Headline of the Day: ‘Cross-dressing meth priest liked sex in rectory’

Posted by on Jan 18, 2013 at 9:27 am
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It’ll be hard to top this one for sheer entertainment value.

The Catholic priest busted for allegedly dealing crystal meth was suspended after church officials discovered he was a cross-dresser who was having sex in the rectory at Bridgeport’s St. Augustine Cathedral.

Monsignor Kevin Wallin was relieved of his duties in May, but the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport had continued to pay him a stipend until his Jan. 3 arrest — a day he was planning to fly to London on vacation.

Now dubbed “Msgr. Meth” by some, Wallin seemed to live a life that easily could have been ripped from the script of “Breaking Bad,” the popular AMC series about a high school chemistry teacher turned crystal methamphetamine producer. At one point, Wallin was selling upwards of $9,000 of meth a week, according to his indictment.

In his post-priesthood, Wallin, 61, bought an adult specialty and video store in North Haven called Land of Oz that sells sex toys and X-rated DVDs. Investigators believe the shop helped him launder thousands of dollars in weekly profits.

Wallin’s arrest sent shock waves through the Bridgeport and Danbury communities where he was known as a charismatic speaker who was involved in many charitable activities, and who enjoyed Broadway musicals and show tunes. He often attended musicals with his mentor, former N.Y. Cardinal Edward Egan and parishioners.

He likes show tunes? Imagine our surprise. NTTAWWT.

 

2 Responses to “Headline of the Day: ‘Cross-dressing meth priest liked sex in rectory’”

  1. Armando on 18/18/13 at 11:31 am

    Part of me wants to laugh at the sheer ridiculousness of this, but another part of me is utterly livid that this guy apparently got away with his behavior for so long.

    I love the Catholic Church, but I despise how corrupted some of its priests and bishops have become.

  2. marcus tullius cicero on 18/18/13 at 12:35 pm

    TOTALLY AGREE WITH ARMANDO. I AM A CATHOLIC, ONE BROTHER A PRIEST AND ONE SISTER A NUN. IT HURTS THAT HUMILIATING SITUATIONS MENTIONED HAPPENS. MY FAITH IS NOT SHAKEN. THERE ARE MORE GOOD PEOPLE IN RELIGIOUS ORDERS OUT THERE THAN BAD ONES. THE CHURCH BECOMES STRONGER WHEN IS UNDER ATTACK FROM EVILDOERS. THINK MOTHER THERESA AND FATHER DAMIAN…..