By Joseph Murphy, Ph.D., D.D.
Joseph Murphy (1898-1981), was born in a small town in Ireland. His father, Denis Murphy, was a deacon and professor at the National School of Ireland, a Jesuit facility. His mother, Ellen was a housewife. Murphy left his family during his twenties to go to America to pursue his goal of exploring new ideas and to gain new experiences, which he could not pursue in Catholic..