Bishop Murphy Criticized for Refusing to Suspend Priest

By Bart Jones
May 6, 2016

Attorney Mike Reck, left, speaks to the media on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, as images of the Rev. Gregory Yacyshyn and a childhood photo of his accuser are displayed. (Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

A national sex abuse victims group on Friday criticized Bishop William Murphy of the Diocese of Rockville Centre for refusing to suspend from ministry a priest who is accused of abusing two children in a parish where he worked.

The Rev. Gregory Yacyshyn was recently accused in two separate lawsuits of allegedly abusing a boy and a girl while serving at St. Francis of Assisi in Greenlawn more...









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