Buffalo Diocese Announces More Parish Closings Across WNY

There are 59664 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

#57312 Sep 27, 2013
LONG LIVE ST. ANNíS - If the structural conditions of St. Annís are as catastrophic as Sr. Reggie & Co. tries to tell us, things did not happen overnight and the diocese is guilty of decades of neglect! Church law and common sense tell us to take care of things, especially when they are beautiful and valuable.
ANON

Buffalo, NY

#57313 Sep 27, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
LONG LIVE ST. ANNíS - If the structural conditions of St. Annís are as catastrophic as Sr. Reggie & Co. tries to tell us, things did not happen overnight and the diocese is guilty of decades of neglect! Church law and common sense tell us to take care of things, especially when they are beautiful and valuable.
Is that what is meant by good stewardship?
Anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#57314 Sep 27, 2013
Warren Buffett wrote:
"Empathy"..... "feel/see their pain"...."keep our church open"...."don't close our school".....
Too Bad! Get over it!
What some of you fail to realize is that the Catholic Church IS A BUSINESS! And it's a HUGE business. Therefore, it's got to be treated like a business. And if it's not, it will fail.
Take other businesses that we're all aware of - Bethlehem Steal, GM, Ford, etc. We've seen Bethlehem Steal close it's doors. GM, Ford and other big motor companies have closed many of their plants and consolidated (just like the Catholic Church is doing). They simply couldn't hang on any longer or sustain the burden that some of these plants were causing. If they didn't close them, or consolidate them, the entire company would have been in jeopardy.
So quit your belly aching, try to understand, and be thankful that your Catholic Church is still around and hasn't gone under altogether.
Business is business, and the Catholic Church HAS to be treated like one for it's survival.
There should be more public hearings so we can see how badly things are being run both as a business or as a diocese. If you want to run a good business you better have good management and a good manager has to know his product and his clientele.
News

Buffalo, NY

#57315 Sep 28, 2013
No news about which parishes will close soon?
News

Buffalo, NY

#57316 Sep 28, 2013
Ryszard has very nice muscle!
News

Buffalo, NY

#57317 Sep 28, 2013
Did anybody go to the Buffalo gay bars last night?
News

Buffalo, NY

#57318 Sep 28, 2013
Have you seen any priests in the sex bookstores in the area?
News

Buffalo, NY

#57319 Sep 28, 2013
Which schools will close soon?
News

Buffalo, NY

#57320 Sep 28, 2013
Where is Zuffoletto now?
News

Buffalo, NY

#57321 Sep 28, 2013
Which priest did Steve Timmel reprimand for spending too much money for food?
Mary of Magdela

Buffalo, NY

#57322 Sep 28, 2013
Fr. Lee was robbed last night at the Ambrose rectory. What is wrong with people. Lee? the guy wouldn't hurt a fly!
Anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#57323 Sep 28, 2013
Mary of Magdela wrote:
Fr. Lee was robbed last night at the Ambrose rectory. What is wrong with people. Lee? the guy wouldn't hurt a fly!
Where was his boyfriend at the time?
Mary of Magdela

Buffalo, NY

#57324 Sep 28, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>
Where was his boyfriend at the time?
Children should be seen and NOT heard.
Surprise

Buffalo, NY

#57325 Sep 28, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
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There should be more public hearings so we can see how badly things are being run both as a business or as a diocese. If you want to run a good business you better have good management and a g ood manager has to know his product and his clientele.
Right On !! And by the way and not so by the way... It's heartwarming to see that the protestants , the atheists, the universalists, the agnostics and everybody but the Catholics stand up for St. Ann and its importance in the fabric of this area. The Catholics are numb, shocked, confused and even angry. How can anything on the East side of Buffalo have any value. That's what they have been and are still being taught... that the Best is in Suburbia. They have a lot to learn !
Surprise

Buffalo, NY

#57326 Sep 28, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>
Where was his boyfriend at the time?
Even Lee having a boyfriend? Are you for real?
anon

Buffalo, NY

#57327 Sep 29, 2013
Surprise wrote:
<quoted text>Even Lee having a boyfriend? Are you for real?
That should be no surprise to anyone who knows him.
anon

Buffalo, NY

#57328 Sep 29, 2013
Mary of Magdela wrote:
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Children should be seen and NOT heard.
At least he doesn't like little boys like one S Buffalo former priest.
msgrbadski

West Milford, NJ

#57329 Sep 29, 2013
Maybe Msgr. Lee was ripped off by a male prostitute? I t has happened before.
Anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#57330 Sep 29, 2013
msgrbadski wrote:
Maybe Msgr. Lee was ripped off by a male prostitute? I t has happened before.
LMAO!
Male

Buffalo, NY

#57331 Sep 29, 2013
msgrbadski wrote:
Maybe Msgr. Lee was ripped off by a male prostitute? I t has happened before.
Which one?

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