Father Daniel Madigan
Diocese of Sacramento
- Munchin Parish (Limerick City, Ireland)
- Our Lady of Lourdes (Del Paso Heights, CA)
- Sacred Heart Church (Sacramento, CA)
- Immaculate Conception Church (Sacramento, CA)
- Joseph Church (Clarksburg, CA)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Daniel Madigan
On August 17, 2021, the Diocese of Sacramento announced Fr. Daniel Madigan was accused of sexual misconduct with a minor in Ireland. “In accordance with diocesan policy, Fr. Madigan’s priestly faculties were removed pending the outcome of a formal investigation,” the diocese said in an official statement last week.
In its statement, the Diocese of Sacramento stated that law enforcement in both California and Ireland had been made aware of the accusation against Fr. Madigan, as well as child protective services in both jurisdictions. Further information about the nature of the abuse is not publicly available at this time.
In 1976, Fr. Daniel Madigan founded the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services and led the organization until 2006. Additionally, Fr. Madigan served with the Bishop Gallegos Maternity Home. Current leadership at the food bank and the maternity home has also been made aware of the accusation, according to the Diocese of Sacramento.
Ordained June 7, 1964, Fr. Daniel Madigan began his ministry at St. Munchin Parish in Ireland. Before his first assignment at Our Lady of Lourdes in Del Paso Heights, sources say Fr. Madigan served at Holy Family Church in Citrus Heights and Saint James Parish in Davis. Fr. Madigan retired from ministry in July 2014, and in an interview with a local news outlet, he stated he would be moving to another residence in Clarksburg after he retired.
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