Buffalo Diocese Announces More Parish...

Buffalo Diocese Announces More Parish Closings Across WNY

There are 62432 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

Bay Shore, NY

#45389 Jan 6, 2012
Priests wrote:
<quoted text>Jacek Mazur and co. He paid quite a few dinners for Jacek! He is trying to get him in! Whatever that means!
No, it is not Jacek.
anon

Elma, NY

#45390 Jan 6, 2012
Anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>
I think I understand what the poster was getting at in relation to the cover-ups that the so called <proper authorities> have done over the years. The long arm of the church extended to high levels of local government.
Tell us more.
Hamburger

AOL

#45391 Jan 6, 2012
What???? Fr. Art Smith will NOT return to St. Mary's on the Lake....just what is it he did???? Who has the scoop????
RRRR

Buffalo, NY

#45392 Jan 7, 2012
Did you enjoy the New Year's Party at the Rio Rancho Ransomville Resort? Which celebrities were present? Did you have enough stew for all 'special guests?' When is the next party? Will Yetter be invited to that party?
Hamburger

AOL

#45393 Jan 7, 2012
Why is everyone so closed mouthed about Fr. Art Smith...no one seems to commet on his situation..is there something to hide?
Anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#45394 Jan 7, 2012
RRRR wrote:
Did you enjoy the New Year's Party at the Rio Rancho Ransomville Resort? Which celebrities were present? Did you have enough stew for all 'special guests?' When is the next party? Will Yetter be invited to that party?
Next party? Hmmmm? Ground Hog Day?
Anonymous

Hamburg, NY

#45395 Jan 7, 2012
I would like to say that I find this whole thing about Fr. Anselm to be way out there. F.Y.I.-----he is gay. That's probably hard for some of you to hear------but that is who he is. B.T.W.-------not that it is anyones business------but he was in a relationship with someone. Yes-----he was human & fell in love. At least he wasn't some perv who molested an altar boy. He is a man & a good man who is caring & kind.

Believe it or not-----but he is entitled to find himself and be who God wants him to be. He left Buffalo for a chance to think about his future & to see where God is leading him. Everyone deserves a chance to love and be loved by someone. He still loves God but that doesn't mean he has to live unnaturally for the rest of his life.

Dunkirk Connection you wrote articles about him yet these were articles he asked you not to write. He knew enough that someday you would turn on him.

We all owe a lot to him for being such a good person. He did a lot for Corpus Christi & the E. Side of Buffalo. Let's not turn on him for wanting something for himself. We should thank him for at least trying to be a priest. If more people tried there would probably be more priests.

If he were your son, grandson or nephew------you would understand better. But-----he is not therefore you trash him on this website. To those people with a heart & who are decent, God-fearing people-----don't listen to vicious people like Dunkirk Connection. Open your hearts to good people like Fr. Amselm & let them know you are behind them as their friend & not an enemy. I can't say it about everyone but Fr. Anselm would be the first one to reach out to you if you needed him & he wouldn't try to hurt you like some people tried to hurt him.
Anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#45396 Jan 7, 2012
Anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>
Next party? Hmmmm? Ground Hog Day?
President's Day?
The Dunkirk Connection

Dunkirk, NY

#45397 Jan 7, 2012
Anonymous wrote:
I would like to say that I find this whole thing about Fr. Anselm to be way out there. F.Y.I.-----he is gay. That's probably hard for some of you to hear------but that is who he is. B.T.W.-------not that it is anyones business------but he was in a relationship with someone. Yes-----he was human & fell in love. At least he wasn't some perv who molested an altar boy. He is a man & a good man who is caring & kind.
Believe it or not-----but he is entitled to find himself and be who God wants him to be. He left Buffalo for a chance to think about his future & to see where God is leading him. Everyone deserves a chance to love and be loved by someone. He still loves God but that doesn't mean he has to live unnaturally for the rest of his life.
Dunkirk Connection you wrote articles about him yet these were articles he asked you not to write. He knew enough that someday you would turn on him.
We all owe a lot to him for being such a good person. He did a lot for Corpus Christi & the E. Side of Buffalo. Let's not turn on him for wanting something for himself. We should thank him for at least trying to be a priest. If more people tried there would probably be more priests.
If he were your son, grandson or nephew------you would understand better. But-----he is not therefore you trash him on this website. To those people with a heart & who are decent, God-fearing people-----don't listen to vicious people like Dunkirk Connection. Open your hearts to good people like Fr. Amselm & let them know you are behind them as their friend & not an enemy. I can't say it about everyone but Fr. Anselm would be the first one to reach out to you if you needed him & he wouldn't try to hurt you like some people tried to hurt him.
Wow, what have you been smokin'? You come on here like you're a supporter and defender of Fr. Anzelm and at the same time announce to the world he's gay? I'm not buying it. As for my columns, he sent a thank you to the Am Pol Eagle for the positive publicity and mentioned me by name. This thank you was published. It was only after he was brainwashed by Miss Preggie that things changed. Can't help but wonder if you are Miss Preggie trying to create a smokescreen.
RRRR

