Skip to comments.How do I File a Canon Lawsuit?
Posted on 08/29/2013 8:03:27 AM PDT by Weiss White
Q: A group of us in my parish would like to hire a canon lawyer. Specifically, we want to sue the bishop of the diocese for abuse of power, after he unjustly removed our parish priest without cause
. How do we go about filing a canon lawsuit? Katrina
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I totally agree with the answer. The Bishop has the duty and rights in these matters.
Oh... sorry... CANON lawsuit.
Here's an even heavier Cannon.
Q; How do we go about filing a canon lawsuit?
A: A group of us in my parish would like to hire a canon lawyer.
(seems they had the answer to begin with)
Find another parish and stop the Sunday donation.
That’s the only recourse.
Contact Nikon. They may have some staff lawyers they’d be willing to loan you.
Without cause? That’s the Bishop’s business. He doesn’t need to share the reason with parishoners.
Ditto! I also agree.
Besides, the bishops in most dioceses rotate and/or change priests from one assignment to another on a scheduled basis.
The RC church is not a democracy. Parish politics are irrelevant to the authority of the Bishop. Lump it.
You know he was the voice of Matt Dillon on the Radio program GUNSMOKE, don’t you?
Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints?
Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?
Suck it up. You have no rights over the bishop, and the interpretation and enforcement of canon law is entirely his purview.
Although it may very well be true that there was an abuse of power, etc, how would anyone really know that there was absolutely no good reason for removing the priest?
.....Unless the priest is close to retiring and there is a tendency for bishops to allow them to retire to that particular parish.
.....Or the bishop himself could be getting ready to hand in his retirement papers.
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