We must raise $3,183 by March 31st to pay critical bills. Essential to continue our mission. Donate now!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Anglican traditionalists challenge Episcopalian diocese in claim to parish property

Catholic World News - February 10, 2011

In Connecticut, a conservative Anglican parish has gone before the state’s highest court with its plea to retain parish properties, to which the Episcopal diocese claims title. The parish argues that it should no longer be under the control of the Episcopal diocese, because the Episcopal Church has, in effect, altered the content of the faith. "We're hoping that the court will decide that it's not fair for the diocese to keep our property when they've changed the doctrines of the church," a parishioner told AP.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our March expenses ($3,183 to go):
$35,000.00 $31,816.87
9% 91%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: jeremiahjj - Feb. 10, 2011 6:45 PM ET USA

    Legal precedent has been set in Colorado Springs (Episcopal Diocese of Colorado v. Grace Church and St. Stephens Parish) whereby the rector and vestry "withdrew" from the diocese and said the parish was now Anglican and under a Nigerian Anglican bishop. Not so, said the court, which ruled in favor of the diocese. The priest and his followers were ordered to vacate the property immediately and return it to loyal Episcopalians who had been worshiping in a nearby Disciples of Christ church.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Scientific Evidence for the Creator 11 hours ago
A request for help from our unregistered followers March 25
Catholic movie watching is more important than watching Catholic movies March 25
Cardinal Kasper: Will flattery get him somewhere? March 25
An ecclesiastical battle over Germany March 24

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope announces Jubilee: a Year of Mercy CWN - March 13