Father Pizzo did share the meme in question on his personal facebook page. He says he intended it as satire only, regrets the offense it has caused, and has deleted it. Suicide is, indeed, a serious subject and this post does not, in any way, represent the view of the church.
Diocese of Brooklyn
“I apologize for the hurt that I have caused over a Facebook post. I never intended it to get this kind of reaction and I regret posting it. I have been a priest for 40 years and my goal has always been to bring Christ to the people. I am pro-life and any reference to suicide is contrary to my beliefs, therefore, making my post completely inappropriate. Again, please accept my sincerest apology.”
Fr. Philip J. Pizzo
St. Benedict Joseph Labre Parish