|Rev. Daniel E. Carter
Summary of Case: Carter was accused by a woman in a 2002 lawsuit of having molested her when she was 8 years old, in the late 1970s. Carter was a Marist Brother at the time, later to become a diocesan priest. The San Francisco archdiocese didn't place Carter on leave until more than four months after they learned of the allegation, doing so only after the woman filed suit. Carter was reinstated after eight months, despite the pending lawsuit. The review board had called the allegation "inconclusive", but Levada told Carter the allegation was "unfounded". Carter remains a parish pastor in San Francisco in September 2011.
|Notre Dame des Victoires||
• Carter was accused in a 2002 lawsuit by a 33 year-old social worker of having fondled her in the late 1970s when she was an eight year- old student at this parish's elementary school.
This was a Marist order parish and school with a ministry to French Catholics.
This assignment is per news reports. The abuse is said to have occurred before Carter's ordination, when he was a Marist Brother.
San Francisco archbishop was John Raphael Quinn (1977-1995)
|1989||All Hallows||San Francisco||CA||4/4, 2/2, 2/3||
Parish had a shcool with 288-192 students.
Carter was a Marist priest until 1989.
|1989||1995||Our Lady of the Pillar||Half Moon Bay||CA||2/3, 2/2|
|1989||1995||St. Anthony's||Pescadero||CA||This was a mission of Our Lady of the Pillar in Half Moon Bay.|
|1989||1990||Our Lady of Lourdes||Moss Beach||CA||This was a mission of Our Lady of the Pillar in Half Moon Bay.|
|1989||1995||Our Lady of Refuge||La Honda||CA||This was a mission of Our Lady of the Pillar in Half Moon Bay.|
|1994||1995||Mission Dolores||San Francisco||CA||This assignment is per a St. James' church bulletin.|
Quinn was succeeded by William Joseph Levada (1995-2005)
|2001||St. James||San Francisco||CA||1/4, 1/2, 1/1||Parish had a school with 239-225 students, and a religious education program with 65-107 students.|
|1996||2002||Youth Guidance Center||San Francisco||CA|
|Sept. 2001||Aug. 2002||Immaculate Heart of Mary||Belmont||CA||pastor||This assignment is per news reports.|
|Aug. 2002||April 2003||Administrative Leave||
Carter was placed on leave in Aug. 2002 due to an accusation that he had molested a girl in the 1970s. His accuser said she brought her complaint to the archdiocese four months before filing a lawsuit, but the archdiocese did not respond. Carter wasn't removed until just after the lawsuit was filed.
IHM was split with supporters who raised money for his defense and launched a petition drive on his behalf. There were home masses with Carter presiding as part of the campaign to have him reinstated. Other parishioners were appalled at Carter and his supporters' behavior.
Carter is not indexed in the 2003 or 2004 Directories.
|April 2003||Aug. 2003||
Immaculate Heart of Mary
Carter was returned to active ministry in April 2003.
Levada's handling of the Carter case was controversial. Carter was reinstated despite a pending lawsuit (although it had been briefly retracted, then refiled). Also, the archdiocesan review board had deemed the case "inconclusive", but Levada told Carter the allegations were deemed "unfounded".
|Aug. 2003||2005||St. Kevin's||San Francisco||CA||assistant||Parish had a religious education program with 85 students.|
George Hugh Niederauer replaced Levada (2005-)
|2011||Our Lady of Lourdes||San Francisco||CA||1/2, 1/1||Parish had a religious education program with 24-68 students.|
|2005||2011||All Hallows Chapel||San Francisco||CA||This was a mission of Our Lady of Lourdes.|
Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1978-2010)
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