Daniel Joseph Curley

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Daniel Joseph Curley (June 16, 1869 – August 3, 1932) was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Bishop of Syracuse from 1923 until his death in 1932.

Biography[edit]

Daniel Curley was born in New York City to Michael and Margaret (née Swan) Curley.[1] He studied at St. Francis Xavier College and afterwards St. Joseph's Seminary in Troy, where he befriended Patrick Joseph Hayes (future Archbishop of New York and a cardinal).[2] He furthered his studies at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, and was there ordained to the priesthood on May 19, 1894.[3]

Following his return to New York, he served as a curate at the Church of the Holy Name in Manhattan.[1] He became secretary to Archbishop Michael Corrigan in 1901, and the founding pastor of Our Lady of Solace Church in The Bronx in 1902.[2] In 1921 his name was suggested by Archbishop Patrick Hayes as an auxiliary bishop of New York.[2]

On February 19, 1923, Curley was appointed the third Bishop of Syracuse by Pope Pius XI.[3] He received his episcopal consecration on the following May 1 from Archbishop Hayes, with Bishops Edmund Gibbons and William Turner serving as co-consecrators, at St. Patrick's Cathedral.[3] During his nine-year-long tenure, he established a Society for the Propagation of the Faith, 28 parishes, 18 schools, Loretto Rest, and Lourdes Hospital.[1] At his invitation, the Sisters of Perpetual Rosary opened the first home for cloistered nuns in Syracuse.[1]

Curley died from heart disease at age 63 in Syracuse, New York.[2] He is buried in the crypt of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Most Rev. Daniel Joseph Curley". Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Bishop D.J. Curley dies in Syracuse". The New York Times. 1932-08-04. 
  3. ^ a b c "Bishop Daniel Joseph Curley". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. [self-published source]
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
John Grimes
Bishop of Syracuse
1923–1932
Succeeded by
John A. Duffy