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Title: Catholic Problems in Western Canada
Author: George Thomas Daly
Release Date: May 11, 2006 [EBook #18378]
*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK CATHOLIC PROBLEMS IN WESTERN ***
Produced by Al Haines
George Thomas Daly, C.SS.R.
With preface by the Most Reverend O. E. Mathieu,
Archbishop of Regina
TORONTO: THE MACMILLAN COMPANY OF CANADA, LTD., AT ST. MARTIN'S HOUSE
ARTHUR T. COUGHLAN, C.SS.R., Provincial.
EDWARD ALFRED LEBLANC, Bishop of St. John, N.B.
St. John, N.B., December 8th, 1920.
Copyright, Canada, 1921
BY THE MACMILLAN COMPANY OF CANADA, LIMITED
THE CATHOLIC HIERARCHY
PART 1.—RELIGIOUS PROBLEMS
CHAPTER 1.—THIS CALL OF THE WEST
A Call from the West—The Call of the Catholic Church in the West—The
Response of the East—The Specific Object of the Catholic Church
CHAPTER 2.—BRIDGING THE CHASM
The Catholic Church Extension Society in Canada—Its Principles and
CHAPTER 3.—PRO ARIS ET FOCIS
The Ruthenian Problem—A Religious and National Problem—Its
CHAPTER 4.—WHY? WHAT? WHO?
The necessity of a Field Secretary for the Organization of our
CHAPTER 5.—PLOUGHING THE SANDS
The Church Union Movement; its Causes and Various Manifestations—The
Protestant and Catholic View-point.
CHAPTER 6.—"THEM ALSO I MUST BRING" (Jo, v, 16)
The Apostolate to non-Catholics; its Obligation—What have we
Done?—What Can we Do?
CHAPTER 7.—PROS AND CONS
Obstacles that Impede. . . . Circumstances that Help the Work of the
Church in Western Canada.
PART 2.—EDUCATIONAL PROBLEMS
CHAPTER 8.—WHY SEPARATE?
A Moral Reason—A Social Reason—A Political Reason—A National
Reason—A British Reason—A Religious Reason . . . for our "Separate
CHAPTER 9.—A WINDOW IN THE WEST
A Crusade for Better Schools in Saskatchewan: Its History—Its
Lessons—An Invitation and a Warning.
CHAPTER 10.—UNICUIQUE SUUM
Principle on which should be Based the Division of Company-taxes between Public and Separate Schools.
CHAPTER 11.—DREAM OF REALITY
Higher Education in Western Canada—Duty of the Hour—University
Training, Condition of Genuine leadership—For Catholics Higher
Education means Higher Catholic Education—The Concerted Action of all
Catholics in Western Canada can make a Western Catholic University a
PART 3—SOCIAL PROBLEMS
CHAPTER 12.—BEYOND BERLIN
After-war Problems from a Catholic view-point—Reconstruction—The Duty of the Hour.
CHAPTER 13.—"WHOM DO MEN SAY THAT THE SON OF MAN IS?" (Matt. xvi, 13)
Public Opinion and the Catholic Church—What is Public Opinion—Its
Power—How it is Formed—The Catholic Church in its Relation to Public
Opinion—Our Duties to Public Opinion.
CHAPTER 14.—"TRUTH SHALL MAKE YOU FREE" (Jo. viii, 32)
Facts—Principles—Policy of the Catholic Truth Society—Its Value for the Church in Western Canada.
CHAPTER 15.—A SUGGESTION
Importance of the Catholic Press—Requisites for its Success in the
CHAPTER 16.—THE NEW CANADIAN
Immigration—Are we Ready for it?—Outline of a Plan of Action.
CHAPTER 17—"UT SINT UNUM"
A Catholic Congress of the Western Provinces, the Ultimate Solution of all their Problems—What is a Congress?—Its Utility—Its Necessity—Tentative Programme of a General Congress.
CHAPTER 18.—"ULTIMA VERBA"
A Thought-compelling and Illuminating Article, by L. P. Edwards, in
"New York Times," on Problems that Confront Canada also.
II.—THE FAD OF AMERICANIZATION
By Glenn Frank in the "Century," June, 1920.
III.—AMERICANIZATION WORK MUST PROCEED SLOWLY
By Rev. D. P. Tighe, "Detroit News," Aug. 24, 1919.
Letter of the Most Reverend O. E. Mathieu,
Archbishop of Regina, to the Author
REVEREND G. DALY, C.SS.R.,
St. John, N.B.
Quebec Province claims you as her son. There you lived for many years; there you learned to admire the peaceful life and to appreciate the genuine happiness of our patriarchal families; there you were an eyewitness of the "bonne entente" and noble rivalry which exist between the ethnical groups that go to make up its population.
At various times your sacred ministry has brought you in touch with the other Eastern Provinces of our broad Dominion. A keen observer, you readily grasped existing conditions and the mentality of the various elements of our Canadian Population.
The year 1917 found you laboring in our beloved Province of Saskatchewan, as Rector of our Cathedral. For three years you lived with us. The possibilities of our great West soon appealed to your enthusiastic heart. The various problems which here engage the attention of the Church fired your soul with noble ambition. I shall never forget the good you