Buffalo Diocese Announces More Parish...

Buffalo Diocese Announces More Parish Closings Across WNY

There are 63499 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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Anybody know

Buffalo, NY

#56939 Aug 21, 2013
Interested wrote:
Where is David Bialkowski now and what is he doing? It's a shame that the papers report on all these abuses but there is never any follow-up.
SO WHAT IS GOING ON WITH HIM? WHY DO WE NEVER KNOW?
MsgrBadski

Riverside, CT

#56940 Aug 21, 2013
Yes, the triumphal caravan is headed off to Lewiston. At the head of the procession, Malone as crucifer, with flanked by acolytes, Grosz and Kmiec. Regina will be lector. Zuffoletto will stay to clean up afterward.
MsgrBadski

Riverside, CT

#56941 Aug 21, 2013
Seriously, what are they going to do with Zuffoletto?
Priest

United States

#56942 Aug 21, 2013
MsgrBadski wrote:
Seriously, what are they going to do with Zuffoletto?
Zuffoletto will end in a military museum.
Priest

United States

#56943 Aug 21, 2013
MsgrBadski wrote:
Yes, the triumphal caravan is headed off to Lewiston. At the head of the procession, Malone as crucifer, with flanked by acolytes, Grosz and Kmiec. Regina will be lector. Zuffoletto will stay to clean up afterward.
Oh, yes. everybody is waiting his arrival! You forgot the 'divine' priest to include in the famous procession to the historic Lewiston church.
Hot Air

Buffalo, NY

#56944 Aug 21, 2013
SuperDupa wrote:
<quoted text>
You are not the only one paying taxes. I do not like paying taxes for public schools that don't function and I don't like paying taxes for senior citizen centers that are babysitting people with money and organizing trips to the Casinos. Should they be closed too? Should the Historical Society be closed? The Museum of Science, the Art Gallery? The Navel Park and the waterfront that people only go to in the summer? Why don't YOU go door to door on the east side? We have people like you already in charge. We see the results of your superior thinking.
Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. You bags of wind all live in the burbs and have never been inside of any of theses churches. You all probably attend Mass at the suburban warehouse style churches, if you do at all.
MsgrBadski

Riverside, CT

#56945 Aug 21, 2013
How could I forget! But I guess everyone knows this already. The Lewiston event will include a cash bar run by Slu-a-dub,(Msgr.Slubecky) and a oorno display, run by Slubecky and Ed Kaukus, The peep shows are just being loaded on trucks and headed to Lewiston.
Surpise

United States

#56946 Aug 21, 2013
MsgrBadski wrote:
How could I forget! But I guess everyone knows this already. The Lewiston event will include a cash bar run by Slu-a-dub,(Msgr.Slubecky) and a oorno display, run by Slubecky and Ed Kaukus, The peep shows are just being loaded on trucks and headed to Lewiston.
Really???
Bob

Lancaster, NY

#56947 Aug 21, 2013
MsgrBadski wrote:
Seriously, what are they going to do with Zuffoletto?
He will be sent to New Orleans to open Zuffolettos Muffalettas Sandwich Shop.
MsgrBadski

Riverside, CT

#56948 Aug 21, 2013
Bob wrote:
<quoted text>He will be sent to New Orleans to open Zuffolettos Muffalettas Sandwich Shop.
Chaplain Mike from the US Navy will also be cleaning up after "Sybil" (Msgr. Slubecky).
Rath Building Retro

Newark, NJ

#56949 Aug 22, 2013
Edward John Anthony Rutkowski (born March 21, 1941 in Kingston, Pennsylvania) is a former American football player, and a former politician in Buffalo, New York. Rutkowksi was a noted college and professional American football player. A wide receiver, he was an American Football League All-Star in 1965, playing for the AFL's Buffalo Bills as a receiver, defensive back, punt and kickoff return man and backup quarterback from 1963 to 1968. In a famous Topps football card mixup, Rutkowski was shown on two Buffalo Bills' football cards, his own, and mistakenly on the card for Ray Abruzzese.

From 1972-78 and again in 1990, Rutkowski served as a color commentator on the Bills' radio broadcasts. In 1979, he became the County Executive of Erie County, New York, succeeeding Edward Regan, who stepped down to become New York State Comptroller. Rutkowski was elected to full terms in 1979 and 1983, following his one year unexpired term, for a total of nine years in office. In 1987, Rutkowski was defeated for reelection by Assemblyman Dennis Gorski, who, in his election campaign, claimed that Rutkowski had mismanaged county finances and spent the county into a deficit.

In 1995, Rutkowski was appointed by Gov. George Pataki as deputy commissioner of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. In this post, he was charge of all state parks and recreations operations in Western New York, including Niagara Falls. He held the post for 12 years, until Pataki left office.

