In appointing him to a parish, Bishop William Callahan of La Crosse, Wisconsin, disclosed little about the priest’s alleged use of the Grindr ‘hook-up’ app, what treatment he might have received or what safeguards have been put into place.
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The special assembly was set to begin Monday evening with Vespers, an opening address by Archbishop Fisher, a reception, dinner, and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.
According to Archbisop José Gomez, Msgr. Jeffrey Burrill was not accused of misconduct with minors, but resigned immediately ‘to avoid becoming a distraction to the operations and ongoing work of the Conference.’
Experts in civil and canon law explain why Catholic clerics do not endorse political candidates, and why that issue touches on the religious liberty of the Church.
In a press release circulated by the U.S. bishops’ conference, the board, which is entirely composed of lay specialists from different fields, said that they have been raising concerns about episcopal complacency “for several years” and called for specific reforms.
‘I am grateful to the Holy Father for his letter to the People of God, responding to the Pennsylvania grand jury investigation and other revelations that have surfaced,’ Cardinal DiNardo said in a statement released by the bishops’ conference.
The bishops will invite the Vatican to conduct an official Apostolic Visitation to the United States to address questions surrounding Archbishop McCarrick, in consultation with the lay members of the National Review Board.