Lay Advisory Groups

Silence gives consent: Bishop’s Council of the Laity

After decades in existence, this Buffalo-area lay group, with its unique access to our bishops, has watched our diocese slide from crisis to catastrophe all the while remaining aloof, unaccountable for their "advice," and virtually unknown to the laity. Until now.  The man-made catastrophe of the Johnstown flood of 1889 could have been avoided. That was… Continue reading Silence gives consent: Bishop’s Council of the Laity

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Hey, Buffalo News, the diocese is 8 counties

If you're going to poll Catholics in the Diocese of Buffalo, poll Catholics in the diocese, not the city. By now, many have read the Buffalo News' misleading headline and the misleading first paragraph (which few people read past): 86% of Catholics in poll want bishop to resign from Diocese of Buffalo. By Jay Tokas… Continue reading Hey, Buffalo News, the diocese is 8 counties

Evidence

Whose mouths were filled with lies, whose hands were raised in perjury.

One solitary document signed by our bishop red-pilled many of us when it surfaced last year on WKBW I-Team's first report on Rev. Art Smith. Objective, verifiable "misrepresentation of the truth" undermines the foundations of the promise our bishop made to his flock. Then in January, 2019, he doubled down. Cataloged on this page are various interviews/documents Catholic laity in the Diocese of Buffalo should critically examine. [Continue reading at link above]

Lay Advisory Groups

Who represented YOU at this meeting? Make phone calls! Ask questions.

These laypeople represent YOU, me, and our precious families. What informed their decisions in their vote on Saturday? FIND OUT. Committed Catholics (pictured) were trying to send a message to fellow laypeople attending a meeting with Bishop Richard Malone on September 14. One of the people representing me at this historic meeting (I don't think… Continue reading Who represented YOU at this meeting? Make phone calls! Ask questions.

Basilica of St Mary of the Angels in Olean

Layity’s role in helping to save Fr. Ryszard Biernat’s vocation

The seminarian, reeling from trauma, was unceremoniously dumped on the rectory porch of Saint Mary of the Angels Church. At least that's how if felt to him. Two years after having been allegedly sexually molested by a diocesan priest,┬áRyszard Biernat's abuse continued, this time at the hands of diocesan officials in downtown Buffalo who were… Continue reading Layity’s role in helping to save Fr. Ryszard Biernat’s vocation

Basilica of St Mary of the Angels in Olean

Out of cruelty, love.

If you are moved with compassion for Fr. Ryszard Biernat, please take the time to contact him to offer an expression of prayer and love. You may do so in the comments box below. It is a way for anyone who had the pleasure of getting to know Fr. Ryszard to continue to offer him… Continue reading Out of cruelty, love.