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Monsignor Grindr RESIGNS from top Catholic post

I will pray for him!

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by Jesusreply 67Last Thursday at 3:36 PM


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by Jesusreply 1Last Tuesday at 6:48 PM

On the bright side, the loss of his priest job means he can devote himself full time to Grindr!

[quote] The Pillar correlated a unique mobile device to Burrill when it was used consistently from 2018 until at least 2020 from the USCCB staff residence and headquarters, from meetings at which Burrill was in attendance, and was also used on numerous occasions at Burrill’s family lake house, near the residences of Burrill’s family members, and at a Wisconsin apartment in Burrill’s hometown, at which Burrill himself has been listed as a resident.

by Jesusreply 2Last Tuesday at 6:50 PM

“A mobile device correlated to Burrill emitted app data signals from the location-based hookup app Grindr on a near-daily basis during parts of 2018, 2019, and 2020 — at both his USCCB office and his USCCB-owned residence, as well as during USCCB meetings and events in other cities,” the Pillar reported.

I'm sure he'll say he was just "browsing."

by Jesusreply 3Last Tuesday at 6:51 PM

Hypocrites go to the worst part of hell. What a gross, disgusting person, who couldn't behave himself for 70 years or so before claiming a godly reward of eternal life with his savior. Now he will probably burn in eternal fire because he chose to use a lewd app to fantasize over dick pics....or worse!

by Jesusreply 4Last Tuesday at 6:53 PM

[quote] On June 22, the mobile device correlated to Burrill emitted signals from Entourage, which bills itself as Las Vegas’ “gay bathhouse.”

He was just carrying out his ministry... to cock!

by Jesusreply 5Last Tuesday at 6:54 PM

That is scary, someone could dox you and get your ass fired. This is why you should support gay owned local bathhouse.

by Jesusreply 6Last Tuesday at 6:54 PM

Who the fuck surveilled him?

Was one of his family members or congregation also on grinder and spotted him, then tattled?

by Jesusreply 7Last Tuesday at 6:55 PM

It was no doubt another priest who hated his guts and wanted him gone.

by Jesusreply 8Last Tuesday at 6:56 PM

[quote]We thought he was smelling the Host, but turns out he was smelling cookies. - parishioner

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by Jesusreply 9Last Tuesday at 7:03 PM

The Catholic church (and all of Christianity, really) needs to rethink their approach to human sexuality. This chastity bullshit has a proven track history of not panning out well.

by Jesusreply 10Last Tuesday at 7:21 PM

The bigger story is that they found out about him because Grindr collects info from its users and they were able to see where he went and who he met. Scary stuff.

by Jesusreply 11Last Tuesday at 7:32 PM

I only met with men from grindr so I could lecture them about giving up the wicked homosexual lifestyle!

by Jesusreply 12Last Tuesday at 7:36 PM

Plus, what's he doing on Grindr? Scruff would be a lot more age-appropriate. Although maybe he's into a lot of altar-boy roleplay and you need twinks for that.

by Jesusreply 13Last Tuesday at 7:39 PM

Agree r10. So stupid to deny a natural urge. A necessity.

by Jesusreply 14Last Tuesday at 7:39 PM

Reminds me of the grindr pastor

(How many of these closeted religious guys are on grindr, anyway? Has anyone here ever hooked up with one?)

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by Jesusreply 15Last Tuesday at 7:43 PM

Do NOT send him to Boys Town.

by Jesusreply 16Last Tuesday at 7:43 PM

She has one thing to say.....



by Jesusreply 17Last Tuesday at 7:47 PM

Daddy! Fuck me!

by Jesusreply 18Last Tuesday at 7:48 PM

Because any and all gay men like boys? Fuck that shit.

by Jesusreply 19Last Tuesday at 7:49 PM

Isn’t this a breach of privacy?

by Jesusreply 20Last Tuesday at 7:52 PM

[quote]Top official in US Catholic Church resigns after 'cellphone data revealed he used gay dating app Grindr and visited gay bars'

I'm confused. What's the problem. He was clearly ministering to those vile gays and trying to turn them to god.

[quote]He was responsible for helping to coordinate the U.S. bishops' response to the Church's 2018 sexual abuse and coercion scandals.

You really can't make this crap up.

by Jesusreply 21Last Tuesday at 7:53 PM

Anyone got his Grindr pics? He’s kind of hot

by Jesusreply 22Last Tuesday at 7:53 PM

Let me guess—he wanted to refuse communion to Biden

by Jesusreply 23Last Tuesday at 7:54 PM

O ye of little faith.

