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
Truth

Niagara Falls, NY

#59062 Mar 19, 2014
East Side wrote:
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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?
Dominick

Niagara Falls, NY

#59064 Mar 20, 2014
I paid for my funeral inadvance.
Sicily

Niagara Falls, NY

#59065 Mar 20, 2014
how was The Lenten Journey?
Judge Judy

Niagara Falls, NY

#59066 Mar 20, 2014
Anon wrote:
<quoted text>I am sure the bishop already knows the dirty little secrets. They are not really secrets just reciprocal blackmailing going on amongst the clergy. Everyone has something on someone else so that they keep their mouths shut. They are as sick as their secrets which in the case or the DOB is twisted and demented. Sad but true
what 'dirty little secrets' does the bishop know?
Judge Judy

Niagara Falls, NY

#59067 Mar 20, 2014
Emslie wrote:
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Congratulations! You have successfully packed THREE lies into one, single-sentence blog entry. That just may be a world's record.
only truths, no lies!
Judge Judy

Niagara Falls, NY

#59068 Mar 20, 2014
anon wrote:
<quoted text>The Lord will provide.
really? by charging more for funerals and weddings?
Anon

Buffalo, NY

#59070 Mar 20, 2014
This priest from Niagara Falls has way too much time on his hands. Will the bishop please give him something to do besides writing on this blog twelve times a day.
Anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#59071 Mar 20, 2014
Questions wrote:
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Fr. Michael left a debt of around $400,000. How was it that that kind of financial mismanagement was allowed to happen over a period of several years? Why didn't the diocese step in when such financial improprieties where happening over several years? All Fr. Michael did was blame the deacon for all the financial problems our parish was having. Was Fr. stealing the money to support his alcohol problem or his many vacations or his home? Also, why were there so many families listed as belonging to the parish and now the new pastor lists about half as many. Did all those people leave or did Fr. Michael seriously inflate the numbers to make himself look good? Well Judge Judy, what is the verdict???
This is totally false to say Father Mike left any sort of debt whatsoever. Father Mike was a competent administrator and extremely pastoral. Father Mike had no intentions of leaving St. Mary's, nor did he ask to appointed to his current assignment. The Bishop sent Father Mike from St. Mary's because the parishioners at Saint John Gualbert's had been let down through the deviant behaviors with young boys by the former pastor from St. John Gualbert's. Father Mike has been highly successful at bringing healing to his new parish. The former ex-priest is now a thing of the past and that priest has become jealous of Father Mike's success. Parishioners have said that Father Mike is the best pastor that they could remember in many years at Saint John Gualbert's.
Mary

Buffalo, NY

#59072 Mar 20, 2014
Anonymous wrote:
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This is totally false to say Father Mike left any sort of debt whatsoever. Father Mike was a competent administrator and extremely pastoral. Father Mike had no intentions of leaving St. Mary's, nor did he ask to appointed to his current assignment. The Bishop sent Father Mike from St. Mary's because the parishioners at Saint John Gualbert's had been let down through the deviant behaviors with young boys by the former pastor from St. John Gualbert's. Father Mike has been highly successful at bringing healing to his new parish. The former ex-priest is now a thing of the past and that priest has become jealous of Father Mike's success. Parishioners have said that Father Mike is the best pastor that they could remember in many years at Saint John Gualbert's.
I don't believe Fr. Jacek would lie about the debt. We all like him and appreciate the new leadership of our parish.
Former Parishioner

Niagara Falls, NY

#59073 Mar 20, 2014
Mary wrote:
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I don't believe Fr. Jacek would lie about the debt. We all like him and appreciate the new leadership of our parish.
I do not agree with you. He is a good 'manipulator'.
Former Parishioner

