Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

The Diocese Is Not Paying Legal Fees for Court Appeal

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

The Diocese Is Not Paying Legal Fees for Court Appeal

Article excerpt

In its April 4 edition, the Post-Gazette ran a letter criticizing tax breaks for faith-basedcharities ("Charity Tax Breaks"). Among other misrepresentations, it asserted that the Catholic Church is using charitable donations for our appeal for religious freedom at the U.S. Supreme Court.

As thePost-Gazette has reported, the Diocese of Pittsburgh has not spent one dime on legal expenses related to this case. We have been generously represented at no charge by the law firm of Jones Day. The other religious groups participating in this appeal, Catholic and non-Catholic, are likewise represented at no cost by public-interest or private law firms.

Government funds are not a benevolent gift to a charity, but a contract that the government enters into so that a private agency can provide services on the government's behalf. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.