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ANOTHER PROMINENT GRINDR PRIEST HITS THE DUST.

One of the highest ranking priests in the USA, Monsignor Jeffrey Burrill has resigned as general secretary to the US Catholic Bishops Conference after admitting using the gay hook up app GRINDR to find men for sex.

Burrill used the app in cities all over the US to meet men for sex while on bishop’s conference business.

BISHOPS STATEMENTS

In a brief statement released later in the day by its Office of Public Affairs, the USCCB, like Archbishop Gomez in his memo, said it had received “impending media reports alleging possible improper behavior” by Msgr. Burrill and that the priest had resigned, effective immediately, “to avoid becoming a distraction” to the conference’s operations and ongoing work.


“The conference takes all allegations of misconduct seriously and will pursue all appropriate steps to address them,” the statement said.

“I ask for your prayers for Monsignor, and for the conference staff during this difficult time,” Archbishop Gomez said. “We also pray that all those affected might find strength and comfort in our merciful Lord.”

A priest of the Diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin, Msgr. Burrill was named general secretary after the result of voting by the bishops that was announced the first day of the USCCB’s annual fall general assembly. He had been the conference’s associate general secretary since March 1, 2016.


The Diocese of La Crosse issued a statement saying Bishop William P. Callahan and diocesan representatives “are saddened to hear the media reports related to Msgr. Burrill. The Diocese of La Crosse pledges its full cooperation with the conference of Catholic bishops to pursue all appropriate steps in investigating and addressing the situation.”

“Please remember Msgr. Burrill and all affected in your prayers so they may find refuge and strength in God’s unfailing love,” it added.

PAT SAYS:

Im truly amazed that after all the exposure of priests looking gay sex on Grindr, many priests, all over the world, are still using Grindr on a daily or nightly basis.

This guy, Burrill is a “big fish”.

Very many of the secretaries of the bishop’s conferences go on to be bishops and archbishops.

Im sure this would have been the career path for Burrill.

He has now being shot down in flames as a result of these allegations.

Very often these chaps are brought down by men they have met who have been left with some resentment or hurt.

“Hell hath no fury by a gay scorned”.

There is also the question of massive hypocrisy. People like Burrill represent and uphold the RCCs anti gay teachings and yet think they can dabble on the side themselves.

BURRILL WANTED TO BAN JOE BIDEN FROM RECEIVING HOLY COMMUNION.

But was meeting multiple guys for gay sex at the same time.

Massive hypocrisy.

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I WONDER IF THERE IS A MC CARRICK CONBECTION TO ALL THIS?

HUMOUR


Ruthie from Wexford the small town gossip and self-appointed monitor of church morals, was always one to stick her nose into other people’s business. Most members of the congregation did not approve of her intrusions, but she was feared, so all maintained their silence.


She took that fatal step too far one day, when she accused Paddy, a new member, of being an alcoholic after she saw his old pickup parked in front of the small town’s only bar all afternoon. She emphatically told Paddy (in front of several others) that EVERYONE SEEING THAT PICKUP THERE WOULD KNOW WHAT HE WAS DOING!


Paddy, a man of few words, stared at her for a moment then just turned and walked away. He didn’t explain, defend, or deny. He said nothing.


Later that evening, Paddy quietly parked his pickup in front of Ruthie’s house from Wexford , walked home ….and left it there all night!!

188 replies on “ANOTHER PROMINENT GRINDR PRIEST HITS THE DUST.”

The disgraced ex-General Secretary was a formator at the North American College in Rome. He must have felt like a diabetic in a sweetshop.

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Gay sex was rife at the NAC just ask the VEC seminarians who stayed there when they lodged there when Legionnaires caused the college to be shit down for almost a year.

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One of the formators in Oscott is now a bishop and the other one is a bishop-in-waiting.

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Thinking about yesterday’s article about Gay Masses. Does it count if the priest saying the mass is Gay? If so, the number of Gay masses in the Catholic Church is significant. The hypocrisy of the clergy during the marriage equality referendum in the republic was stunning. Clergy who were preaching against giving equality to their fellow citizens were then heading into the Boiler House Gay Sauna! The true church is rotten due to lack of truth and honestly. Good people living as their true selves are castigated by hypocrites. Archbishops, Bishops, Abbots etc are living double lives. People need to wake up to this rot. Reform is the only option.

