Father Daniel Taylor
Diocese of Erie
Assigned to Diocese of Tucson: 1981- 1992
Incardinated into Diocese of Tucson: 1992
Suspended by Diocese of Tucson: 1999 (forbidden to function as priest)
Assigned as follows:
- DuBois Catholic School (DuBois, PA)
- Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Skyesville, PA)
- 1981: St. Frances Cabrini Parish (Tucson, AZ)
- 1984-1985: St. Francis Parish (Superior, AZ)
- 1985: St. Rose of Lima Parish (Safford, AZ)
- 1985-1988: Sacred Heart Parish (Parker, AZ)
- 1988-1991: Assumption Parish (Florence, AZ)
- 1991-1996: Holy Angels Parish (Globe, AZ)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Daniel Taylor:
While he was ordained at the Diocese of Erie, Father Daniel Taylor was assigned to Diocese of Tucson in 1981 for reasons that are not entirely clear. He remained a priest of the Diocese of Erie on duty outside of the Diocese until he formally became a priest of the Diocese of Tucson in 1992 by incardination.
According to media reports, in around 1996, Taylor was accused of sexual misconduct which had allegedly occurred 20 years earlier in the Diocese of Erie. Taylor said that he had taken some people with him on a vacation and they claimed that he touched them during the night. One adult and two teenagers were on the trip. His assignment at the time of the alleged misconduct is unclear.
Taylor was placed on leave by the Diocese of Tucson in 1999 after it learned of the allegations against him during his time in Erie. He is currently forbidden from functioning as a priest.
In 2018, his name was included on the Diocese of Erie list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse.
Taylor is believed to be aliling and residing in Tucson, Arizona.
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