Judge Rules Catholic Church Owner of Parish Assets In Portland, Ore., a federal bankruptcy court judge rules that the city's Catholic Archdiocese is the legal owner of 124 Catholic parishes in western Oregon. That means parish assets are now up for grabs as the Archdiocese faces lawsuits from victims of sexual abuse by priests.
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Judge Rules Catholic Church Owner of Parish Assets

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Judge Rules Catholic Church Owner of Parish Assets

Judge Rules Catholic Church Owner of Parish Assets

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In Portland, Ore., a federal bankruptcy court judge rules that the city's Catholic Archdiocese is the legal owner of 124 Catholic parishes in western Oregon. That means those parish assets are now up for grabs as the Archdiocese faces massive lawsuits from persons who've been sexually abused by priests. Colin Fogarty from Oregon Public Broadcasting discusses the case with Robert Siegel.