Category Archives: Church property

Episcopal Church Takes Another One on the Chin

Anglican Ink reports that the Episcopal Church suffered another significant litigation setback earlier this week when a South Carolina Court ruled that the former Diocese of South Carolina and its parishes had lawfully seceded from the national church, and that those leaving were entitled to retain all of their property (link to the court’s opinion…

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Bishop Lawrence Does the Right Thing

And from the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina comes evidence that there are a few Christians and men of good will remaining in the rotting edifice that was once the Episcopal Church.

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PA Supreme Court Declines to Hear Pittsburgh Church Property Case

On Monday of this week the Pennsylvania Supreme Court denied the petition for allowance of appeal filed by the former Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh (or the “breakaway” diocese, as I had called it in my earlier posts) in the Pittsburgh church property case between the disaffiliated diocese and the rump group that decided to remain…

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Why the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Won’t Hear the Pittsburgh Church Property Case

As noted in my previous post on the Commonwealth Court’s recent decision in the case involving the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh, I doubt that the Pennsylvanis Supreme Court will agree to hear the case in the event that the Diocese hould choose to seek further review. This case seems to present a good opportunity to…

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Pittsburgh Church Property Ruling Unlikely to Have a Significant Effect

A Pennsylvania appellate court yesterday handed a victory to Pittsburgh Episcopalians in their long-running dispute with their former diocesan leadership (read the full opinion here). Observers of the Anglican scene will recall that the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh, as well as a majority of its member parishes, several years ago effected changes to its constitution…

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Episcopal Church Wins One – For Now – In Ft. Worth

Last Friday brought the news that the Episcopal and its rump Diocese of Ft. Worth had prevailed at the trial court level against the break away diocese led by traditionalist Bishop Jack Iker. The Episcopal Church and its partisans are, no doubt, rejoicing over this victory, especially given that many in the Episcopal Church establishment…

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Episcopal Church Takes a Kick in the Teeth in South Carolina Property Case

The South Carolina Supreme Court gave the national Episcopal Church (“TEC’) a good kick in the teeth last week when it ruled that one of the former parishes in the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina, All Saints Church on Pawley’s Island, is the rightful owner of its church buildings and other real property. All Saints, which…

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Conservative Va. parishes bolt Episcopal Church

This story has been all over the news. If you missed it, howver, two very large, very well funded Episcopal (or, formerly Episcopal) parish churches in Virginia, Truro Church and The Falls Church, have voted to disaffiliate from the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia and from the national Episcopal Church. Why is this a business litigation…

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