He was obvs looking for souls to save. Just doing god's work.

by Jesusreply 24Last Tuesday at 7:55 PM


There was a priest in Illinois who called the police one night.

He had on some kind of B and D gear complete with a mouth harness, leather belts and what not, and had locked himself into his own handcuffs.

The police (dying of laughter) had to release him. Then he went for "counseling," but I doubt he returned to ministry.

No one cares if the Monsignor went cruising. There's been so much more scandalous stuff done.

by Jesusreply 25Last Tuesday at 8:04 PM

He'll probably be quietly reinstated, but relocated to another country. The Catholic church is a global business. Then 5 years later, he'll probably be moved back and given a low-key job.

by Jesusreply 26Last Tuesday at 8:09 PM

The bigger issue is that our location data can be tracked AND sold.

by Jesusreply 27Last Tuesday at 8:09 PM

[quote]The Pillar reported it had obtained information based on the data Grindr collects from its users,

This is the creepy part. I'm glad the guy got busted and all, but this part creeps me out.

Is there no privacy any more? Doesn't even Grinder respect a person's privacy?

by Jesusreply 28Last Tuesday at 8:14 PM

Grindr I meant. My phone autocorrected it.

by Jesusreply 29Last Tuesday at 8:15 PM

He's so relieved inside. Now he can be gay. Now he can hit the street summer street festivals wearing tank tops and looking for dick like the rest of us. Hoo fucking ray.

by Jesusreply 30Last Tuesday at 8:16 PM

Dating Reichen in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1....

by Jesusreply 31Last Tuesday at 8:22 PM

Was it tracked because if was a work phone? If he was using his own phone then it shouldn’t be tracked by his workplace.

by Jesusreply 32Last Tuesday at 8:25 PM

I got a spam ransom letter demanding 1,089 in Bitcoin or they’d ruin my life revealing I watched porn. Isn’t the internet fun?

by Jesusreply 33Last Tuesday at 9:13 PM

His workplace didn't track him. The Pillar found his data for sale from a "data broker." It sounds like an enemy of his in the USCCB tipped off The Pillar that he was on Grindr, and then The Pillar went out and bought Grindr data from some shady source and found and tracked his IP address. Then according to The Pillar, once they had proof of his internet activity, they approached the USCCB and gave it a few days to figure out a response before they went public. I'm not exactly sure what The Pillar is but it seems like a sleazy tabloid for the Church. It's probably used by vicious, ambitious priests to smear each other.

by Jesusreply 34Last Wednesday at 8:28 AM

The Church doesn't give a shit as long as the clergy aren't fucking anybody who might get pregnant and force them to fork over for child support.

by Jesusreply 35Last Wednesday at 8:33 AM

I'm sure this nasty, vengeful, hateful bitch queen had something to do with it.

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by Jesusreply 36Last Wednesday at 9:32 AM

I hate these fuckers. I was an altar boy in the '70s for a priest transferred to the wholesome Midwest after molesting his way through the eastern seaboard. Did the powers that were really believe this behavior would stop?

by Jesusreply 37Last Wednesday at 9:58 AM

This is actually a much bigger story buried inside another Church Scandal story

The data they collected on him is supposed to be secure in that it can't be tracked back to any individual person because it is stripped of things like names and addresses and anything obvious.

But privacy advocated have long argued that it's not that hard to draw connections-- that if the data comes from, say, an unmarried 50 year old man living in a certain zipcode who works as a clergyman, that there's only one person who would fit that description and its easy to figure out who it is.

That seems to be what happened here.

So the story is getting play in the tech world outside of its gay priest angle.

by Jesusreply 38Last Wednesday at 10:03 AM

Uh - Google Timeline will show you exactly where you've gone in the past year. It doesn't say they got this from the app - however, if the app is on his phone and he has auto login, they could easily access more data.

So the Catholic Church is now SPYING on their own clergy?

At the same time, this idiot using his work phone. Talk about stupid.

by Jesusreply 39Last Wednesday at 10:11 AM

Read this R39

It will explain better than I did at R38

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by Jesusreply 40Last Wednesday at 10:15 AM

Sounds like there may be more outings to come:

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by Jesusreply 41Last Wednesday at 10:37 AM

The guys who run The Pillar sound like total sleazebags.

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by Jesusreply 42Last Wednesday at 10:43 AM

A priest-friend kiddingly said "Chastity? I thought it was Charity and I've been giving it away all these years."

by Jesusreply 43Last Wednesday at 10:50 AM

R40 - so somebody who bought the info took the time to sift through the data to trap him and then sent it to the Catholic Church?

