Bishop Richard Malone placed innocent children at risk of being sexually abused.
A copy of Bishop Malone's original memo can be found on pages 43-44 of the documents.
FROM: Bishop (Richard) Malone (initialed)
DATE: January 26, 2002
SUBJECT: Father Daniel Graham, Father Robert Monagle
I. Father Daniel Graham
I met this morning with Father Daniel Graham and informed him that, because of the new policy of the
I assured Father Graham that we are very aware that he has been giving excellent service as pastor of
While he was shocked with the suddenness of this decision, he seemed to understand the reason for it.
I told Dan that he was not to appear at any Masses in the parish from this weekend on, despite the fact
I offered him the opportunity of being admitted to St. Elizabeth Medical Center this afternoon for a full
I also told Dan that it is important that he arrange right away with his own physicians to have a full
I told Dan that I would be talking to Fr. Bob Monagle about this situation right away. Dan did not have a
This was the most difficult thing I have had to do as a bishop and, perhaps, in 30 years as a priest. But,
II. Father Robert Monagle
After some difficulty, I was able to contact Father Robert Monagle. Because he was preparing to go to a
Bob said there is no problem covering the weekend Masses, since there are several priests who assist