As a professor in the Department of Church History at Sacred Heart School of Theology in Wisconsin, Reverend Dr. McNally, born in 1943, examined the Oblate evangelization of Indians through and residential schools, and the development of the Catholic community of Euro-Canadians in B.C. in the 1800s, in The Lord's Distant Vineyard: A History of the Oblates and the Catholic Community in British Columbia (University of Alberta Press, 2000). He also examines competition between the Oblates and other clergy and refers to the Oblates' "obsession with pelvic morality", their "authoritarian personality type" and their "repressively Jansenistic spirituality".
[BCBW 2004] "Missionaries"
Review of the author's work by BC Studies:
The Lord's Distant Vineyard: A History of the Oblates and the Catholic Community in British Columbia