10/01/2009

Closer to Closure in California: Diocese of LA regains property, maybe

Latest word is that the Diocese of Los Angeles will regain the property St. Luke's Anglican Church in La Crescenta held by a break-away group since 2006. According to the Los Angeles Times, the property is to be returned to the Diocese of Los Angeles by October 12th. At the same time, they report that members of the break-away group are waiting to see what the US Supreme Court will do in another case involving a church in Newport Beach and the Diocese. If they decide to hear the case then there will be a request to hold on the order to turn the buildings over to the Diocese. The Supreme Court will begin its session on Monday, October 5th and will publish the list of those cases it is taking on.

It goes on.

Assuming closure is happening, the Diocese expects to be able to take possession on the 12th. There will be a service of reconciliation and renewal the following Sunday.

4 comments:

  1. if someone asks for your tunic...give it to them....

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  2. The U.S. Supreme Court has announced the first 12 cases they will take up this term. They accept 100 or so to hear argument on and publish opinions on 80-90 of them.

    Appears that the Newport Beach parish wanting to take their church building to Africa is not in the top 12% of the court's priority.

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  3. they'll get it. speaking as an ex-lawyer, the vast majority of courts will defer to church law. Pawley's Island is a fluke of strange 'deeds' I'm eager to see the Virginia decision overturned.

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  4. Deacon Charlie Perrin6/10/09 9:28 AM

    Think of this Observer. What if it's not our tunic to give?

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