Monsignor Daniel Murray
Diocese of Orange
Assigned as follows:
- 1974-1975 St. Mark Church (Venice, CA)
- 1976-1977 St. Columban (Garden Grove, CA)
- 1978 On Duty Outside
- 1979 Educational Leave
- 1980 St. Joseph’s (Placentia, CA)
- 1981-1982 Pastoral Service Center (Orange, CA)
- 1983 Unknown
- 1984-1995 St. Boniface Church (Anaheim, CA)
- 1996-1999 St. Callistus (Garden Grove, CA)
- 2000-2005 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Newport Beach, CA)
- 2004-2011 Administrative Leave
- 2012-2014 Unknown
- 2015-2017 Administrative Leave
Summary of Abuse Allegations against Monsignor Daniel Murray:
Monsignor Daniel Murray was ordained a priest in 1973, who served in the Diocese of Orange as a former vocations director. According to media reports, he was accused of sexual misconduct in 1991. He denied the charges, and the Diocese reported they were unable to substantiate the claims. In 2003, Monsignor Murray was named in a lawsuit alleging that he sexually abused one child from 1973 to 1979.
In September 2004, a support group for clergy abuse victims sent a letter to a Catholic lay group asking it to declare that Orange County Bishop Tod D. Brown violated the U.S. Bishops Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People in a case involving Monsignor Daniel Murray of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. The letter outlined three separate violations of the charter: that Monsignor Murray remained in his post; that the $500,000 settlement was kept secret for almost a year; and that the Diocese of Orange refused to make the case public.
Monsignor Murray was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors. According to the Diocese of Orange’s list, he was laicized, in 2019.
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