Posts Tagged ‘Dispute’

Dispute over the assets of a Tongan Methodist church in Utah

Friday, July 26th, 2013

A legal battle is taking place in Utah, USA, as a result of a split in the Tongan Wesleyan Church there. The split in the church took place after Filimone Havili Mone, the former pastor of the Tongan United Methodist Church, was charged with failing to report child abuse. The Rocky Mountain Conference removed Mone Read more

Pope not wanted in Falklands dispute

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

British government officials have dismissed a suggestion by Argentina’s President Cristina Kirchner that Pope Francis could act as mediator in the two countries’ dispute over possession of the Falkland Islands. “The last thing we need is religion inserted in this,” said Michael Summers, a veteran Falklands legislator. Britain’s United Nations ambassador, Mark Lyall Grant, agreed. Read more

Further hearing on Teschemakers chapel dispute

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

The saga over the ornate Italian marble altar in the chapel at the former Teschemakers Catholic girls’ boarding school south of Oamaru is to be considered by the High Court. The chapel, built in 1916, is on land donated by Ms Scott’s grandfather, Peter McCarthy, in 1911 and 1918 for the boarding school. He also Read more

West Auckland Catholic Church dubbed neighbour from hell

Friday, February 24th, 2012

A West Auckland Catholic Church has been dubbed the neighbour from hell after a stoush with a  medical centre escalated.

The church has employed a security guard to stop the medical centre’s patients and staff using a right of way at the centre of the scrap.

The access connects the Westview Medical Centre in Glen Eden and Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes with Glendale Rd.

The church says it owns the land where the right of way is built and wants a payment of $3000 a year from the medical centre for staff and patients to use it.

GP Eric Horn says the right of way was used for years before the medical centre opened in 2004 and should remain as that.

Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes chairman John Whitcombe wants an official agreement with the medical centre, like it has with the Glen Eden RSA, over use of the right of way.

”All we’ve asked for from them is for them to negotiate to pay an amount of money.”

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Did US Bishops ignore own guidelines in Elizabeth Johnson critique?

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

The U.S. bishops have been accused by a prominent U.S. theologian of not following their own guidelines in handling disputes between bishops and theologians before issuing a critique of last week of a 2007 book by Elizabeth Johnson. The bishops’ doctrine committee said that Elizabeth Johnson’s book, “Quest for the Living God: Mapping Frontiers in the Theology of God” is Read more