Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Connecticut priest charged with meth sales

Catholic World News - January 17, 2013

A suspended priest of the Bridgeport, Connecticut diocese has been charged with conspiracy to sell methamphetamine.

Police charge that Msgr. Kevin Wallin was engaged in a criminal conspiracy to distribute the highly addictive stimulant. The Bridgeport diocese reported that Msgr. Wallin, who once served as private secretary to then-Bishop Edward Egan, had taken a leave of absence beginning in July 2011, and had not returned to active ministry. "During his sabbatical, the diocese became concerned about Msgr. Wallin's well-being and have continued to reach out to him," a spokesman said. But the priest did not respond, and in May 2012 he was suspended from public ministry.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our July expenses ($33,425 to go):
$35,000.00 $1,574.95
96% 4%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Making Moral Progress? 22 hours ago
Vatican statement clarifies duties of Catholic faithful after Obergefell decision July 2
Political battles vs. sacrificial service: The Brooks paradox revisited July 2
A Baptist leader with a message the Synod of Bishops should hear June 30
'Helpful' advice for social conservatives: ignore causes, deal with effects June 30

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope approves process for holding bishops accountable in abuse cases CWN - June 10
Pope Francis’ 2nd encyclical released (includes link to full text) CWN - June 18
US Supreme Court rules all states must recognize same-sex marriage CWN - June 26
Archbishop Nienstedt, auxiliary bishop resign CWN - June 15