Buffalo Diocese Announces More Parish...

Buffalo Diocese Announces More Parish Closings Across WNY

There are 60957 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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Saint Stan

Niagara Falls, NY

#59044 Mar 19, 2014
Flo wrote:
There will be no religion in Niagara Falls if the diocese keeps this up. They are destroying everyone's faith. Just round everyone up into a non-ethnic parish and have us keep handing in the donations. No way. They will never get another penny from me!! I will never join another parish.
are you sure about it?
Saint Stan

Niagara Falls, NY

#59045 Mar 19, 2014
Mikeo wrote:
The Caholic church is NOT a democracy. You can all fight and spend your money all you want but there has NEVER been a reversal of a decision. Why do all you people think Kmiec was sent here? Check his record on the internet, He's done this before. Stop with all the blind faith in this guy. This has to do only with demographics, not the buildings. They are forming a plan for the future. Another point... Why do all you blind catholics think places like "the Chapel" just built a multi million dollar church in the Crosspoint business park? It because people are looking for a place to go....Also, what about the "Poor" areas like True Bethel Baptist??? and the other Baptist church that just bought the old "Chapel" on North Forest????? How the hell can they afford that when most of the members live in the slums??????Its because they have faith and dedication. and mostly, because they have support from their churches. Hey catholics.......It's high time we get this bishop out of here and NOW.....Show your disgust by witholding your contributions to Catholic Charities and the weekly collections. That's the only thing they will respond to. By the way......where does the church get the MILLIONS to pay off the poor victims of "priest molestation" Also... I need to know why the bishop needs a mansion....Jesus didnt have one.....By the way, I am Catholic..had catholic education including the last surviving catholic college.....I will always be Christian but the catholic faith is pushing me and my family. I am also (so far) a member of a "RICH" church that will never close because as our pastor confidentially told us " we make too much money for them"....Mikeo is not my real name but I really know the reasoning of this decision. IT IS MONEY. The money is there...the church just chooses to use it for other things.....
follow Pope Francis from now on!
Saint Stan

Niagara Falls, NY

#59046 Mar 19, 2014
ARC wrote:
<quoted text> This is the only thing I understand since I lost my parish more than 20 years ago in Dunkirk. I moved to Buffalo and lost another parish to consolidation. Again I joined another parish. Last year I lost my third parish and moved to Niagara
Falls from Buffalo, joined one of the parishes that is now being closed. Maybe it's me but I'm still a catholic and I still believe in my faith. I couldn't care less what the bishop does. He is just as human as me. He will be judged just like the rest of us. What I was trying to say is that because the parish is being consolidated why is it that this setback produce a doubt of one's faith? This action is only a part of life on earth not life after.
more churches will close soon! how soon? who knows!
Saint Stan

Niagara Falls, NY

#59047 Mar 19, 2014
Confused wrote:
Why does Sr. Regina Murphy and Bishop Kmiec hate ethnic parishes? What have we ever done to them? Isn't Kmiec Polish? Why doesn't he stick up for his "own"?
this is not true!
Saint Stan

Niagara Falls, NY

#59048 Mar 19, 2014
Citizen of Niagara County wrote:
The Catholic church/religion has been taken over by evil forces. All the truely faithful must already know this. Meet with other faithful in your homes. God will send you what you need. Stay faithful to your beleives, pray, read, and fellowship. Let the church and its fornicating, pedophile priests and countless other sinning nuns and administrators rot in hell. Pray for hope and repair. For the Priests and nuns that are true please seperate yourselves and stay with the faithful until the day of truth comes.
what is this all about?
Saint Stan

Niagara Falls, NY

#59049 Mar 19, 2014
Dunkirk Connection wrote:
<quoted text>
Like I said, Poblocki is a funny duck. I once heard him described as "an angry man with a messianic complex." Pretty much spot on. His vicious temper is over the top and he looks at himself as "The Answer Man" mystic who actually sees and has conversations with God. So it wouldn't surprise me that he has developed a cult. Please, people, DON'T drink the Kool-Aid.
Fr. Poblocki is a nice and dedicated priest.
Saint Stan

Niagara Falls, NY

#59050 Mar 19, 2014
Saint Ann wrote:
I too have worked with Saint Anns people. Not a good scene at all. Why would they let the church fall a part and only wait to the last minute to do anything about it!
nice comment!
Saint Stan

