Fr. J. Glenn Murray – Archdiocese of Washington

Father J. Glenn Murray

      Archdiocese of Washington/Jesuit Order      

Ordained: 1979

Removed: 2011

Assigned as follows:

  • 1979 – 1980   Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • 1980 – 1981   Holy Cross (Durham, NC)
  • 1980 – 1981   St. Bernadette’s (Butner, NC)
  • 1980 – 1981   Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • 1981 – 1988   St. Francis-Charles Hall School (Baltimore, MD)
  • 1981 – 1982   Loyola College (Baltimore, MD)
  • 1982 – 1984   Jesuit Community at Loyola College (Baltimore, MD)
  • 1984 – 1991   All Saints (Baltimore, MD)
  • 1991 – 1992   Jesuit Community Corp at St. Louis University, Jesuit Hall (St. Louis, MO)
  • 1988 – 2007   St. Henry’s (Cleveland, OH)
  • 2007 – 2011  St. Aloysius (Washington, DC)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father J. Glenn Murray:

According to media reports, in 2005, a report was made to the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus that FatherJ. Glenn Murray had improperly touched a male high school student in the early 1980s. The abuse happened while he was serving at St. Frances-Charles Hall, now known as St. Frances Academy in Baltimore.

The Jesuits said they informed civil authorities, but the case was closed because the allegations could not be verified when Father Murray’s accuser wouldn’t speak with them. The Province’s Review Board determined that the allegation was not credible, and Father Murray was allowed to remain in ministry.

In June 2011, the Jesuits revisited the case when Father Murray was being considered for a new assignment. Based on new information that showed the allegation to be credible, Father Murray was permanently removed from ministry.

Father Murray is currently living in a monitored residence within the Jesuit Community.

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