After nearly four decades faithfully serving his parish in South Melbourne, Father Bob Maguire has acquired a reputation as a controversial and irreverent figure. His battles with church hierarchy have become legend. His forthright approach, insightful wit and dedication to improving the lives of others has made him an inspiration not just in his parish but throughout Australia. In Bob We Trust begins with Father Bob facing his greatest challenge. Despite the ‘promise of a parish for life’, the Archbishop of Melbourne invites him to retire. What follows is a David and Goliath story of biblical proportions as the dissident priest, loved by the faithful and the secular alike, resists the authority of the church to remove him, only to encounter treachery and betrayal. In Bob We Trust follows irreverent philosopher and working class hero Father Bob over three years, on a journey which is by turns inspirational and shocking, eye-opening and joyous, revealing behind-the-scenes drama that has to be seen to be believed.
July 27, 2013
In Bob We Trust