First, I will look at how Utah Catholics function in relation to the larger Catholic worldview. This will show if Mormonism has some unique hold on Utah's Roman Catholics. Second, I will analyze a number of apologetic and comparative works by Utah Mormons and Utah Catholics to see if the same tone, arguments, and issues are present in them as they are in McConkie's Mormon Doctrine and the impromptu pencil dialogue found within its pages.
These Mormons, or members of Salt Lake-based The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, now have and historically have had religious, social, political, and social dominance since the first Mormons entered Utah territory in 1847. We will see that the Mormon majority does not completely monopolize the time and attention of Catholics. The problem, if it can even be characterized as a problem, is a regional one for the Roman Catholic Church. [From the text]