Buffalo Diocese Announces More Parish...

Buffalo Diocese Announces More Parish Closings Across WNY

There are 61150 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

Buffalo, NY

#58255 Feb 10, 2014
Dunkirk Connection wrote:
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I think selling CARS is the perfect career for the slick-talking Mr. Chalupka. Not too much of a demand for snake-oil these days. And he certainly sold a bill of goods to the 1000+ people who attended his farewell Mass. Let's see now, if each of them were to buy a car from him ....hmmmm.
He took advantage of and stepped on a lot of people to get where he is today. I think he has no conscience. Mr. Chalupka is a slick talker.
Dunkirk Connection

Dunkirk, NY

#58256 Feb 10, 2014
anonymous wrote:
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He took advantage of and stepped on a lot of people to get where he is today. I think he has no conscience. Mr. Chalupka is a slick talker.
Well, where Mr. Chalupka is today doesn't sound so great. Selling cars is certainly a comedown from his rather elite upbringing. Witness what an accomplished musician he is. Maybe he would be better off in a jazz band? Or playing the organ at professional baseball games. As for his personal life, seems like he was more "in heat" than "in love". And what will daddy tell his little girl about how to lead a virtuous and moral life when she becomes a teenager? He certainly will need to do some slick talking then. Bring on the snake oil!
MsgrBadski

Riverside, CT

#58257 Feb 10, 2014
Bishop Kopacz of ackson, MS is a 1972 graduate of SJV/CTK, same class as Sheedy and Zuffoletto.
ANON

Buffalo, NY

#58258 Feb 10, 2014
Dunkirk Connection wrote:
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Well, where Mr. Chalupka is today doesn't sound so great. Selling cars is certainly a comedown from his rather elite upbringing. Witness what an accomplished musician he is. Maybe he would be better off in a jazz band? Or playing the organ at professional baseball games. As for his personal life, seems like he was more "in heat" than "in love". And what will daddy tell his little girl about how to lead a virtuous and moral life when she becomes a teenager? He certainly will need to do some slick talking then. Bring on the snake oil!
Maybe he can tell her how forgiving and tolerant people of the Catholic faith are and that she will be very welcomed by all the pious, virginal Polish ladies who have nicely round ,plump bodies but tongues and fangs like snakes.
Anon

Buffalo, NY

#58259 Feb 10, 2014
anonymous wrote:
Word is out all over Europe that the young man from St. Ann's, I think his name was Brandone Young has saved St. Ann's Church by his rich connections in Rome where he is studying.
Is this true? Maybe he can help Corpus Christi too with their money problems.
Anything that could help this poor excuse for a Catholic leadership should be welcomed. Isn't that why they are working with all sorts of developers and non catholics, masons and others and ignoring their own parishioners. This city has so little to offer , everybody is on a power kick. Instead of learning from the Vatican ruling they have to appeal because their ego is offended worlwide. You might call this pride if not something else.
Dunkirk Connection

Dunkirk, NY

#58260 Feb 10, 2014
ANON wrote:
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Maybe he can tell her how forgiving and tolerant people of the Catholic faith are and that she will be very welcomed by all the pious, virginal Polish ladies who have nicely round ,plump bodies but tongues and fangs like snakes.
Yes, how much easier being all-forgiving would make it for the next immoral priest who is exposed like this Chalupka phony baloney. His way of thinking would be, "I can commit any moral transgression I desire and even lead a double life, because in the end everybody will FORGIVE me." I'm sure a lot of lavenders think that way too. And priests are supposed to be examples for laypeople on how to lead a virtuous, moral life? Spare me.
ANON

Buffalo, NY

#58261 Feb 10, 2014
Dunkirk Connection wrote:
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Yes, how much easier being all-forgiving would make it for the next immoral priest who is exposed like this Chalupka phony baloney. His way of thinking would be, "I can commit any moral transgression I desire and even lead a double life, because in the end everybody will FORGIVE me." I'm sure a lot of lavenders think that way too. And priests are supposed to be examples for laypeople on how to lead a virtuous, moral life? Spare me.
And who are you to judge? And neither you nor the pope have to forgive anybody. You have not been chosen to do any forgiving. He is still better than the phony baloney priests that are still practicing and living double lives with their MALE partners or whatever they call themselves. Why aren't they out of the church? Why isn't the Bishop concentrating on them instead of harassing people who are trying to keep churches and schools open. And Why aren't you helping them either. Did you make a big donation to his church? Is that your gripe? Spare us the moralizing please.
ANN

Buffalo, NY

#58262 Feb 10, 2014
anonymous wrote:
Word is out all over Europe that the young man from St. Ann's, I think his name was Brandone Young has saved St. Ann's Church by his rich connections in Rome where he is studying.
Is this true? Maybe he can help Corpus Christi too with their money problems.
Come to St. Ann Church on Saturday mornings . Rain or shine sub zero or above zero.
The best connection is prayer . Try it . It works.( A good lawyer also helps.)
Anon

Buffalo, NY

#58263 Feb 10, 2014
John wrote:
The Diocese has shown once again that it has no regard for the wishes of the faithful. The people in Niagara Falls spent two years meeting and creating proposals to address the situation. In the final proposal they unanimously chose Holy Trinity as the site to remain open. Sr. Regina Murphy switched this to St. Stanislaus Kostka, possibly the least inspiring church in the city, with no parking, and Kmiec agreed to it. The whole process on the part of the parishioners was a charade. And closing St. Mary's in Lockport and Ascension in North Tonawanda - with 1000 families each??? It defies logic. I hope the Diocese gets mass defections because that's what it deserves.
Never forget !( 2007)
Anonymous

