Last July, Monsignor Jeffrey Burrill, General Secretary of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the highest-ranking non-bishop Church official in the country, was forced to resign his position because he was routinely using apps like GRINDR that connect men who want to have sex with other men. Burrill, now often times referred to as ‘Monsignor GRIDR,’ is incarnated in the diocese of La Crosse under the authority of Bishop William Callahan.
Yesterday Bishop Callahan announced he has assigned Monsignor Burrill to be administrator of St. Teresa of Kolkata Parish in West Salem.
In his letter, Bishop Callahan states:
Let me state unequivocally that the Diocese of La Crosse has received no allegations of illegal misconduct of any kind by Monsignor Burrill and that I have every confidence in returning Monsignor Burrill to active ministry and in his ability to accompany the people of God of this great parish as together you journey toward a deeper, more meaningful relationship with the Person of Jesus Christ.