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as per the phrase “is gay” is that univocity or analogy of being (in their intra-liturgical and extra-liturgical meanings)? I think we should be told.

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Grindr is no mystery to many in the Irish Catholic Church. We know of 2 Bishops and an Abbot who have been caught out on the app. A problem given that their pictures have been saved. They must be living in fear.

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11:56 There is a rule of thumb used by police officers. If someone hasn’t done the crime you expect them to say ‘i didn’t do it’. If they have they tell you you can’t prove it.

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Mgr Birrill was not a devotee of the Mass of Ages.

The ill-informed person who yesterday claimed that there must be liturgical uniformity, would do well to read this explanation by the Archbishop of Sydney, who is the latest high profile prelate to kick Bergoglio’s cruel instruction into the long grass.

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There’s no such thing as the ‘Mass of Ages (sic)’.

The missal of Pope Saint Pius V codified existing elements. If it hadn’t been for the Protestant reformation with its emphasis on the vernacular, it’s most unlikely that missal would have remained unchanged for as long as it did and highly likely that the vernacular would have been introduced centuries ago. Latin is a legitimate option today.

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All the world faiths have liturgical language, eg church Slavonic, Hebrew. Only the Prods went vernacular, until we joined in, with very mixed results.

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1.07
I doubt if you’d be able to tell the difference between ‘God save the queen’ and ‘Pop goes the Weasel’ in either Old Slavonic or Hebrew, or, for that matter, in French, German, Spanish or Italian.

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Comment at 1.43am from an anonymous person suggesting that setting up a fake account to catch them out. Cowards hide behind fake accounts….you appear to suggest that it’s okay to do this on social media- you are not making the situation better or progressing civilised behaviour in any form. Engage your brain before making comments. This may prevent you from looking foolish.

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it was very noble of the HOLY PRIEST Burrell to resign his job to protect the HOLY BISHOPS the HOLY GOD will reward him for not thinking of himself in all theee matters

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Thanks Holy Gidfella. 😊
You’ve given me the first laugh of the day.
I don’t try even try to debate anything with you any more: just laugh. So this comment is an exception, and my last one so far as you’re concerned.

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Must be many a priest sweating with the relative ease to track their usage of Grindr and identify them. It was owned by Chinese interests but Trump made them sell up if they were to continue operating in the US because of this security risk. I.e. many compromised US politicians and Officials. So easy to scroll over reams of legal text and click OK without realising you are consenting to them selling all of your personal data. Didn’t they get into trouble for selling the HIV status of users? I think this is just the tip of the iceberg and that over the coming months we will see more uncomfortable revelations. I bet the seminarians at Oscott and Maynooth are hurriedly deleting the app from their phones today. I am afraid clerics will have to go back to getting their kicks at cottages, truck stops and the boiler house…

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I was once waiting for a bus outside Oscott and refreshed my Grindr to see who would be close. I was amazed to discover there wasn’t a single Grindr user close enough to be in the seminary.

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James Brokeback Martin LGBTSJ+ is much more concerned with denouncing the exposure ofcthis priest’s wrongdoings, than with the actual wrongdoings themselves.

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A thorough hypocrite is Fr Slim Jim. Of course, the LGBTQSJ+ ad infinitum crew are of a morally superior kind for him and therefore are above any form of reproach whatsoever, even when caught red handed…

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One of the rules of the Coset: Don’t get caught and bring scandal down on the RCC. Discretion is sacrosanct – but these days data surveillance is omnipresent.
Slam dunk by the Pillar.
A pillar of the RCC establishment demolished by the Pillar – you couldn’t make it up.
Makes you wonder how many other Bishop Conference Gen Secs are on Grindr.
And how many bishops?
And how many Cardinals?
Burrill had, as they say in these circles, ‘oversight’ of sex abuse cases, clearly a safe pair of hands then.
It’s exquisite isn’t it – by day a publicly professed celibate, upholding family values, condemning homosexuals, refusing to bless them, oh and campaigning to prevent the President of the US from receiving Holy Communion and at night a furious purveyor of the meat app Grindr. Nice.
A crash and burn if there ever was one.
But hey seriously a senior priest uses Grindr – who knew?
Martel covers all of this in In the Closet except there’s a chapter called Roma Termini where the clergy come out at night to kerb crawl the foreign rent boys.
Oh and the Vatican own the building which houses the largest gay sauna in Italy – it’s called the Europa Multi Club and Cardinals live in the same building.
So call me old fashioned but a prelate caught with trousers down having gay sex – imagine.

