Buffalo Diocese Announces More Parish...

Buffalo Diocese Announces More Parish Closings Across WNY

There are 62380 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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Saga

Depew, NY

#45949 Jan 26, 2012
All these secret sagas go on undetected: Sicari, Bialkowski, Martin, Chalupka, Wydmanski, etc.
Good Job

Depew, NY

#45950 Jan 26, 2012
The Bishop of Buffalo did a splendid job of closing church buildings that were half empty, or practicly empty. I hope next bishop will follow in his footsteps, and close more churches around the diocese. No need for so many buildings: cost burden. Not cost efficient!
Anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#45951 Jan 26, 2012
Good Job wrote:
The Bishop of Buffalo did a splendid job of closing church buildings that were half empty, or practicly empty. I hope next bishop will follow in his footsteps, and close more churches around the diocese. No need for so many buildings: cost burden. Not cost efficient!
Which churches will the close in NF? Which ones will be left?
Committee

Depew, NY

#45952 Jan 26, 2012
Anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>
Which churches will the close in NF? Which ones will be left?
Sr. Regina and her Committee will decide which churches will close not only in NF, but across the diocese. You have some fixation with the NF! The whole and entire diocese will be considered by the Committee under the leadership of Sr. Regina. Now, do you uderstand what you are 'fishing for?' Are you out of the loop? Call the Chancery and Sr. Regina! Your contacts in NF are your renegades scathered around the city. Ask them!
anonymous

Bay Shore, NY

#45953 Jan 26, 2012
Yes, the next bishop will bw closing more churches and the Seminary. Serratelli is a possibility. We've had bishops from Jersey before and they've got bishops from us.
Anonymous

Dallas, TX

#45954 Jan 26, 2012
Episcopus wrote:
<quoted text>Get the 'famous and respected msgr.' who used to be in the Falls at one time. He loves selfglorification! It's like the personality cult! He can straighten out with his 'love and hugs' all the problems in the DOB, especially those pertaining to Fr. Poblocki. Do not underestimate 'the good old monsignors,' and his capabilities! He is a 'shining star.'
What is more 'annoying' then your NF posts is your 'overuse' of 'quotation marks'.
New Bishop

Newark, NJ

#45955 Jan 26, 2012
Announcement will not be made in advance of Tim Dolan's elevation to Cardinal. The earliest an announcment will be made is March.
Horse

Depew, NY

#45956 Jan 26, 2012
anonymous wrote:
Yes, the next bishop will bw closing more churches and the Seminary. Serratelli is a possibility. We've had bishops from Jersey before and they've got bishops from us.
From horse's mouth!
Siesta

Depew, NY

#45957 Jan 26, 2012
Anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>
What is more 'annoying' then your NF posts is your 'overuse' of 'quotation marks'.
It's time for your siesta. Sit on your tripod and keep spewing your'special knowledge' to the renegades and 'admirers.'
Kooky Catholic Award

Hamburg, NY

#45958 Jan 26, 2012
Who else would like to receive this honor?

If you're a "Kooky Catholic," please write something to show us you are worthy of the award.

For example:

Do you bake cookies for your local priest?

Do you stil believe that Father knows best?

Do you donate your hard earned dollars to the church and tell yourself you're giving it to a good cause?

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#45959 Jan 26, 2012
the next new bishop will be Fr. Ivan Skidmark from St. Theresas in Niagara Falls.
Hut

Buffalo, NY

#45960 Jan 26, 2012
kmiecistrash wrote:
the next new bishop will be Fr. Ivan Skidmark from St. Theresas in Niagara Falls.
The next bishop will be Mazurka from DM parish in the Falls.
Hut

Buffalo, NY

#45962 Jan 26, 2012
Kooky Catholic Award wrote:
Who else would like to receive this honor?
If you're a "Kooky Catholic," please write something to show us you are worthy of the award.
For example:
Do you bake cookies for your local priest?
Do you stil believe that Father knows best?
Do you donate your hard earned dollars to the church and tell yourself you're giving it to a good cause?
All my money is invested in my private hut by the lake! Come and say a rosary!
Moving Platform

Buffalo, NY

#45963 Jan 26, 2012
kmiecistrash wrote:
the next new bishop will be Fr. Ivan Skidmark from St. Theresas in Niagara Falls.
The next bishop will be Lenna B. from Lackawanna 'summer house.' Get the moving platform ready for him!
anon

