Fr. Daniel Taylor (a/k/a Schleuter) – Diocese of Tucson

| Aug 23, 2019 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Daniel Taylor

Diocese of Tuscon


Ordained: 1975

Died: 1999


Assigned as follows:

  • 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)
  • 1996-1999      St. Francis of Assisi Parish (Yuma, AZ)


Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Daniel Taylor:

According to media reports, in 1999, Father Daniel Taylor was suspended from active ministry and forbidden to function as a priest after the Diocese of Tucson was made aware by the Diocese of Erie of child abuse allegations related to his service there. Church officials said they were not aware of any allegation related to his service in Tucson. 

Father 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. Father Taylor had no memories concerning the allegations and that he was unable to question his accusers.

Father Taylor came to the Diocese of Tucson in 1981 and again in 1984 as a priest of the Diocese of Erie. He became a priest of the Diocese of Tucson in 1992. 

He is believed to still be alive, and has never been criminally convicted of the allegations against him. 

In April 2018, his name appeared on the Diocese of Erie’s list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors.


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