31 Catholic parishes face consolidation

31 Catholic parishes face consolidation

There are 46 comments on the Detroit News story from Feb 21, 2012, titled 31 Catholic parishes face consolidation. In it, Detroit News reports that:

Archbishop Allen Vigneron said Monday he hopes a sweeping restructure of local Catholic parishes will result in stable churches that are able to evangelize and get more people back into the pews.

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Rosa Mystica

Ashburn, VA

#1 Feb 21, 2012
This is a world wide Catholic epidemic. It is a sign of weakness and shows lack of faith for God.

If anything, they should be closing down and merging all of these dioceses and archdioceses. This would free up many bishops and priests to do their jobs and end priest shortage. If there is priest shortage, then why are many priests take 5 week vacations and pilgrimmages to Rome, france ireland. These priests should be making sacrifices instead many live like hollywood movie stars. They should be made to take vows of chasity and poverty too. It goes to show that they abuse God and peoples money and property

Why close and merge or make any real estate when the housing is at its all time low? i

all that formal education and no common sense. If they had not protected pedophile priests there would be no church or school closings...

They excommunicated traditional Catholics and clergy including Pope Pius X Society (SSPX) at the same time they forgave and cover up perverted pedophile priests who raped and molested innocent children...

It seems that are are oblivious to sin.. they reward evil while punishing all that is good and Catholic.

They say they love everyone and to practice ecumencisim. yet they have a great hatred for all things Traditional and Catholic. For their information Pope Benedict lifted the ban against Traditional Catholics in 2009.

The Holy Roller

Mount Clemens, MI

#2 Feb 21, 2012
Rosa Mystica wrote:
This is a world wide Catholic epidemic. It is a sign of weakness and shows lack of faith for God.
If anything, they should be closing down and merging all of these dioceses and archdioceses. This would free up many bishops and priests to do their jobs and end priest shortage. If there is priest shortage, then why are many priests take 5 week vacations and pilgrimmages to Rome, france ireland. These priests should be making sacrifices instead many live like hollywood movie stars. They should be made to take vows of chasity and poverty too. It goes to show that they abuse God and peoples money and property
Why close and merge or make any real estate when the housing is at its all time low? i
all that formal education and no common sense. If they had not protected pedophile priests there would be no church or school closings...
They excommunicated traditional Catholics and clergy including Pope Pius X Society (SSPX) at the same time they forgave and cover up perverted pedophile priests who raped and molested innocent children...
It seems that are are oblivious to sin.. they reward evil while punishing all that is good and Catholic.
They say they love everyone and to practice ecumencisim. yet they have a great hatred for all things Traditional and Catholic. For their information Pope Benedict lifted the ban against Traditional Catholics in 2009.
Just shut up and keep God out of this and keep doing what your pope tells you to do and you'll get to heaven, your pope will see to it. Make sure to keep sending your pope money or there will be hell to pay.

“The Black Mermaid”

Since: Aug 11

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#3 Feb 25, 2012
The Holy Roller wrote:
<quoted text>Just shut up and keep God out of this and keep doing what your pope tells you to do and you'll get to heaven, your pope will see to it. Make sure to keep sending your pope money or there will be hell to pay.
I'm thoroughly convinced the RCC is not just wrong, it's evil.
Belt The Bishop

Mount Clemens, MI

#4 Feb 26, 2012
Sherlayne wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm thoroughly convinced the RCC is not just wrong, it's evil.
My god how can you say that. No one is more holy than the pope. If you said that back in the day you would be labeled A heretic and the pope or his minions would have you murdered in A most gruesome manor as is fitting for anyone who speaks out against the holiness of the church.
Chester

Royal Oak, MI

#5 Feb 26, 2012
Let 'em go defunct. I quit the Catholic faith, don't tithe any more, and just work on being a good person.

