Buffalo Diocese Announces More Parish...

Buffalo Diocese Announces More Parish Closings Across WNY

There are 62672 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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Service

Lancaster, NY

#60095 Jun 2, 2014
Beware of the Falls Prophet trolling the grounds at local church lawn fetes this summer.You will see the look of envy and jealousy in his stare.Period.
Anonymous

Washington, DC

#60096 Jun 4, 2014
The NYC Conviction Review Board has freed a man after 17 years in jail. The same board has reversed another 7 convictions and upheld 11.
Could the same percentage be applied to accused priests? Our great justice system looks pretty scary and unjust.
Closings

Buffalo, NY

#60097 Jun 6, 2014
Anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>
According to the Vatican, closing a parish is not the same as closing a church. Some churches might remain open as worship sites where Sunday masses, funerals, weddings, baptisms devotions and ethnic celebrations may take place under the care of the pastor.
Why did St. Luke's remain open?
They will close the most beautiful buildings and leave the ugly ones just like in Buffalo Diocese. Can't something be done to stop this craziness?
Anonymous

Washington, DC

#60098 Jun 6, 2014
Bishop Richard Lennon of Cleveland is waiving all charges for marriage annulments, dispensations and permissions. Good move. However, I'm
afraid many couples will continue to do their own thing, not matter what the Church says and does.
Anon

Buffalo, NY

#60099 Jun 6, 2014
Anonymous wrote:
Bishop Richard Lennon of Cleveland is waiving all charges for marriage annulments, dispensations and permissions. Good move. However, I'm
afraid many couples will continue to do their own thing, not matter what the Church says and does.
Our Church (in DOB) pays the cost of annulments and does not pass cost on to petitioner. Also, the offering for funerals is totally optional and at the discretion of the bereaved. The pastor charges $150 for a wedding, though, but adjusts fee if requested. But $150 is peanuts compared to what most weddings cost.
Igor

Lancaster, NY

#60100 Jun 7, 2014
God blessed Ukraine. Thank you for prayer. It working.
Annono

Buffalo, NY

#60101 Jun 7, 2014
CC and Stan's merge under Polini rule??
I heard this at Stan's today??????????
probably just rumor control
Bob Bushka

Lancaster, NY

#60102 Jun 7, 2014
Annono wrote:
CC and Stan's merge under Polini rule??
I heard this at Stan's today??????????
probably just rumor control
Oh the humanity.
Goose and Gander

West Falls, NY

#60103 Jun 8, 2014
Anonymous wrote:
Bishop Richard Lennon of Cleveland is waiving all charges for marriage annulments, dispensations and permissions. Good move. However, I'm
afraid many couples will continue to do their own thing, not matter what the Church says and does.
Bishop Lennon has always done his own thing no matter what the Church said to him, so why shouldn't his people do the same ? Bishops should know that THEY set the example
for us. Don't they think we notice that they don't want to answer to anybody?
SMOLC parishoner hamburg

Niagara Falls, NY

#60104 Jun 8, 2014
Which parish were the new priests assigned to?
Anon

North Tonawanda, NY

#60105 Jun 8, 2014
Deszcz...I znow jest pieknie, bo ten jego spiew, uwielbiam kiedy nuci
Anonymous

Washington, DC

#60106 Jun 9, 2014
Anonymous wrote:
The NYC Conviction Review Board has freed a man after 17 years in jail. The same board has reversed another 7 convictions and upheld 11.
Could the same percentage be applied to accused priests? Our great justice system looks pretty scary and unjust.
Out of the 26 priests suspended in Philadelphia following 2011&#8242;s grand jury report into the sexual abuse of children, 11priests were reinstated, while 14 were permanently removed from ministry. One priest died during the investigation, and one was charged. Apparently, 40% of the “credible evidence” was found to be “not credible”.
msgrbadski

West Milford, NJ

#60107 Jun 9, 2014
Anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>
Out of the 26 priests suspended in Philadelphia following 2011&#8242;s grand jury report into the sexual abuse of children, 11prests were reinstated, while 14 were permanently removed from ministry. One priest died during the investigation, and one was charged. Apparently, 40% of the “credible evidence” was found to be “not credible”.
This is another one of the problems with the Dallas Charter. What oonstitutes evidence is largely arbitrary. and there is little provision for due process. Gossip can sometimes be regarded as evidence. and when punishment is metted out, it is largely subject to the bishop's discretion, as we know from the DOB's mysterious retirements,(Whitney, Faraci, Orsolitz,etc.) Maybe some civil lawyers, familiar with Anglo-American system can be brought in to review and change the Charter.
Choices

