Regardless of whether or not it was right for Bishop Lori to discipline Fr. Madden, that doesn't justify Fr. Madden's decision to leave the priesthood. Nor should we blame the bishop for this man's free choice to leave the priesthood. There is nothing even remotely noble about his decision to abandon his vocation. Remaining faithful to his vocation would have been the noble course of action.
I knew Fr. Madden personally. He was a parochial vicar at two of the parishes where my family and I had been parishioners. (We switched parishes because my children went to Catholic school in our new parish) I can not believe that Fr. Madden acted out of any malice or in this case acted with out proper reflection and prayer. The Diocese of Bridgeport has been infested with priestly abuses by many. You do not know what Fr. Madden went through in taking this step. I pray for Mike Madden and can only imagine his pain in realizing that he could not continue in his vocation. Do not judge if you have not been in his shoes