Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Kenosha priest was attempting to warn parents, letter says

Online posting of “questionable material” by the pastor of St. Peter Catholic Church in Kenosha on his “personal Polish Facebook” page aimed only to warn parents about teens’ “poor use of social media,” according to a letter the Archdiocese of Milwaukee shared this weekend with parishioners.

The letter, written by the Rev. Kazimierz Chwalek, provincial superior of Massachusetts-based Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception, noted the Rev. Ireneusz Chodakowski was placed on administrative leave while Catholic church officials and law enforcement agencies investigated allegations accusing Chodakowski of inappropriate postings on his Facebook page.

Late last week, the Kenosha Police Department detectives concluded an investigation into the matter, along with state investigators, and cleared Chodakowski of any criminal wrongdoing. However, police said Chodakowski exercised poor judgment regarding the posted material.

Chwalek’s letter to parishioners said when the posting “became known, standard procedures for addressing any possible breach of ethical standards went into effect,” leading to Chodakowski being place on administrative leave and the initiation of the investigations.
continue at Kenosha News


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