On April 11, 2006 Father Rob gave a guest lecture at Pace University, New York City in the China history class of Dr. Joseph Lee. Father Rob spoke on “New Ways to Understand 20th Century Catholic Missions in China.”
Father Rob visited St. Paul of the Cross Parish in Atlanta, Georgia, a Black Catholic parish established by the Passionists in 1954. He attended all Easter Triduum and had the opportunity to preach on Easter Sunday. He also completed an archive site visit. Seven boxes of historical documentation have been sent to the Union City archives.
Father Xavier Hayes, C.P. has just completed a history of Passionist music entitled Make Music for the Lord: The History of Church Music in the Province of St. Paul of the Cross 1852-2002.
Every four years the Passionists elect and appoint new leadership. At the 47th Provincial Chapter held at Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania on May 7-12, Father Joseph Jones, C.P. was elected Provincial. Father James Price, C.P. was elected First Consultor. Father Neil Tiedemann, C.P. was elected Second Consultor.