pam

Oneida, NY

#713 Jan 17, 2013
Hey Utica NY wrote:
The diocese is telling the truth..Sloppy bookkeeping will do it all the time. YOU should know.
the diocese will NEVER be truthful!!! haven't we learned that lesson over the last several years???? I hope Fr La Fache is ok
ha ha ha

Utica, NY

#714 Jan 17, 2013
yep, may all you ppl that stuck up for father and flagged the posts as lies go kiss our a==ess..lol..saps all you ppl are..now go donate more money, your thieving priests and nuns need to gamble..lol..
Rosina

Albany, NY

#715 Jan 17, 2013
Whomever is writing from Cuba NY should shut the f--k up. You are an annoying troll who simply clouds an conversation of concern for the people of the parish and its long serving former priest.
hey utica ny

Utica, NY

#716 Jan 17, 2013
Rosina wrote:
Whomever is writing from Cuba NY should shut the f--k up. You are an annoying troll who simply clouds an conversation of concern for the people of the parish and its long serving former priest.
there are several people with 'cuba' ip..we all live within th parish in which fr. Lafache was pastor. Many many people are very devoted to him, as to know him is to love him..everyone has an opinion and what they believe is what they believe. If you've never made any mistakes in your life, be careful of stones that you throw.
pastor

Melrose, MA

#717 Jan 18, 2013
It was paid back
duke

Utica, NY

#718 Jan 18, 2013
pastor wrote:
It was paid back
How much did he "mis-appropriate?"?
Utican

Utica, NY

#720 Jan 18, 2013
What a joke, The church is gonna handle this according to the OD. He should be dealt with like any other thief! Took funds from church. And there are victems. All the people who donate to the church!
unbelievable

United States

#721 Jan 18, 2013
Well another crooked priest made the paper,imagine that.
Angela Minicone

New Hartford, NY

#722 Jan 18, 2013
What a sad thing to pick up the paper article regarding Fr. LaFache about the internal investigation that became open to the city about a priest who gave 100% to the church and his people. The priest who not only took care of the church, the elderly and the Masonic Home, St. Elizabeth's hospital for numerous last rite calls that no other priest would do. The love and devotion he showed to the Cristian faith and his church this was deplorable to read such an article. If there was such a "wrong doing" on his part, why was this not addressed by the Bishop while he was pastor of St. Anthony. Out of all the priests and there have been many, why point the finger at the one who gaves his all, unlike his precedessor. And we all know who that is. You know who I mean, the one that took all the money off the statues and the registers on the grounds and count the money himself. Why was there no such investigation when 1/2 of the parishinors knew what he did. Also got rid of the beloved Knights of St. John's because he could control their books. But Fr LaFache brought them back and Msg.Denti who the proceeding pastor would not allow in the church. Again, we all know who that is. The only blame the Fr LaFache has is that he spread his work so far, and entrusting the daily operations to others that he didn't oversee as much as he should have. I was baptized in St. Anthony's many yrs ago and have not walked in that church since he left, to me this was a personal attack and I'm ashamed for how he has been disgraced. He was there for me & my family and I will never forget how wonderful he still is to me. Shame on the Syracuse Diocese for not bringing all this matter to Fr personally six months, but causing so much hurt and pain for the last six months. Let all the ones that know "the truth", come out and say your name and the Dioces know how ashamed you are of them.
Church Goer

Syracuse, NY

#723 Jan 18, 2013
I do not wish to get in an opinion war. Father Val from NY Mills, misappropriated funds (80 thousead or so), and spent it on a condo down south. He has paid dearly, serving time and paying the money back. My mom and Grandma were devastated. They adored this priest. Now, Father LaFache is assumed to have misappropriated funds. I heard around 270 thousand, but that is irrelevant. I also heard that a parishioner or someone paid the money to prevent Father from having to deal with this. Whether this is true is irrelevant also. The point: Both priests molded peoples' beliefs for years. The parishioners are the ones that suffer. When your faith in the church gets taken from you, that is bigger than this whole mess.
pastor

