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Urge Congress to support the Iran nuclear deal! TAKE ACTION

The Bishop P. Francis Murphy Peacemaking Award

Each year we present a peace award in honor of our namesake, Bishop P. Francis Murphy, to deserving Catholic high school students.   Learn more about this prestigious award!

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What Would Oscar Romero Say Today About El Salvador?

The Murphy Initiative is not neutral on this. We continue to stand strong with all those who flee violence and poverty in Central America and seek refuge in our country. READ MORE

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The Bishop Murphy Story

Philip Francis (Frank) Murphy was born on March 25, 1933, in Cumberland, Maryland, to Philip A. and Kathleen E. (Huth) Murphy. He attended St. Mary’s School in Cumberland and St. Charles High School and College in Catonsville, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore. In 1955, Bishop Murphy set sail from New York aboard the Andrea Doria in 1955, bound for Rome and the further study of theology. Read more…