Posts Tagged ‘court’

Aussie Jew owns Polish church after court battle

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

An Australian Jew now owns a Catholic church in Poland after a court found the local church acted in bad faith in acquiring the land. Dr Ann Drillich from Melbourne was declared the rightful owner of a 4.7 hectare site in Tarnów, an hour’s drive east of Kraków. The land, upon which the church of Read more

Brother extradited from NZ appears in Aust court

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

An Australian court has heard about the Crown’s attempts to establish a pattern of behaviour by a Catholic brother extradited from New Zealand. Bernard Kevin McGrath, 68, is facing 252 child sex charges relating to 35 victims, dating back to the 1970s. McGrath appeared by video link in the Newcastle Local Court last week. Hundreds Read more

Court rules against Little Sisters on contraceptive mandate

Friday, July 17th, 2015

A US federal appeals court has ruled that the Little Sisters of the Poor must comply with the contraceptive mandate in the “Obamacare” health plan. The Tenth Circuit Court ruled that the Little Sisters are not an exempt religious institution because they are not directly affiliated with any particular house of worship. The court said Read more

Progress not battles for Christchurch

Friday, June 6th, 2014

I am pretty sure the Anglican Church doesn’t get out of bed in the morning looking to infuriate people, hence I tend to side with them when it comes to ChristChurch Cathedral. They got another court win late last week and are now basically allowed to get on with the demolition, as in deed they Read more

Malaysia court reserves decision on use of ‘Allah’ by Catholics

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Malaysia’s highest court has reserved its decision on whether to hear the Catholic Church’s appeal to be able to use the word “Allah”. Hundreds of Muslims demonstrated outside the court shouting “Allahu Akbar” or “God is great”. They also held banners that read: “Want to use ‘Allah’, join Islam. Don’t be ill-mannered”. They dispersed after Read more

Malaysian court bans Catholic paper’s use of Allah

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Catholics in Malaysia will continue to use the word Allah to refer to God in the liturgy, despite a court ruling that only Muslims may use the word. The Court of Appeal decision was specifically against a Catholic newspaper, the Malaysia Herald, which intends to lodge an appeal. Malaysia’s leading Catholic bishop, Archbishop Murphy Pakiam Read more

Diocese found liable for alleged wrongdoings of priest

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

The English diocese of Portsmouth is contemplating an appeal to Britain’s Supreme Court following a judgement that it can be held vicariously liable for alleged wrongdoings of a priest. The diocese says the decision, by two out of three judges in the Court of Appeal, has “far-reaching implications” for faith and other voluntary organisations. The Read more