Buffalo Diocese Announces More Parish...

Buffalo Diocese Announces More Parish Closings Across WNY

There are 60960 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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Anon

North Tonawanda, NY

#58378 Feb 18, 2014
annon wrote:
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jesuits promise to remain poor and not have any possessions or property. I do not believe that roman catholic priest take that vow.
Therein lies the root cause. Diocesan priests should be required to follow suit and adopt a vow of poverty, No reason not to do the same.
Service

Niagara Falls, NY

#58379 Feb 18, 2014
Philosophy wrote:
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Isn't the Bishop disagreeing with Rome? It's true . I heard it on TV. When does disagree become disobey? We need lots of cannons and lots of lawyers.
You need to listen to the local bishop!
Service

Niagara Falls, NY

#58380 Feb 18, 2014
Anon wrote:
<quoted text>He needs to be disagreement. He needs to get out of his Palace on Oakland Place and serve his Diocese. He's a bishop not a queen.
Bishop's Residence is not his own private property. It belongs to the diocese. However, number of priests have their own private cottages, summer houses, condos, etc. They should sell that! Where in the world do they get money for it? By saying 7 messes every weekend?
Service

Niagara Falls, NY

#58381 Feb 18, 2014
typographical error: it should be masses instead of messes.
Service

Niagara Falls, NY

#58382 Feb 18, 2014
Bishop is a Chief Leader in the Diocese, and he should be obeyed faithfully by his priests.
anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#58383 Feb 18, 2014
Service wrote:
<quoted text>Bishop's Residence is not his own private property. It belongs to the diocese. However, number of priests have their own private cottages, summer houses, condos, etc. They should sell that! Where in the world do they get money for it? By saying 7 messes every weekend?
Fr. Chalupka gave up all his fancy stuff--- car, house, cash money, and sells cars now. I think he is doing what the Pope is talking about. He is a good example for all of us.
MsgrBadski

Riverside, CT

#58384 Feb 18, 2014
Archbishop Myers of Newark is building a $500,000 addition to his retirement Most of the local comments in the Northern New Jersey area are negative.
anonymous

Lancaster, NY

#58385 Feb 18, 2014
Service wrote:
<quoted text>Bishop's Residence is not his own private property. It belongs to the diocese. However, number of priests have their own private cottages, summer houses, condos, etc. They should sell that! Where in the world do they get money for it? By saying 7 messes every weekend?
The million dollar question .Should the head of the DOB reside in such opulence?.He should be setting an example and downsize his palace.
Anon

North Tonawanda, NY

#58386 Feb 18, 2014
anonymous wrote:
<quoted text> The million dollar question .Should the head of the DOB reside in such opulence?.He should be setting an example and downsize his palace.
AMEN!!!! We Catholics have let the Oakland Place nonsense go on for way too long! It is a disgrace and the time to sell the queen's palace has come.
Anonymous

United States

#58387 Feb 18, 2014
MsgrBadski wrote:
Archbishop Myers of Newark is building a $500,000 addition to his retirement Most of the local comments in the Northern New Jersey area are negative.
The Myers’ 4,500-square-foot home sits on 8.2 wooded acres in the hills of Hunterdon County, N.J. With 5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, a 3-car garage and a big outdoor pool. Myers, who has used the house as a weekend residence since the archdiocese purchased it in 2002, is building a three-story, 3,000-square-foot addition for his retirement there in two years. The new wing includes an indoor exercise pool, a hot tub, three fireplaces, a library and an elevator. The price tag:$ 500K plus architectural costs, furnishings and landscaping. How much will it cost to run that place? Francesco, what do you think?
Service

Niagara Falls, NY

#58388 Feb 18, 2014
Anonymous wrote:
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The Myers’ 4,500-square-foot home sits on 8.2 wooded acres in the hills of Hunterdon County, N.J. With 5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, a 3-car garage and a big outdoor pool. Myers, who has used the house as a weekend residence since the archdiocese purchased it in 2002, is building a three-story, 3,000-square-foot addition for his retirement there in two years. The new wing includes an indoor exercise pool, a hot tub, three fireplaces, a library and an elevator. The price tag:$ 500K plus architectural costs, furnishings and landscaping. How much will it cost to run that place? Francesco, what do you think?
I am sure that Pope Francis is going to call him in!
Service

Niagara Falls, NY

#58389 Feb 18, 2014
anonymous wrote:
<quoted text> The million dollar question .Should the head of the DOB reside in such opulence?.He should be setting an example and downsize his palace.
What about a younger priest in the Falls buying a summer villa by the lake for 159,000 dollars with a swimming pool and wooden fence? Is that a good example also? Is that opulent? What would Pope Francis say about that?
Service

Niagara Falls, NY

#58390 Feb 18, 2014
anonymous wrote:
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Fr. Chalupka gave up all his fancy stuff--- car, house, cash money, and sells cars now. I think he is doing what the Pope is talking about. He is a good example for all of us.
Fr. Chalupka gave everything for having a woman in his bed.Period! Simple as that!
Service

Niagara Falls, NY

#58391 Feb 18, 2014
MsgrBadski wrote:
Archbishop Myers of Newark is building a $500,000 addition to his retirement Most of the local comments in the Northern New Jersey area are negative.
He should go and live in one of the bigger rectories in the area in order to follow what Pope Francis is preaching.
Emslie

Buffalo, NY

#58392 Feb 18, 2014
Service wrote:
Bishop is a Chief Leader in the Diocese, and he should be obeyed faithfully by his priests.
Service and Mary of Magdala: the canonical buck does NOT stop at the bishop's desk! The bishop is subject to the authority of Rome. How did you people become so brainwashed?
Anon

Buffalo, NY

#58393 Feb 18, 2014
Anonymous wrote:
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The Myers’ 4,500-square-foot home sits on 8.2 wooded acres in the hills of Hunterdon County, N.J. With 5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, a 3-car garage and a big outdoor pool. Myers, who has used the house as a weekend residence since the archdiocese purchased it in 2002, is building a three-story, 3,000-square-foot addition for his retirement there in two years. The new wing includes an indoor exercise pool, a hot tub, three fireplaces, a library and an elevator. The price tag:$ 500K plus architectural costs, furnishings and landscaping. How much will it cost to run that place? Francesco, what do you think?
5oo K and the sale of Oakland place would be just enough to fix up St. Ann . It's not very much .
anonymous

Lancaster, NY

#58394 Feb 18, 2014
Service wrote:
<quoted text>He should go and live in one of the bigger rectories in the area in order to follow what Pope Francis is preaching.
As should the bishop of Buffalo and he can bring his pawns with him.
Anon

New York, NY

#58395 Feb 18, 2014
Service wrote:
Pope Francis s asking all priests to sell their summer huts and give money to the poor. Follow Jesus! Get rid of your earthly possessions! Get rid of your expensive cars such as: Lincolns, Lexuses, Cadillacs, etc.
You sound like a friggin broken record.
Actully, you sound jealous.
Anon

North Tonawanda, NY

#58396 Feb 18, 2014
Service wrote:
<quoted text>What about a younger priest in the Falls buying a summer villa by the lake for 159,000 dollars with a swimming pool and wooden fence? Is that a good example also? Is that opulent? What would Pope Francis say about that?
both the bishop and the priest in the falls are sending the wrong message by living upper class lifestyles. Sell Oakland place and give proceeds to the poor.
Anonymous

United States

#58397 Feb 18, 2014
If, according to Malone, it will cost 8 to 12 million (big difference!) to stabilize Ann’s, it would cost much more to the Preservation Buffalo Niagara to buy it, repair it and convert it to secular use. Figures don’t tally.

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