Pennsylvania Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Pittsburgh Appeal

Sad news yesterday for Pittsburgh Anglicans; no doubt the Episcopalians there will be chanting in the streets for joy: "Ours! Forty-five properties and all the bank accounts! They're all OURS!"

But then, the last church property case which the courts in Pennsylvania got right was more than twenty-five years ago: Presbytery of Beaver-Butler v. Middlesex Presbyterian Church, 489 A.2d 1317, 1318 (Pa. 1985), cert. denied, 474 U.S. 887 (1985). Since then it's all been downhill for parishes (and now Dioceses). The result has been monuments to the ego and folly of bishops, such as the still-empty Church of St. James the Less. No doubt more will now come into being.

There is nothing more to be said -- see this page for links to posts describing how everything got to this point.

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