Buffalo, NY

#45398 Jan 7, 2012
Anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>
Next party? Hmmmm? Ground Hog Day?
Any imporatnt date will be good for some kind of celebration at Rio Rancho Ransomville Resort. Who will be invited? Who is going to pay for it! Is Carmella going to bring some chicken wings to the party? Is Bishop Zavala with his two sons from California going to be a guest of honor?
Anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#45399 Jan 7, 2012
RRRR wrote:
<quoted text> Any imporatnt date will be good for some kind of celebration at Rio Rancho Ransomville Resort. Who will be invited? Who is going to pay for it! Is Carmella going to bring some chicken wings to the party? Is Bishop Zavala with his two sons from California going to be a guest of honor?
Who is Bishop Zavala?
anon

Elma, NY

#45400 Jan 7, 2012
Anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>
I think I understand what the poster was getting at in relation to the cover-ups that the so called <proper authorities> have done over the years. The long arm of the church extended to high levels of local government.
Explain further. This is an important issue.
anonymous

Grand Island, NY

#45401 Jan 7, 2012
If the Buffalo News were to design a parish, I think it would closely resemble St. Joseph U. Parish; no doctrine,heavy peace and justice, no prolife emphasis. But what would the opposite look like? What local parish would most closely reflect Pope Benedict's views?
dismayed

Niagara Falls, NY

#45402 Jan 7, 2012
Liturgy wrote:
<quoted text> Communion Service is allowed liturgically only in absolutely necessary and oxtraordinary cases. This is not one of those cases. Les us all write to the Chancery and the Bishop! Jacek Mazur is abusing his power as pastor! No need for Communion Service while there are other churches withing the radius of about 3 miles. Wite to the Bishop now!
Wherever two or more are gathered in my name, there I am also. Why should communion ever be denied?
Rosie

West Henrietta, NY

#45403 Jan 7, 2012
The Dunkirk Connection wrote:
<quoted text>
One thing I know is that the love child's family has no money. Busia, a younger widow, once told me she has to work two jobs just to pay the bills. Then her daughter throws a fatherless bambino into the mix. My guess would be food stamps, WIC, free child care, whatever else the TAXPAYER provides along with whatever else the daddy provides on the sly. I don't believe there is any court ordered child support since the kid has her mother's last name. It's a good bet the father's name does not appear on the birth certificate. In a case like that, the courts are powerless UNLESS the mother takes the father to paternity court and wins the case. I highly doubt that happened here.
Preggies mother was Fr. Poblockis bookeepeer, secretary. Preggie
could afford top notch clothing. St. Josaphats is a place to hide from people that know her.
Anon

Frisco, TX

#45404 Jan 7, 2012
Liturgy wrote:
<quoted text> Communion Service is allowed liturgically only in absolutely necessary and oxtraordinary cases. This is not one of those cases. Les us all write to the Chancery and the Bishop! Jacek Mazur is abusing his power as pastor! No need for Communion Service while there are other churches withing the radius of about 3 miles. Wite to the Bishop now!
St Mary's can afford to loose a Mass look how many DM had to lose. That's is what happens when a Priest gets two parishes. He is worn out. Give the man a break. Good for him
The Dunkirk Connection

Dunkirk, NY

#45405 Jan 7, 2012
Rosie wrote:
<quoted text>
Preggies mother was Fr. Poblockis bookeepeer, secretary. Preggie
could afford top notch clothing. St. Josaphats is a place to hide from people that know her.
If Poblocki wasn't such a braggart who has to publish the names of everyone who joins Josaphat's in his bulletin, we would never have known where she was. He loves to brag how many people are joining his REAL Catholic Church. Not a word about those who are leaving. Their names aren't published. LOL. Miss Preggie worked and lived at home. Probably made a minimal contribution to the household if her mother had to work two jobs just to pay the bills. Spent her money on herself, nice clothes etc. So what happened when the baby came and needed 24/7 care? Again, my guess would be FREE child care courtesy of the taxpayers OR lots of financial support from Daddy Warbucks, whoever that may be. Just my opinion for what it's worth.
RRRR

Buffalo, NY

#45406 Jan 7, 2012
Anon wrote:
<quoted text>
St Mary's can afford to loose a Mass look how many DM had to lose. That's is what happens when a Priest gets two parishes. He is worn out. Give the man a break. Good for him
Is he worn out by running back and forth from his parish to the cottage? Get lost!
RRRR

Buffalo, NY

#45407 Jan 7, 2012
dismayed wrote:
<quoted text>Wherever two or more are gathered in my name, there I am also. Why should communion ever be denied?
That is not good reason to have the Communion Service on Sunday. Ask Benedict XVI?
dismayed

Niagara Falls, NY

#45408 Jan 7, 2012
RRRR wrote:
<quoted text>That is not good reason to have the Communion Service on Sunday. Ask Benedict XVI?
??????? Christ is not a good reason to have communion? What sense is there in that mentality. Too many man made laws not enough Christian spirit!

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