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Bishop reinstates three priests accused of inappropriate remarks

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Sts. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church
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Rev. Arthur Mattulke and Rev. Patrick O'Keefe were placed on temporary leave of absence.

Three Catholic priests who were placed on leave after making inappropriate remarks during a party with seminarians in April are being reinstated.

Bishop Richard Malone is returning Fr. Arthur Mattulke, Fr. Patrick O'Keefe and Fr. Robert Orlowski to active ministry, effective this Friday.

Malone said an investigation found no inappropriate physical conduct by the priests. He said corrective measures were taken, including retraining in the Diocesan Code of Conduct.

The Bishop praised the seminarians for coming forward.