"Canon 763 makes it clear that the Diocesan Bishop must safeguard the preaching of God's Word and the teachings of the church in his own Diocese,"
Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, the archbishop of Los Angeles, wrote in a letter to Bishop Geoffrey Robinson. "Under the provisions of Canon 763, I hereby deny you permission to speak in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles." But where Robinson was denied Catholic venues, he found others. On Long Island in New York, he spoke at a Unitarian Universalist parish, which waived its rental fee because, he said, the congregation viewed the bishop and his audience as "an oppressed minority." In New Jersey he spoke at a Lutheran church; in southern California he is speaking at a university, a community center, and a hotel. In New England, the bishops have been quieter.
Robinson spoke at Fairfield University, ( on Saturday, May 24th at Fairfield University Dolan School of Business, Dining Room www.fairfield.edu/catholicstudies ) a Catholic college in southern Connecticut, as well as at St. Susanna Church and the Paulist Center.Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley has declined several requests for comment. At the same time, Voice of the Faithful, the reform organization founded in Wellesley, last week gave Robinson its top honor as a "priest of integrity." And Liturgical Press, the Catholic publishing house that is printing Robinson's book, "Confronting Power and Sex in the Catholic Church," said it sold out its first run, of 3,000 copies, and is rushing a second run into print.
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