Fr. Cornelius K. Murphy – Diocese of San Jose

On Behalf of | Dec 30, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Cornelius Murphy

Diocese of San Jose (Jesuits)

Ordained: 1945

Dead: 1982

Assignment History:

  • 1945-1946: Alma College (Alma, CA)
  • 1946-1947: Our Lady of Martyrs (Auriesville, NY)
  • 1947-1956: St. Joseph’s (Nome, AK)
  • 1956-1965: Immaculate Conception (Fairbanks, AK)
  • 1965-1973: St. Joseph’s (Nome, AK)
  • 1965-1967: Immaculate Conception (Bethel, AK)
  • 1965-1980: Family Life Office (Fairbanks, AK)
  • 1971-1973: Tribunal (Fairbanks, AK)
  • 1974-1978: Bishop’s Council (Fairbanks, AK)
  • 1967-1982: Immaculate Conception (Fairbanks, AK)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Cornelius Murphy:

Fr. Cornelius Murphy was a Jesuit priest of the Oregon Province, ordained in 1945. He spent the majority of his career serving multiple parishes in Alaska, but he also served in the Diocese of San Jose. According to media reports, in January 2010, there was one pending claim against him shown in the bankruptcy reorganization documents for the Diocese of Fairbanks. In 2018, Fr. Murphy was included on the Jesuits West Province list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse. It noted allegations reported in 2009 in reference to abuse that took place in 1964-1967.

Fr. Murphy died in 1982.

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