March 9, 2009 – Bishops urge Catholics to reject bill giving laity parish fiscal rule


(03/09/09 – Catholic News Service) Connecticut Catholic bishops have strongly urged their parishioners to fight a bill in the state’s legislature that would give the laypeople of Catholic churches financial control of their parishes.

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Bill giving laity control of parish finances killed in Connecticut

(03/10/09 – Catholic News Service) At the request of its proponents, a bill that would have given laypeople financial control of their parishes in Connecticut has been withdrawn and is dead for this legislative session.