He was the second quarterback from the Bills to enter politics; the first was his teammate Jack Kemp. Incidentally, both were Republicans.
Gimme Jimmy I mean Gorski

Newark, NJ

#56950 Aug 22, 2013
Dennis T. Gorski (born July 20, 1944) is a retired politician in New York and an ex-Marine.[1] A resident of Cheektowaga, New York, Gorski is a former County Executive of Erie County, New York, which includes Buffalo, New York and many of its suburbs. He was the first Democrat elected Erie County Executive and the first Erie County Executive elected to three four-year terms.[2] Gorski was an Erie County Legislator and a member of the New York State Assembly prior to three-term service as county executive. During his second term as County Executive, he ran for Congress to succeed Democrat Henry Nowak, but he was defeated in the general election by Republican Jack Quinn.
Like many Buffalo Democrats, including Buffalo Mayors Anthony Masiello and James D. Griffin, Gorski was known for being more conservative than the mainstream Democratic Party platform, and was regularly cross-endorsed by the Conservative Party of New York. As county executive, he rivaled his contemporary Buffalo Mayors and on some issues his contemporary New York State Governors in power:[3] He succeeded in bringing the World University Games to Buffalo, and since the National Football League Buffalo Bills play in suburban Orchard Park, New York it was his responsibility to broker a deal to keep the team from leaving town. He also helped the National Hockey League Buffalo Sabres finance Marine Midland Arena (now known as First Niagara Center). During his early years he brought about economic recovery and kept the county on solid financial footing during his tenure. He has been described as the only County Executive to balance the budget.[4] Gorski is a Vietnam War veteran and remained active in Veteran's affairs while in office.
Since leaving the county executive's office, he has worked in private business in Buffalo, New York. Gorski spent his first nine years of public life working for HealthNow (Parent company of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Western New York) and was subsequently was hired by McCullagh Coffee Co. of Buffalo.
Anonymous

United States

#56951 Aug 22, 2013
YOU CAN FOOL SOME PEOPLE… The Diocese has given only one estimate to preserve St. Ann’s: 8 to 12 million dollars. Why not 2 or three estimates as I did for my garage? Why no independent estimates? And one third variation? Only a fraction of that amount is needed for stabilization. Private ownership of the church would also secure private and public grants.
Anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#56952 Aug 22, 2013
Gimme Jimmy I mean Gorski wrote:
Dennis T. Gorski (born July 20, 1944) is a retired politician in New York and an ex-Marine.[1] A resident of Cheektowaga, New York, Gorski is a former County Executive of Erie County, New York, which includes Buffalo, New York and many of its suburbs. He was the first Democrat elected Erie County Executive and the first Erie County Executive elected to three four-year terms.[2] Gorski was an Erie County Legislator and a member of the New York State Assembly prior to three-term service as county executive. During his second term as County Executive, he ran for Congress to succeed Democrat Henry Nowak, but he was defeated in the general election by Republican Jack Quinn.
Like many Buffalo Democrats, including Buffalo Mayors Anthony Masiello and James D. Griffin, Gorski was known for being more conservative than the mainstream Democratic Party platform, and was regularly cross-endorsed by the Conservative Party of New York. As county executive, he rivaled his contemporary Buffalo Mayors and on some issues his contemporary New York State Governors in power:[3] He succeeded in bringing the World University Games to Buffalo, and since the National Football League Buffalo Bills play in suburban Orchard Park, New York it was his responsibility to broker a deal to keep the team from leaving town. He also helped the National Hockey League Buffalo Sabres finance Marine Midland Arena (now known as First Niagara Center). During his early years he brought about economic recovery and kept the county on solid financial footing during his tenure. He has been described as the only County Executive to balance the budget.[4] Gorski is a Vietnam War veteran and remained active in Veteran's affairs while in office.
Since leaving the county executive's office, he has worked in private business in Buffalo, New York. Gorski spent his first nine years of public life working for HealthNow (Parent company of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Western New York) and was subsequently was hired by McCullagh Coffee Co. of Buffalo.
Closings must be coming soon. Every time something big is about to happen all this stupidity is posted on the blogs. Stay tuned....
Anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#56953 Aug 22, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
YOU CAN FOOL SOME PEOPLE… The Diocese has given only one estimate to preserve St. Ann’s: 8 to 12 million dollars. Why not 2 or three estimates as I did for my garage? Why no independent estimates? And one third variation? Only a fraction of that amount is needed for stabilization. Private ownership of the church would also secure private and public grants.
You are right. But the diocese doesn't think like we do.
Reggie must want it closed and destroyed like all the churches and strong faith communities she destroyed in 2008.
Anonymous

United States

#56954 Aug 22, 2013
Diocesan bureaucrats want St. Ann’s Church to disappear quietly into oblivion. Parishioners have been forbidden a final mass, no media, no reception. Last week, in Egypt, a group of Muslims stood in front of a church to protect Christians going to mass. Who is evangelizing?
MsgrBadski

Riverside, CT

#56955 Aug 22, 2013
Don't worry, guys. more scenes like St. Ann's coming. And there won't be any Egyptian Muslims to stop it.
Anonymous

United States

#56956 Aug 23, 2013
MsgrBadski wrote:
Don't worry, guys. more scenes like St. Ann's coming. And there won't be any Egyptian Muslims to stop it.
Because there will be no Catholics left.
MsgrBadski

Riverside, CT

#56957 Aug 23, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>
Because there will be no Catholics left.
Unfortunately true. Marriages and Baptism are headed down, along with the number of ordinations. A "bump" in church life after the election of Francis I? I am yet to see it.
Anon

Buffalo, NY

#56958 Aug 23, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>
You are right. But the diocese doesn't think like we do.
Reggie must want it closed and destroyed like all the churches and strong faith communities she destroyed in 2008.
I HAD A DREAM that God would send an enlightened Bishop with some new ideas about rebuilding the church physically and spiritually.
Instead he sends us a carefree smiley face with the same contempt for his people as his predecessors, and no accountability for his decisions. I just pray that he is not as spiteful and vindictive.

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