Fr. Richard O. Matte

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Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Investigated by the archdiocese in 1992 after receipt of an anonymous letter complaining of Matte’s behavior. Personnel file later showed two complaints in 1992 and at least one more by 11/93. Removed in 1994. By 3/02 six men had brought complaints against Matte and received settlements. He was sued at least twice. Voluntary laicization announced 6/10/05. Per the Boston AD database in 8/11, case concluded canonically. Matte died in 2017.


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