|Assignment Record – Rev. Cornelius K. "Neil" Murphy, s.j.
Summary of Case: Neil K. Murphy was a Jesuit of the Oregon Province, ordained in 1945. He spent his entire career in Alaska, assisting and pastoring at parishes in Nome, Bethel and Fairbanks. He was longtime director of the Fairbanks' diocese's Family Life Office and worked on the Tribunal and Bishop's Council. Murphy died in 1982. According to the Fairbanks diocese's bankruptcy reorganization documents in 2010, there was at some point a complaint against Murphy of sexual abuse.
Died: April 16, 1982
San Francisco archbishop was John Joseph Mitty (1935-1961).
Albany bishop was Edmund Francis Gibbons (1919-1954).
|1947||Our Lady of Martyrs||Auriesville||NY||Jesuit Tertianship|
Vicariate Apostolic of Alaska bishop was Walter James Fitzgerald, s.j. (1945-1947), followed by Francis Doyle Gleeson, s.j. (1948-1968).
|1956||St. Joseph's||Nome||AK||1/1, 1/2|
|1947||1955||White Mountain||AK||This was a station of St. Joseph's in Nome.|
|1947||1956||Mary's Igloo||AK||This was a station of St. Joseph's in Nome.|
|1950||1951||King Island||AK||This was a station of St. Joseph's in Nome.|
|1950||1956||Teller||AK||This was a station of St. Joseph's in Nome.|
|1950||1951||Diomede Island||AK||This was a station of St. Joseph's in Nome.|
|1951||1956||Lost River||AK||This was a station of St. Joseph's in Nome.|
Fairbanks was elevated to a diocese Aug. 8, 1962.
|1965||Immaculate Conception||Fairbanks||AK||2/2, 2/3,||Immaculate Conception had a school with 352-307 students, and a high school (Monroe High) with 36-107 students.|
|1956||1962||Nenana||AK||This was a station of Immaculate Conception in Fairbanks.|
|1956||1960||Highway Park||AK||This was a station of Immaculate Conception in Fairbanks.|
|1956||1962||Suntrana||AK||This was a station of Immaculate Conception in Fairbanks.|
|1956||1965||College||AK||This was a station of Immaculate Conception in Fairbanks.|
|1960||1962||Clear||AK||This was a station of Immaculate Conception in Fairbanks.|
|1962||1965||Harding Lake||AK||This was a station of Immaculate Conception in Fairbanks.|
Gleeson was succeeded as Fairbanks bishop by Robert Louis Whelan, s.j. (1968-1985).
|1973||St. Joseph's||Nome||AK||The 1966-1973 Directories index Murphy twice: as "Cornelius" at St. Joseph's in Nome, and as "Neil" otherwise. The Directories never list Murphy in the Fairbanks pages as at St. Joseph's in Nome, however.|
|1965||1967||Immaculate Conception||Bethel||AK||1/2||Murphy is indexed and listed in the Fairbanks archdiocesan pages of the 1966 and 1967 Directories as "Neil".|
|1965||1967||Aniak, Goodness Bay, Kalskag, McGrath, Medfra, Nyac, Platinum||AK||These were stations of Immaculate Conception in Bethel.|
|1965||1980||Family Life Office||Fairbanks||AK||director|
|1974||1978||Bishop's Council||Fairbanks||AK||diocesan consultors|
|1967||1982||Immaculate Conception||Fairbanks||AK||2/2, 2/3, 2/4, 1/3, 1/2||Murphy died April 16, 1982.|
Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1946-1983)
• Excerpt from Bankruptcy Reorganization Documents for Fairbanks Diocese, Jan. 25, 2010, p. 2