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  • Oregon archbishop says no one has authority to seize parishes

    01/22/2006 9:32:34 PM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies · 276+ views
    CatholicNewsService ^ | 01-20-06 | Catholic News Service
    VLAZNY Jan-20-2006 (520 words) xxxn Oregon archbishop says no one has authority to seize parishes By Catholic News Service PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) -- Archbishop John G. Vlazny of Portland reiterated Jan. 20 that "no one in the archdiocese had the authority to seize parish property or assets" to satisfy clergy sexual abuse claims. In his column in the Jan. 20 issue of the Catholic Sentinel, Portland archdiocesan newspaper, the archbishop said the bankruptcy court ruling three weeks earlier, declaring parish and school properties to be part of the archdiocesan assets to be considered in settling sex abuse claims, "felt like...