Niagara Falls, NY

#59074 Mar 20, 2014
Anonymous wrote:
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This is totally false to say Father Mike left any sort of debt whatsoever. Father Mike was a competent administrator and extremely pastoral. Father Mike had no intentions of leaving St. Mary's, nor did he ask to appointed to his current assignment. The Bishop sent Father Mike from St. Mary's because the parishioners at Saint John Gualbert's had been let down through the deviant behaviors with young boys by the former pastor from St. John Gualbert's. Father Mike has been highly successful at bringing healing to his new parish. The former ex-priest is now a thing of the past and that priest has become jealous of Father Mike's success. Parishioners have said that Father Mike is the best pastor that they could remember in many years at Saint John Gualbert's.
We miss Fr. Mike enormously.
Parishioner

Buffalo, NY

#59075 Mar 20, 2014
Former Parishioner wrote:
<quoted text>We miss Fr. Mike enormously.
I'm from St. Raphael and we also miss Fr. Jacek tremendously.
Judge Judy

Niagara Falls, NY

#59076 Mar 20, 2014
Parishioner wrote:
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I'm from St. Raphael and we also miss Fr. Jacek tremendously.
good for you! join his new parish!
Observation

Buffalo, NY

#59077 Mar 20, 2014
It seems like these priests who write on this blog are intensely jealous of other priests and will say anything derogatory they can think of so as to make themselves look better than they are. What a sad and evil profession this is!
Anonymous

United States

#59078 Mar 20, 2014
Truth wrote:
<quoted text> he was cleared of his accusations.
Will now Archbishop John C. Nienstedt sue for defamation?
Judge Judy

Niagara Falls, NY

#59079 Mar 20, 2014
Anonymous wrote:
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Will now Archbishop John C. Nienstedt sue for defamation?
Time will tell! But forgiveness will prevail!
Alfred Hitchcock

Buffalo, NY

#59080 Mar 20, 2014
This person from Niagara Falls is a real PSYCHO!.
Post after post of non-sense, talking to himself..... changing his screen name constantly - but we all know who it is.
He/she needs some serious help!

These are just some of his/her many numerous posts just from the last two days. CRAZY!!!!!
Population Decrease wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, it will happen very soon! Already, ten local Catholic schools will close their doors in June.
Population Decrease wrote:
<quoted text>Population decrease is causing many things to take place in the diocese.
Population Decrease wrote:
<quoted text>Population shift from one area to another is the cause of many difficulties in our cities across the country which is affecting the church itself regarding the number of people attending the services.
Population Decrease wrote:
<quoted text>Good proposal! Our Lady of Victory would be another place to visit here locally.
Population Decrease wrote:
<quoted text>Really?
Innovation wrote:
<quoted text> will he be joined by Fr. Glassmire, Fr. Corbin, and Fr. J. Mazur to this famous Krakow pilgrimage?
Innovation wrote:
<quoted text>you are missing a lot! he was a very nice priest.
Something New wrote:
<quoted text>Is he involved with sex or money?
Something New wrote:
<quoted text>Remember all those Colombian Seminarians!
Saint Joseph wrote:
<quoted text> The 'vestal virginal' Pauiline Fathers should follow St. Paul instead following their own emotions.
Good wrote:
<quoted text>continue laughing!
Good wrote:
<quoted text>really?
Saint Stan wrote:
<quoted text> sure, no more opportunities!
Saint Stan wrote:
<quoted text>did they close them now?
Saint Stan wrote:
<quoted text>are you sure about it?
Judge Judy

Niagara Falls, NY

#59081 Mar 20, 2014
Alfred Hitchcock wrote:
This person from Niagara Falls is a real PSYCHO!.
Post after post of non-sense, talking to himself..... changing his screen name constantly - but we all know who it is.
He/she needs some serious help!
These are just some of his/her many numerous posts just from the last two days. CRAZY!!!!!
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Face the reality, sir!
anon

Lancaster, NY

#59082 Mar 20, 2014
Judge Judy wrote:
<quoted text>Face the reality, sir!
You forgot to write Period Ivan.

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