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Yes, this is a mighty beast that has been brought down. The hypocrisy of this man is staggering – being the mouthpiece and functionary of a bishops’ conference that is overwhelmingly moralistic, judgemental and condemnatory of others, and yet whilst doing this and facilitating this, he is leading a double, parallel and duplicitous life. I am very content that he has been caught out, and even though it is going to be painful for him, it is just and right that he has been brought down. Of course, the usual process will happen – he will disappear for a while, will go off for re-education and sabbatical, then quietly reappear, appearing to be holier than thou and a prodigal son returned home, but in reality will carry on just more cautiously and carefully as he did in the past. It would be best for all if he just accepted his sexuality and went on to a new life. That’s what would happen in any other walk of life when you so brazenly break the promises, rules and regulations that you have freely signed up for.

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Not much hope for an obese 50 year old to launch themselves into a new career. Best he accepts 6 months incarceration at St Luke’s Washington for rehabilitation. He will then be under constant supervision for a few years…will alway be the butt of his fellow clergy who will laugh behind their backs at him being caught out.

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…and I’m just wondering if Gomez and company knew that this man who was running their conference had a dodgy back story (sorry about the pun) ? I bet they knew something.

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At least he will shed the blubber at St Luke’s on its low fat, low carb, no alcohol, no caffeine diet…

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7:56
Homophobic nonsense.

It most certainly not what would happen in lother contexts protected by strong civil equality laws.

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7.56am, it was announced last weekend and posted on here.

One of Monty’s effeminate Rome seminary chums has also been promoted to PP. Why did Elsie dither for so long before telling them their new assignments? Most of the Westminster appointments were made over a month ago. Indeed one of these two new PPs preached recently about not knowing where or what his next appointment was.

Let’s hope Frankie’s mate O’Toole will get a grip when he takes over.

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In 2018, the priest was a member of the USCCB’s executive staff and charged with oversight of the conference’s pastoral departments. He and several senior USCCB officials met with Pope Francis Oct. 8, 2018, to discuss how the conference was responding to ecclesiastical scandals related to sexual misconduct, duplicity, and clerical cover-ups.

Burrill, then second-in-command at the conference, is widely reported to have played a central role in coordinating conference and diocesan responses to the scandals, and coordinating between the conference and the Vatican.

Data app signals suggest he was at the same time engaged in serial and illicit sexual activity.

On June 20, 2018, the day the McCarrick revelations became public, the mobile device correlated to Burrill emitted hookup app signals at the USCCB staff residence, and from a street in a residential Washington neighborhood. He traveled to Las Vegas shortly thereafter, data records show.

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

https://www.pillarcatholic.com/p/pillar-investigates-usccb-gen-sec

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It was Catholic journalists who exposed all this about Burrill, wasn’t it?
I’m not internet tech savvy, so how did they get their hands on this data about him? Did someone in the IT industry, and in the know, approach them and offer it for sale?

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Thanks, 12.52. Your detailed knowledge makes me realise how unsavvy I am.

But aren’t internet sites by law allowed to hold on to data for a limited time only?

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When you sign up to Grindr, the terms and conditions (which, like all T&Cs are never read) clearly state that data can be sold on to third parties. The only things not disclosed are HIV status, the date you said you had your last HIV test, and what tribe you belong to.

Everything else can be purchased, including locations, chats, photos etc. Presumably ‘The Pillar’ or one of its wealthy readers have purchased the data.

I suspect it’s in revenge for the Communion for Sleepy Joe issue.

Meanwhile, deleting the app makes no difference. The sellable data is still held by Grindr.

Many a prelate, priest and sem will be feeling nervous.

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I wonder if the CIA helped to expose this, as an act of war on the USCCB on behalf of Sleepy Joe?

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The Pillar covers the T&Cs issues in some detail. The upshot is that what the Pillar did in obtaining the data was lawful.

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Presumably his trips to Vagas were on expenses and paid for out of the widow’s mite.
The FT reported the other day that there are wild parties at one of the Vatican owned flat in Chelsea, where the rent for it is £30,000 a week.

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Yet another dreadful betrayal of the laity. Would the laity have given money if they had known about the school for indigenous children, the laundries, the Tuam babies and this.

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All of the church’s corruption has now been known for decades and only a tiny fraction appears in the press. You would have to be a fool to give money to them. Hopefully the ones that still do are also refusing to take the vaccine and nature will take its course.