The Pope is too busy ignoring the fact that RCC is a haven for child molesters, and ignoring world overpopulation and other things that science could control as "God's Will".
Chester

Royal Oak, MI

#6 Feb 26, 2012
Rosa Mystica wrote:
This is a world wide Catholic epidemic.
No, the world wide Catholic epidemic is child molestation by priests and the fact that the coverups, inactions, and scandal continue.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_sex_abu...

“The Black Mermaid”

Since: Aug 11

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#7 Feb 26, 2012
Belt The Bishop wrote:
<quoted text>My god how can you say that. No one is more holy than the pope. If you said that back in the day you would be labeled A heretic and the pope or his minions would have you murdered in A most gruesome manor as is fitting for anyone who speaks out against the holiness of the church.
Holiness???? Where??? You'd still be burning people like me as witches, you superstitious fool. And YOU'RE a loving Catholic? Who you trying to kid, you would-be murderer.

You and your ilk can't scare me. Your church IS evil - look at what YOUR clergy did to innocent little kids! THAT'S holy?

And CHRIST is the head of Christian churches - not your cover-up-the-scandals pope!

“The Black Mermaid”

Since: Aug 11

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#8 Feb 26, 2012
Chester wrote:
Let 'em go defunct. I quit the Catholic faith, don't tithe any more, and just work on being a good person.
The Pope is too busy ignoring the fact that RCC is a haven for child molesters, and ignoring world overpopulation and other things that science could control as "God's Will".
That's a good attitude - you can be a better person without that cult. I congratulate you.

“The Black Mermaid”

Since: Aug 11

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#9 Feb 26, 2012
Belt The Bishop wrote:
<quoted text>My god how can you say that. No one is more holy than the pope. If you said that back in the day you would be labeled A heretic and the pope or his minions would have you murdered in A most gruesome manor as is fitting for anyone who speaks out against the holiness of the church.
There's more - with your antiquated mentality, move to Salem MA and join the rest of your kind.
paul SHYKORA arts

Calgary, Canada

#10 Feb 26, 2012
Belt The Bishop wrote:
<quoted text>My god how can you say that. No one is more holy than the pope. If you said that back in the day you would be labeled A heretic and the pope or his minions would have you murdered in A most gruesome manor as is fitting for anyone who speaks out against the holiness of the church.
..a self-mirror od darkness and Evil/Hatred toward's the ..perfect,yet imperfect...Pope,here...eh...

“The Black Mermaid”

Since: Aug 11

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#11 Feb 26, 2012
paul SHYKORA arts wrote:
<quoted text>..a self-mirror od darkness and Evil/Hatred toward's the ..perfect,yet imperfect...Pope,here...eh...
Screw the pope - now go have a good attack of acid reflux over that! He's nothing to non-catholics!

“The Black Mermaid”

Since: Aug 11

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#12 Feb 26, 2012
Belt The Bishop wrote:
<quoted text>My god how can you say that. No one is more holy than the pope. If you said that back in the day you would be labeled A heretic and the pope or his minions would have you murdered in A most gruesome manor as is fitting for anyone who speaks out against the holiness of the church.
You're just a superstitious dumbbell! He's no better than anyone else; in fact, he's worse because the average DECENT person would not protect child molesters - and you can't deny he's done that and still is! Your magical pope is a common perv.

Wow, that'll probably give you nightmares for weeks, you damn wimp.

“The Black Mermaid”

Since: Aug 11

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#14 Feb 26, 2012
Big Mike wrote:
<quoted text> Anyone who would speak slander about the pope should be struck down where they stand. May A thousand "Linda's Place", lunches fill your belly and may A thousand flees infest your arm pits. The pope was appointed by the heavens above. The vatican tells us so. And on top of all that you need "A Big Mike Fist In Your Grille".
Come on, give me and out-and-out threat and we'll see who lands in jail! Why do you think everybody should bow down to YOUR idol?? Why don't you bow to Buddha? Mithras? Others?

Who the hell are YOU to tell people what they must believe! RE-READ YOUR POST. It's full of superstition and crap! Oh, the pope! Are you saying he DIDN'T cover up child rape? Because if you did, then YOU'RE as guilty as he is!

