A Bishop Speaks

Confronting Power and Sex in the Catholic Church
Reclaiming the Spirit of Jesus
Bishop Geoffrey Robinson
Foreword by Donald Cozzens
Liturgical Press, $24.95, 320 pp.

Bishop Geoffrey Robinson’s new book represents a signal accomplishment in the genre of writings by disgruntled ex-something-or-others. Even as Robinson retired in order to write it, the Archdiocese of Sydney, Australia, where he had worked as auxiliary for some twenty years, was listing his retirement “for health reasons.” Well, to paraphrase the Psalmist, out of the mouths of babes—and diocesan curial officials—come the darndest things. In fact, the bishop, whose...

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About the Author

Paul Lakeland is the Aloysius P. Kelley, SJ, Professor of Catholic Studies at Fairfield University.