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Fr. Rob’s Recent Talks:

  • July 12, 2009: Attended the closing liturgy of Passionist Ministries at St. Gabriel’s Spiritual Center, Shelter Island, NY; On July 29, had closing ritual service for staff members of St. Gabriel’s on their last day of employment; On September 19, returned to Shelter Island to gather and transfer all relevant historical documentation and religious artifacts to the province archives at Union City.
  • September 8, 2009: Noon talk on China at the Senior Tea, Village Learning Place, 2521 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • September 18, 2009: Meeting of the New Jersey Catholic Historical Commission at Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey.
  • September 26, 2009: Attended the memorial celebration for Father Thomas Berry, C.P. at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City.
  • October 1, 2009: Gave lecture “China Today-More than Tea and Olympics” at the University of Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania, sponsored by the History Department and Catholic Studies.
  • October 2, 2009: Presided at two taped liturgies for Passionist Media in Scranton to be broadcast November 20 and 23, 2009.
  • October 3, 2009: Spoke at the Passionist Mission Fulfillment Enrichment Day at St. Ann’s Monastery, Scranton on “The history of St. Ann’s Passionist Monastery and the St. Ann’s Novena.”
  • October 8, 2009: Spoke at St Paul of the Cross Retreat Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on “The Catholic Church in China Today: How the Past Has Shaped Present Realities.”
  • October 26, 2009: Mary A. Dooley Lecture Series “Let China Love You: Understanding China and the Catholic Church in China,” College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, Massachusetts.
  • October 28, 2009: Lecture, “Eating from the Same Rice Bowl: Understanding the Catholic Church in China from the 20th Century to the Present Day,” Assumption College, Worcester, Massachusetts.

Fr. Rob’s Recent Publications:

  • “‘We have been thrown into the Vicariate'”. Passionists in West Hunan: The Struggle to bring to life a Chinese Voice of Faith, 1922-1926.” Silent Force: Native Converts in the China Catholic Mission (Leuven Chinese Studies XX, Ferdinand Verbiest Institute, 2009): 389-408.
  • “The Changing Passionist Image of China” The New Perspectives (Summer 2009): 3-5.
  • “Murder, Memory and Inspiration in Hunan, China: Passionist Fathers Godfrey Holbein, Clement Seybold and Walter Coveyou, 1929 to 2009” The Passionists Compassion No 88 (Winter 2009): 3-7; and Passionist International Bulletin No 19 New Series (March/April 2009): 24-25.
  • “Social Issues: Just Like Bamboo: 2009 Chinese Voices Speak” China Church Quarterly (Spring 2009): 5. Published by the United States Catholic China Bureau, Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey.
  • “The 1965 Intersession Travel of Passionist Barnabas Ahern, Peritus at Vatican II” Josephinum Journal of Theology, Volume 16, No 1 (Winter/Spring 2009): 50-71.

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