Niagara Falls, NY

#59051 Mar 19, 2014
Anon wrote:
<quoted text>Agreed. If he's doing such a great job how come his Diocese is dying. Priest not focused on ministry. Leading openly immoral lifestyles . Meanwhile parishes,schools are closing by the dozens with no plan to bring people back to the church. And the bishop living in his million dollar mansion. The bishop should remove his head from his ass...it's not a hat!!!
do you have an absolute proof for your claims.
DaVinci

Buffalo, NY

#59052 Mar 19, 2014
I am a Catholic too and I am sick and tired of the way our church locally is going. I am sick.
anon

Lancaster, NY

#59053 Mar 19, 2014
Saint Stan wrote:
<quoted text>do you have an absolute proof for your claims.
It does not have to be absolute proof, only beyond a reasonabvle doubt.Saint Ivan
Anonymous

United States

#59054 Mar 19, 2014
Last week, Archbishop Nienstedt of Minneapolis was cleared "inappropriately touching" the buttocks of a boy in broad daylight and in front of a crowd, during a photo session after Confirmation. The police poured over dozens of photos and videos without finding any shred of evidence¬Ö Yet, it was a credible evidence
because someone sqwaked. Hardly any comment from the Catholic media.
Truth

Niagara Falls, NY

#59055 Mar 19, 2014
Anonymous wrote:
Last week, Archbishop Nienstedt of Minneapolis was cleared "inappropriately touching" the buttocks of a boy in broad daylight and in front of a crowd, during a photo session after Confirmation. The police poured over dozens of photos and videos without finding any shred of evidence¬Ö Yet, it was a credible evidence
because someone sqwaked. Hardly any comment from the Catholic media.
he was cleared of his accusations.
Truth

Niagara Falls, NY

#59056 Mar 19, 2014
DaVinci wrote:
I am a Catholic too and I am sick and tired of the way our church locally is going. I am sick.
who are you?
Truth

Niagara Falls, NY

#59057 Mar 19, 2014
anonymous wrote:
What is all the skuttlebut I am hearing about The Pastor at St. Stan's, Buffalo?
Some of what is going around is not so nice.
Is he in trouble?
again?
Truth

Niagara Falls, NY

#59058 Mar 19, 2014
Really wrote:
Who is he f*****g this time? Isn't that why he left his diocese in Poland?
ask the bishop!
Truth

Niagara Falls, NY

#59059 Mar 19, 2014
Follow Pope Francis and his teachings!
Truth

Niagara Falls, NY

#59060 Mar 19, 2014
Dana from NF wrote:
<quoted text>
Monsignor in pectore, I'm not saying give to the Diocese. Did anywhere in my post say TO GIVE TO THE DIOCESE??? I think you need to reread a bit more before condenming the poster to 'blog hell'. Bad form, Monsignor. Bad form!
Let me make it as plain as I can for you and for anyone else who happens to be reading this so that there is NO further misinterruptation:
Malachi 3:8 - "Will a man rob God? Yet you rob me. "But you ask,'How do we rob you?' "In tithes and offerings."
Malachi 3:10 - "Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the LORD Almighty, "And see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it."
Refusing to give AT ALL which is what some have said here, is what I mean by, "Some are refusing to give," Period. Never one did I say, "Please, blindly write a check and continue to fund corrupt thinking and line the pockets of the pharisees of this day and age."
I'm saying that refusing to give AT ALL because one is angry with men and their idiotoic business-like decisions is not punishing man, but robbing from God.
You are right - give to the poor. Aid the destitute and take care of the widow. Care for the children, but don't stop giving period, because of one organized religion's leadership. There are charities, not just Catholic, that could use our support. This is called,'sacrifical offering'.
who is monsignor in pectore?
Truth

Niagara Falls, NY

#59061 Mar 19, 2014
NF Pole wrote:
There is strength in numbers. We must band together and fight this atrocity. Prayer is powerful -- pray for the intercession of Our Blesses Lady, Our Lady of Czestochowa and even to Pope John Paul II. Have faith that our prayers will be answered and Polonia will not be wiped off the face of the map in Niagara Falls.
who is trying to wipe off Polonia from the Falls?
Truth

Niagara Falls, NY

#59062 Mar 19, 2014
East Side wrote:
<quoted text>
Sounds like a plan -- everyone from Polonia should be there and demand answers of why this travesty is happening to our beloved Polish churches. People need to spread the word from Niagara Falls to Dunkirk to be at that Mass. Even that 25th Anniversary Mass is a great idea -- let them (Diocese, Vatican) know how the people in the Diocese of Buffalo feel about this disaster.
what 'disaster'?
Plane Missing

Niagara Falls, NY

#59063 Mar 20, 2014
where is it?

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