At a gathering of US bishops in Baltimore in 2018, Bishop Daly was outspoken against many bishops’ toleration of homosexual activity in the clergy. Daly called for a thorough look into seminaries and novitiates in order to clean up homosexual activity in the Church. Daly also rejected Cardinal Cupich’s claim that clerical sexual abuse crisis was caused by “clericalism.” Instead, Daly said, “There is truly a diabolical nature to this crisis. It is not clericalism. It is a crisis, an immoral crisis. Prayers and fasting are needed as a foundation on which real reform can be built.”