Bishop Geoffrey Robinson in an extended interview on US ABCTV

See Bishop Robinson on “Faith Matters Now”:http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=4922240 If the video does not appear but a page that reads: Please Note: You’ve requested an ABCNews.com page that does not exist. If you’ve reached this page by selecting a bookmark that worked previously, it’s likely the file moved to a new location because of our recent redesign. Please update your bookmarks. If you still can’t find the page your looking for, check out our homepage or use the search form below: Search Enter Bishop Robinson in the Search Box and press Go. On the...
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In many ways he had no other option but to write such a book…

In many ways he had no other option but to write such a book… The lot of a prophet is rarely a comfortable one. Geoffrey Robinson with his great knowledge and love of the Scriptures would understand that better than most. Yet he chose such a path when he wrote Confronting Power and Sex in the Catholic Church: Reclaiming the Spirit of Jesus. “It is imperative to look not just at the causes of individual instances of abuse, but to try to understand the systemic weaknesses and failures which underlie such a betrayal of trust and power.” …Bishop Power In many ways, he had no other...
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Bishop Geoffrey Robinson begins his speaking tour in Philadelphia.

  One of the advantages of so-called-retirement is to be able to pick up and go. On Friday May 16th I drove to Philadelphia to attend the Symposium: Rebuilding The Catholic Church at Anderson Hall, Temple University. This was the first stop on Bishop Geoffrey Robinson’s speaking tour of America and Canada.   The event was organised by Voice of the Faithful, Call to Action and The Association for the Rights of Catholics in the Church(ARCC). The weekend was full, challenging , invigorating and Catholic.   Bishop Robinson began the proceedings by suggesting that an adequate response to the...
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The Nakba and Israel’s 60th Anniversary

  This month, Jews around the world are celebrating the 60th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel. These celebrations reflect the understandable joy of Jews who view Israel as the symbol of 60 years of freedom from centuries of persecution, culminating in the Holocaust. Nevertheless, not all Jews will be celebrating. While Israel provided a safe haven for countless Jewish refugees who had nowhere else to go, many of them members of our own families, the terrible fact is that over 700,000 Palestinians were made into refugees to make room for the future state of Israel. Sixty years...
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Astronomy, God and the Search for Elegance

  One of the joys I get from doing science as a Jesuit; by playing with the Universe I play with God, and thus I get to know God, I get to see his quirks and his personality, His way of doing things; his special brand of subtlety, that is His sense of humour. That’s my aesthetic; that is what has trained my sense of the elegant. But just as every scientist must bring their personal aesthetic, personal philosophy, personal religion to bear on how they choose what they will study and how they judge one experiment or another to be in better taste, and thus their religion shapes their science;...
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