Working for Church Renewal

In 2018, the scandal involving then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick shocked the Catholic world. McCarrick had a global presence; he operated at the highest levels of the Church, and he enjoyed the highest esteem—both among Catholics and more broadly. But then it was revealed that he had been grooming and sexually abusing young men for decades. It … Read more

Monsignor GRINDR ‘s Rehabilitation Compounds the Original Scandal of His Sin

The late Sir Roger Scruton once wrote about the “religious imposter” Tartuffe, an archetypal character from a play by the seventeenth-century French comedic playwright Molière. “Tartuffe is not simply a hypocrite,” Scruton said, “who pretends to ideals that he does not believe in. He is a fabricated person, who believes in his own ideals since … Read more

WATCH: No Justice in Diocese of La Crosse

Your browser does not support the video tag. Elapsed time since Monsignor Burrill’s homosexual misconduct was exposed and Bishop Callahan has failed to remove his priestly faculties Most Catholics who care about such things (which is still way too few) know all about the case of Fr. James Altman — who got very publicly kicked … Read more

Is Msgr. Burrill the Tip of the Iceberg?

As a sex abuse victims’ advocate and a former Catholic seminary instructor and formator, I am led to question the validity of arguments put forward by Rev. James Martin, SJ, Steven P. Millies, and others in defense of Msgr. Jeffrey Burrill. For example, in response to Burrill’s resignation as the now-former General Secretary of the United States Conference of Catholic … Read more

Yet Another Example of Homo-Hearsay Hypocrisy

Bishop Callahan did not hesitate to remove the priestly faculties of Fr. James Altman, but has been reluctant to do so for disgraced Monsignor Burrill. Elapsed time since Monsignor Burrill’s homosexual misconduct was exposed and Bishop Callahan failure to remove his priestly faculties   The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) general secretary, Monsignor … Read more

Custodians Of The Abyss

Catholic priest friend sent this to me: I’m going to guess that other people have already sent this to you, but the General Secretary of the USCCB resigned today in disgrace, over allegations of sexual misconduct, “not with a minor.” This guy was on Grindr, going to gay bars, and bringing rent boys to pieds-a-terre, … Read more

USCCB General Secretary Burrill Resigns After Homosexual Misconduct Allegations

Monsignor Jeffrey Burrill, former general secretary of the U.S. bishops’ conference, announced his resignation Tuesday, after The Pillar found evidence the priest engaged in serial sexual misconduct, while he held a critical oversight role in the Catholic Church’s response to the recent spate of sexual abuse and misconduct scandals. An analysis of app data signals … Read more