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Bishop Geoffrey Robinson's U.S. Tour

Most Rev Geoffrey James Robinson DD, Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney, Australia, will will begin his U.S. visit later this month. The bishop will be speaking at several VOTF affiliate meetings and VOTF co-sponsored gatherings.

Bishop Robinson had been appointed by the Australian Bishops Conference and for nine years headed up the Conference’s Committee for Professional Standards, which developed procedures for responding to victims of sexual abuse. Confronting Power and Sex in the Catholic Church: Reclaiming the Spirit of Jesus is the title of his book, soon to be released in the U.S. The book, now in its fourth printing in Australia, has received much attention.

In 1994, Robinson was appointed by the Australian bishops to head a task force to deal with clerical sexual abuse cases. His book examines the underlying patterns in the church that allowed this abuse to happen. It is an effort to help the church face up to this reality and make the necessary changes to purify the church of those elements which obstruct its mission.

Bishop Robinson's Tour Itinerary
Please visit http://www.litpress.org/Detail.aspx?ISBN=9780814618653 for more information.

June 5th Cleveland, OH
Sponsored by: FutureChurch: A Renewal Movement in the Catholic Church
Location: 3430 Rocky River Drive, Cleveland, Ohio
Time: 7:00 PM
Phone: 216-228-0869

June 7th Seattle, WA
Sponsored by: Call To Action Western Washington
Location:  Roosevelt High School (with Robert Kaiser giving the introduction)
1410 NE 66th St.  Seattle, WA 98115
Time: 7:00 PM
Contact Tom and Betty Hill

June 10th San Diego, CA
Location: Atkins Pavilion of the UCSD Faculty Club
Time:7:00 PM
Contact: Richard Sipe

June 11th Costa Mesa, CA
Sponsored by: Voice of the Faithful Orange County
Location: Costa Mesa Neighborhood Center
1845 Park Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Time: 7:00 PM
Contact: Lynette and Patrick Hansen
e-mail: lynettehansen2001@yahoo.com

June 12th Los Angeles CA UPDATED
Sponsored by: CTA, IHM, VOTF, DIGNITY 
Time: 7:00 PM
Contact:  Tom Honore'

June 13th San Francisco, CA
Sponsored by:  Voice of the Faithful San Francisco
Location: Handlery Dining room of the Lone Mountain Conference Center of the University of San Francisco.
Time: 7:00 PM
Contact: Robert Rowden
email: robt.rowden@sbcglobal.net

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