Fr. Michael J. Doyle

Ordained: 1925
Status: Settled

Died: 03/31/1987
Diocese: Diocese of Toledo OH

Monsignor.  Director of Toledo Catholic Charities 1935-1974. President of the National Conference of Catholic Charities, elected in 1961. A woman filed suit in 10/2002 claiming Doyle sexually abused her as a child in his office at St. Anthony’s Orphanage. She also alleged that at least two other orphans, including one he abused, knew of Doyle’s alleged abuses. Doyle’s accuser claimed she tried to tell the nuns at the orphanage but was punished and transferred to a residential school for girls for being defiant. She also tried to tell the diocese in 1973 but then-Bishop Donovan rejected her claims. One claim settled in 2004. Doyle died in 1987 at age 88.

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