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Three Chicago priests step aside from ministry amid investigations of inappropriate acts with adults

Three Chicago priests step aside from ministry amid investigations of inappropriate acts with adults

Three priests in the Archdiocese of Chicago have been asked to step aside from ministry pending investigation of their inappropriate acts with fellow adults, which they have acknowledged. Blase Cardinal Cupich sent letters Sept. 4 to parishes where the priests have been assigned, informing them

Pillar Investigates: USCCB gen sec Burrill resigns after sexual misconduct allegations

Pillar Investigates: USCCB gen sec Burrill resigns after sexual misconduct allegations

Monsignor Jeffrey Burrill, former general secretary of the U.S. bishops’ conference, announced his resignation Tuesday, after The Pillar found evidence the priest engaged in serial sexual misconduct, while he held a critical oversight role in the Catholic Church’s response to the recent spate of sexual abuse and