The Reverend Father Gerald E. Murray was born in Brooklyn, New York in May 1959, and grew up in New Rochelle. He attended Regis High School and Dartmouth College. He entered St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie in 1980, and was ordained a priest on December 1, 1984. He was assigned to various parishes in the Bronx and Manhattan before being sent to the Gregorian University in Rome in 1993 to study Canon Law. He was awarded a Doctorate in Canon Law in 1998, and then served briefly as a Judge on the Metropolitan Tribunal before being named in 1998 Pastor of St. Vincent De Paul Church on West 23rd Street. In 2012 Fr. Murray was named Pastor of Holy Family Church, a few steps away from the United Nations.

Fr. Murray regularly appears as a commentator on religious topics on various television and radio outlets, including EWTNEWTN Spanish, Fox News, Fox Business News, MSNBC, NY1, Radio MariaRelevant Radio, Fox News Radio and the Voice of America. He is fluent in French, Spanish and Italian, and has a working knowledge of Portuguese. He served in US Naval Reserve Chaplain Corps from 1994 to 2005.