Buffalo Diocese Announces More Parish...

Buffalo Diocese Announces More Parish Closings Across WNY

There are 63494 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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Anonymous

Lockport, NY

#40838 May 27, 2011
Anonymous wrote:
<quoted text> The attendance drapped drasticly due to mass schedule change and long homilies-which are extremely repeticious-of the 'golden boy'.
I heard the 5:30 p.m. Mass has dropped to about 1/2 the attendance of the 4:00 p.m. Mass.
Anonymous

Lockport, NY

#40839 May 27, 2011
Anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>
What??? Fr. PhD. claimed 1,500 families. It's not possible to have such a low collection from such a large parish. There must be a mistake. If this is true, no wonder why St. Mary's couldn't pay assessments and why Fr. PhD left for greener pastures.
See for yourself. Go to "Seek and Find Churches" and read this week's bulletin - 282 envelopes, total collected -$3171. Is this a parish of 1500 families. I think not. Last week's bulletin said 814 active and inactive parishioners.

Looks like a lot more inactive than active. PhD certainly "out-Phded" everyone in NF!!!!
Anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#40840 May 27, 2011
Anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>
See for yourself. Go to "Seek and Find Churches" and read this week's bulletin - 282 envelopes, total collected -$3171. Is this a parish of 1500 families. I think not. Last week's bulletin said 814 active and inactive parishioners.
Looks like a lot more inactive than active. PhD certainly "out-Phded" everyone in NF!!!!
Definitely, the PhD pastor knew how to manipulate the numbers of families in his former parish. That is the reason that he left such a 'small amount of debt' to the 'divine one' to enjoy it for the forseeable future. Apperently, the diocese is at sleep!
Anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#40841 May 27, 2011
Anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>Definitely, the PhD pastor knew how to manipulate the numbers of families in his former parish. That is the reason that he left such a 'small amount of debt' to the 'divine one' to enjoy it for the forseeable future. Apperently, the diocese is at sleep!
PhD never printed the Sunday collection, but he would brag that he was getting $6,000 every weekend. Like everything, he loves to embellish to make himself look good.
anon

United States

#40842 May 27, 2011
Just read of the protection the Jesuits gave to Fr. Mcguire. What happened to the Marine Corp of the church?
Colleen

Lancaster, NY

#40843 May 27, 2011
Why didn't that Father Sullivan go to jail when he stole all that money? If he weren't a priest he'd be in jail. That Franjone guy went to jail because he stole but he wasn't a priest.
Anonymous

Monsey, NY

#40844 May 27, 2011
anon wrote:
Just read of the protection the Jesuits gave to Fr. Mcguire. What happened to the Marine Corp of the church?
And a few others. They are genrally hidden at Murray Weigel Hall on the campus of Fordham University. This is the Jesuit infirmary. Ironically enough,the superior is a Buffalonian,Fr. Pete Roslovich,SJ.
Insider

Buffalo, NY

#40845 May 27, 2011
Word from the Chancery:
Father Jacek Mazur to be elevated to monsignor and become Chancellor of the Diocese of Buffalo. To be announced Tuesday, May 31.

Divine Mercy to be assigned a new priest - Fr. Edward Sheedy.
Anonymous

Lockport, NY

#40846 May 27, 2011
Insider wrote:
Word from the Chancery:
Father Jacek Mazur to be elevated to monsignor and become Chancellor of the Diocese of Buffalo. To be announced Tuesday, May 31.
Divine Mercy to be assigned a new priest - Fr. Edward Sheedy.
Joke?
Anonymous

East Amherst, NY

#40847 May 27, 2011
Insider wrote:
Word from the Chancery:
Father Jacek Mazur to be elevated to monsignor and become Chancellor of the Diocese of Buffalo. To be announced Tuesday, May 31.
Divine Mercy to be assigned a new priest - Fr. Edward Sheedy.
Oh, yes, this is a big joke! Certainly, he would love to show off his 'power', and not even greet other priests that he viscerally dislikes. Everything must revolve only around him. Seniority of other priests in his life does not count. No respect whatsoever!
Anonymous

Monsey, NY

#40848 May 27, 2011
Insider wrote:
Word from the Chancery:
Father Jacek Mazur to be elevated to monsignor and become Chancellor of the Diocese of Buffalo. To be announced Tuesday, May 31.
Divine Mercy to be assigned a new priest - Fr. Edward Sheedy.
And James Spielman will be in charge of Child and Youth Protection. F. Norman Sullivan will be the new diocesan financial administrator, assisted by Robert Mock.
Putin

Lockport, NY

#40849 May 27, 2011
Anonymous wrote:
<quoted text> Oh, yes, this is a big joke! Certainly, he would love to show off his 'power', and not even greet other priests that he viscerally dislikes. Everything must revolve only around him. Seniority of other priests in his life does not count. No respect whatsoever!
It results from his Communist upbringing.
Anonymous

Lancaster, NY

#40850 May 27, 2011
Colleen wrote:
Why didn't that Father Sullivan go to jail when he stole all that money? If he weren't a priest he'd be in jail. That Franjone guy went to jail because he stole but he wasn't a priest.
And Father David will not go to jail! The Diocese has done all that they could to protect him like they have all their priests.
Anonymous

Monsey, NY

#40851 May 27, 2011
Anonymous wrote:
<quoted text> Oh, yes, the PhD pastor left for much 'greener pastures' in the diocese. That is how this diocese reward incompetent administrators. And there are plethora of them in the diocese: Sullivan, Weldgen, Burzynski, Martin, Jacek Mazur, etc.
Strange. I always thought Weldgen was a good adminstrator,esp. in the Youth Department.
anon

United States

#40852 May 27, 2011
Colleen had a good question concerning Fr. Sullivan.If he did not go to prison where did he go? Is Mack with him?
Anonymous

North Tonawanda, NY

#40853 May 27, 2011
anon wrote:
Colleen had a good question concerning Fr. Sullivan.If he did not go to prison where did he go? Is Mack with him?
If he did not go to prison, he went free....as a breeze.
Anonymous

North Tonawanda, NY

#40854 May 27, 2011
Anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>If he did not go to prison, he went free....as a breeze.
....as in he did nothing wrong. Business as usual.
Whatever

United States

#40855 May 27, 2011
Anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>
And Father David will not go to jail! The Diocese has done all that they could to protect him like they have all their priests.
That's because the scum that is protecting that slime ball are just as dirty as he. SNAP is well aware of what he has done and his violent retaliations.
Anon

North Tonawanda, NY

#40856 May 27, 2011
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
That's because the scum that is protecting that slime ball are just as dirty as he. SNAP is well aware of what he has done and his violent retaliations.
Every dog has his day. He will get his, all in good (short) time. Believe it!
anonymous

North Tonawanda, NY

#40857 May 27, 2011
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
That's because the scum that is protecting that slime ball are just as dirty as he. SNAP is well aware of what he has done and his violent retaliations.
When the new bishop arrives he should do a clean sweep of the chancery. That is the only way things can ever change.

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