritten reply from Bishop McNally to Scott, which reads: “Assuredly I approve the idea of compulsory attendance at residential Indian schools, as most promising [agency?] for [forming future civilization and citizenship?]. Various details of act, however, are not yet clear to me. Am leaving for Ottawa, and hope to see you early next week.”
The letter, dated February 27, 1919, is regarding the St. Joseph’s Industrial School at Dunbow. In light of the recent death of Fr. Nordmann, O.M.I., principal of the school, Scott asks Bishop McNally for his “special consideration of the present position of this school.” The Department of Indian Affairs was considering whether the school should be closed. According to Scott, one of the department’s “chief difficulties” at the Indian industrial schools was preventing the students “from being exploited as mere wage earners” and ensuring that they were taught English by “persons who have a thorough command of the language.” Scott writes that if the Bishop will place an English-speaking priest in charge of the school, then the department will “postpone definite action to close the institution” and will “co-operate” with the Bishop in working to increase the school’s attendance and making the school “a vital factor in Indian education.”
The Dominion Government closed St. Joseph’s Industrial School in 1922.

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New Car, 1919

File consists of material relating to the gift of a Willys-Knight car to Bishop John T. McNally from the priests of the diocese, August 1919

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File comprises one photograph of Bishop Emil. J. Legal, c. 1902 and photocopies and description of photograph of Archbishop Legal used in Diocese of Calgary publication, 'Cattolica', 1911-1912. Original copyrighted to Glenbow Library, ref. no. NA-3643-1, c.1911.

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Bishop Emil J. Legal

File consists of correspondence from Bishop Emile J. Legal, O.M.I. to Bishop John T. McNally concerning the erection of the Diocese of Calgary. It includes a letter to Bishop John T. McNally from Bishop Legal outlining the different parishes and missions in the Diocese of Calgary, July 31, 1913, as well as letters from Archbishop Emile J. Legal, O.M.I. and newspaper clippings concerning his death and funeral.

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25th Anniversary of Ordination

File consists of material relating to the 25th Anniversary of Bishop John T. McNally's ordination to the priesthood, including information on the establishment of a Silver Jubilee Fund. Also contains one news article regarding the Golden Jubilee of McNally's priestly ordination, when he was Archbishop of Halifax.

Archdiocese of Portland

File consists of news clippings and correspondence related to Bishop John T. McNally's work in the Archdiocese of Portland, Oregon, 1901-1904

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Congregation des Filles de Jesus

File consists of copies of two letters in French from the Congregation des Filles de Jesus to Bishop John T. McNally. Includes one from Sr. Mie. Ste. Osmanne of the Convent at Pincher Creek dated Apr 6, 1918 and the other from Sr. Marie de Ste. Blandine, Superior General in Kermaria, France datedSept 3, 1919. Copied by A.J. Hetherington

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File consists of general correspondence collected by Bishop McNally.

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File consists of correspondence and other materials regarding the Ursulines from Chatham, Ontario. At the invitation of Bishop McNally, a group of Ursuline Sisters from Chatham arrived in Calgary on September 5, 1921 in order to found a new community that would provide teachers for Catholic schools in the Diocese of Calgary. Bishop McNally wrote that the new community would be “diocesan,” that is, it would exist “exclusively for, and within the limits of the Diocese of Calgary.” A novitiate for the new community was set up at St. Anne’s Convent.

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