Statement by Raymond Dague,
Attorney for St. Andrews Church, Syracuse, NY
March 1, 2007
"Today there was oral argument between the lawyers for the Diocese of Central New York (Bishop Skip Adams), the lawyers for Presiding Bishop Schori, and the attorney for St. Andrews in Syracuse, NY. Judge James P. Murphy of the New York State Supreme Court did not issue an immediate decision, and it will be forthcoming at a later date.
Whatever the judge decides, either for or against the parish, there will be no immediate change in the parish's right to continue to worship in their church. The litigation will proceed on to further stages in what the judge once termed "protracted litigation."
"God has wisely kept us in the dark concerning future events and reserved for Himself the knowledge of them, that He may train us up in a dependence upon Himself and a continued readiness for every event."