Assignment History– Rev. Scott J. Kallal, A.V.I.

Summary of Case: Scott J. Kallal was ordained in 2011 in Kansas City, Kansas for the Rome-based Apostles of the Interior Life. His whereabouts until 2014 are unclear; the 2013 and 2014 Catholic Directories show that he was assigned to "Further Studies." During 2014-2016 Kallal was an assistant priest at St. Patrick's in Kansas City, after which he was assigned to the same role at Holy Spirit in Overland Park.

In July 2017 Kallal was suspended from public ministry, after the archdiocese received allegations from two different sources that he had engaged in "boundary violations." A man stated publicly that, in the summer of 2015, Kallal had tickled his 11-year-old daughter and touched her breast at a church gathering. Kallal denied "any moral misconduct or malicious intent" and was sent to Maryland for treatment. He was arrested shortly thereafter, on charges of two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child. A trial in September 2019 ended in a hung jury. Kallal was to be retried in Spring 2020.    

: 2011


Start Stop Assignments Town/Accusations State Position Notes


Archdiocese of Kansas City

Archbishop was Joseph Fred Naumann (2005-).

2012     KS   Kallal is not indexed in the 2012 Directory. He was ordained June 18, 2011. Per a news article, he was to serve as associate pastor of Ascension parish in Overland Park, KS.



2014 Further Studies      



2014 2016 St. Patrick's

Kansas City

In July 2017 a man alleged publicly that Kallal had tickled his 11-year-old daughter and touched her breast at St. Patrick's in the summer of 2015.

KS 2/3

St. Patrick's had a school with 375-397 student, and a CCD program with 230-250 students.

The man reportedly later informed church authorities, who reported the allegations to the Kansas Department of Children and Families.

2016 2017 Holy Spirit

Overland Park


KS associate pastor

This assignment is per news reports.

Kallal was suspended from public ministry July 18, 2017 after the archdiocese received allegations from two different sources alleging that he had engaged in "boundary violations." Kallal denied "any moral misconduct or malicious intent." He was sent to treatment in Maryland, where he was arrested July 24, charged with two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.

2017            Kallal pled not guilty. A trial in September 2019 ended in a hung jury. A retrial was scheduled for Spring 2020.  

Priests in a Parish: We use the following convention to show a priest's place among the clergy of a parish: 1/2 means that he is the first priest listed in the Official Catholic Directory (usually the pastor) and that there is a total of two priests at the parish. The shorthand 3/4 means that the priest is listed third on a four-priest roster. See our sample page from the Directory.

Source: Official Catholic Directory (Kenedy & Sons, 2012-2016).

Jerseyville Native Ordained to Priesthood for Religious Community, Catholic Times, July 17, 2011
Overland Park Priest Removed from Parish over Accusation of Misconduct with Child, Fox 4, July 18, 2017
 Catholic Archdiocese in KCK Investigates Claims of 'Boundary Violations' by Priest, KMBC, July 18, 2017
 KCK Archdiocese Suspends Priest After Two Allegatios of 'Boundary Violations', Kansas City Star, July 19, 2017
 Father Claims Overland Park Priest "Tickled," Touched Young Daughter, KSHB, July 19, 2017
 KCKPD Investigates Allegations Against Suspended Priest, KSHB, July 19, 2017
 Kansas Priest Suspended as Conduct Probe Unfolds, Washington Times, July 19, 2017
 Catholic Groups Working to Protect Children as Overland Park Priest Faces Charges, Fox 4, July 25, 2017
 Priest in KCK Archdiocese Charged with Indecent Liberties with a Child, Kansas City Star, July 25, 2017
 Overland Park Catholic Priest Charged with Child Sex Crimes, by Chris Oberholtz, KCTV , July 26, 2017
Catholic Priest Facing Child Sex Charges Returns to Kansas City Area, Kansas City Star, August 4, 2017
 Priest Accused of Child Sex Crimes Bonds Out of Jail, KSHB, August 4, 2017
 Prosecutors: Kck Priest in Child Sex Case to Get New Trial Date after Jury Deadlocks, By Katie Bernard, Kansas City Star, November 14, 2019

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This assignment record was last updated on March 9, 2021.


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