David Frum

01.18.13

Meth in a "Female" Priest's Rectory?

The story of Monsignor Kevin Wallins seems like a script pulled out of the Showtime offices. Nicknamed ‘Msgr. Meth,’ Wallins, a former priest, was arrested this month for selling $9000 of methamphetamines per week. The story, though, doesn’t end there. Prior to selling drugs, Wallins, who was well respected in the Connecticut Catholic community, began acting strangely in the spring of 2011.

While pastor of St. Augustine's, sources said he often disappeared for days at a time; and rectory personnel became concerned and notified diocese officials when Wallin, sometimes dressed as a woman, would entertain odd-looking men, some who were also dressed in women's clothing and engaging in sex acts.

In addition, diocese officials found bizarre sex toys in Wallin's residence, the sources said.