Buffalo Diocese Announces More Parish...

Buffalo Diocese Announces More Parish Closings Across WNY

There are 61413 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

United States

#57153 Sep 11, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
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The foreign seminarians experiment failed to a great extent due to poor screening. At Christ the King seminary they did not have a proper training. Actually, they were ridiculed for their traditional piety and
and values. Then they were sent for their practicum in suburban parishes where, without any guidance and sometimes bad example, they quickly became enamored of the world.
Excellent point. They quickly learned how to "live the good life." And believe me, they are fast learners!!!
MsgrBadski

Riverside, CT

#57154 Sep 11, 2013
Is John Radice' Spiritus Christi" still in operation? Or has it shut down, as I predicted it would. Things like that never last.(I couldn't find their website.)
MsgrBadski

Riverside, CT

#57155 Sep 11, 2013
When Archbishop Henry Mansell (remember him?) did an ordination a few year ago in Hartford, three of the deacons, all of them from Columbia, at the last minutes sent him, a telegram saying that they were "re-considering" their vocation and would not be present. I felt sorry for the embarrassed archbishop. "International" priests have frequently been a source of embarrassment for the church.
MsgrBadski

Riverside, CT

#57156 Sep 11, 2013
One who knows wrote:
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You are correct to a point. The "Spanish-speaking" priest who went to South America lied through his teeth. Even the 1 that became a priest did not get citizenship. He had to join the Army! The DOB promised the boys they would continue their education and be taken care of. They lied and lied and then they blamed the boys. Some were really devoted and would have been excellent priests. Others were here to get out of their country. I blame that stellar priest!
Yes, the stellar priest. Weldgen and his cousin, Whitney are largely reasonable for the poor quality of priests in the DOB and the slagging morale among priests themselves.
Information

United States

#57157 Sep 11, 2013
MsgrBadski wrote:
<quoted text> Yes, the stellar priest. Weldgen and his cousin, Whitney are largely reasonable for the poor quality of priests in the DOB and the slagging morale among priests themselves.
Oh, yes, that Batavia Barn Boy called Weldgen. The priesthood hater!
Information

United States

#57158 Sep 11, 2013
MsgrBadski wrote:
When Archbishop Henry Mansell (remember him?) did an ordination a few year ago in Hartford, three of the deacons, all of them from Columbia, at the last minutes sent him, a telegram saying that they were "re-considering" their vocation and would not be present. I felt sorry for the embarrassed archbishop. "International" priests have frequently been a source of embarrassment for the church.
At least, they are not gay like the native born seminarians.
Anonymous

United States

#57159 Sep 12, 2013
Opinion wrote:
Assimilation is against church teaching. It doesn't matter if you disagree. It's not a matter of opinion. This is why we now have "Diversity".
Diversity is not just about gays or women priests. The substandard education is well distributed. Just because you went to an expensive school doesn't mean you are well educated.
DIVERSITY - "It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation… We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord's blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal." Vladimir Putin in answer to Obama’s American exceptionalism)
MsgrBadski

Riverside, CT

#57160 Sep 12, 2013
To all priests of the DOB: Grab on to your socks and hold on tight!! There are media reports that Pope Francis I as stopped the naming of "Monsignori".
anonymous

Canada

#57161 Sep 12, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
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The foreign seminarians experiment failed to a great extent due to poor screening. At Christ the King seminary they did not have a proper training. Actually, they were ridiculed for their traditional piety and
and values. Then they were sent for their practicum in suburban parishes where, without any guidance and sometimes bad example, they quickly became enamored of the world.
Some were thieves, some were in active gay and heterosexual relationships, at least one was married when he was accepted for the seminary from Columbia. The screening was very bad.
Information

United States

#57162 Sep 13, 2013
Do you really need CKS open?
Information

United States

#57163 Sep 13, 2013
Ransomville Parish is open. Who is going to apply for it?
Anonymous

Lancaster, NY

#57164 Sep 13, 2013
Information wrote:
Ransomville Parish is open. Who is going to apply for it?
I hear the one from NF. Very convenient - close to his summer retreat house.
Information

United States

#57165 Sep 13, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
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I hear the one from NF. Very convenient - close to his summer retreat house.
Will he also take Youngstown Parish when Moran retires? There is 2 million dollars in the bank in that parish! Very convenient, and lucrative!
Anonymous

Lancaster, NY

#57166 Sep 13, 2013
Information wrote:
<quoted text>Will he also take Youngstown Parish when Moran retires? There is 2 million dollars in the bank in that parish! Very convenient, and lucrative!
Interesting possibility. Lots of $$$$ there. I heard when Moran retires St. Bernard's will most likely merge with St. Peter's in Lewiston.
MsgrBadski

Riverside, CT

#57167 Sep 13, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
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Interesting possibility. Lots of $$$$ there. I heard when Moran retires St. Bernard's will most likely merge with St. Peter's in Lewiston.
A definite possibility.
Gacia

United States

#57168 Sep 13, 2013
Dunkirk Connection wrote:
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Yeah, like so many on here remember the St. Mary's/Sacred Heart merger I brought up for the first time. Try again.
Dunkirk is cursed!
Kosciol Trojcy Swietej

Buffalo, NY

#57169 Sep 13, 2013
At least something positive is coming out of the DOB's church closings for one church.

News from Preservation League of New York State
Niagara Heritage of Hope & Service, Tonawandas' Council on the Arts Secure $3,000 each.

ALBANY, NY (09/04/2013)(readMedia)-- The Preservation League of New York State has awarded Technical Assistance Grants to two Niagara County groups directly engaged in the stewardship and public use of historic buildings. A $3,000 grant to Niagara Heritage of Hope and Service, Inc. will support the cost of an accessibility study at the former Holy Trinity School.

The not-for-profit group Niagara Heritage of Hope and Service will complete an accessibility study for a National Register-listed 1914 school building located in the city's ethnically diverse East Side. The former school is used for public education and social assistance programs. Its third floor features a gymnasium and a dining hall that reflects its Polish origins, but since the school is not fully accessible, these valuable spaces are underutilized. The study will be completed by Foit-Albert Associates of Buffalo and will help Niagara Heritage better realize the building's potential as a vibrant community center with an Ethnic Heritage Museum.

"On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are grateful to the Preservation League of New York State," said Marg Domagalski, President of Niagara Heritage of Hope & Service. "This grant is paramount in realizing our long term goals to revitalize the building's future potential. We are excited to work with Foit-Albert Associates on this worthwhile project, which is in line with our mission to give back to the community."
Information

United States

#57170 Sep 13, 2013
MsgrBadski wrote:
<quoted text> A definite possibility.
Is the new pastor willing to travel daily from St. Peter's in Lewiston to Youngstown and back?
Information

United States

#57171 Sep 13, 2013
Gacia wrote:
<quoted text>Dunkirk is cursed!
More churches should be closed in Dunkirk, Buffalo, Lackawanna, Batavia, and Niagara Falls. The sooner the better!
MsgrBadski

Riverside, CT

#57172 Sep 13, 2013
Information wrote:
<quoted text>Is the new pastor willing to travel daily from St. Peter's in Lewiston to Youngstown and back?
Yes, problematic. They are somewhat farther apart than most merged parishes. Nonetheless, LiPuma will do anything for money,esp. to go to the expensive restaurants he enjoys so much.

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