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Father Gerald E. Murray

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Local Address: New York, United States
Holy Family Church

Employment History


  • Dartmouth College
  • Regis High School
  • doctorate
    Gregorian University
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Fr. Gerald Murray of St. Vincent De Paul Church remembers going to the roof of his rectory in Chelsea when he saw the second plane hit the World Trade Center.
“It was quite dramatic,†he recalled, momentarily stunned by what he saw that morning 10 years ago.
Having served as a Navy Reserve chaplain, Fr. Murray explained that he was taught that the “chaplain doesn't go to the battle line, he goes where they bring the wounded â€" the aid station.â€
“Immediately I saw the priest at St. Vincent's and I said 'could you use some help?' and he said 'yes' so I stayed at St. Vincent's the whole morning and gave absolution to people who were being wheeled in.â€
He was later joined by former archbishop of New York Cardinal Edward Egan and a diocesan priest who was the chaplain of the Port Authority police who was covered in soot from being downtown.
Fr. Murray said he remembers the sudden screams that went up from those around him at the hospital as they helplessly looked on from a distance when the Twin Towers began collapsing.
Later in the day, “I went back to my parish to say Mass, and that was one of the most dramatic feelings,†he said. “Saying Mass knowing that we'd been hit by this evil.â€
In the following months, Fr. Murray spent substantial amounts of time at Ground Zero.
“The city really snapped into action,†Fr. Murray said, noting that then-mayor Rudy Guliani came by that morning to St. Vincent's Hospital.
“My parish is on 23rd street,†Fr. Murray noted, “which is a main crosstown route for any transport but it became the route for any ambulances that recovered remains.â€
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Father Gerald Murray has been assigned to continue as pastor of St. Vincent de Paul, Manhattan, for an additional year.
Father Murray has been pastor of St. Vincent de Paul since 1998. Previously he served as a judge on the Metropolitan Tribunal, 1997-1998. He was parochial vicar at St. Patrick's Cathedral, 1991-1993. From 1993 to 1997 he studied at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, where he earned a doctorate in canon law. Earlier he was temporary administrator of Nativity of Our Blessed Lady, the Bronx, 1990-1991, and a parochial vicar at St. Elizabeth's, Manhattan, and St. Athanasius, the Bronx. He also served as assistant director in the Office of Christian and Family Development (now the Family Life/Respect Life Office). His appointment was effective Sept. 1.
Msgr. O'Connor has been pastor of Blessed Kateri since 2007. He was vice chancellor for priest personnel, 2002-2007, and pastor of St. Stephen's in Warwick, 1997-2002. He was headmaster of Cathedral Prep, 1993-1997, and procurator and dean of students at St. John Neumann Residence in the Bronx (now St. John Neumann Seminary College in Dunwoodie), 1990-1993. He was a parochial vicar at St. Mary's, Wappingers Falls, 1987-1990, and St. Augustine's, New City, 1980-1987. His appointment was effective Sept. 7.
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Fr. Gerald E. Murray, a priest of the Archdiocese of New York, is the pastor of Holy Family Church, the United Nations Parish, in Manhattan. He was ordained a priest in December of 1984 by John Cardinal O'Connor. He served in various parishes in Manhattan and the Bronx before being sent in 1993 for graduate studies in Canon Law in Rome . He was awarded a Doctorate in Canon Law in 1998 from the Pontifical Gregorian University. He served as a judge on the New York Metropolitan Tribunal before retuning to parish work first at St. Vincent De Paul Church in Manhattan, and now at Holy Family Church. Fr. Murray was a chaplain in the United States Naval Reserve from 1994 to 2005. He is the chaplain of American Legion Post 754 in New York, and of the New York Council of the Unites States Navy League. He is a frequent commentator on various media outlets, including EWTN, Fox News, Fox Business News, MSNBC, Radio Maria, Fox News Radio and Voice of America.
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New York City, N.Y., Feb 16, 2010 (CNA).- Fr. Gerald Murray, a canon lawyer and pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Church in New York City explained to CNA this week that the current discussions between the Holy See and the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) "hold great promise for progress."
Fr. Murray addressed the origins of the traditionalist society, which was founded in 1970 by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre in opposition to the teachings of the Second Vatican Council. Then, in 1988, the archbishop ordained four bishops without the requisite permission of the Holy Father.
Following the ordinations, the bishops were excommunicated by then-Pope John Paul II. However, in January 2009, Pope Benedict XVI lifted the excommunication of the SSPX bishops in a decision he hoped would lead to "real and final unity. "As you know," noted Fr. Murray, "the Pope remitted the penalty of excommunication which the four ordained bishops had received by automatic censure penalty...which had been declared by the Holy See at the time they were ordained by Archbishop Lefebvre in 1988."
"Pope Benedict XVI, in his goodness, decided to remit those penalties," the canon lawyer observed, "but the bishops were not restored to full communion with the Holy See. This is because, "to receive ordination without the requisite permission is a canonical offense, and the penalty is suspension," said Fr. Murray. Thus, the bishops, who are no longer excommunicated, are still under the penalty of suspension.
Now that the excommunications have been lifted, the current point of doctrinal contention is the legitimacy of the Second Vatican Council and its teachings, which members of the SSPX do not accept.
The discussions currently underway, with meetings in Rome every two months, are attempting to resolve the canonical status of the priests and bishops, as well as of the lay faithful, who are a part of the society. Though they do not accept the legitimacy of the council, Fr. Murray stated, "The Lefebrvite faithful, by their own admission, recognize Pope Benedict XVI as a legitimate pastor of the church, but in practice, the failure to submit to the Pope and the bishops in communion is an obstacle to them being at full visible communion with the church."
Though the SSPX's bishop Richard Williamson has called the consultations a "dialogue of the deaf," Fr. Murray said that he thinks "these discussions hold great promise for progress. He also noted that, though there is no official word of progress yet, the participants on both sides "have referred to the cordial and friendly nature of these discussions."
Fr. Murray added that Pope Benedict has "widened the availability of the traditional Mass and sacraments celebrated in the traditional formula" but that "the faithful are not encouraged to attend the sacraments in the chapels of the SSPX because the canonical situation of the priests is irregular."
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