Posts Tagged ‘property’

Pope Francis is wrong, property rights are human

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

A friend of mine, who had spent many years establishing a successful printing business in the Midwest, opened his local newspaper to find a story about a fancy redevelopment project that the city had proposed in his neighbourhood. How nice, he thought, until he realized that planning officials were going to put the project on Read more

Vatican property office submits to outside audit

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Four months after one of its accountants was arrested for alleged involvement in a multi-million cash smuggling scheme, the Vatican property office has said it will submit its operations to outside financial review. The move by the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See, an office of the Vatican’s central bureaucracy, may represent the Read more

Catholic Church in Czechslovakia to get billion-dollar compensation

Friday, July 20th, 2012

The Catholic Church in Czechslovakia is deciding how to divide up and manage billion-dollar compensation it is due for property confiscated by the communists in the 1940s. After more than 20 years of discussions, the country’s Chamber of Deputies has passed a bill returning the former property to 17 churches, of which the Catholic Church Read more

2,000 meet to call for reform in Detroit

Friday, June 24th, 2011

At the American Catholic Council an estimated 2,000 reform-minded Catholics stood en masse to endorse a 10-point Catholic Bill of Rights and Responsibilities that asserts primacy of conscience and the right of every Catholic to have a voice in the way the church is run, as well as an obligation to advance the proclamation of Read more