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12.01

The cathbots are an ageing demographic. Time and mortality will take their collective toll here eventually. And when they do, Romanism will crashland.

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Superb investigative journalism by the Pillar – some will scream Tabloid journalism, invasion of privacy, trial by media and mere innuendo – whereas I would argue, public office invites scrutiny and accountability – look regardless of his careerist aspirations we can all agree he wasn’t a happy man – he’s a promiscuous homosexual in a position of moral and ethical leadership- no doubt the hypocrisy is part of the frisson but ultimately this kind of double life will crash and burn and it did.
Question is – will it be an opportunity for RCC to examine itself, address the homosexualization of the priesthood or even the very priesthood itself- nah, no way,, he’s one among many and will be replaced by the same type – it’s an ever ending cycle of hypocrisy and homosexuality and it’s been part of the RCC priesthood for almost two millennia.
The Golden Rule is: Don’t Get Caught – he did and so Game over for him but a deep well of hypocrites lining up to take his place.
Oh and you can’t tell me the prelates who appointed him didn’t know of his proclivities – of course they did, that’s why he got the job.
Oh and by way of footnote – he can be a promiscuous homosexual all day long as far as I’m concerned but not a Catholic priest at the same time. Or can he?
Looking forward to the angry old queens having their pink feathers ruffled today!
Just gonna go out and buy me popcorn sit back and enjoy.

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Big Gay James Martin S.J. was complaining about this being publicised. And that priests should be free to use these apps without this type of scrutiny.

Have they learnt nothing about the problems that come come cover ups?

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It has nothing to do with covering up. Yes the priest should not have been on it but there is a winder issue about personal privacy. The fact a private company can buy your private information and then use that information against you is a worrying problem.
For instance, a country which bans homosexuality could use this information to expose, imprison and kill gay people.
Another example is that these private companies could expose all the people who use and comment on this blog.

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10:17 Failed attempt at deflection.
This post is about yet another Grindr priest. Which bit of intrinsically disordered don’t you understand.

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@ 10:17 am

https://www.crisismagazine.com/2021/the-limits-of-a-priests-right-to-privacy:

Why Many Bishops Are Likely ‘Quaking In Their Boots’
July 21, 2021 by Peter
Another day, another Catholic priest busted on Grindr. And by the sounds of it, there may be more to come in the very near future.

Msgr. Jeffrey Burrill abruptly stepped down from his post as general secretary of the U.S. bishops’ conference this week following allegations of “possible improper behavior.”

Drip, drip, drip…

https://www.complicitclergy.com/2021/07/21/why-many-bishops/

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9.41

You are misrepresenting James Martin. He categorically did not say that priests should be free to use apps like Grindr, but that they should be free from such personal scrutiny. The two are not the same.

And what evidence have you that he is gay? And what matter it if he is? Your usage here of the word ‘Gay’ is not descriptive; it’s a slur.

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James Martin is misrepresenting the Church’s teaching. Homosexuality is evil.

It’s a disordered lifestyle and the reason our world has become so feminine, in my opinion.

They used to call the mistress the home wrecker. Now the gays have taken that role.

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MC at 1 20pm

One thing jumped out at me ‘free from personal scrutiny’. That indicates he’s hiding something and do not wish to be scrutinied as same as others priests. Any priest is a public figure cos working for the parish, he preached from thr pulpits, get involved in gaa. That isn’t representative to other countries depending on culture, tradition of other countries. Its an indication of their power. But lot of power in USA where its more highly profiled and contested. They are on a pedestal there.

I would say that priest’s, cardinal or bishops whose double lives leads to scrutiny. Just like PF decisions on Fr Grassi would lead to more scrutinies outside cos its wrong morally and ethically as well.

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3.14
Could you clarify whether you mean a moral evil or an ontic evil?
In either case your view is not that of the church.

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Mc at 1.20pm

In other words, he wants us to stop investigating the cover ups (aka double lives). I should be more clearer in my previous post. He doesn’t want us to scrutise him or any priest or cardinal or bishops for fear of being exposed.

The problem was that he’s a public figure so were many priests out there except for those in closeted monasteries.

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3.14

You’ve gone way off topic. Your comment is a matter for another day.