Buffalo, NY

#60108 Jun 9, 2014
Father Dave Glassmire (Ascension Parish, Batavia) take time to ponder in advance of next weeks DOB Priest convocation the implications of continuing your homosexual relationship with your much younger lover. From neighbors reporting your boyfriend is over your private house and rectory every night, to others seeing you together holding hands at bars, restaurants and vacationing together. Why do you live this double live and insist on inflicting yourself on the faithful souls of Batavia? A priest in an openly gay relationship should be relieved of his responsibilities!
Anonymous

Washington, DC

#60109 Jun 10, 2014
Choices wrote:
Father Dave Glassmire (Ascension Parish, Batavia) take time to ponder in advance of next weeks DOB Priest convocation the implications of continuing your homosexual relationship with your much younger lover. From neighbors reporting your boyfriend is over your private house and rectory every night, to others seeing you together holding hands at bars, restaurants and vacationing together. Why do you live this double live and insist on inflicting yourself on the faithful souls of Batavia? A priest in an openly gay relationship should be relieved of his responsibilities!
Is this accusation credible? If so, will he be suspended?
ICurious

Buffalo, NY

#60110 Jun 10, 2014
Choices wrote:
Father Dave Glassmire (Ascension Parish, Batavia) take time to ponder in advance of next weeks DOB Priest convocation the implications of continuing your homosexual relationship with your much younger lover. From neighbors reporting your boyfriend is over your private house and rectory every night, to others seeing you together holding hands at bars, restaurants and vacationing together. Why do you live this double live and insist on inflicting yourself on the faithful souls of Batavia? A priest in an openly gay relationship should be relieved of his responsibilities!
The only time a priest gets relieved of his responsibilities is if he has someone threatening to sue. The only sin that matters if it might cost money even if there is no proof of any wrongdoing. Money is important in this life. God will do the final judging anyway so why bother. DOB on Main St. is too busy trying to figure out how to demolish churches after they close them. No time for taking disciplinary action. Write to the Bishop and the Pope with some evidence not just heresay.
Goose and Gander

Buffalo, NY

#60111 Jun 10, 2014
Goose and Gander wrote:
<quoted text>
Bishop Lennon has always done his own thing no matter what the Church said to him, so why shouldn't his people do the same ? Bishops should know that THEY set the example
for us. Don't they think we notice that they don't want to answer to anybody?
So read up on Bishop Lennon and see what a great guy he is if you think I'm clueless.
Annon

Buffalo, NY

#60112 Jun 10, 2014
Choices wrote:
Father Dave Glassmire (Ascension Parish, Batavia) take time to ponder in advance of next weeks DOB Priest convocation the implications of continuing your homosexual relationship with your much younger lover. From neighbors reporting your boyfriend is over your private house and rectory every night, to others seeing you together holding hands at bars, restaurants and vacationing together. Why do you live this double live and insist on inflicting yourself on the faithful souls of Batavia? A priest in an openly gay relationship should be relieved of his responsibilities!
I think a lot of priests lead a double life. Look at Our Pastor, Fr. Chalupka at Corpus Christi, and what he pulled with the congregation and his order for so long.
Anonymous

Washington, DC

#60113 Jun 10, 2014
Annon wrote:
<quoted text>
I think a lot of priests lead a double life. Look at Our Pastor, Fr. Chalupka at Corpus Christi, and what he pulled with the congregation and his order for so long.
How many priests do you know and how well do you know them? In the quagmire of our society (see this blog!) even if only few priests were to keep their vow of celibacy, they deserve all our admiration and gratitude.
Lazarus

Seoul, Korea

#60114 Jun 10, 2014
anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>I am just wondering whether this Fr. Muth used to be a monk at the Simona Petra monastery on Mt. Athos, living under the name James Muth. He had been a Benedictine at Collegeville. If it is the same person, he did make some problems in Greece.
This is the same person. However, he was a 'monk' or novice of Mount Angel, not Collegeville. He appears not to have remained Orthodox very long.

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