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Laudato Si Resources

With the help of our friends, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, we've complied a complete list of resources to help you navigate Pope Francis' recent encyclical on the environment!   READ MORE

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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Special Talk on "Laudato Si"

Join the Murphy Initiative November 14 in Baltimore as our featured speaker Sr. Mary Elizabeth Clark, SSJ provides insight into this groundbreaking document. 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…