Fr. David C. Murphy

Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Removed from his position as chaplain at Brockton Hospital in 2/02 because of multiple allegations of abuse. Had been in this assignment since 1997; hospital did not know of past allegations. Multiple allegations shown in personnel file released in 12/02. One individual received a $20K settlement. One new claim received after Murphy was placed on leave. Still on administrative leave as of 8/11 and canonical proceedings still in process, per Boston AD database. In 10/15 Murphy’s status is “Found unsubstantiated; Restricted; Senior Priest.” In 2020 the archdiocesan website shows him as “deceased (2014).”


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