The erection of the Roman Catholic archdiocese of Winnipeg
Reid, John Mercer
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The purpose of this thesis is to study the factors which led to the erection of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Winnipeg. It is difficult to make a full investigation of the problem because of the recentness of the events and the relative lack of sources. This thesis is meant to be but a guide through ecclesiastical policy in the division of St. Boniface Diocese insofar as documents which illustrate this problem of the Church in the West are described. As the Church expands and grows it becomes necessary to divide, to form new dioceses, to make smaller administrative unis. Division may be necessary for any number of reasons, but sometimes it is painful. This thesis will investigate the reasons for this particular division.