We have a member diocese that has properties that need to be leased or sold. They are wondering if other arch/diocese have any guidelines or specific lists of business/associations, etc. that should NOT be allowed to lease/purchase a catholic building. For instance, Planned Parenthood would be one.
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Mary I’m from the Archdiocese of Newark, N.J. and in our standard lease agreement the following is written:
Tenant shall not be permitted to use the Leased Premises for any purpose which is, in Landlord’s sole discretion, contrary to or incompatible with the tenets of the Roman Catholic faith. Breach of this covenant or condition shall place Tenant in default under this Lease.
There is no particular list but we the possible tenant fill out a tenant application for a background check and financials.