Vincentian Joseph Glass was the bishop of Salt Lake City, Utah, from 1915 to 1926. He was appointed because he was considered “vigorous and competent,” and the diocese desperately needed that kind of leadership. His appointment was also due to the influence of Bishop Thomas Conaty of Los Angeles and the fact that Archbishop Patrick Riordan of San Francisco died “at a crucial point in the search” for a bishop for Salt Lake. Controversy during Glass’s career prior to his elevation, the problems of the diocese of Salt Lake, and the troubles surrounding other proposed successors to the bishopric are discussed at length. Events of Glass’s administration are summarized and an assessment of his effectiveness as bishop is included.
Poole, Stafford C.M.
""An Active and Energetic Bishop": The Appointment of Joseph Glass, C.M., as Bishop of Salt Lake City,"
Vincentian Heritage Journal: Vol. 15
, Article 3.
Available at: http://via.library.depaul.edu/vhj/vol15/iss2/3