The case of the Tribunal of the Catholic Church, Victoria & Tasmania, (402 Albert Street, East Melbourne, Australia) in Causa: LILBURNE-DOWLING, No: 301 00 165.
14 November 2000: Libellus against Very Reverend Dowling lodged.
7 December 2000: Very Reverend Waters decreed the constitution of the Tribunal.
6 February 2001: Petition accepted, agreement of the point of issue, and interrogation of John Lilburne.
7 February 2001: Interrogation of Very Reverend Michael McKenna at Corpus Christi College, Carlton.
10 February 2001: Interrogation of Very Reverend Gerard Dowling at St Patrick's Cathedral Presbytery.
13 February 2001: Interrogation of Most Reverend Denis Hart at James Goold House, Victoria Parade. A copy of the Acts were published to John Lilburne. Suggested questions for Very Reverend Dowling submitted and responded to by Very Reverend Waters.
23 February 2001: Additional Proofs of John Lilburne submitted.
26 February 2001: Very Reverend Dowling interrogated, with some of the suggested questions. John Lilburne submitted "Correction to Additional Proofs".
2 March 2001: Decree of conclusion of the case.
5 March 2001: Brief of Advocate for John Lilburne submitted.
9 March 2001: Number of judges increased from 3 to 5.
14 March 2001: Judgment made. Published to John Lilburne and Very Reverend Dowling.
John Lilburne was provided with a copy of the Acts of the case, which are 74 pages long.
29 March 2001: John Lilburne lodged an appeal, directed to the Appeal Tribunal of the Catholic Church for Australia and New Zealand.
19 September 2001: Appeal unsuccessful - Appeal Tribunal decide in Melbourne.
4 October 2001: John Lilburne informed of decision by letter from Reverend Gregory V. Carroll, with copy of the Appeal Tribunal's decision. Costs to be paid by John Lilburne: $200.Copyright J.R. Lilburne, revised 2 April 2001. Last updated 5 June 2002.