Fr. John D. Murphy was an Augustinian priest who worked in the Archdiocese of Chicago. The Augustinian order received allegations of child sexual abuse against Fr. Murphy in 1981. Following professional advice that Fr. Murphy was fit to minister without restrictions, leadership assigned Fr. Murphy to St. Rita of Cascia in Chicago, Illinois. The Order received additional allegations of child sexual abuse against Fr. Murphy in 1993. At that point, Fr. Murphy resigned from the priesthood.