Assignment Record– Rev. Daniel R. McBride

Summary of Case: McBride was placed on leave in 2002 when charged with sexual abuse of a 17 year-old boy who was part of a prostitution ring. McBride pleaded guilty to soliciting a minor and was sentenced to three years probation. He received three years probation. McBride was placed on Administrative Leave, which remained his status until his death in January 2015.

: April 28, 1951
Retired: August 2, 1996
Died: January 12, 2015


Start Stop Assignment Town/Accusations State Position Notes


Cleveland bishop was Edward Francis Hoban (1945-1966)

1956 St. Christopher's Rocky River OH



St. Christopher's had a school with 403-511 students.
1956 1961 Holy Name Cleveland OH 5/6, 4/6, 3/6 Holy Name had an elementary school (K-6) with 886-1,085 students and a Jr. High and High School (7-12) with 1,038-799 students.
1961 1965 St. Joseph's Collinwood OH 3/3, 2/3 St. Joseph's had a school with 573-519 students.


Hoban was succeeded by Clarence George Issenmann (1966-1974)

1968 St. Peter's Lorain OH 2/3 St. Peter's had a school with 424-445 students.
1968 1971 St. Margaret Mary South Euclid OH



St. Margaret Mary had a school with 923-841 students.
1971? 1972 St. William's Cleveland OH 2/3

St. William's had a school with 495 students.

In the 1972 Directory, McBride is indexed at St. William's but is not listed there in the Cleveland diocesan pages.

1971 1972 St. Wendelin's Cleveland OH Parochial Vicar This assignment is per the diocese.
1970 1975 Assistant Secretary for the Diocesan Legal Office        
1971 1976 Diocesan Council of Administration        
1976 1977 Diocesan Central Maintenance Director        


James Aloysius Hickey replaced Issenmann (1974-1980)

1975 Conversion of St. Paul and Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament (St. Paul Shrine) Cleveland OH 1/2, 1/4  
1975 1980 St. Thomas Aquinas Cleveland OH 1/2, 1/3 St. Thomas Aquinas' had a school with 233-259 students.


Following Hickey as bishop was Anthony Michael Pilla (1980-2006)

1987 St. Ann's Cleveland Heights OH 1/2, 1/5, 1/3, 1/4 St. Ann's had a school with 487-356 students.
1987 1989         McBride is not indexed in the 1988 or 1989 Directories.
1989 1991 Absent on Leave        


Buffalo bishop was Edward Dennis Head (1973-1995)

1994 Released from Diocesan Assignment Mayville NY   The 1992, 1993, and 1994 Directories list McBride's address as P.O. Box 156 Mayville, NY
1994 1997         McBride is not indexed in the 1995-1997 Directories.
1997 2002 St. Barnabas


• McBride was found in a grand jury investigation to have solicited sex in April 2002 from a 17-year-old boy at a bar in Ohio City. (Plain Dealer
June 27, 2003)

OH 2/2, 3/3

St. Barnabas had a school with 686-762 students.

McBride was placed on Administrative Leave in July 2002 (Diocese of Cleveland
May 15, 2003) He pleaded guilty to promoting prostitution. (Chicago Sun-Times [Cleveland OH]
May 16, 2003) He was sentenced to three years' probation. (Plain Dealer
June 27, 2003)


Richard Gerard Lennon replaced Pilla
(2006- )

2015 Administrative Leave       McBride died January 12, 2015. (Diocese of Cleveland)

: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1952-2009)

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This assignment record was last updated on May 28, 2016.