Buffalo Diocese Announces More Parish Closings Across WNY

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

Buffalo, NY

#57372 Oct 5, 2013
RTee wrote:
Ratz is right. We have Yetter and the newbie at St. Lawrence who carry on 20 minutes too long and put the congregation to sleep. Almost like hypnosis.
Is this all learned at the Niagara Casino? How to do hypnosis?
Info

Buffalo, NY

#57373 Oct 5, 2013
Prete wrote:
<quoted text>Fr. Ted Jost is one of the best and most faithful priests of the diocese. He does not pretend to be 'divinely inspired' like some others.
Do you mean one in the Falls'divinely inspired'?Or someone else?
Yes

Buffalo, NY

#57374 Oct 5, 2013
Prete wrote:
<quoted text>Fr. Ted Jost is one of the best and most faithful priests of the diocese. He does not pretend to be 'divinely inspired' like some others.
Fr. Ted Jost is a 'real Cinderella.'
Anonymous

Lancaster, NY

#57375 Oct 6, 2013
Info wrote:
<quoted text> Do you mean one in the Falls'divinely inspired'?Or someone else?
I hear the "divine one" is taking the faithful on a pilgrimage to Italy at the end of February.$3,000.00 per person for a "divine" trip to Italy with the "divine one". Wow! What a deal!
Lavern

Buffalo, NY

#57376 Oct 6, 2013
Polish Priest wrote:
<quoted text>
We would like to know when are all da panees gonna die. We need their money to support our buildings especially the ones that are going to close.
I'm going to live for a VERY long time!
And when I do die, my will states that all of my money and assets will go to Zsa Zsa.
Anonymous

United States

#57377 Oct 6, 2013
DON’T TELL ANYBODY -According to TheMediaReport, the three companies that insure the majority of Protestant churches in America say they typically receive upward of 260 reports each year of young people under 18 being sexually abused by clergy, church staff, volunteers. Catholic churches? About SIX.
ANON

Buffalo, NY

#57378 Oct 6, 2013
DUNCE wrote:
<quoted text>
Dear Msgr. Your logic escapes me. Are you really a Bishop? Why has St. Luke rebuilt ITS out of date structure? And why does it want all the rights and services of a parish without being one? So they can do whatever they wish without answering to anybody right? Isn't Catholic Charities capable of providing the needed services ? If not why not? I for one resent them calling themselves missionnariess when they are free lance. Why have people been thrown out of their churches but this place has the constant services of priests who are free lance too. Since you are a Msgr. or Bishop perhaps you can answer these points so dummies like me can understand .
You raise some valid points that should be addressed. Obviously
they are too valid so better to avoid or ignore them. Typical.
Better to talk about the very grave problems of homosexuality and women who want to be priests but are not sure they want to be women.
Anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#57379 Oct 7, 2013
Happy 7th Anniversary to the blog! Hard to believe it has been 7 years!
MsgrBadski

West Milford, NJ

#57380 Oct 8, 2013
Any wor on parish closures? Who is going to be the first lay parish administrator?(Ron Thaller?)
Anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#57381 Oct 8, 2013
Pater Noster wrote:
What massive destruction. Beautiful churches will be lost to future generations! The patrimony of the diocese is being dismantled and sold off. Flourishing churches that have spent hundreds of thousands of dolalrs in the last few years are being closed! St. Mary's and Trinity in the Falls have been allowed to spend hundreds of thousands at each parish on renovation! The diocese allowed and approved these major expenditures and now they close these parishes? Something is terribly wrong in the Chancery! "Why sit we here idle?"
And this is how the blog started 6 years ago.
Anonymous

United States

#57382 Oct 8, 2013
Our diocese is like the leaning tower of Pisa: it can not right itself up!
In fact, our leaders think it is beautiful then way it is!
Leaning Tower

Buffalo, NY

#57383 Oct 8, 2013
The Torre di Pisa -- or the Leaning Tower of Pisa, as most English-speakers know it -- is continuing its slow but steady return to “straightness,” was a recent report in the press.
According to an annual report released by the official surveillance group in charge of monitoring the famously tilting structure, the tower has recovered roughly 2.5 centimeters (almost one inch) of its vertical incline between 2001 and 2013.
Anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#57384 Oct 8, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>
And this is how the blog started 6 years ago.
Are there any more people who care today? Only the people at St. Ann's? Anybody want to help them? They aren't even being allowed to help themselves. Go to the St. Ann website and look at what they want to destroy. The great leaders are patting themselves on the back for past destruction and looking forward to more massive destruction. If this is the best they can do, they should step down immediately. Benedict gave them the example.
Anonymous

United States

#57385 Oct 8, 2013
Leaning Tower wrote:
The Torre di Pisa -- or the Leaning Tower of Pisa, as most English-speakers know it -- is continuing its slow but steady return to “straightness,” was a recent report in the press.
According to an annual report released by the official surveillance group in charge of monitoring the famously tilting structure, the tower has recovered roughly 2.5 centimeters (almost one inch) of its vertical incline between 2001 and 2013.
This settlement has slowed down considerably. In any case, another 6 and half feet to go…
anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#57386 Oct 9, 2013
Prete wrote:
<quoted text>No need for lay and diaconal administrators. Close some quasi-empty churches in Buffalo, Dunkirk, Niagara Falls, Batavia, and other places, and you will have plethora are extra priests available for parishes in the diocese.
Start with St. Joseph's Cathedral where less than 200 attend weekend Masses (combined).
Mary of Magdala

Buffalo, NY

#57387 Oct 9, 2013
The list of which Catholic schools in WNY might be closed on consolidated hasn't been made yet, according to the Diocese. But schools in areas including Cheektowaga, West Seneca, and Orchard Park could face closure.
Anon

Buffalo, NY

#57388 Oct 9, 2013
Lavern wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm going to live for a VERY long time!
And when I do die, my will states that all of my money and assets will go to Zsa Zsa.
Rumor has it that you are working on buying Father David a church. Is this true, Lavern?
Will you be furnishing it with all of your Holy relics, statues, baptismal fonts, pictures, etc that you acquired through out the years?
In the Trenches

Aix-en-provence, France

#57389 Oct 9, 2013
Bonjour a tous!
Could someone tell me what's happening in the parishes on the West Side? I was there many years ago for awhile, around Immaculate Conception, Holy Cross and Holy Angel's parishes. Merci.
Anonymous

United States

#57390 Oct 9, 2013
In the Trenches wrote:
Bonjour a tous!
Could someone tell me what's happening in the parishes on the West Side? I was there many years ago for awhile, around Immaculate Conception, Holy Cross and Holy Angel's parishes. Merci.
T’en fait pas. Elles sont toute en lambeaux.
Mary of Magdala

Buffalo, NY

#57391 Oct 9, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>
T’en fait pas. Elles sont toute en lambeaux.
C'est un peu exagere.lls sont pauvres, mais fiers.

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