Buffalo Diocese Announces More Parish Closings Across WNY

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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

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#58633
Feb 25, 2014
 
Service wrote:
<quoted text>He does not frequent those places at all!
Yeah right. Thats a laugh.
Anon

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#58634
Feb 25, 2014
 
The Pope has commissioned a body similar to a ministry of finance to oversee the Vatican's economic and administrative affairs. Can a similar body be commissioned to oversee the dioceses who lack equity or go into bankruptcy? Where has all the money gone?
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Feb 25, 2014
 
Anon wrote:
The Pope has commissioned a body similar to a ministry of finance to oversee the Vatican's economic and administrative affairs. Can a similar body be commissioned to oversee the dioceses who lack equity or go into bankruptcy? Where has all the money gone?
To the Vatican.
MsgrBadski

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28 U.S. parishes in six dioceses win their appeals.
Thanks for the information. I had thought the actual number may have been two. Anyway, when you consider the number of dioceses !74 in the Latin rite0 and the period of time involved (over ten years), I still don't think any of the groups, however well intended, are going to have much chance of success. I still believe that Malone has made the right decision, even though he would have rather done something else Maybe the Francis' effect will increase vocations at SJV/CTK, and parishes, etc. can start re-opening. As it stands now, the DOB will probably only ordain 2 priests a year over the next decade.
MsgrBadski

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Feb 25, 2014
 

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28 U.S. parishes in six dioceses win their appeals.
Can you share your source of information?
I thought

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Feb 25, 2014
 
MsgrBadski wrote:
<quoted text> Thanks for the information. I had thought the actual number may have been two. Anyway, when you consider the number of dioceses !74 in the Latin rite0 and the period of time involved (over ten years), I still don't think any of the groups, however well intended, are going to have much chance of success. I still believe that Malone has made the right decision, even though he would have rather done something else Maybe the Francis' effect will increase vocations at SJV/CTK, and parishes, etc. can start re-opening. As it stands now, the DOB will probably only ordain 2 priests a year over the next decade.
I thought when a church closes it can't reopen as a church for 50yrs. Is this correct?
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Mary of Magdala wrote:
"But the Vaticanís Congregation for the Clergy, in a recent ruling on an appeal by St. Ann parishioners, has made it clear that repairs of up to $12 million are not a good enough reason for the building to be demolished or converted into something other than a Catholic church." (BN)
Hope you all have a ton of money somewhere. It says nothing about the diocese helping or even getting involved. You need to pay closer attention to Vatican speak!
One company has estimated the cost for stabilization at 10% of that amount. Besides, a few years ago, soon after the Jesuits left St. Annís, parishioners wanted to start a fundraising for the restoration of the Church. Bishop Kmiec told them in writing not to.
Anon

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#58640
Feb 26, 2014
 
Service wrote:
<quoted text>He does not frequent those places at all!
How do you know?
Service

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#58641
Feb 26, 2014
 
Anon wrote:
<quoted text>How do you know?
somebody told me about it.
Service

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#58642
Feb 26, 2014
 
anonymous wrote:
<quoted text> How was it? Did you have fun?
your presumption is wrong. I did not go. somebody else told me about it.
Anon

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Feb 26, 2014
 

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Service wrote:
<quoted text>somebody told me about it.
The question was how do you know Msgr lipuma doesn't frequent the bathhouses?
Service

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#58644
Feb 26, 2014
 
Anon wrote:
<quoted text>The question was how do you know Msgr lipuma doesn't frequent the bathhouses?
Call him directly, and find out in order to satisfy your curiosity!
Judge Judy

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#58645
Feb 26, 2014
 
Anon wrote:
<quoted text>The question was how do you know Msgr lipuma doesn't frequent the bathhouses?
Ask 'divine one' since he has a 'personal spy cop' who works for him! They would know that!
Service

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#58646
Feb 26, 2014
 
Pope Francis is asking all priests to live in humility and poverty!
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#58647
Feb 26, 2014
 
Pope Francis created a new office called The Secretariat for the Economy. Cardinal George Pell is the lead person of this office.
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Service wrote:
<quoted text>If you like your HUT you can keep your HUT.Like wise if you like your PARISH you can keep your PARISH. PERIOD.
Really, I cannot separate myself from my secluded hideout private place called 'my hut'.
Service

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#58649
Feb 26, 2014
 
What is Ryszard doing these days when the Bishop is attacked by his own for closing 10 schools?
Mary of Magdala

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#58650
Feb 26, 2014
 
Service wrote:
Pope Francis created a new office called The Secretariat for the Economy. Cardinal George Pell is the lead person of this office.
I have read that the Australians shall not miss him.
useoumos

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#58651
Feb 26, 2014
 
Service wrote:
Pope Francis is asking all priests to live in humility and poverty!
When will you start practicing the Pope's dicta.
Anon

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#58652
Feb 26, 2014
 
Judge Judy wrote:
<quoted text> Ask 'divine one' since he has a 'personal spy cop' who works for him! They would know that!
works for him? Who is it? You?

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