Fr. Neil Kalina

Order: PIME
Ordained: 1981
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Complaint to archdiocese in 2017 that, when he was pastor of St. Kieran in Utica in the mid-1980s, Kalina plied a 12-year-old boy with alcohol, cocaine and marijuana and fondled him during sleepovers in the rectory. Convicted in 1985 on drug offenses, sentenced in 1986 to 6 months jail and 2 years probation. Moved to CA in 1986. Left active ministry in 1993. Ran “a faith-based service program for at-risk young men” and referring to himself as “Fr. Neil.” Investigated in 2018 by the MI A.G. Arrested in 5/19 in Littlerock CA, charged with criminal sexual conduct. To be arraigned 2/10/20 on two charges related to alleged incidents involving a teenager in 1984. On Detroit archdiocese’s list 6/10/19. Included on the San Bernardino diocese’s list in 5/21, where he was assigned 1987-1989 to parishes in Redlands and Riverside. Convicted in 6/22. Sentenced on 7/26/22 to 7-15 years in prison, with credit for 215 days served.


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