Gonna threaten me? You CAN go go jail for that. Believe me, chump, I'll be watching you. I just reported your past post for background. What's the matter, you can't fight a man? WIMP! IDOL WORSHIPER. PAGAN.

Ask around and see if I'm the ONLY one who doesn't like your pope! Go on, ask, you coward!

And you better believe I've reported you.

“The Black Mermaid”

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#15 Feb 26, 2012
haha Big Mike - Your tirade is VERY mature. "May you be struck down..." Good grief, can't you come up with something better than that? I can't believe your stupidity.

Go make 7 or 8 babies or something.

“The Black Mermaid”

Since: Aug 11

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#16 Feb 26, 2012
Ooooh, wait, "Big" Mike - you DID threaten me with your fist, didn't you?

Guess who's gonna get their name in the papers?

As you probably know there's a case of cyber-bullying right now in the courts - it's against the law! I wouldn't even threaten your dumb pope.

“The Black Mermaid”

Since: Aug 11

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#17 Feb 26, 2012
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/02/rutg...

This is for Big Mike - with the "fist". I'm not homosexual nor am I suicidal, I just want YOU to see how threats/bullying are being taken VERY seriously. This is only the beginning I understand. There will be new laws. I strongly suggest you do NOT break them. I'm not the type who cries or gets scared, I'm the type who SUES.

Even if you keep this crap up and I lose in court, YOU'LL still become infamous :) Therefore, I win!
Gib Ekim

Portage, MI

#18 Feb 27, 2012
Maybe the RCC can turn the disused churches into gay clubs, or NAMBLA meeting halls. The priests would still be able to attend!
Otto

Mount Clemens, MI

#19 Feb 28, 2012
Sherlayne wrote:
http://www.nj.com/news/index.s sf/2012/02/rutgers_cyber-bully ing_trial_o.html
This is for Big Mike - with the "fist". I'm not homosexual nor am I suicidal, I just want YOU to see how threats/bullying are being taken VERY seriously. This is only the beginning I understand. There will be new laws. I strongly suggest you do NOT break them. I'm not the type who cries or gets scared, I'm the type who SUES.
Even if you keep this crap up and I lose in court, YOU'LL still become infamous :) Therefore, I win!
You may go through a lot of changes of mind and opinion. Watch out that you don't trip yourself up in the flurry. There could be developments in your life that surprise you. You may surprise your nearest and dearest with a sudden change of heart. Be excited but not impatient.

“The Black Mermaid”

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#20 Feb 29, 2012
Otto wrote:
<quoted text>You may go through a lot of changes of mind and opinion. Watch out that you don't trip yourself up in the flurry. There could be developments in your life that surprise you. You may surprise your nearest and dearest with a sudden change of heart. Be excited but not impatient.
I don't quite follow what you're trying to say. All I'm saying is that threats are highly illegal and I won't let anyone do that to me. I'm not looking for trouble, I'm just here to talk/debate like everyone else. There will always be differences of opinion.

What do you mean "I might surprise my nearest and dearest with a sudden change of heart"? Are you speaking of my husband? Because I could never have a change of heart towards him - he is my life, my rock, my soulmate. But maybe I'm misunderstanding you.

As far as changes, everyone goes through them in some ways. So far I've coped.

If you don't mind, could you be clearer? I don't know what you mean. Thanks.

Oh, and if a person is nice to me, I will certainly treat them in kind. Big Mike put a "curse" on me, LOL. And no - I don't believe in curses :) He sounds like he practices Santeria. Well, what he believes in means nothing to me. He can make a voodoo doll of me for all I care :)

“The Black Mermaid”

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#22 Feb 29, 2012
Justin wrote:
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Screw you!
I'm a better person than your damn pope - I would never coverup for children being molested by clergy. That's makes ME the better person, whether you like it or not. I do NOT protect pedophiles, nor do I molest little kids! Look who YOU stick up for!

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