Cardinal Gregory Distances Himself From Monsingor Burrill

In a recent parish bulletin, Monsignor Jeffrey Burrill was featured as a visiting presider at Our Lady of Mercy in Potomac, Maryland.  Burrill was forced to resign as the USCCB’s general secretary for sexual misconduct.

When an astute Twitter follower raised a question about Burrill’s appearance at the parish in the Archdiocese of Washington, DC, the Archdiocese quickly responded by stating that Burrill was not a priest of the Archdiocese and that he was no longer scheduled to preside at the parish.

Cardinal Gregory had the common sense to remove Burrill from ministry within his Archdiocese, but this does not appear to be the case in Burrill’s home diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin, where he is apparently still considered a priest in good standing.