Buffalo Diocese Announces More Parish...

Buffalo Diocese Announces More Parish Closings Across WNY

There are 62683 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

#57657 Nov 22, 2013
Mary of Magdela wrote:
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Fr. Baker built it to honor Our Lady of Victory. In those days it was considered a good thing to do. I am not sure where you are from but most of Fr's. ministry revolved around the poor. He took in orphans and educated them. He had bread lines during the depression. He also cared for the babies with disabilities and later on the unwed mothers. I don't know what your problem is with OLV but it is very financially solvent so I think you should just leave it alone.
St. Francis lived in rags, yet he believed no expense should be spared for the glory of God. He sent his disciples out with precious pyxs to hold the Eucharist in; his ornate chasuble, made for him by St. Clare, can still be seen. Judas complained about the expensive tribute to the Lord which should have spent for the poor. Actually, he wanted to keep things for himself. Religion means sacrifice and God must be treated as God.
Anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#57658 Nov 22, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
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St. Francis lived in rags, yet he believed no expense should be spared for the glory of God. He sent his disciples out with precious pyxs to hold the Eucharist in; his ornate chasuble, made for him by St. Clare, can still be seen. Judas complained about the expensive tribute to the Lord which should have spent for the poor. Actually, he wanted to keep things for himself. Religion means sacrifice and God must be treated as God.
Is this why Corpus Christi Church spends hundreds of thousands of dollars on their buildings and art works and offers little or no outreach to the neighborhood?
arab bodega lounger

North Tonawanda, NY

#57659 Nov 22, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
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Is this why Corpus Christi Church spends hundreds of thousands of dollars on their buildings and art works and offers little or no outreach to the neighborhood?
The Rev. Delirious Pigeon, The Bloods and The Crips offer that neighborhood all the help it desires.
Shelter us

Buffalo, NY

#57660 Nov 23, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
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Is this why Corpus Christi Church spends hundreds of thousands of dollars on their buildings and art works and offers little or no outreach to the neighborhood?
If the buildings had been demolished as the diocese had voted would it have offered anything to the neighborhood? Is something preventing the good people of the diocese of Buffalo from offering something to any neighborhood in the city of Buffalo? Please tell us what you would like us to offer as outreach and we will do it.
But not before we mend our tents-- Thank you St. Paul.
GANGS

Buffalo, NY

#57661 Nov 24, 2013
arab bodega lounger wrote:
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The Rev. Delirious Pigeon, The Bloods and The Crips offer that neighborhood all the help it desires.
We all love the very tolerant and welcoming catholics who are so understanding of diversity. They will make great strides with their new and improved evangelization commission......
Especially after they close all their schools and open new soup kitchens and send some gay priests to work with us.
Churches

Niagara Falls, NY

#57662 Nov 24, 2013
anonymous wrote:
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You missed the point entirely. Shame on you. Of course they are needed for reasons you can not even imagine. Of course they should be supported and maintained and appreciated. All the great works built by human hands on earth for the glory of God. Let each one do what they can without the diocese pushing for their demolition with outrageous claims. Why drive the faithful out of their churches instead of letting them repair them. People will step up when given an opportunity. And they will surprise you. Why doesn't St. Ann's deserve any consideration and Holy Trinity in Niagara Falls? How do you justify demolishing St. Barbara's and leaving a a little tool shed in it's place?
Restoration of these great structures instead of letting them rot like St. Gerard's would also create training opportunities and jobs for the unemployed. There's more to helping the poor than soup kitchens and recycling old clothes.
You really do not need all those building even in the Falls. You have 4 church building in the Southern part of Niagara Falls, and 3 church buildings in the East. Do you really need all those buildings? There is only one in the North, and none in the West.Close down some of those churches in the East and the South in the Falls and you will have one priest available for more needy parish in the Diocese, than a 'seating duck' in the Falls in the Southern and Eastern part of the city. Revisiting is needed now! Orlando is close to any location regardless where the priest ends up after closings one of those buildings that are devouring money for heat and maintenance.
Churches

Niagara Falls, NY

#57663 Nov 24, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
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St. Francis lived in rags, yet he believed no expense should be spared for the glory of God. He sent his disciples out with precious pyxs to hold the Eucharist in; his ornate chasuble, made for him by St. Clare, can still be seen. Judas complained about the expensive tribute to the Lord which should have spent for the poor. Actually, he wanted to keep things for himself. Religion means sacrifice and God must be treated as God.
Who is going to pay the bills for all those semiempty buildings in the Diocese? Are you people ready to pay heat and electricity for those huge church buildings around the Diocese?
Churches

