Fr. Joseph L. Murphy, O.M.I.: Accused of Sexual Misconduct With Minors

Fr. Joseph L. Murphy, O.M.I.

1936: Ordained
  • 1936-1956: Unknown
  • 1957-1960: St. Ferdinand’s, San Fernando, CA
  • 1961: Oblates of Mary Immaculate, Mission House, San Fernando, CA
  • 1962-1963: St. Ferdinand’s, San Fernando, CA
  • 1964-1974: Unknown
  • 1975: Died

According to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, at least one survivor has come forward alleging child sexual abuse by Fr. Joseph L. Murphy, O.M.I., a member of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate Order, from approximately 1957 to 1960, while he worked at St. Ferdinand’s in San Fernando. Fr. Murphy also worked in the Diocese of Oakland at St. Rose of Lima in Crockett. In 2013, his personnel file was released by the order, but did not include information on the alleged child sexual abuse. Fr. Murphy was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors.