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USCCB general secretary resigns amid charges of sexual misconduct

July 20, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: Msgr. Jeffrey Burrill, the general secretary of the US Catholic Conference, resigned on July 20, after the Pillar news site obtained evidence that he was engaged in regular sexual misconduct. Pillar reported that he had frequently used the “hookup app” Grindr on his mobile phone to arrange homosexual encounters. Msgr. Burrill’s duties, as the top official of the US bishops’ conference, had included dealing with the fallout from the McCarrick scandal.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Jul. 20, 2021 8:55 PM ET USA

    Frodo raises an important point. As a "facilitator" of VIRTUS safe-environment training, I have asked why laymen need a safe-environment renewal course every 5 years. The initial training is good and alerts the trainee to most of what he needs to know. There are monthly training modules that can be accessed by anyone once initial training has been certified. Given the Vatican's lack of enthusiasm for conversion therapy, is it any wonder that far more clerics have been implicated than laymen?

  • Posted by: frjt - Jul. 20, 2021 7:49 PM ET USA

    Mr Mccarrick's boys... Close down the usccb... Morally bankrupt

  • Posted by: Frodo1945 - Jul. 20, 2021 4:12 PM ET USA

    It doesn't get any crazier than this. The bishops certainly must have vetted him for this high profile job. Fortunately the bishops cannot lose any more respect for their ability to handle sex abusers and predators, they have none left. These are the same bishops who subject the laity to training on how to recognize sexual abuse. Guess they failed their own training courses. What a complete embarrassment.