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3.34
DG, are you old enough to remember the film Victim, with Dirk Bogarde? Personally, I wasn’t around at the time, but I recently watched the film on YouTube.
Bogarde plays a homosexual barrister when homosexual acts in the entire UK , and the Republic of Ireland, were illegal, and punishable with imprisonment.
In a nutshell, the plot concerns a woman and a man, not a couple, who first discover, and then blackmail, men committing these acts. Bogarde as the barrister, even though married, is finally discovered outed as homosexual, followed by an attempt to blackmail him; it eventually fails. In the end, the blackmailers are arrested for their crimes.
The law declaring homosexual acts illegal were sometimes called ‘the blackmailer’s charter’. I fear that the selling of personal internet data on gay men will be used in the same, highly public way, and may even drive some of them to suicide.
Where there is hypocrisy, then I suppose this kind of exposure may be warranted. But if the human cost is a person’s suicide, I believe that a cost too great.
If hypocrisy becomes a capital offence, then everyone who lives, or ever lived, deserves to die.
How are you with that?

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Funny how the cathbots aren’t asking why social workers or the state didn’t stop him, the way they did about the indigenous children’s bodies.
Could it possibly be that their ‘every act by our depraved clergy is the fault of society’ argument is beginning to wear thin even to them?
ELSIE I’m looking at you, scumbag.

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The catlicks are in a place where there is literally no way they can claim it is unfair when people see their clergy and assume they are kiddy fiddlers or promiscuous.
If they don’t like this completely reasonable judgement by society they should address it with their clergy.

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He was popular in Clapham and was the butler in a parish play. Highly experienced, also serving his order in Liverpool and elsewhere. Being bishop in Gibraltar. Not sure what he has done in Sheffield. Late 60s, so not too old, if Elsie goes soon.

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Order priests shouldn’t be bishops. The didn’t want to be a diocesan priest so why be a diocesan bishop? They are usually terrible at it, too. Eg Bergoglio in BA, where he had the same bull in the china shop that made him hated when he was the SJ Provincial in Argentina.

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He was personally involved in the discussions in the USCCB and presided over their vote on the issue. Google it.

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Sorry Pat. That’s not evidence he
supports banning Joe Biden.
As secretary, he would have had to have been involvef and to have administered the voting. And he doesn’t have a vote. None of that points to him supporting the proposal.

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11.35: The once Miss Jezebal is happy lecturing others: hyoicrisy on a grand scale…

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But the “McCarrick” affair was about the voiding of communion. There is a future for sacramentless religion. Which one is titanically rearranging deckchairs – A. Fisher or J. Martin?

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Grindr is old skool most on the younger Clergy are on other sites which is shocking.
They are well known and information is being gathered.

Come out of the closet as many are known so grow a pair and resign.

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Check out the Monsignor’s favourite gay bath househttps://vegasgayspa.com/
The lube is cheap at a dollar a bottle, I bet he was a really dirty bastardo in there. Running after the twinks and having a grope whenever he could. He’s so ugly and fat that he would have spent most of the time on his knees behind a glory hole….glady taking his communion on the tongue….

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His immortal soul is in peril. Why don’t you pray for him? Have you prayed for him?
If Pat Buckley spent more time in prayer for priests, he would achieve much more, and much more that was beneficial, for them.
Charity, please.

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The monsignor isn’t bothered about his eternal soul, why would anyone else be.
Do you seriously think he will go to hell?

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6.10, Christ is bothered, because he literally died for this man’s salvation, as he did for yours.

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We seem to have found someone who believes the Catholic faith. Probably the last one in Ireland, if that is where you are.
As for me, I converted to another religion years ago and fully intend to die unshriven as I have lived.

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8.02, nothing wrong with dying unshriven, but there is consequential danger in dying unrepentant.
I am the earlier poster. I am a Christian.
The key to union with God is regret for certain behaviours; it is not receiving absolution from a priest. The latter is meaningless, pointless, without repentance. It is repentance that bodes better for the condition, and futurity, of the human soul.
If you die unshriven, I hope you don’t die unrepentant.

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If I die tonight it will be unrepentant. Obviously I can’t say how I will feel in the future, but for the past 20+ years I have been a neopagan witch and high priest. We have the responsibility of creating our own future lives, we do not have a concept of sin however we have a clear obligation both to put things right that we do wrong and defend the poor. We were not put in this world to fear our gods.
May God and Goddess bless you.

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9.17, then you are eternally at the heart of my prayers, even at the prayers of this utterly useless cunt.

