Washington Post report highlights Colorado group monitoring priests’ use of dating and hookup apps

March 13, 2023
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The Washington Post reports on a group of lay Catholics in Colorado who tracked priests using gay dating and pickup apps.

A Washington Post investigation finds a lay Catholic group in Colorado has monitored priests who use dating and hookup apps, predominantly ones geared toward same-sex relationships. This group then turned the findings over to bishops nationwide. Priests take a vow of celibacy, and the church’s official position is that gay sex is a sin. The report raises broader privacy questions.