Report: Vatican Showing Excessive Use of Hookup Apps like Grindr

According to reports from The Pillar, a Roman Catholic news organization that specializes in investigative journalism, through a 26-week period in 2018 their team pulled the signal data from mobile phones in cloistered parts of the Vatican. This showed dozens of devices were “emitted serially occurring hookup or dating app data signals from secured areas and buildings of the Vatican ordinarily inaccessible to tourists and pilgrims” with an emphasis on the gay hookup app Grindr.

According to the data set, which the Pillar confirms is “commercially available and contains location and usage information which users consent to be collected and commercialized as a condition of using the app” their analysis reveals the following:

“Extensive location-based hookup or dating app usage is evident within the walls of Vatican City, in restricted areas of St. Peter’s Basilica, inside Vatican City government and Holy See’s administration buildings including those used by the Vatican’s diplomatic staff, in residential buildings, and in the Vatican Gardens, both during daytime hours and overnight. “

With the concern from the Pillar that this information could be used to blackmail certain individuals, including high-ranking officials within the church, they had a meeting with Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State as well as Dr. Paolo Ruffini, prefect of the Vatican’s dicastery for communications, to present its findings They report that “The meeting’s discussion was agreed by all parties to be mutually confidential, but the fact of the meeting was not itself off-the-record.”

However, when the news broke last week that the high ranking general secretary of the U.S. bishops’ conference, Monsignor Jeffrey Burrill used Grindr all the time, wherever he went, the Vatican clammed up and refused to grant the Pillar any more promised meetings or conversations to review their findings, choosing to circle the wagon rather than to allow an outside news agency to share further findings and risk being exposed to more scandal.



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3 thoughts on “Report: Vatican Showing Excessive Use of Hookup Apps like Grindr

  1. This just in: Infamous Protestia commenter ‘Johnny’ today stated he is no longer an ‘evangelical,’ but is now officially Catholic.
    [insert tiny flags here denoting I am neither sexually perverted nor mentally ill]

  2. Poor Catholics, I feel sorry for them. Conservative Catholics so want their church to be known for beautiful, reverent liturgy and worship, and a glorious past of saints and martyrs. Their clergy are just an absolute nightmare. The Catholics I know are so embarrassed.
    We have it pretty bad to find out that our preachers don’t preach at all. They buy deceptive scripts online and act on stage under the spotlights, just willing stooges to turn the Baptist church leftward toward Marxism. But at least we don’t have this nightmare to content with. At least so far as we know now.

  3. Added to the problems Roman Catholics have, and I used to be one for 41 years, although not very devout until my conversion, they have no gospel but only a treadmill of works and receiving their five extra sacraments, which are none.

    They always mention James chapter 2 to prove that works are necessary for salvation but, in actuality, it does the opposite. Ever notice that?

    I find it useful to refer them to Galatians and Romans since those two books destroy Roman Catholic theology as do verses like Hebrews 9:27. Kind of destroys the notion of Purgatory, doesn’t it? That’s what the whole false system is based on.

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