That sounds wild.

by Jesusreply 44Last Wednesday at 11:59 AM

R42 - those editors look gay to me.

by Jesusreply 45Last Wednesday at 12:04 PM

[quote] That is scary, someone could dox you and get your ass fired.

[quote] Who the fuck surveilled him?

Are you kidding?

Don’t go threatening to withhold communion from the president of the United States, which is what US Catholic Bishops did. They fucked around and they found out.

by Jesusreply 46Last Wednesday at 1:42 PM

I'd drink the wine from his chalet.

I don't believe the data purchase story. I think some other person (probably straight on church committee who didn't like him) downloaded Grindr and turned it on when they attended a meeting to see who was nearby. That person, probably favorited all of the close profiles and then tracked their location in the coming days/months. They probably drove by this guy's home and sat outside to see how many feet away he was, and then saw that he was in Vegas at the bathhouse.

by Jesusreply 47Last Wednesday at 1:47 PM

Just one more thing, Monsignor....

by Jesusreply 48Last Wednesday at 1:50 PM

The editor of The Pillar JD Flynn seems gay.

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by Jesusreply 49Last Wednesday at 1:55 PM

Wait. The Monsignor is 70? He looks 25 years younger. Datalounger?

by Jesusreply 50Last Wednesday at 2:01 PM

Just by looking at his photo, I assumed he's a sub leather daddy.

by Jesusreply 51Last Wednesday at 2:05 PM

JD (James Daniel) Flynn of Denver is the one who outed the priest. Maybe we should find some things out about JD.

Also....he hates Democrats: On Monday, April 8 2013 the Denver Democratic Party was informed that the Archdiocese of Denver would not be honoring its contract and that House District 8 would have to find another location for its annual Spaghetti Dinner; which was scheduled for the following Saturday, April 13, 2013. We were told by the Archdiocese’s newest chancellor, James Daniel “JD” Flynn, that although the church had accommodated House District 8 for the past 4 years; that the church would no longer allow the Denver Dems to rent the space. While Flynn claimed the reason was related to the Archdiocese’s tax exempt status, in further discussion he stated that Democratic party fundraisers were “harmful to people”.

by Jesusreply 52Last Wednesday at 2:05 PM

I hooked up with a pastor once. What a great bottom!

by Jesusreply 53Last Wednesday at 2:06 PM

"I'd drink the wine from his chalet."

Oh, dear.

by Jesusreply 54Last Wednesday at 2:07 PM

I drank champagne on a yacht.

by Jesusreply 55Last Wednesday at 2:08 PM

Buried in the Daily Mail article: earlier this year Norway fined Grindr almost $12 million for selling user data to advertisers.

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by Jesusreply 56Last Wednesday at 2:15 PM

Isn't Grindr owned by the Chinese or something or was that just a rumor?

by Jesusreply 57Last Wednesday at 2:45 PM

Time to dig up some dirt on JD Flynn

by Jesusreply 58Last Wednesday at 2:52 PM

The love of cock will sustain you

by Jesusreply 59Last Wednesday at 3:03 PM

Forgive me father for I have sinned......MANY times

by Jesusreply 60Last Wednesday at 5:37 PM

R57, it used to be but the US made the Chinese company sell Grindr

by Jesusreply 61Last Thursday at 6:34 AM

In a way, we should be happy. This proves that the Catholic hierarchy doesn't conflate homosexuality with pedophilia because were the Monsignor a pedophile, they would have protected and defended him... but he's gay and cruising Grindr for adult men, so has to go.

by Jesusreply 62Last Thursday at 7:08 AM

R62 - yes, it is so comforting that the Catholic Church draws the line at consensual age and coercion.

Of age and not coerced? FIRED. Underage and coerced? Let's all pray for him, poor thing. Maybe a new sunnier locale would suit him better. Do we have an opening in Central or South America?

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by Jesusreply 64Last Thursday at 2:57 PM

What a lovely day for a resignation...

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by Jesusreply 65Last Thursday at 3:25 PM

Did anyone here read the article? It basically says that Grindr is a way for gay men to have sex with underage boys. They then make the argument that this priest was probably having sex with underage boys for this reason. Don’t get excited about salacious stories like this because it’s the conservative Catholic media’s way of calling us pedophiles.

by Jesusreply 66Last Thursday at 3:34 PM

So he was pushing to deny Biden the Eucharist for his stance on abortion (despite the Vatican saying no to that,) while getting dick on the downlow, violating not only the Catholic Church's teachings on homosex, but also his own vow of celibacy?


by Jesusreply 67Last Thursday at 3:36 PM
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