Ex-Pine Bush priest in alleged sex-abuse case rips archdiocese’s internal politics

Ex-Pine Bush priest in alleged sex-abuse case rips archdiocese’s internal politics

By Amanda Spadaro, Times Herald-Record, May 7, 2017

HAMLET OF WALLKILL - Former priest Kevin Gallagher knows he betrayed his parishioners and violated his vows.

Was it wrong to have sex with a young man? Yes, he says.

Should that have disqualified him from remaining a priest? He doesn’t think so.

In March, Gallagher, 65, was officially laicized, or removed from the clergy. He had been suspended from serving as a priest since January 2015.

n 2009, he was the pastor of Pine Bush’s Church of the Infant Saviour.

He first met Michael Kyles when he led the funeral service for Kyles’ twin brother, Tyler. Kyles claims that in 2012, Gallagher gave him money to buy  . . . 

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