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Priest abruptly leaves church in Kenosha after accusations of crude Facebook posts

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Priest abruptly leaves church in Kenosha after accusations of crude Facebook posts

By Jonah Kaplan. CREATED Nov 20, 2013

KENOSHA - A stunning change at a Catholic Church: a priest let go potentially because of his social media accounts.

St. Peter Catholic Church has a fill-in priest now, and officials tell parishioners they plan to find a full time replacement soon.

Church members confirmed they heard the abrupt announcement during mass about the fate of their priest, Father Ireneusz Chodakowski. Some parishioners told a Kenosha newspaper it's because he shared porn on his Facebook account.

Church officials refused to answer our questions, but some church members weren't so shy.

"With all that's been in the news with what's been happening in the churches - to have that here, that's tough," comments Tom Odegaard, who grew up at the church.

Kenosha Police confirm an investigation of a local priest and his Facebook account; they would not provide any details.

Jonah Kaplan

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Originally from Philadelphia, Jonah Kaplan loves the culture, character and pride of Milwaukee. He's won top awards for his reporting of breaking news and severe weather.