Rev. Daniel J. Hoy

Summary of Case: Hoy was one of twenty-one priests placed on administrative leave by the Philadelphia archdiocese March 7, 2011 pending an investigation for credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors.

: 1948

Retired: 1998


Start Stop Parish Town/Accusations State Position Notes
1948 1951 St. Joseph's Downington PA 2/3, 2/2  


Philadelphia archbishop was Dennis Joseph Dougherty (1918-1951), followed by John Francis O'Hara, C.S.C. (1951-1960)

1957 St. Christopher's Philadelphia PA 2/2 Parish had a school beginning in 1953 with 172-350 boys and 128-365 girls.
1951 1957 Philadelphia State Hospital Philadelphia PA   This was a station of St. Christophers, "attended every Sunday and holy day".


O'Hara was succeeded by John Joseph Krol (1961-1988)

1964 Old St. Mary's Philadelphia PA 2/3  
1964 1969 St. Joseph's Collingdale PA 2/4, 2/3, 3/4 Parish had a school with 926-748 boys and 879-812 girls.
1969 1972 Most Blessed Sacrament Philadelphia PA 5/6, 5/5 Parish had a school with 1,197-929 boys and 1,117-831 girls.
1972 1977 Our Lady of Perpetual Help Morton PA 2/3, 3/4 Parish had a school with 822-610 students.
1977 1982 St. Peter's Honey Brook PA 1/1  


Anthony Joseph Bevilacqua replaced Krol (1987-2003)

1991 St. Leo's Philadelphia PA 1/4, 1/3 Parish had a school with 680-579 students.


Bevilacqua was succeeded as archbishop by Justin Francis Rigali
(2003- )

2011 Our Lady of the Assumption (Italian) Strafford PA

2/4, 2/3, 1/3, 3/3, 4/4

From 1998 on Hoy was in residence.

Parish had a preschool. It also had a religious education program with 288-104 students.

Hoy retired in 1998. He was removed from active ministry March 7, 2011 after a grand jury report found that he, among 37 other archdiocesan priests, had been accused or suspected of sexual abuse or misbehavior with children. (New York Times
March 8, 2011)
of the 37 were suspended pending further investigation. (Philadelphia Inquirer
March 9, 2011)


Source: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1949-2010)

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This assignment record was last updated on March 11, 2011