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Saturday, August 27, 2005  

The Trap of Unaccountability

Spokane churches can be sold to pay debt, judge rules

A federal bankruptcy judge yesterday ruled that churches and schools in the Catholic Diocese of Spokane are owned by the diocese and can be sold to pay settlements to sex-abuse victims, a decision that evoked both triumph and disappointment.

It may come as a surprise to non-Catholic Christians, but Catholic parishes don't own their own churches. They belong to the the Bishop in his diocese.

Via Amy Welborn, read the comments for more information.

posted by Mark Butterworth | 10:32 AM |