Fr. John Daniel Murphy

Religious Order:  Augustinian

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Chicago


At least 6 plaintiffs filed suits in 2003 accusing Murphy of abuse. 13 plaintiffs settled 2004. Order knew of abuse of at least 1 by 1981. Resigned from Order in 1993. Named in 1/06 class action suit. Named in new suit filed 3/08 by one man who alleged Murphy and music director, Br. Mark Thedens abused him 1976-1979.


Chicago Sun-Times 02.14.03; Chicago Tribune 02.15.03; Chicago Tribune 08.20.03; Chicago Sun-Times 07.15.04; Chicago Sun Times 12.08.04; Chicago Tribune 12.08.04; KOTV (Tulsa, OK) 12.08.04; Chicago Daily Herald 12.09.04; Chicago Sun-Times 02.01.06; Daily Southtown 02.01.06; Chicago Sun Times 03.21.08; Southtown Star 03.21.08; Southwest News Herald 03.28.08; SNAP Letter to Cardinal George 04.30.13