Rev. Daniel J. Massie

Summary of Case: Massie was removed from ministry in August 2002 by the Milwaukee archdiocese due to unspecified past substantiated allegations of sexual misconduct with minors. By 2007 he was laicized.

Ordained
: 1980

   

Start Stop Parish Town/Accusations State Position Notes

1980

Milwaukee archbishop was Rembert George Weakland, O.S.B. (1977-2002)

1985 St. Mary's Menomonee Falls WI 4/4, 3/4, 3/3 Parish had a school with 422-373 students.
1985 1992 St. Rita's West Allis WI 3/3, 2/3 Parish had a school with 351-327 students.
1992 1995 Congregation of the Blessed Trinity Milwaukee WI 2/2 Parish had a school with 192-180 students.
1995 1998 St. Aloysius West Allis WI 2/2 Parish had a school with 267-246 students, and a religious education program with 195-160 students.
1998 2002 St. Michael's (Polish) Beaver Dam WI 2/2

Parish had a religious education program with 163-117 students.

Parish had a school consolidated with St. Patrick's and St. Peter's, with 183-172 students.

1998 2002 St. Patrick's (Irish) Beaver Dam WI 2/2 Parish had a school consolidated with St. Michael's and St. Peter's, with 183-172 students.
1998 2002 St. Peter's Beaver Dam WI 2/2

Parish had a school consolidated with St. Michael's and St. Patrick's, with 183-172 students.

Parish had a religious education program with 280-349 students.

2002

Weakland was replaced by Timothy Michael Dolan (2002-2009)

2003 On Leave       Massie was removed from ministry in August 2002, due to past allegations of "inappropriate sexual behaviors with minors".
2003 2007        

Massie is not indexed in the Directories after 2003.

Massie was fully restricted from priestly ministry, then laicized by November 2007.

 

Source: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1981-2003)

2 More Priests to Be Removed, By Tom Heinen, Journal Sentinel Online, August 20, 2002
Statement by the Milwaukee Archdiocese, July 9, 2004
Statement by the Milwaukee Archdiocese, November 26, 2007


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This assignment record was last updated on May 13, 2011