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The Roman Catholic priesthood is a by word now for: paedophile, pardophile cover upper and active homosexual.
Nice one lads – your doing a cracking job at cocking it all up (pun v much intended).
I mean talk about laughing stock – they are the butt of so many jokes and innuendo – it used to be a case of lock up your women – now it’s a case of lock up your children and young men Father is on his way.
No one could or should take them seriously – they are a state in life identifiable with hypocrisy, double standards and a double life.

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12.51
Are you a pedophile who wants to deflect attention from the fact that the overwhelming number of sexual abuse case are (currently) being perpetrated by family members: fathers, brothers, uncles, grandfathers etc.

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You’re wrong. The majority are by someone the child knows.
And you ignore the other things mentioned. The point is the rampant double standards, crime and cover up in the church and we are not going to kowtow to the likes of you any more.

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7.31

“96 percent of people who sexually abuse children are male, 76 percent are married men, and 76.8 percent of people who sexually abuse children are adults.”

YWCA

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I remember when priests feared exposure by the News of the World. They were pussycats compared to this lot who appear to have deep pockets and time to reveal the filth at the heart of the RC Church. I guess in the hope of reform… Nat Meysenburg, a technologist at New America’s Open Technology Institute, said that experts had warned about something like this happening for years, and that it only took a particularly determined group of people with a very specific goal in mind and the time to work through the data. “The worry is that this gets replicated by all kinds of people for all kinds of reasons,” he said. “And now there’s a proof of concept out there.”

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I actually think that’s fine. Nobody cares if people are on Grindr. But if an unholy priest representing the church which says abortion and gay sex are wrong is on it, he fully deserves to have this happen to him.

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Bishop Pat, I wonder if anyone who reads your blog would be able to help. I’m a seminarian at Oscott and I am having difficulty obtaining a set book. All the copies in the library are permanently on loan and if any former seminarian could help that would be very kind. It’s this book –https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B08KH3S9RX/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?ie=UTF8&qid=&sr=

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Haha I bet JP Power-bottom failed to return ‘How To Bottom Like A Porn Star Paperback – 1 Oct. 2020’

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1.03
Oscott has said you are totally wrong and if you have any problems with book they would order one for you.
The link above is wrong and the Church has just ordained many new priests.
Father Michael said to drop him an email @michael.dolman@oscott.org

Your Vocations Director should be looking after you some will even get you a laptop if needed.

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Every gay, bar none, has been on Grindr. That includes gay clergy and sems. I wonder who else is having their data examined?

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5.02
Yes he has and any books or course material you need you have only to ASK the Rector or Spiritual Director.
Seminarians are well looked after so just ask or speak to your own Vocations Director.

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Perhaps Elise’s Nun could take over ! She has been running the show through him for a long time .

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Exactly! What a load of old tosh. Though it is true that some extreme Anglicans such as Fr Henry Fynes-Clitton at St Magnus the Martyr, London Bridge – a notorious hotbed of heterosexuality – would use the Old Rite, albeit in the form of the English Missal – if you can get your heads round that, it is certainly no part of the Anglican patrimony. How could it be, since the Anglican slide into schism and heresy predated Trent? By that time, Anglicans were busy persecuting martyred priests who died for that Mass.

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It must bring back memories for the +Aul Doll when she read the blog this morning or late last night.

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The diocese of Norwich CT has filed for bankruptcy, the 27th to do so in the US. They have had 60 complaints of clerical child abuse from one school alone.
While I’m no fan of the US its punitive damages are working their way through unholy church there, and the federal bankruptcy process means a level of openness you wouldn’t otherwise see from the church.
This is not a few bad apples, this is endemic.

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You have more than made up for having believed in it Pat. Not like the ones who stay going through the motions.

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Like so many others I was a lamb led to the slaughter by wolves in shepherds clothing.

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Funny how a blog article mentioning Grindr arouses such a response from ontologically altered publicly professed celibates, funded by the laity.
Money or clerical promotions also arouse a passionate response from clergy. Meanwhile, the hired ministry business in the church is taking off according to a blog article earlier in the week. They say idle hands are the devil’s workshop.Then again, maybe Grindr is a tool used by celibates to evangelize! Or, for those doing further study, research!