United States

#58264 Feb 10, 2014
MsgrBadski wrote:
Ultimately, Malone will win out over the disgruntled parishioners of St. Ann's
No matter what Tome decides, Malone already lost. Now Msgr. Slubecki tells us that the DOB has been for preservation of St. Ann’s all along. Really? What has the DOB done in the last 50 years to maintain it this historic and beautiful church? Unlike Corpus Christi, the Jesuits did not own the church. The diocese did but it acted like many other absentee landlords in Buffalo.
Emslie

Buffalo, NY

#58265 Feb 10, 2014
Service wrote:
<quoted text>St. Ann's church should remain closed.
Mind your own business, please.
Anonymous

United States

#58266 Feb 10, 2014
ANN wrote:
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Come to St. Ann Church on Saturday mornings . Rain or shine sub zero or above zero.
The best connection is prayer . Try it . It works.( A good lawyer also helps.)
Not many people are saying the rosary in front of the suburban churches in freezing temperatures.
At St. Ann's they have been doing this for three years now.
Dunkirk Connection

Dunkirk, NY

#58267 Feb 10, 2014
ANON wrote:
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And who are you to judge? And neither you nor the pope have to forgive anybody. You have not been chosen to do any forgiving. He is still better than the phony baloney priests that are still practicing and living double lives with their MALE partners or whatever they call themselves. Why aren't they out of the church? Why isn't the Bishop concentrating on them instead of harassing people who are trying to keep churches and schools open. And Why aren't you helping them either. Did you make a big donation to his church? Is that your gripe? Spare us the moralizing please.
No, I didn't make any big donations to Corpus Christi. However, I am still scraping egg off my face from the three columns I wrote about Mr. Chalupka in the Am Pol Eagle extolling his virtues as a truly spiritual priest, while at the exact same time, this phony baloney and his equally shady girlfriend had their bun in the oven. I only take comfort in the fact he had over 1,000 others buffalo'ed as well. Yes, we all drank the Kool-Aid (with some snake-oil on the side).
anon

United States

#58268 Feb 11, 2014
Dunkirk Connection wrote:
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No, I didn't make any big donations to Corpus Christi. However, I am still scraping egg off my face from the three columns I wrote about Mr. Chalupka in the Am Pol Eagle extolling his virtues as a truly spiritual priest, while at the exact same time, this phony baloney and his equally shady girlfriend had their bun in the oven. I only take comfort in the fact he had over 1,000 others buffalo'ed as well. Yes, we all drank the Kool-Aid (with some snake-oil on the side).
Take your medicine. Go to bed.
little mermaid

Buffalo, NY

#58272 Feb 11, 2014
Service wrote:
<quoted text>He is not hiding anything! Stop guessing and projecting things your way!
Oh, yes he is and I am not guessing. Lets compare notes. For example he told the police that he arrived before them to give Fr. Joe last rites. Since when do you give last rites to a deceased person. Who was on Fr. Joe's computer in his office after 5:00pm. when Fr. Joe was already gone? Just what am I projecting? Are you not the one who said "Ask Lipuma"
ANON

Buffalo, NY

#58273 Feb 11, 2014
Dunkirk Connection wrote:
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No, I didn't make any big donations to Corpus Christi. However, I am still scraping egg off my face from the three columns I wrote about Mr. Chalupka in the Am Pol Eagle extolling his virtues as a truly spiritual priest, while at the exact same time, this phony baloney and his equally shady girlfriend had their bun in the oven. I only take comfort in the fact he had over 1,000 others buffalo'ed as well. Yes, we all drank the Kool-Aid (with some snake-oil on the side).
If he was the only priest who fooled you, consider yourself lucky. I don't even go to church anymore since being fooled on many different issues. And it doesn't stop . Our good shepherds just won't get it. All that morality crap is between him and God. The church has rules and they should be out . Many more should follow his lead.
ANON

Buffalo, NY

#58274 Feb 11, 2014
Service wrote:
<quoted text>Rev. David Glassmire travelled to Rome with Rev. Ray Corbin and Rev. Jacek Mazur on a pilgrimage in November of 2013. Perhaps, this is just another 'divine pilgrimage' to revitalize his inner spirituality like the one he did to Rome.Their personal private condos, summer houses and apartments are used to 'relax' from 'heavy day ly work' they have to do during the year. Does Pope Francis approve this?
TThey went to visit churches that have not been demolished. Rome has a lot of them.
Service

Niagara Falls, NY

#58275 Feb 11, 2014
Emslie wrote:
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Mind your own business, please.
St. Ann's should remain closed and eventually demolished!
Service

Niagara Falls, NY

#58276 Feb 11, 2014
ANON wrote:
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TThey went to visit churches that have not been demolished. Rome has a lot of them.
Most of them are used only as museums since the attendance is way down in Europe.
MsgrBadski

Riverside, CT

#58277 Feb 11, 2014
Priests getting rid of their condos, luxury villas, and recent model cars. Nothing to worry about. Francis won't around for ever. We haven't had a Pope over 85 in a long time. Francis may himself abdicate, as did his predecessor. And his own successor may undo some of his reforms. I think most of the 'poor' and "overworked Buffalo priests will simply wait it out and then go back to the villas, etc. Sorry, if I sound cynical, but I have been around quite long time and have known a wide variety of priests.

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