Buffalo Diocese Announces More Parish Closings Across WNY

There are 20 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

United States

#53972 Feb 6, 2013
TOO MANY MONDAY MORNING QUARTBACKS

Card. Mahoney wrote that he did not find it in the books
of his social studies in the 50's.

As Dr. Monica Applewhite has explained:
"From the 1950's to the 1980's,[] treatment-based interventions for sexual criminals were not only enormously prevalent in the United States, but surveys of ordinary citizens showed that they were enormously popular [T]he science of human sexuality and sexual offending is extraordinarily young. Virtually all of the information we utilize today regarding the treatment and supervision of sexual offenders has been discovered since 1985.
Anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#53973 Feb 7, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
HOW CREDIBLE ARE THE ACCUSATIONS ?
According to the John Jay study, 3 percent of all priests against whom allegations were made were convicted and about 2 percent received prison sentences.
Okay class. Today's assignment is to watch the HBO documentary "Mea Maxima Culpa". Discussion will follow here on our classroom blogsite.
Anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#53974 Feb 7, 2013
Mary of Magdela wrote:
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At last! Someone with a brain, however, you will be mocked because most people on this blog would not know the truth if it hit them in the face.
And yet Art, you come back to this blog day after day. Go figure!
Anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#53975 Feb 7, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>Okay class. Today's assignment is to watch the HBO documentary "Mea Maxima Culpa". Discussion will follow here on our classroom blogsite.
Has anyone seen this documentary?
Anonymous

United States

#53976 Feb 7, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>Okay class. Today's assignment is to watch the HBO documentary "Mea Maxima Culpa". Discussion will follow here on our classroom blogsite.
It must be true. All media talk about it.
They even made a film about it...

For a review, check

http://www.themediareport.com/2013/01/05/rich...
Anita Bryant

Buffalo, NY

#53977 Feb 7, 2013
Mary of Magdela wrote:
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At last! Someone with a brain, however, you will be mocked because most people on this blog would not know the truth if it hit them in the face.
Let them mock.
That will only prove that those bloggers are truly uninformed, uneducated and living in the past.

Perhaps some of them still think that women and blacks shouldn't have the right to vote. LOL!
anonymous

Lancaster, NY

#53978 Feb 7, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
TOO MANY MONDAY MORNING QUARTBACKS
Card. Mahoney wrote that he did not find it in the books
of his social studies in the 50's.
As Dr. Monica Applewhite has explained:
"From the 1950's to the 1980's,[] treatment-based interventions for sexual criminals were not only enormously prevalent in the United States, but surveys of ordinary citizens showed that they were enormously popular [T]he science of human sexuality and sexual offending is extraordinarily young. Virtually all of the information we utilize today regarding the treatment and supervision of sexual offenders has been discovered since 1985.
Mahonys a lying piece of chit, much like others who hide behind the cloth who allow these perverse actions to continue.
Anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#53979 Feb 7, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
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Has anyone seen this documentary?
it was really an eye opener. It gives you an idea of what the clergy perceives itself as. It explains a lot of the strange human behavior they exhibit.
Anon

Buffalo, NY

#53980 Feb 7, 2013
Anita Bryant wrote:
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This, from the American Psychological Association:
"Are gay men more likely to molest children? General public perception is that child molestation is directly linked to homosexuality. Perhaps it's because many continue to falsely associate homosexuality exclusively with sexual behavior and thus believe children are not safe around gay men. This misguided perception has led to widespread opposition to gay teachers, religious leaders and day care providers among others. But is the link between gays and pedophilia fact or myth?
Adoption expert, Carrie Craft cites the Child Welfare Information Gateway (previously National Adoption Information Clearinghouse) as stating, "A child's risk of being molested by his or her relatives' heterosexual partner is over one hundred times greater than by someone who might be identifiable as being homosexual." The study also found that of 269 cases of child sex abuse, only two offenders where found to be gay or lesbian. The American Psychological Association agrees, "Another myth about homosexuality is the mistaken belief that gay men have more of a tendency than heterosexual men to sexually molest children. There is no evidence to suggest that homosexuals molest more children."
According to these reputable studies, gay men are actually less likely to molest children. So, will these myth-busters change general perception?"
My opinion to that question...... Not on THIS blog. Too many uninformed and uneducated individuals here who are still living in the early to mid 20th century. They still believe what their parents and grandparents told them about homosexuality.
To those individuals..... DO SOME READING, BECOME INFORMED, AND EDUCATE YOURSELVES!
.....AND JOIN THE 21ST CENTURY!
These studies were probably written by homosexuals to promote their agenda
anon

