Walter T. Kearns

Fr. Walter Kearns

Ordained: 1961
  • 1962: Unknown
  • 1963-1964: St. Mary’s, Wappingers Falls, NY (NY)
  • 1965-1970: Church of the Nazarene, Spring Valley, NY (NY)
  • 1971: Our Lady Star of the Sea, Staten Island, NY (NY)
  • 1972-1978: St. Peter’s, Monticello, NY (NY)
  • 1979-1980: St. Martin de Porres, Poughkeepsie, NY (NY)
  • 1981-1983: Unknown
  • 1984-1985: Absent Sick on Leave (NY)
  • 1985: Died


Fr. Walter Kearns was ordained a priest in the Archdiocese of New York. Fr. Kearns is named on the Archdiocese of New York’s 2019 “List of Archdiocesan Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor or the Subject of Eligible IRCP Compensation Claims,” in the subsection “[t]he following archdiocesan clergy do not meet the criteria set forth above, but the IRCP’s independent administrators have determined that claims against them were eligible for compensation.” The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including when and where the alleged abuse occurred, are unknown. His whereabouts and whether he had access to children from approximately 1980 until his death are unknown.