January 28, 2006

Kicanas: 'new dawn' for diocese

Arizona Daily Star

By Stephanie Innes
Arizona Daily Star
Tucson, Arizona | Published: 01.28.2006

Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas is calling it a "new dawn" for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson all 74 parishes are expected to be separate financial entities by the end of February.
Already 67 of the diocese's parishes have incorporated, a move that occurred after the diocese settled pending sexual-abuse litigation and emerged from federal Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in September.
The parishes are separate entities, but Kicanas will sit on all 74 parish boards along with two other clerics diocesan Moderator of the Curia Al Schifano and the pastor of each church. The five-member parish boards include two lay people; one serves a three-year term, the other a two-year term.
Critics already say the boards have an imbalance of power.

Posted by kshaw at January 28, 2006 07:28 AM