Catholic Journalists Expose A Scandal, And Liberals Scoff

Pope John XXIII is meant to have justified the reforms of the Second Vatican Council by saying: “I wish to throw open the home windows of the church in order that we will see out and the folks can see in.” Did he contemplate that Catholics may be scandalized by what they noticed?
         On July 20, the Pillar, an eight-month-old Catholic publication, revealed an investigative report that rattled the institutional church, precipitated a outstanding priest to resign from a nationwide management place and ignited a fierce debate over privateness, priestly celibacy, homosexuality among the many clergy and journalistic ethics.
         The Pillar claims to have obtained a set of commercially out there person information from Grindr, a location-based homosexual “hookup” app. By cross-referencing the Grindr information with different publicly out there info, the Pillar was in a position to pinpoint a cellular machine belonging to Msgr. Jeffrey Burrill. The machine, the report claims, “emitted app information alerts” from Grindr “on a near-daily foundation throughout elements of 2018, 2019, and 2020.” 
         Msgr. Burrill, a priest of the Diocese of La Crosse, Wis., was elected common secretary of the U.S. Convention of Catholic Bishops in November 2020. The Pillar describes him as “successfully the highest-ranking American cleric who is just not a bishop.” The report claims the info present he used the Grindr app “at each his USCCB workplace and his USCCB-owned residence, in addition to throughout USCCB conferences and occasions in different cities.” 
         

The Pillar is the brainchild of former Catholic Information Company editor J.D.

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