Melrose, MA

#724 Jan 18, 2013
Angela Minicone wrote:
What a sad thing to pick up the paper article regarding Fr. LaFache about the internal investigation that became open to the city about a priest who gave 100% to the church and his people. The priest who not only took care of the church, the elderly and the Masonic Home, St. Elizabeth's hospital for numerous last rite calls that no other priest would do. The love and devotion he showed to the Cristian faith and his church this was deplorable to read such an article. If there was such a "wrong doing" on his part, why was this not addressed by the Bishop while he was pastor of St. Anthony. Out of all the priests and there have been many, why point the finger at the one who gaves his all, unlike his precedessor. And we all know who that is. You know who I mean, the one that took all the money off the statues and the registers on the grounds and count the money himself. Why was there no such investigation when 1/2 of the parishinors knew what he did. Also got rid of the beloved Knights of St. John's because he could control their books. But Fr LaFache brought them back and Msg.Denti who the proceeding pastor would not allow in the church. Again, we all know who that is. The only blame the Fr LaFache has is that he spread his work so far, and entrusting the daily operations to others that he didn't oversee as much as he should have. I was baptized in St. Anthony's many yrs ago and have not walked in that church since he left, to me this was a personal attack and I'm ashamed for how he has been disgraced. He was there for me & my family and I will never forget how wonderful he still is to me. Shame on the Syracuse Diocese for not bringing all this matter to Fr personally six months, but causing so much hurt and pain for the last six months. Let all the ones that know "the truth", come out and say your name and the Dioces know how ashamed you are Arof them.
. Are you for real?Wake up
Amazed

Syracuse, NY

#725 Jan 18, 2013
Wow, they're letting him get away with it after the way they treated Fr Val. Guess that's the difference having "Family" connections can make.
Moe Hawk

Syracuse, NY

#726 Jan 18, 2013
azzhole1 wrote:
Well the casino is sure happy about the missing funds, its people like lafache who keep the place running and expanding.
Yeh, he robbed from Mother Marianne to pay Kateri...

Level 7

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#727 Jan 18, 2013
The diocese should inform the parishioners of what, if anything, was taken. The article refers to improper bookkeeping. That may be incompetence or negligence, but it's not a crime, or even malevelont. People tell me he had these little old ladies in the back counting out the money every week after mass. Something out of the 1950s. That seems pretty ridiculous. But I'm sure the church had a governing board. Why didn't they insist on a formal process of tracking the money? Has the church been taking in more money since he left?

Whatever audit was conducted should be made public, at least to those who attend that church. It does this guy a grave disservice, as well as the parish, to keep this so secretive. If there was misappropriation, they should say so and tell people how it is being addressed. If there is simply shodding accounting, say it, and let everyone move on.
petula

Utica, NY

#728 Jan 18, 2013
They need to replace all people who were selected by him for the different boards and people counting the money..A new slate of people and see if the church is making more money.
Parishioner

AOL

#729 Jan 18, 2013
The Parish should demand the money be repaid.He was wrong.Who got the proceeds from his house on the parkway.Deacon Bill should go to as he was part of the LaFache program.
the truth here

Seneca Falls, NY

#730 Jan 18, 2013
Don't go into denial because he stole alot of money. What to know how much money he stole? It would be very easy. The Turningstone keeps records of all the money that's you play on your casino card and Ftaher was there alot, almost everyday. You know priest don't make that kind of money. So, all you have to do is get a court order, go to the Turningstone and get his spending records on his card and you can get a good estimate on how much money he stole but the internal church investigation itself can't do what the D.A. can. If you want to know the truth you have to look for it but I doubt that the church is smart enough to get the Turningstone records. priests are becoming worse than politicians.
Jean

AOL

#731 Jan 18, 2013
This is a scandal.LaFache should be defrocked.
bingo

Seneca Falls, NY

#732 Jan 18, 2013
Of couarse it would be easy to find out how much he stole by getting his records of his Turningstone card but do you think for one second that the syracuse diocese wants another black eye for the church.
Disgusted

Utica, NY

#733 Jan 18, 2013
As a practicing Roman Catholic, I think it's awful that Fr. Lafache is getting away with stealing so much money from his former parishioners and anyone who has, in good faith, given a monetary donation to that parish. Shame on the DA and Bishop Cunningham for allowing this to happen. Fr. Val had to pay back what he stole and also went to jail, but because Fr. Lafache knows people in "high places" with "lots of money" who bailed him out, he gets away with it.

To all you parishioners of St. Anthony's who keep defending him, WAKE UP because your beloved pastor is nothing but a lying thief!

And what about the bookkeeper? Why hasn't anything been said about her for mismanaging church funds?

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