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Three Priests Accused of "Inappropriate Discussions" Restored by Bishop Malone [Buffalo]
WKBW Buffalo ^ | 6/29/19 | Anthony Reyes

Posted on 07/05/2019 5:56:42 PM PDT by marshmallow

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Diocese of Buffalo announced three priests have been restored to ministry assignments by Bishop Richard Malone following a two month leave of absence.

Rev. Arthur Mattulke, Rev. Patrick O'Keefe and Rev. Robert Orlowski were placed on temporary leave of absence following an incident at Saints Peter & Paul Parish Rectory in Hamburg in April.

According to the diocese, "unsuitable, inappropriate and insensitive conversations" took place during a social gathering of seminarians and priests on April 11 that some seminarians found to be offensive.

7 Eyewitness News exclusively obtained a written account the seminarians gave to their superiors at the seminary, and many of the graphic details were too sexually explicit to air on television.

Mattulke (Pastor, Saints Peter & Paul, Hamburg), O’Keefe (Parochial Vicar, Saints Peter & Paul, Hamburg) and Orlowski (Pastor, Our Mother of Good Counsel, Blasdell) will be reinstated effective July 5th. The diocese says Bishop Malone stressed these three points in his decision:

* "First, the seminarians are to be lauded for coming forward and discussing what happened."

* "While there were inappropriate topics discussed, there was absolutely no inappropriate physical conduct by any of the three priests."

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Ministry/Outreach
KEYWORDS: buffalo; priests; richardmalone

1 posted on 07/05/2019 5:56:42 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

So Bishop Malone seems to be one of the problems.

“Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.”

Psalm 141:3

2 posted on 07/05/2019 6:12:42 PM PDT by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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To: texas booster

Given the knowledge presented in the article, I cannot assume what you have posited, but given knowledge of the diocese, it may well be true.

3 posted on 07/05/2019 6:16:41 PM PDT by MortMan (Americans are a people increasingly separated by our connectivity.)
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To: marshmallow

4 posted on 07/05/2019 6:38:12 PM PDT by MSF BU
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To: MortMan

A quick google:

5 posted on 07/05/2019 6:49:14 PM PDT by TexasGator (Z1z)
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To: marshmallow
The details of what they were suspended for are here: Buffalo Priests Suspended Over ‘Repulsive’ Pornographic Talk.
6 posted on 07/05/2019 7:26:02 PM PDT by Fedora
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