Posts Tagged ‘Monsignor Jeffrey Burrill’

Colorado Catholic group spent millions to identify priests on gay apps

Monday, March 13th, 2023
priests on gay apps

A Catholic group in Colorado has claimed that it has identified several priests who are using gay dating apps, including Grindr, raising concerns about the church’s position on homosexuality. The project was carried out by conservative non-profit Catholic Laity and Clergy for Renewal. The group has reportedly spent at least US$4m (NZ6.5m) on the project Read more

Location-based apps pose security risk for Holy See

Thursday, July 29th, 2021
Holy See security risk

The use of location-based apps within secured areas of the Vatican is posing a security risk for the Holy See, even at the diplomatic and international relations level. At least 32 mobile devices emitted hookup or dating app data signals from areas of the Vatican ordinarily inaccessible to tourists and pilgrims. The information came from Read more

Plot thickens: Tracking the Grindr habits of US Bishops Conference official

Monday, July 26th, 2021

A Catholic publication that outed a high-ranking Catholic priest as gay and a regular user of the app Grindr and led to his resignation as the secretary-general of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has not revealed where it obtained the data used in its report. But some experts say the level of detail included Read more

The Pillar investigation of Monsignor Burrill a unethical, homophobic innuendo

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021
the pillar

Even during a period when the bombs dropping on American Catholics fall with escalating and increasingly destructive frequency, the publication of an “investigation” of Monsignor Jeffrey Burrill, the now-former general secretary of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, blasts a crater worth crawling down into for a forensic examination. There are reasons to think Read more

Priest’s cellphone activity costs him his job

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021
data used to identify users

A top official within the US Catholic church resigned (Tuesday) after cellphone data obtained through a broker appeared to show he was a frequent user of the gay dating app Grindr. The US Conference of Catholic Bishops said in a memo that Monsignor Jeffrey Burrill had resigned as its general secretary. This came after staff Read more