State Supreme Court rules against Diocese of Chicago in property dispute.
District Judge John P. Chupp of Ft. Worth sets hearing for December in property lawsuit.
“This ruling did not affect the ultimate outcome or prejudice our litigation strategy to recover our church property.”
From the Diocese of Fort Worth led by the Rt. Rev. Jack L. Iker
The Diocese of Chicago has filed a motion for a stay of judgment and intends to appeal.
Claims involving the Diocese of South Carolina will be resolved in state courts.
“[F]ederal question jurisdiction could potentially be expanded to all cases containing tacit First Amendment issues.”
By Daniel H. Martins
We opted to cut our losses and live to fight another day.
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent
Bishop Dean Wolfe: “The house feels like it has gone to second and third miles in dealing with disagreements.”
A recent accord of conciliation fits well into a larger and disturbing pattern of the Episcopal Church’s current leadership.