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I can’t remember whether it ever appeared on here but the 500 priests who wrote a letter to the synod on the family asking them not to give communion to remarried people struck me as another example of clerical hypocrisy. None of the priests on the list who I have met would ever be likely to marry a woman and at least one is notorious for action with men.https://catholicherald.co.uk/nearly-500-priests-in-england-and-wales-urge-synod-to-stand-firm-on-communion-for-the-remarried/

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Yes, lets hope some of the signatories are looked into further. I note Fr Eddie Clare was one…

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And Sadie who has a whole expose on the internet of what she got up to as a novice.

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Gregory Chillman was an obnoxious alcoholic who was hated by the other monks.

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A friend who is a monk in another EBC house stayed at Ealing once and literally nobody said one word to him all the time he was there. Another totally dysfunctional monastery.

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Indeed, that letter was a disgrace, even more so considering the private lives of some of the signatories.

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Pat perhaps the letter would be a good blog post in itself. I know of info in the public domain about several of the signatories.

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Just wondering if it was a backlash by the adherents and afficandoes of the Latin Mass on that now ex Secretary of US bishops.

Is that why he was appointed just bec he was compromised in some way and also bishops knew it re him in return for their silence. Its all about secrecy and omerta.. More like mafia style.

More backslashes on the way 😉🤔🤔🤔

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You may well be right, DG. The Pillar is conservative, so it could be a motive. Though the US bishops have been pastoral and have kept everything as it is, as far as the Mass of Ages is concerned andunlike Lang, who is in a minority of one.

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3.25pm anon

Lang’s cathedral in Bristol gave me creeps as I wasn’t comfortable there. St Mary’s on the Quay was better.

Btw, lang roots were irish as I think it was his parents or grandparents not sure.

Mass of the ages which is a misnomer.

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Cardinal Nichols is being pastoral:

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anon at 3.25 pm

Never heard of the Pillar until this today blog.

Had a look up at Irish dioceses re Latin mass and Frankie the gaslighter’s MP decree. Nothing at all as it seems that they (Irish dioceses) are very slow on the take in comparison to other other bishops around the world especially usa bishops who moved heaven and earth fast to get it printed on the web as regards to their decisions.

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3.25

Mass of Ages? You mean Mass of the end of the Middle Ages and then anaesthetized unnaturally for the next 400 years. Frozen for that length of time because of fear of the Reformers.

If you want an idea of the development of the Latin rite of the Eucharist read Josef A. Jungmann. “Mass of the Roman Rite.”

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I fear it’s been a homosexual church for a long time – we just bought into the notion that these fellas had renounced marriage for the kingdom of heaven little realising that marriage is the last thing most of them would want.
Celibacy is itself a kind of perversion and virginity a haven or disguise for dysfunction.
Hume used to taunt; no priests no Eucharist – fine no Eucharist – we will survive -I’d rather no Eucharist than be beholden to some old viscous queen or young faggot who just wants to dress up in lace and lecture us in a shrill effeminate voice.

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It’s a right laugh when you see vocations video, in which priests and sems are asked about renouncing marriage. They pull a sad face and come out with some pious nonsense about missing out, even though they has as much interest as the man on the moon.

What a farce.

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The scandal of the Grindr Monsignor is bringing up more information that appears extremely interesting. The organisation that procured the data maintains that the data is perfectly legal and free to buy, as Grindr actually sells it to everyone interested (normally, I suppose, for marketing purposes). It would also appear that they already have information about many more prelates.

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Are we expected to believe that bishops in the USCCB didn’t know about Mgr Grindr’s activities? The app must ping like mad during USCCB meetings.

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6.18: Obviously your app must “ping” frequently too but you’re wiser than the Monsignor…you turn to silent! Isn’t that right, pervy?

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Nobody seems to have asked why you need to have priests as General Secretaries of episcopal conferences. Clogher diocese seems to have priests to spare because it can afford to have Joe McGuinness doing the Gen Sec job for the Irish bishops.

Why can’t a lay person do it, instead of having a desk priest?

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It’s surely a big administrative job, in charge of a huge budget and which needs a highflyer from the business world to do it properly.

Mgr Grindr seems to have been a seminary formator and lecturer, so the only thing that qualified him was that he was a priest.

Ultimately, the bishops don’t trust lay people, so they won’t give them a sensitive job. A priest is also easier to threaten, control and punish.

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6.23

Because, typically, the clergy see themselves solely as the church, no matter what Vat II documents, and others, say to the contrary.

Couple this with the perennial clerical snobbery that the laity are not educated like priests and the paranoia that they are, therefore, not to be trusted, and it doesn’t take an inordinate intellectual effort to understand why these conferences will not have a lay person about the place.

