Buffalo Diocese Announces More Parish...

Buffalo Diocese Announces More Parish Closings Across WNY

There are 61692 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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Anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#56595 Jul 29, 2013
Mary of Magdela wrote:
"At times we lose people because they don't understand what we are saying, because we have forgotten the language of simplicity and import an intellectualism foreign to our people," he said. "Without the grammar of simplicity, the church loses the very conditions which make it possible to fish for God in the deep waters of his mystery."
Amazing!
Art, I can hear your voice as I read!
Mary of Magdela

Buffalo, NY

#56596 Jul 29, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
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Art, I can hear your voice as I read!
Hate to break it to you but that was said by the pope! LOL! Why are you back.....you are annoying!
Anonymous

United States

#56597 Jul 29, 2013
Mary of Magdela wrote:
"If someone is gay, who searches for the Lord and has goodwill, who am I to judge?" Who wants to guess who said this?
There we go again: objective truth and erroneous conscience. The pope did not just say “Who am I to judge”. He also said “(Active) Gays are [objectively] lost” and “they must be helped”. That’s the problem of off-the-cuff remarks and one-line moral theology. The pope spoke also of the Catechism.(see CCC,# 2357, 2358 and 2359.
Mary of Magdela

Buffalo, NY

#56598 Jul 29, 2013
En lugar de preocuparse usted mismo con lo que soy. Por que no escuchar las palabrasde Su Santidad Francisco?
Mary of Magdela

Buffalo, NY

#56599 Jul 29, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
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There we go again: objective truth and erroneous conscience. The pope did not just say “Who am I to judge”. He also said “(Active) Gays are [objectively] lost” and “they must be helped”. That’s the problem of off-the-cuff remarks and one-line moral theology. The pope spoke also of the Catechism.(see CCC,# 2357, 2358 and 2359.
What's with the words in parenthesis? I am afraid that Rat's ship has sailed......you should have caught a ride! LOL!
Anon

Buffalo, NY

#56600 Jul 29, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
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There we go again: objective truth and erroneous conscience. The pope did not just say “Who am I to judge”. He also said “(Active) Gays are [objectively] lost” and “they must be helped”.
Yeah, those GPS's are worth sh!t - no wonder why they're lost.

And how would one go about helping them?
I KNOW..... hold an intervention!- like on Seinfeld.
MsgrBadski

Riverside, CT

#56601 Jul 29, 2013
Whatever happened to Will Raimondo, who allegedly did so many priests of the DOB, esp at OLV?
MsgrBadski

Riverside, CT

#56602 Jul 29, 2013
Where is Msgr. Badame's friend, John Wehrle?
MsgrBadski

Riverside, CT

#56603 Jul 29, 2013
Whatever happened to AIDS support advocate, Ron Silverio? Actually, he was from Scio where his seminary classmate, James Spielman started his career as a child sex abuser. Spielman and Silverio were ordained together in 1970. Scio is also home to war hero Jason Dunham.
Because

New York, NY

#56604 Jul 30, 2013
Anono wrote:
What is going on at St. Tommies? Can't get a seat there the Church is so full.
Was this comment rooted in sarcasm? Did I fall for it? Was I that gullible? LOL.
Anono

Tonawanda, NY

#56605 Jul 30, 2013
Because wrote:
<quoted text> Was this comment rooted in sarcasm? Did I fall for it? Was I that gullible? LOL.
I usually go to a Church that was supposed to close (almost no one goes there- fewer and fewer all the time) on the east side, but went to St. Tommies last Sat, and the Church was Packed!
I suppose the priest's homily to be persistent in prayer and all things good has worked for that parish. Nice place!
Mary of Magdela

Buffalo, NY

#56606 Jul 30, 2013
Anono wrote:
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I usually go to a Church that was supposed to close (almost no one goes there- fewer and fewer all the time) on the east side, but went to St. Tommies last Sat, and the Church was Packed!
I suppose the priest's homily to be persistent in prayer and all things good has worked for that parish. Nice place!
In all fairness, all the neighbors have noticed an uptick in traffic and cars parked all over the place and the parking lot packed.
Mary of Magdela

Buffalo, NY

#56607 Jul 30, 2013
MsgrBadski wrote:
Whatever happened to AIDS support advocate, Ron Silverio? Actually, he was from Scio where his seminary classmate, James Spielman started his career as a child sex abuser. Spielman and Silverio were ordained together in 1970. Scio is also home to war hero Jason Dunham.
Ron was a priest? I did not know that. I heard at one time that he was living with Mike Reister who was a very nice person and a huge help during the beginnings of the AIDS crisis in Buffalo. Mike was at one time a Franciscan. Nice guys!
Anon

Buffalo, NY

#56608 Jul 30, 2013
Anono wrote:
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I usually go to a Church that was supposed to close (almost no one goes there- fewer and fewer all the time) on the east side, but went to St. Tommies last Sat, and the Church was Packed!
I suppose the priest's homily to be persistent in prayer and all things good has worked for that parish. Nice place!
I was just with the pastor of STA who told me the parish was dead and will probably close in the next few years. That comes from their own pastor.
Mary of Magdela

Buffalo, NY

#56609 Jul 30, 2013
Anon wrote:
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I was just with the pastor of STA who told me the parish was dead and will probably close in the next few years. That comes from their own pastor.
WHAT PASTOR?????? they don't have one. I hope you are not talking about Canada Jim?
MsgrBadski

Riverside, CT

#56610 Jul 30, 2013
I have always heard good things about Msgr. Gallagher.
MsgrBadski

Riverside, CT

#56611 Jul 30, 2013
How many DOB priests died of AIDS during '80's and '90's?
anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#56612 Jul 30, 2013
MsgrBadski wrote:
I have always heard good things about Msgr. Gallagher.
One of the good guys!

I have a friend who was a parishioner at Queen of Heaven Parish and switched over to St. John Vianney. Why? She has Celiac disease and cannot eat any kind of gluten/wheat flour. She makes her own gluten-free hosts/bread, but the priest at Queen of Heaven refused to bless them for her so that she could receive Holy Communion.
She heard about how nice of a priest Msgr. Gallagher was, so she asked him if he would bless her bread for her and he said YES! He would rather her receive communion than not.
She switched parishes since then.
Don't know if the new priest at SJV does is for her now that Msgr Gallagher is gone.
Ellen Degeneres

Buffalo, NY

#56613 Jul 30, 2013
I wonder if Msgr. Gallagher would perform marriage ceremonies for gays?
Because

New York, NY

#56614 Jul 30, 2013
Anon wrote:
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I was just with the pastor of STA who told me the parish was dead and will probably close in the next few years. That comes from their own pastor.
If that came from Canada Jim you can bet on it closing. Even if it's doing well. He has a way of seeing things his own way. I think his brain filters and processes things that just fit his own agenda. Unless, the packed in crowd is giving lots of $$$. I know Msgr. Gallagher has a gift of homily, so he's probably packing them in, but I wonder how many are there from his old parish SJV just to see and hear him again? Will they be supporting St. Tommies or are they not? We'll see.

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