Buffalo, NY

#53981 Feb 7, 2013
Corpus Christi wrote:
Some great renewal and revival. All the money for repairs and restoration comes from outside sources. It appears that the parishioners are unable to come up with any money out of their own pockets. If the parishioners aren't coming up with their own money, where is the money going to come from for regular upkeep and maintenance once all the restoration work will be completed. Why should non parishioners subsidize a church for parishioners who have no money. You can't blame the Franciscans for neglect, the parishioners did not come up with money for upkeep. You can not blame the Franciscans for getting out when they did. There weren't any parishioners and ther wasn't any money.
None of this is your business or your problem, now or in the future. The only reason you are interested is because .......?
Jealousy? envy? Don't be bothered . Nobody needs people who are negative. If you want an education join us any time, but don't complain, just fix the plumbing, clean the toilets and weed the garden and shovel the snow like a lot of us have done until late at night when everybody thought we would be shot or attacked.
We do it because we do not want to go to a barnyard mass in the suburbs with snobs who have forgotten that they came from the east and west side of Buffalo. We have not forgotten the beautiful church our grandfathers built. Why have you? And why do YOU feel guilty for not remembering and appreciating it? Your Polish grandparents would be ashamed of you.
anon

Buffalo, NY

#53982 Feb 7, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>Okay class. Today's assignment is to watch the HBO documentary "Mea Maxima Culpa". Discussion will follow here on our classroom blogsite.
Will it tell us what percentage of the pedophiles were or are gay?

And how much the victims families received. I like the facts.
anon

Buffalo, NY

#53983 Feb 7, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
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Ummm, I think what Educated is saying is;
If you're gonna believe what is written in the scripture, then you have to believe everything, and not just pick and choose to your liking.
But then again, isn't that what MOST Christians do?
The pick and choose Christians like to be political in their approach. Some of us do not pick and choose, we try to follow as best we can. Sometimes we fail.
anon

Buffalo, NY

#53984 Feb 7, 2013
Educated wrote:
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It is also "not OK" to eat shellfish, wear clothes made of a cotton/poly blend, or speak to a woman while she's menstruating. Check scripture.
Was Polly Ester in the Bible? In any case your argument is flaud. Go back to bible school.
Anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#53985 Feb 8, 2013
The weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful.... let it snow, let it snow, let it snow......
Mary of Magdela

Salamanca, NY

#53986 Feb 8, 2013
anon wrote:
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Will it tell us what percentage of the pedophiles were or are gay?
And how much the victims families received. I like the facts.
Most pedophiles are heterosexual men and women. I think you are confusing them with men whose emotional growth was stunted and who think of themselves as teenagers who are attracted to teenagers. I believe this is a man-made condition brought to us by the wackadoodles that ran the seminaries.
Services

Buffalo, NY

#53987 Feb 8, 2013
Is Jacek going to have a funeral service at St. George's Church in the Falls? What is going on with his gossipers from Divine Mercy?
Gay Life

Buffalo, NY

#53988 Feb 8, 2013
Is Shrove Tuesday designed to bring in all the gays together to have fun and, perhaps, some sex? Who is hosting it?
Friday

Buffalo, NY

#53989 Feb 8, 2013
Anybody going to the Cathode Club tonight?
Episcopus

Buffalo, NY

#53990 Feb 8, 2013
Is this new bishop doing anything constructive in this diocese? What is going on?
Msgr Goodski

Mohegan Lake, NY

#53991 Feb 8, 2013
Where is Val Littman?

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