Niagara Falls, NY

#57664 Nov 24, 2013
Some churches around the Diocese are struggling to pay their bills from month to month. What is the point of keeping 'dead cow' alive?
Churches

Niagara Falls, NY

#57665 Nov 24, 2013
More church buildings should be closed in Buffalo, Batavia, Dunkirk, Lackawanna, Niagara Falls, etc. and you will have some extra priest for more needy parishes instead of 'seating duck' in their rectory to wait when to go to Disney World, or other destinations in the country to get boredom out of their lives.
MsgrBadski

Riverside, CT

#57666 Nov 25, 2013
Kolodziej' sexual proclivities were well known in the DOB for several years. They were even noted on this blog. Did the chancery ever do anything. Probably not. Another party into wrestling with young men was Father William Ward. who also seems to have swung both ways.
Anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#57667 Nov 25, 2013
Churches wrote:
More church buildings should be closed in Buffalo, Batavia, Dunkirk, Lackawanna, Niagara Falls, etc. and you will have some extra priest for more needy parishes instead of 'seating duck' in their rectory to wait when to go to Disney World, or other destinations in the country to get boredom out of their lives.
Don't forget about the "European pilgrimages". Another one planned for late February.
Anonymous

United States

#57668 Nov 25, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
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Don't forget about the "European pilgrimages". Another one planned for late February.
Is the pilgrimage to visit old churches which were not demolished?
Anon

Buffalo, NY

#57669 Nov 25, 2013
Churches wrote:
<quoted text>Who is going to pay the bills for all those semiempty buildings in the Diocese? Are you people ready to pay heat and electricity for those huge church buildings around the Diocese?
If the people are willing to fight for those buildings, it means they are willing to work for their upkeep. Although I think old parishioners and old clergy should go along with the old buildings. Maybe the buildings could be turned into fancy mausoleums that don't have to be heated as much.
Anon

Buffalo, NY

#57670 Nov 25, 2013
Churches wrote:
Some churches around the Diocese are struggling to pay their bills from month to month. What is the point of keeping 'dead cow' alive?
St. Joseph is getting a great facelift. It was supposed to go remember? People have stepped up. Or was the Bishop and company afraid to tackle Niagara Falls? Some people will not allow themselves to be pushed around like the rest of us.
Anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#57671 Nov 25, 2013
Anon wrote:
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St. Joseph is getting a great facelift. It was supposed to go remember? People have stepped up. Or was the Bishop and company afraid to tackle Niagara Falls? Some people will not allow themselves to be pushed around like the rest of us.
I never remember St. Joe's being on the chopping block.
Mike

Buffalo, NY

#57672 Nov 25, 2013
MsgrBadski wrote:
Kolodziej' sexual proclivities were well known in the DOB for several years. They were even noted on this blog. Did the chancery ever do anything. Probably not. Another party into wrestling with young men was Father William Ward. who also seems to have swung both ways.
. What ever happened to the child Ward conceived with the nurse at OLV Hospital.? This was common knowledge to many in the 50's.

“Dorata's worthless turd”

Since: Mar 09

Buffalo, NY

#57673 Nov 25, 2013
Mike wrote:
<quoted text>. What ever happened to the child Ward conceived with the nurse at OLV Hospital.? This was common knowledge to many in the 50's.
Well Mike, are you slappin' your salami whilst thinking of that child's conception?
Anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#57674 Nov 25, 2013
Churches wrote:
Some churches around the Diocese are struggling to pay their bills from month to month. What is the point of keeping 'dead cow' alive?
Yeah, like that one church in the north end of Niagara Falls. That one is a "dead squirrel".
Joachim

New Paltz, NY

#57675 Nov 25, 2013
Churches wrote:
<quoted text>Who is going to pay the bills for all those semiempty buildings in the Diocese? Are you people ready to pay heat and electricity for those huge church buildings around the Diocese?
Yes, we are willing to pay for heat and other utilities. That has never been an issue.
Anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#57676 Nov 26, 2013
Joachim wrote:
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Yes, we are willing to pay for heat and other utilities. That has never been an issue.
How can Corpus Christi afford all those huge bills for utilities?

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