Fr. Daniel Mark Holihan

Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Died: 10/8/2016
Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Retired in 1992. Subject of allegation involving a boy while assigned to St. Aloysius in Chicago in the late 1960s. Settled 1997. Allegedly abused as many as 12 boys. Under Cardinal Bernardin, he was assigned a monitor and told not to be alone with minors. In 6/02 Cardinal George barred him from celebrating weekend masses. Civil suit filed in 10/03. Included in 10/05 settlement with archdiocese. Permanently removed from ministry in 9/05. Laicized in 7/10. Personnel file released in 1/14. Died in 10/16.

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