Posts Tagged ‘Father Bob Maguire’

Beacon of hope – priest Bob Maguire laid to rest with state funeral

Monday, May 8th, 2023

Thousands of people gathered in St Patrick’s Cathedral on Friday to say their final goodbye to Father Bob Maguire, a beloved Australian priest who spent his life fighting for the marginalised and disadvantaged. Maguire, who passed away on May 8 at age 86, was remembered as a tireless advocate for social justice and a beacon Read more

Bob Maguire, Melbourne priest loved by the poor

Thursday, April 20th, 2023
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Variously described as a maverick, a “kick-arse dude in a robe” and an “anti-Catholic lowlife”, the Catholic priest Father Bob Maguire became the darling of the people – and the media – for his community work and his often acerbic statements delivered with humour, irreverence and hyperbole. Maguire, who has died aged 88, defiantly and Read more