The laity’s place, in clerical minds, is to fulfill that traditional and patronising function: ‘pray, pay, and obey’. Sadly, some of these (though an ever-decreasing few, it has to be said) continue to toe this self-humiliating and self-denigrating line.

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8.20: Magna, where have you been for the last 40 years or more? The world and Catholics have long since moved away from that nonsense. Most parishes I’ve worked in have had well represented, intelligent, gifted, capable and imaginative people involved in parish/faith formation, pastoral care and meaningful roles in their Parish. You spend too much time on your laptop or in the thickened forest of your mind that you miss the beautiful fruits of genuine shared pastoral responsibilities in many parishes. You are welcome to our Parish to witness the fruits of such vision. How sad you live in the 40’s!! Move beyond your biased crap. Though difficult since you were not allowed to be ordained, try to be more with modern parishes, Marge! Thank God for really wonderful parishioners and clergy working in real partnership.

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The kind and friendly face of the RC junta.
If your experience is true you have been very fortunate indeed. Well within the past 30 to 40 years I have known parishes run by Father as little empires.
You will note however that what Magna says is actually about what the priest thinks and ther have been repeated discussions on here where we have let priests know that the only reason their parishes are such welcoming places with shared responsibility is that the priest has chosen to make it so.
QED.

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9: 02pm The 21st century fantasy parish run by the dream team. All’s okay in Rcc.

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9.27: Yes, I’ve mostly been fortunate but I worked with many others to make good things happen. I’ve also had very difficult challenges. God help us all….

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6.15: Like you Pat, you never married properly. You are in a relationship of love but not sacramentally – am I right or wrong? However, you are in a stable relationship which keeps you from searching around.

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Is it true than in the Republic of Ireland now that marriage is accessible to all it’s no longer possible to contract a civil partnership?

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Bravo. The republic has got that right. It should only be single, married, or divorced on, for example, employment applications, etc.

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All The Pillar need do is search the Grindr dataset, using the location coordinates of chanceries, palaces, seminaries, and then when they have identified IPs of people there, they can see where they go and whom they are contacting. For example, a search of the dataset using the location coordinates of the USCCB meeting might produce a lot of info.
Alternatively they can get IP addresses from their address book and search the dataset.
Lastly, state agencies and private detectives can search and find.

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Pillar, according to a tweet, is just ‘a two man outlet’. So I’ll repeat the question asked in the tweet: how can Pillar afford to purchase internet cellphone data? Either the information is ‘cheap as chips’, which I doubt, or they have wealthy backers.

Methinks there is a conspiracy here. A new tack in the American culture wars. It is going to get dirtier still, and lives are going to be sacrificed to satisfy certain people’s zeal.

Put away your popcorn. There is no honour in this.

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I suspect that The Pillar will be inputting Uncle Ted’s beach house into the database to see who his episcopal houseguests were.

Even if it cost The Pillar a bit of money to get the database, it’s gained them a lot of publicity.

The timing is exquisite. The Pillar is saying, “Look, Francis thinks the biggest problem to tackle is devout Latin Mass goers” but the real issues are typified by the USCCB GS travelling all over the place seeking Grindr hookups, and everybody knows that minors use it and he is also setting himself up as a blackmail risk.

Mgr Burrill wanted to have it all, and he did for a while, but the truth will set you free.

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This f***ing hypocrite Burrill has been working for an organisation and done the bidding of bishops who are obsessed with abortion, sex and homosexuality, and who have demonised and sidelined millions of Catholics who are trying to do their best, while at the same time engaging in pretty sad anonymous sex in saunas and probably other places. It is rank hypocrisy. We have another one of these in Ireland – Rawhide Purcell. What’s happening with him ? I have little or no sympathy for Burrill. He wanted it all. And he thought he would get away with it. Well, he can’t. Arrogant f***er. He deserves what is happening to him. Mind you, he will be looked after by the Church after their initial theatrical faux outrage. He is one of the club !

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Pat why didn’t coddle get a farewell mass or reception as he was Archbishop for many years?.

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On the topic of yesterday, bishop’s need to sort it out. Complete double standards and they are turning a blind eye. There is absolutely the question of massive hypocrisy.
Like any of the Birmingham Six, I am an innocent man who has been wronged.
Is mise le meas,
Séamus
PAX

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