Fr. Timothy M. Murphy – Archdiocese of Baltimore

by | Aug 7, 2023 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Fr. Timothy M. Murphy

Archdiocese of Baltimore/Trinitarians

Fr. Timothy Murphy Horowitz Law


Ordained: 1967

Faculties Removed: 1999

Died: 2004


Assignment History:

  • 1967-1970 Part-time Faculty, DeMatha Catholic High School, Hyattsville, MD
  • 1970-1972 Associate Pastor, St. Charles Borromeo Church, Pikesville, MD
  • 1972-1976 Full-time Faculty, Bishop Cantwell High School, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1976-1981 Full-time Faculty, Flintridge School, LaCaada, CA
  • 1980 Residence, Passionist Monastery, Sierra Madre, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1980 Residence, Holy Family Church, South Pasadena, CA
  • 1980-1981 Residence, St. Rita’s Church, Sierra Madre, CA
  • 1981-1986 Full-time Faculty, Villanova Preparatory School, Ojai, CA
  • 1986-1987 Full-time Faculty, Notre Dame High School, Sherman Oaks, CA
  • 1988-1991 Associate Pastor, Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Victoria, TX
  • 1988-1990 Chaplain, Full-time Faculty, St. Joseph’s High School, Victoria, TX
  • 1990-1991 Hospital Chaplain, Victoria, TX
  • 1991-1999 Residence, Holy Trinity Monastery, Pikesville, MD
  • 1993-1996 Director, Holy Trinity Monastery and Spiritual Center, Pikesville, MD
  • 1996-1999 Guest Master, Holy Trinity Monastery and Spiritual Center, Pikesville, MD
  • 1997-1999 Part-time Chaplain, St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Towson, MD


Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Timothy M. Murphy:

Fr. Timothy Murphy was one of the 156 priests identified by the Maryland Attorney General as having been accused of sexually abusing minors during their tenure with the Archdiocese of Baltimore.


According to the Attorney General’s report, a man reported in 1999 that he had been sexually abused by Fr. Murphy at St. Charles Borromeo in Baltimore in approximately 1970, when the victim was 12 years old. The victim worked at the rectory and his position involved contact with Fr. Murphy. Fr. Murphy began to befriend the victim and take the victim out to the movies and to dinners. Fr. Murphy then began to sexually abuse the victim, which occurred continuously for approximately one year, until the victim quit his job at the rectory.


Fr. Murphy had his faculties revoked in 1999 and was placed on administrative leave. Fr. Murphy entered Southdown Institute in Canada, a facility for clergy suffering from mental health issues, where he remained until his death.

In 2008, the Archdiocese of Baltimore and the Trinitarians entered into a settlement with the victim.

Fr. Murphy’s name appears on the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s list of priests credibly accused of sexual misconduct with a minor.

According to the Attorney General’s report, Fr. Murphy died in 2004.

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