Thursday, June 23, 2011

Investigation Started In 2005

A D.C. Jesuit who has served as a national leader on spiritual music and African American worship has been permanently removed from ministry after an investigator concluded that he improperly touched a child in the 1980s. The Rev. J-Glenn Murray was associate pastor at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church in Northwest Washington when he was removed this month, according to a statement by the regional office of the Jesuits, an order of the Catholic Church.The abuse allegedly took place when Murray worked as a teacher at St. Frances-Charles Hall high school in Baltimore. The school is now called St. Frances Academy.
The accuser first made a complaint in 2005, the statement said, but an initial investigation concluded that the person was not credible. The statement said police told the Jesuits that their investigation was closed because the accuser would not speak with them.
A spokeswoman for the regional office of the Jesuits was not able to say immediately whether the allegation involves more than one incident. The pastor at St. Aloysius declined to comment.
Link (here) to read the full Washington Post article.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for just giving us the facts. Over at "Whispers in the Loggia," Father Murray was described as "A leading scholar." J-Glenn is many things but he is not, never was, and never will be "a leading scholar."

Anonymous said...

No, he is far from being in scholar in anything but self-publicity. He has got a reputation for being a liturgist but his ill-grounded opinions in this subject are worthless.

Anonymous said...

I was just shown a video of his regarding the liturgy. This is disheartening news.