Buffalo, NY

#45964 Jan 26, 2012
kmiecistrash wrote:
the next new bishop will be Fr. Ivan Skidmark from St. Theresas in Niagara Falls.
not a chance in hell that could happen. when the things in his closet get out, he will be happy to run out of town. his day is coming, can't wait!
anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#45965 Jan 26, 2012
Good Job wrote:
The Bishop of Buffalo did a splendid job of closing church buildings that were half empty, or practicly empty. I hope next bishop will follow in his footsteps, and close more churches around the diocese. No need for so many buildings: cost burden. Not cost efficient!
Some of the parish closings were done with blessings from the pastor and in the case of
Bonaventure/Williams, the pastor and his associate nun. First they dropped the Masses,that had the highist attendance, had the ushers count the parishioners at the other masses and turn those numbers into the DOB, along with their plans to merge with St.Williams and St. Catherines. They also had the nerve to ask to keep the two priests for two years "until the parishioners blended". They also picked the name of the parish, which was not one of the four that were voted on by the committee. They put ministries (funeral, youth group, homeless program, family religious education, food pantry)on hold. If you read the bulletin The most popular 'ministry' now is the Casino Ministry. The parish that they were going to create, with twenty five hundred families, has under a thousand families. God bless the parishioners who lost their community.
Sounds Familiar DOB

Buffalo, NY

#45967 Jan 27, 2012
The Vatican was shaken by a corruption scandal Thursday after an Italian television investigation said a former top official had been transferred against his will after complaining about irregularities in awarding contracts.

The show "The Untouchables" on the respected private television network La 7 Wednesday night showed what it said were several letters that Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, who was then deputy-governor of Vatican City, sent to superiors, including Pope Benedict, in 2011 about the corruption.

The Vatican issued a statement Thursday criticizing the "methods" used in the journalistic investigation. But it confirmed that the letters were authentic by expressing "sadness over the publication of reserved documents."

As deputy governor of the Vatican City for two years from 2009 to 2011, Vigano was the number two official in a department responsible for maintaining the tiny city-state's gardens, buildings, streets, museums and other infrastructure.

Vigano, currently the Vatican's ambassador in Washington, said in the letters that when he took the job in 2009 he discovered a web of corruption, nepotism and cronyism linked to the awarding of contracts to outside companies at inflated prices.
Rosary

East Amherst, NY

#45968 Jan 27, 2012
anon wrote:
<quoted text>
not a chance in hell that could happen. when the things in his closet get out, he will be happy to run out of town. his day is coming, can't wait!
First hand evidence is difficult to get for anyone. Your 'evidence' over the blogs is simple 'hear-say.' Get you closet clean first!
Casino

East Amherst, NY

#45969 Jan 27, 2012
anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>Some of the parish closings were done with blessings from the pastor and in the case of
Bonaventure/Williams, the pastor and his associate nun. First they dropped the Masses,that had the highist attendance, had the ushers count the parishioners at the other masses and turn those numbers into the DOB, along with their plans to merge with St.Williams and St. Catherines. They also had the nerve to ask to keep the two priests for two years "until the parishioners blended". They also picked the name of the parish, which was not one of the four that were voted on by the committee. They put ministries (funeral, youth group, homeless program, family religious education, food pantry)on hold. If you read the bulletin The most popular 'ministry' now is the Casino Ministry. The parish that they were going to create, with twenty five hundred families, has under a thousand families. God bless the parishioners who lost their community.
Any connection between the Casino Ministry in West Seneca and the one in the Falls where the 'cinderella priest' presides over?
Cutting Grass

East Amherst, NY

#45970 Jan 27, 2012
Sounds Familiar DOB wrote:
The Vatican was shaken by a corruption scandal Thursday after an Italian television investigation said a former top official had been transferred against his will after complaining about irregularities in awarding contracts.
The show "The Untouchables" on the respected private television network La 7 Wednesday night showed what it said were several letters that Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, who was then deputy-governor of Vatican City, sent to superiors, including Pope Benedict, in 2011 about the corruption.
The Vatican issued a statement Thursday criticizing the "methods" used in the journalistic investigation. But it confirmed that the letters were authentic by expressing "sadness over the publication of reserved documents."
As deputy governor of the Vatican City for two years from 2009 to 2011, Vigano was the number two official in a department responsible for maintaining the tiny city-state's gardens, buildings, streets, museums and other infrastructure.
Vigano, currently the Vatican's ambassador in Washington, said in the letters that when he took the job in 2009 he discovered a web of corruption, nepotism and cronyism linked to the awarding of contracts to outside companies at inflated prices.
Is that how 'the famous mngr.' his lake Falls during his tenure used one of the janitors to cut his lake property's grass every Thursday at the expense of the parish?Is that how he became a prelate?

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