Sunday, January 27, 2013
"Punk Priest" Move Over---Now You Can Go "Breaking Bad in The Land Of Oz With Monsignor Meth" !
I couldn't have made this story up if I tried. From the San Francisco Chronicle:
"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.
"There is an evil invading our world and it has come to our church," said Maria Spencer-Fonseca, a long-time parishioner at St. Augustine as she stood outside the cathedral Thursday. "This was a work of evil -- and I am praying for the monsignor."
"I can't fathom it," said 77-year-old Therese Ruppert, a parishioner at the Church of St. Peter in Danbury, where Wallin was pastor from 1996 to 2002. "He was so spiritual. His sermons were wonderful. He had such knowledge of theology."
Of course, the "bishop" will plead ignorance to what was going on. Why was this man getting a stipend if he was relieved of his duties? The part that really got me was the parishioner who claims he was "spiritual" and had "such a knowledge of theology." Let's not forget that Ratzinger has two earned doctorates, one of which is in sacred theology. He received them before Vatican II and he took the Anti-Modernist Oath in 1951 when he was ordained a priest. He knew theology, but he didn't believe it and live it. In the same way, you can know Greek mythology but you don't believe it or run your life in accordance with it. Arch-heretic Fr. Karl Rahner was noted for his devotion to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, yet his heresies belie that it was a false and lying devotion, bereft of any benefit to himself and probably more for show; to appear holy and above reproach. As our Lord said, "Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves." (St. Matthew 7:15).
If any member of the Vatican II sect wants one of their "priests" really checked out, accuse him of being a secret Traditionalist who offers the Traditional Mass somewhere. Now THAT'S something the "bishop" would NEVER tolerate!!