Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Unorthodox Australian priest resisting retirement

Catholic World News - October 18, 2011

A controversial Australian priest has apparently stepped up the pressure to remain in active ministry, two years after he promised to resign.

Father Bob Maguire--a popular priest of the Melbourne archdiocese, whose eccentric approach has frequently raised eyebrows—resisted a call for his resignation in 2009 when he reached the age of 75, but agreed to step down as pastor in February 2012. But earlier this year “Father Bob” said that he had only made that promise under pressure, and did not want to leave his parish. Now supporters are deluging with Melbourne archdiocese with pleas to keep the unorthodox priest at work.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our July expenses ($16,137 to go):
$35,000.00 $18,863.29
46% 54%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Renewal with God Behind Us: Man Determines All July 28
Introducing the Church Fathers July 27
Straws in the Wind July 25
Hans Urs von Balthasar on Renewal that Matters July 25
Wrongheaded diocesan legal defenses in abuse cases July 24

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
New management, new changes coming for reformed Vatican bank CWN - July 8
Sweeping reforms to Vatican's media, financial operations CWN - July 9
‘Even Genghis Khan didn’t do this’: Mosul emptied of Christians CWN - July 21