NEWS STORY: Church Bankruptcy Puts Courts in Uncharted Area

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c. 2004 Religion News Service PORTLAND, Ore. _ In becoming the first Roman Catholic diocese to file for bankruptcy, the Archdiocese of Portland is gambling that U.S. courts will be loath to interfere with the intimate workings of church operations. Judges hearing bankruptcy cases routinely take intrusive steps to protect creditors. Sometimes they appoint trustees […]

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