Br. Howard Murphy

Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Religious Order:  Marist

Summary of Assignments:

  • St. Mary’s High School in Manhasset, NY; mid 1980s

Notes:  Murphy, a teacher and guidance counselor at St. Mary’s High School in 1984, was named as a defendant in one of two civil suits filed in April 2003. Suits contain allegations for the first time against 9 priests and brothers. Abuse by Murphy is alleged to have occurred in 1984 while on a retreat in upstate New York. Sexual and psychological abuse alleged.

Sources:  Compasso v. Vollmer et al, Supreme Court, State of NY, County of Nassau; Newsday 4.15.03 (2nd); Newsday 04.15.03 Assignment Record and Other Info

Note: Years listed indicate editions of the Official Catholic Directory. Because of the publication schedule of the Directory, a priest listed at a parish in a given year was also likely at that parish for part of the previous year.