Office of the Bishop

Statement Regarding the Resignation of Bishop-elect Michel Mulloy

The Diocese of Sioux Falls was recently notified of an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor made against the Reverend Michel Mulloy, a priest who previously served in this diocese. The alleged abuse is said to have occurred in the 1980’s when Father Malloy was serving in the Diocese of Rapid City. The Diocese of Sioux Falls has no record of having received complaints or allegations regarding the conduct of Father Mulloy during his assigned ministry in the Diocese of Sioux Falls. When notifying the Diocese of the allegation, the Diocese of Rapid City confirmed that law enforcement had been contacted. Out of an abundance of caution and in fulfillment of our Sexual Misconduct Policy, the Diocese of Sioux Falls also notified lawenforcement of the allegation. Reverend Mulloy was ordained for the Diocese of Sioux Falls on June 8, 1979 and served in this diocese from July 1981 to July 1983 as a parochial vicar at Christ the King Parish in Sioux Falls. Except for that two-year period, Reverend Mulloy has served in the Diocese of Rapid City. He was incardinated as a priest of Rapid City on October 17, 1986. The Diocese of Sioux Falls encourages anyone with knowledge of abuse by a member of the clergy or by an employee of the diocese (including its parishes, schools and any other ministries conducted under the authority of the bishop), regardless of when the harm occurred, to first report the matter to law enforcement. Individuals harmed by a minister of the Church are also encouraged to contact the Diocese to receive assistance in healing. To do so, please contact the Diocesan Victim Assistance coordinator at 800-700-7867 or the diocesan chancellor at 605-988-3704. Victims can also email the Diocese at All information will be treated confidentially. In accordance with diocesan policy, anyone coming forward with an allegations of sexual misconduct involving children or young people and priests, deacons, lay employees, or volunteers serving the Diocese of Sioux Falls should be advised that the allegation will be reported to civil authorities and investigated.