Fr. Daniel E. Friedman (Daniel L. Friedman): Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Fr. Daniel E. Friedman (Daniel L. Friedman)

Ordained: 1972

  • 1973-1977: Cathedral of St. Peter, Belleville, IL (BEL)
  • 1978-1980: St. Augustine of Canterbury, Belleville, IL (BEL)
  • 1981-1986: St. Rose of Lima Church, Metropolis, IL (BEL)
  • 1987-1994: St. Paul, Vienna, IL (BEL)
  • 1995: Leave of Absence (BEL)
  • 1996-2002: St. Francis of Assisi, Aviston, IL (BEL)
  • 2003: Leave of Absence (BEL)
  • 2004-2019: St. Francis of Assisi, Aviston, IL (BEL)

Fr. Daniel Friedman was accused of making sexual advances towards a boy at Camp Ondessonk in approximately 1986. He was recommended for removal in 1988 but no action was taken until 1994. Fr. Friedman was removed from ministry in 2002 pending review of the 1986 allegation. He was allowed to return to active ministry in 2003. Fr. Friedman remains an active priest in the Diocese of Belleville. Fr. Friedman’s access to children is unknown.