The dissidents and loser in the litigation over Episcopal Church Parish buildings have asked the California Supreme Court to reconsider the decision that said they have to leave their property to its rightful owner TEC. The article states this:
The parish of St. James Episcopal Church in Newport Beach, Calif., filed a petition on Friday with the high court asking for a rehearing of its Jan. 5 decision that blocked the church from keeping its physical location since breaking with the denomination.
The artilce in a claifrnia legal newspaper also has this great line:
But the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, said church buildings and other property rightfully belong to the national church as "the product of legacies of generations before us," according to published reports.
She has said this but that is not the reason they have to give up the property. The reason they have to give up the property is that the Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church require it. The Constitution and Canons are the rules we all agreed to live by, including those who have now left TEC. We are not a papal church it is not so because Katharine said so it is true because the rules that govern us say so.
Stop this nonsense and get on with what ever it is you are about and we can get on with what we are about. This distracts us and you and wastes everyone money.