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Two nuns claim in newly filed court papers that the Archdiocese of Los Angeles used an incorrect translation of a Vatican decree to convince a judge to clear the way to sell a former convent in Los Feliz to singer Katy Perry.
The decree, when properly translated from its original Latin into English, stated that the dispute was still being decided in Rome, according to court documents filed Monday on behalf of Sisters Rita Callanan and Catherine Rose Holzman.
They allege the archdiocese did not give that information to Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephanie Bowick when she nullified a sale of the property to businesswoman Dana Hollister.
“Then, just hours after the court announced its (April 13) decision, (the nuns) learned for the first time that the (archdiocese) actually knew, at least three weeks before the decision, that proceedings remained in (Rome), but failed to inform the court of that crucial fact,” according to the nuns’ court papers.
Callanan and Holzman, two of five members of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary, favored the sale to Hollister. They are asking Bowick to reconsider her ruling blocking the Hollister sale or a stay of her orders pending a decision on the issues from the Vatican. A hearing is scheduled June 20.
The archdiocese released a statement Thursday in reaction to the two nuns’ motion.
“The main concern of the archdiocese is and has always been the care and well-being of all the IHM sisters,” the statement read. “Per previous decisions of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life in 2005, 2013, 2014 and 2015, the archdiocese is representing the best interests of the Institute which includes all five remaining IHM Sisters.”
According to the statement, lawyers for Callanan and Holzman “have never advised the court nor the archdiocese of what they filed in Rome. The remaining three IHM Sisters are not in agreement with the Hollister sale or with the actions being taken by the two.” “As the court ruling stated, the Hollister transaction was not valid,” the statement says. “This was always our concern with the Hollister transaction that basically took possession of the sisters’ property for just $44,000 and a contingent promissory note, without any guarantee that the sisters would ever receive any additional payment of the offer they received. We stand with the court’s ruling that protects all the sisters from an invalid transaction.”
By: Elisha Kay Aldrich
The Rhode Island chapter of the ACLU, and the Rhode Island Disability Law Center have filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Woonsocket Police Department. According to a media release from the ACLU, a deaf man was arrested and detained overnight by Woonsocket police for allegedly making an obscene gesture. He was never provided with an interpreter in order to communicate with police, which the ACLU says was a form of discrimination. They are also arguing that the city’s “obscene gesture” ordinance is unconstitutional.
The plaintiff, David Alves, was arrested last July, when he was with friends at the City Side Club in Woonsocket. Police were called after Alves’s friends and the bouncer got into an argument, which forced them to leave. On the way out, Alves signed an expletive towards the bouncer, which police interpreted as flipping him off. He was arrested for violating a city ordinance that bans “obscene language or making an obscene gesture.”
When Alves was held overnight, his requests for an interpreter were ignored, according to the ACLU. The next morning, a deaf friend of Alves was given a note saying that he would “be out in the morning no problem…These things happen, he just needs to take it as a learning experience.”
A Municipal Court judge dismissed the charge a few months later.
The case argues that the obscene gesture ordinance in Woonsocket is “unconstitutionally overbroad and vague in violation of the First Amendment.” It also argues that keeping Alves overnight without cause violated his rights of due process of law and freedom from unreasonable search and seizures. The failure to provide an interpreter or any other way for Alves to effectively communicate also barred a number of federal and state laws barring discrimination based on disability.
“I need to fight this case so that other people don’t have to go through the same thing I went through,” Alves said. “Deaf and hard of hearing people deserve the same dignity anyone else deserves. If they violate my civil rights, then they might feel they can violate other people’s civil rights. I want to do what I can to prevent that.”
Rhode Island ACLU Executive Director Steven Brown added that people cannot be put in jail just to have a learning experience.
“We are hopeful this lawsuit will send a clear message to all law enforcement agencies that there are basic constitutional limits on the use of their formidable police powers, and that they cannot ignore their obligations under anti-discrimination laws to treat people with disabilities fairly.”
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BLUFFTON — Tyler Davis of Sidney, Ohio, will be participating in a Bluffton University cross-cultural experience in Chicago during the month of May.
Davis along with other Bluffton students will collaborate with the Olive Branch Mission, located in south-side Chicago. Students participating in this program will better understand the social, racial and economic struggles facing low income families in an urban environment and one “Christian” response to these issues.
Davis, son of Joe and Lisa Davis, is a senior majoring in accounting. He was a 2013 graduate of Houston High School.
This experience will fulfill Bluffton’s undergraduate cross-cultural requirement that must be completed before graduation. Students can either complete a cross-cultural experience or take six credit hours in one foreign language.
Bluffton University is a liberal arts, residential campus with more than 80 undergraduate majors, minors and programs; a bachelor’s degree evening program in social work for working adults; and an adult degree-completion program in organizational management. Bluffton also offers master’s degree programs in organizational management and business administration, as well as MBA programs with concentrations in leadership, health care management, accounting and financial management, leading nonprofits, conflict transformation, sustainability, production and operations management, sport management and intercultural leadership, plus a self-designed concentration.
Founded in 1899 and affiliated with Mennonite Church USA, the university is located in Northwest Ohio. It has an enrollment of more than 1,100 students and 14 NCAA Division III athletic teams. Bluffton’s 100-year legacy is expressed today in its enduring values of discovery, community, respect and service that are woven into the academic program and campus life. Bluffton students go into the world prepared for life as well as for their chosen vocations.
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