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Is parish incorporation something new or have other dioceses already separately incorporated parishes?

The Holy See in 1911 directed dioceses in the U.S. to move toward the civil law model of parish incorporation because it most closely aligned with canon law and the way the parishes already held canon law ownership of their property. Since that time, many dioceses around the country have separately incorporated their parishes and incorporation has become widely accepted as a method of organizing parishes. Nearby dioceses that have successfully incorporated their parishes include Lansing, Gaylord, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw. In some instances, civil courts in other states have directed dioceses to incorporate their parishes to reinforce, in civil law, that parish assets belong to the parish, not the diocese.