Bishop's book reaches international audiences

After recent publication in Ireland, retired Sydney auxiliary Bishop Geoffrey Robinson's bestselling book on sexual abuse is set for publication in the US and Spain.

Bishop Robinson's bestseller, Confronting Power and Sex in the Catholic Church, Reclaiming the Spirit of Jesus sold more than 8,000 copies since its release in Australia in September.

Publisher Garry Eastman believes the success of the book is due to both to its topicality but also Bishop Robinson's carefully reasoned arguments for church reform.

"There is no doubt that his reputation for integrity has also played a significant part in the book's success," Eastman said.

"I've never known an Australian author to attract such large crowds to his talks."

Bishop Robinson has been invited to the US in mid-2008 by an organization set up as a result of the cover-up of sexual abuse in the Boston Archdiocese.

Robinson goes international (John Garrett Publishing 22/11/07)

LINKS (not necessarily endorsed by Church Resources)
Bishop Geoffrey Robinson: Confronting Power and Sex in the Catholic Church: Reclaiming the Spirit of Jesus - John Garratt Publishing
Confront sexual abuse, don't manage it - text of book launch speech, Sep 07 (Eureka Street Extra)
Voice of the Faithful

Retired Sydney bishop ignites bombshell (CathNews, 27/08/07)
Bishop says forgiving priest abusers easier said than done (CathNews, 31/03/04)
Sydney bishop calls for church-wide study on clerical sex abuse (CathNews, 03/05/02)

23 Nov 2007