Msgr. Daniel M. Dougherty: Diocesan Clergy Accused of Sexual Misconduct With a Minor

Msgr. Daniel M. Dougherty

Daniel M. Dougherty
Ordained: 1927
  • 1928-1929: Unknown
  • 1930-1942: St. Veronica’s, New York, NY (NY)
  • 1931: Motherhouse, Novitiate and Scholasticate of the Sisters of Charity, New York, NY (NY)
  • 1930-1932: College of Mount Saint Vincent, New York, NY (NY)
  • 1933-1942: St. Clare’s, New York, NY (NY)
  • 1943: Blessed Sacrament, New Rochelle, NY (NY)
  • 1944-1954: Cathedral College (St. Joseph’s Seminary and College), New York, NY (NY)
  • 1945-1955: Absent On Leave (NY)
  • 1955-1972: St. Patrick’s, Verplanck, NY (NY)
  • 1973-1978: Retired; Clairvaux, R.F.D. 2 Stowe, Vermont 05627 (NY)
  • 1976-1978: St. Patrick’s, Verplanck, NY (NY)
  • 1978: Died

Msgr. Daniel Dougherty reportedly ran a camp for seminarians at Clairvaux during the summers for approximately 30 years. Both the camp and Fr. Dougherty were reportedly well known to the priests of New York. Msgr. Dougherty was named on the Archdiocese of New York’s 2019 “List of Archdiocesan Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor or the Subject of Eligible IRCP Compensation Claims” in the section “[t]he following archdiocesan clergy do not meet the criteria set forth above, but the IRCP’s independent administrators have determined that claims against them were eligible for compensation.” The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including when and where the abuse occurred, are unknown.