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CHURCH BUILDING REPAIR AS A SECULAR PURPOSE

Reported in a prior posting on this website was the United States Supreme Court opinion in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v Comer, 137 S. 293 more words

TOO MUCH ECCLESIASTICAL ABSTENTION? - 2nd Ed.

In late 2016, and summarized in a post here March 11, 2017, in the case of Church of God in Christ, Inc. v L.M. Haley Ministries, Inc… 375 more words

ARCHEOLOGICAL CHURCH LAW

Sometimes a church has existed so long that not only has it outlived its institutional memory but may have existed long enough to cross from one legal era to another.  325 more words

HIERARCHIAL CHURCH TITLES AND TRADEMARKS

For some reason, some in the judicial branch have difficulty refraining from interfering in internal denominational matters when the local church or local diocese tries to escape from the parent organization with the local land holdings, too, rather than simply leaving and starting anew.  414 more words

Studio 10 host: ‘I’m a bit of a tight arse’

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THE PRIESTHOOD OF THE LAW

Pastors, priests and professional ministers will sometimes bristle at the idea of “lay persons” infiltrating their profession and exercising their duties and functions.  It should come as no surprise that in secular courts, the church entity, typically a corporation or association, cannot be represented by the clergy but must be represented by a lawyer.  279 more words

UNINCORPORATED ASSOCIATIONS AND CHURCH CORPORATIONS

In the beginning, all churches were unincorporated associations.  The demands of modern accounting and property ownership, including liability risk management, pressed the unincorporated association to incorporate.  425 more words