A Tale of Two Bishops

Hitchcock, James
June 1992
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Jun/Jul1992, Issue 24, p8
Examines the possibility that there were two Catholic bishops named Eldon or Elden in neighboring dioceses of Great Falls and Helena in the state of Montana from 1975 to 1976. Analysis of the ecclesiastical history of the state, including the commonality of the name Eldon; Information on the speculations that there was some kind of factional conflict or schism in Montana Catholicism which produced the two rival ecclesiastical communities; Reaction of Montana Catholics to the issues about their most cherished legends.


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