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Breaking: VA Court rules CANA must leave by April 30

Breaking: VA Court rules CANA must leave by April 30

UPDATES added below.


From Twitter: Henry D.W. Burt ? @SecDioVA

Court rules that CANA congregations must leave by April 30. #DioVa

The case information is here.


From Falls Church News-Press:

Judge Bellows also ruled that all personal property — including all furnishings and cash assets — shall also be conveyed to the Diocese, and that cash assets be based on the amount on hand as of January 31, 2007. The CANA attorneys had argued for a demarcation date in December 2006, when a majority in the congregation voted to defect from the national Episcopal church …

Judge Bellows was slated to rule this afternoon on the issue of the “Historic Falls Church” trademark, suggesting this morning that if the CANA group wants to keep the name, it would have to add “Anglican” to it.


Henry D.W. Burt ? @SecDioVA

The CANA congregations must turn over the value of investment funds as of the demarcation date, not just the funds as is today. #DioVA


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John B. Chilton

JC Fisher: You make an excellent point. To be fair, Burt has consistently made the distinction you’re advocating.


Court rules that CANA congregations must leave by April 30 #DioVa

This isn’t true, and (TEC’s) Diocese of Virginia shouldn’t phrase it like this.

It’s only the CANA administation that has to leave. The laypeople are ***100% welcome to stay***.

I was at a CANA member’s blog a couple of days ago, and this (lay) person was spinning it as “We’re being kicked out/We’re victims”. That doesn’t mean we have to reciprocate in Zero-Sum language.

Please, TEC, let’s make EVERY effort towards reconciliation here.

JC Fisher

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