Daniel Joseph Curley
Daniel Curley was born in New York City to Michael and Margaret (née Swan) Curley. 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). He furthered his studies at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, and was there ordained to the priesthood on May 19, 1894.
Following his return to New York, he served as a curate at the Church of the Holy Name in Manhattan. He became secretary to Archbishop Michael Corrigan in 1901, and the founding pastor of Our Lady of Solace Church in The Bronx in 1902. In 1921 his name was suggested by Archbishop Patrick Hayes as an auxiliary bishop of New York.
On February 19, 1923, Curley was appointed the third Bishop of Syracuse by Pope Pius XI. 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. 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. At his invitation, the Sisters of Perpetual Rosary opened the first home for cloistered nuns in Syracuse.
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