Fr. John M. Murphy

Ordained: 1951
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of New Ulm MN

Ordained for St. Paul-Minneapolis, incardinated to New Ulm diocese when it formed in 1957. Died in 2001. Name included on New Ulm list released by Attorney Jeff Anderson 08/04/14. Names came from deposition of Rev. Francis Garvey, a former top New Ulm Diocese official, taken in 1/14. Garvey testified that Murphy’s housekeeper told him in the 1980s that Murphy was having boys up to his room. Garvey reported to the Bishop at the time who told him to mind his own business. Name added 11/3/17 to St. Paul-Minneapolis list of “list of priests and religious brothers who have served or spent time in the archdiocese and have substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a minor against them.”


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