Fr. Wallace Daley – Diocese of Orange

On Behalf of | Sep 1, 2019 | Catholic Church, Sex

Father Wallace Daley

Diocese of Orange

Ordained: 1955

Died: 2000

Assigned as follows:

  • 1956-1957      Immaculate Conception (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1958-1959      Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Downey, CA)
  • 1960                Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Pasadena, CA)
  • 1961-1962      Santa Teresita (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1963                St. Francis Hospital (Lynwood, CA)
  • 1964-1965      Harbor General Hospital (Torrance, CA)
  • 1966                Absent on Leave
  • 1967-1974      On Duty Outside Diocese
  • 1975-1978      Our Lady of Guadalupe (Santa Ana, CA)
  • 1979-1988      On Duty Outside the Diocese
  • 1989                St. Joachim (Costa Mesa, CA)
  • 1990-2000      On Duty Outside the Diocese

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Wallace Daley:

Father Wallace Daley was ordained a priest in 1955, who served in the Diocese of Orange. According to media reports, in 2002, he was accused of sexually abusing six children from approximately 1957 to 1963. Father Daley was excardinated from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles but remained active in the Diocese of Orange, the Diocese of Baja, and several other locations. His career as a priest included many sporadic assignments and leaves. He was named in at least one civil suit that was settled in 2006.

Before the Diocese of Orange split from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Father Daley was listed in the Official Catholic Directory as being “on duty outside the Diocese,” and is believed to have been in charge of the small parish in the Delhi barrio of Santa Ana. After briefly reappearing in the Official Catholic Directory as being assigned to the Diocese of Orange from 1975 until 1978, Father Daley was again listed as being “on duty outside the Diocese” from 1979 until 1988. According to his personnel file, he was located near El Rosario, approximately 200 miles from Baja, until he again resurfaced in the Diocese of Orange in 1989.

In January 2013, Father Daley was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors. Father Daley’s whereabouts and access to children from approximately 1990 until his death in April 2000 are unknown.

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