Citing allegations of "possible improper behavior," the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) announced the resignation of its top administrative official: Monsignor Jeffrey Burrill, who previously served in Wisconsin, the Wisconsin State-Journal reported.
Shortly after the announcement, the Roman Catholic news outlet The Pillar published its article based on data it said was "correlated to Burrill's mobile device" and indicated he had visited gay bars and private residences using Grindr, a dating app popular with gay people.
The Pillar alleged "serial sexual misconduct" by Burrill homosexual activity is considered sinful under Catholic doctrine, and priests are expected to remain celibate.
Burrill was elected in November 2020 as the USCCB's general secretary, a position in which he coordinated a variety of administrative matters. He had served since 2016 as associate general secretary, and before that was a pastor at several parishes in Wisconsin.