Buffalo Diocese Announces More Parish...

Buffalo Diocese Announces More Parish Closings Across WNY

There are 61080 comments on the WGRZ Buffalo story from Oct 14, 2007, titled Buffalo Diocese Announces More Parish Closings Across WNY. In it, WGRZ Buffalo reports that:

The Diocese of Buffalo's "Journey of Faith and Grace" has led to the closings of more parishes across Western New York.

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Evangelization

Buffalo, NY

#60406 Aug 21, 2014
Annon wrote:
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Are the priests still having sexual relations with parishioners there?
Perhaps it was creative attempts at evangelization in the central city.
Anon

Washington, DC

#60407 Aug 21, 2014
SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE - The Communist Government has approved the building of 380 (Orthodox) churches in the Greater Moscow area. Two churches and a convent will also be remodeled inside the Kremlin.

Since: Aug 14

Location hidden

#60408 Aug 21, 2014
Interesting conversation here folks...Good fantasy. Why are you so invested in other people's lives - don't you have any of your own? Suggestion for you,,,,go into fiction writing, many of you would make a mint! I am proud to worship with several of these priests - since I have no parish of my own, I know many of these priests are good, caring, faithful men who you choose to slander. Priests need support - not condemntation for things that only happen in YOUR minds. Even if you are not Catholic or are angry that your church closed...how would you feel if someone said these things about you - or someone you loved. Each of these men have friends and family who love them - they don't deserve this, any more than the priest's do. Many of these priests are also very loved by the people they serve.
I pity you and will be praying for our priests. There are many good priests in this diocese....go look for them and you will find them ministering to others and using their gifts for the betterment of man to the Glory of God. I hope someday you will see that again.

Since: Aug 14

Location hidden

#60409 Aug 21, 2014
I find it interesting that this the above is being listed as my "first" post...since I posted a few days ago in support of our priests. I guess it got removed. Is that your prejudice against priests showing? I guess I should expect this post to get removed to because you only want to tear people down.

No matter, I stand with the good, decent, caring priests of our diocese...and always will.
msgrbadski

Greenwich, CT

#60410 Aug 22, 2014
National Catholic Reporter has an interesting article on what happens to neighborhoods when Catholic schools close. When Pat Ippolito had to close St. James around 1984, the whole Bailey- Kensington neighborhood, went under and has still never recovered. We can expect repeats as more and more schools go under the ax.
msgrbadski

Greenwich, CT

#60411 Aug 22, 2014
Addendum: In the early 1960's, when a bank in the Bailey-Kensington area was moving its deposits. etc. it was decided to do this early Sunday morning., because everyone was in church, and the move could be made almost unnoticed. The BK area was largely, German and Polish Roman Catholic, some Italian and Irish families, plus a splattering of Lutherans. It was one of the safest neighborhoods in the city, Now, it is one of the most dangerous. School beget families, which beget good neighborhoods.
A nunny Mouse

Buffalo, NY

#60412 Aug 22, 2014
msgrbadski wrote:
National Catholic Reporter has an interesting article on what happens to neighborhoods when Catholic schools close. When Pat Ippolito had to close St. James around 1984, the whole Bailey- Kensington neighborhood, went under and has still never recovered. We can expect repeats as more and more schools go under the ax.
Msgr Badski please provide a link. Thanks.
Anon

Buffalo, NY

#60413 Aug 22, 2014
Annon wrote:
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Are the priests still having sexual relations with parishioners there?
Why should we care?
msgrbadski

Greenwich, CT

#60414 Aug 22, 2014
A nunny Mouse wrote:
<quoted text> Msgr Badski please provide a link. Thanks.
Just check the website for thr National Catholic Reporter
they got the article from Religious News Service.
A nunny Mouse

Buffalo, NY

#60415 Aug 22, 2014
msgrbadski wrote:
<quoted text> Just check the website for thr National Catholic Reporter
they got the article from Religious News Service.
Sorry, I don't know what to type into the search terms. I've already tried different things like Ippolito and stuff. Any key words or phrases would be helpful. Thanks.
msgrbadski

Greenwich, CT

#60416 Aug 22, 2014
A nunny Mouse wrote:
<quoted text> Sorry, I don't know what to type into the search terms. I've already tried different things like Ippolito and stuff. Any key words or phrases would be helpful. Thanks.
Go to Google and enters the word, National Catholic Reporter

Since: Aug 14

Location hidden

#60417 Aug 22, 2014
A nunny Mouse

Buffalo, NY

#60418 Aug 23, 2014
AndiA wrote:
http://ncronline.org/news/fait h-parish/when-catholic-school- closes-neighborhood-feels-fall out
Here you go.
Thank you AndiA, but the reason why I couldn't find the article was because I was looking specifically for Fr. Pat and our area of Buffalo N.Y.. It was a good article though.
Anon

Washington, DC

#60419 Aug 24, 2014
Over 30 years ago, when O’Shea Theater was slated for demolition, a handful of people climbed chairs and step ladders to clean with sponges, rags and potatoes the murals of this old building. When money came from the government and foundations, many people showed up to administer it.
Anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#60420 Aug 25, 2014
Anon wrote:
Over 30 years ago, when O’Shea Theater was slated for demolition, a handful of people climbed chairs and step ladders to clean with sponges, rags and potatoes the murals of this old building. When money came from the government and foundations, many people showed up to administer it.
Just like the vultures flying around the churches that might close to see what they can pick up to take to the suburbs. Don't matter , you can never make a St. Phillips into a St. Adalbert.
Anon

Washington, DC

#60421 Aug 25, 2014
Anonymous wrote:
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Just like the vultures flying around the churches that might close to see what they can pick up to take to the suburbs. Don't matter , you can never make a St. Phillips into a St. Adalbert.
...no more than you can encase a rose window in a dull concrete blocks façade!
Anon

Washington, DC

#60422 Aug 25, 2014
A man in NYC walked out of jail this week, after spending 24 years on a life sentence.
So much for credible accusations.
Anon

Washington, DC

#60423 Aug 26, 2014
Anon wrote:
A man in NYC walked out of jail this week, after spending 24 years on a life sentence. So much for credible accusations.
A woman had accused him as part of her plea bargain. Of course,“victims” never lie.
Hawaii Joe

Lancaster, NY

#60424 Aug 26, 2014
Anon wrote:
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A woman had accused him as part of her plea bargain. Of course,“victims” never lie.
Quit whining you malcontent. Aloha!!!
Dunkirk Connection

Dunkirk, NY

#60425 Aug 26, 2014
Anonymous wrote:
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Just like the vultures flying around the churches that might close to see what they can pick up to take to the suburbs. Don't matter , you can never make a St. Phillips into a St. Adalbert.
Isn't that another thing our wonderful Fr. Anzelm was noted for? Trying to get what he could from the Polish churches that were closing?

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