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; http://bishop-accountability.org/; BA.org 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.