Bp. Daniel Ryan: Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor Have Been Admitted, Established or Determined to Be Credible

Bp. Daniel Ryan

Ordained: 1956

  • 1957-1958 St. Paul the Apostle, Joliet, IL (JOL)
  • 1978-1983 Personnel Advisors, Joliet, IL (JOL)
  • 1959-1960 Rome, Italy (JOL) 1980-1982 St. Michael, Wheaton, IL (JOL)
  • 1961-1963 Diocesan Notary, Joliet, IL; St. Joseph’s, Rockdale, IL (JOL)
  • 1983 Auxiliary Bishop – 19 W. 070 16th St., Lombard, IL (JOL)
  • 1962-1977 Seminary Board, Joliet, IL (JOL)
  • 1984 Unknown
  • 1963-1965 Diocesan Actuary, Joliet, IL (JOL); Assistant Chancellor, Joliet, IL (JOL)
  • 1984-1999 Bishop – 524 E. Lawrence Ave., P.O. Box
  • 1667, Springfield, IL (SFD)
  • 1964-1965 St. Mary Nativity, Joliet, IL (JOL)
  • 2000-2004 Bishop (Retired) – 1625 W. Washington St.,Springfield, IL (SFD)
  • 1965-1969 Synodal Examiners and Parish Priest Consultors, Joliet, IL (JOL)
  • 2005 Bishop (Retired) – 1400 Guemes Court, Springfield, IL (SFD)
  • 1965-1978 Chancellor, Joliet, IL (JOL) 2006-2015 Bishop (Retired) – 1464 Green Trail Dr.,Naperville, IL (JOL)
  • 1966-1979 St. Thaddeus, Joliet, IL (JOL) 2015 Died
  • 1977-1983 Vicar General, Joliet, IL (JOL)

Bp. Daniel Ryan worked as chancellor and auxiliary bishop of the Joliet diocese prior to his appointment as Bishop of the Springfield diocese in 1983. In 1999, Bp. Ryan resigned as the bishop of the Diocese of Springfield. Shortly after his resignation, he was named in a lawsuit that was later dismissed. Bp. Ryan allegedly failed to act and covered up sexual misconduct by other priests within the Springfield diocese. In 2002, an allegation against Bp. Ryan surfaced that he solicited sex from a 15 year-old boy in approximately 1984. Bp. Ryan was removed from public ministry while the child sexual abuse allegation against him was investigated. In 2018, Bp. Ryan was included on the Diocese of Springfield’s list of clergy with substantiated cases of sexual abuse of a minor.