Saturday, September 9, 2017

Bp. Bruno Appeals Ruling

From The Living Church-

Bishop J. Jon Bruno of Los Angeles has appealed the findings of the hearing panel that recommended he be suspended from Episcopal ministry for three years, on charges related to the attempted sale of church property formerly used by St. John the Great in Newport Beach.

According to Canon IV:17.8, the review will be heard by nine bishops on the Court of Review for Bishops.

Bruno asked that all charges and restrictions against him, arguing that the hearing panel exceeded its authority under the canons; interpreted the canons incorrectly; committed procedural errors; relied on irrelevant evidence; and reached factual determinations not sufficiently supported by the evidence.

Bruno’s three-page notice of appeal contains statements that do not appear to reflect the Hearing Panel’s order. Most notably, the appeal says, “The Hearing Panel found for the Respondent [Bruno] on the second charge, from which the Respondent does not appeal.”

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