Fr Bob Maguire is a high profile Catholic Priest in Melbourne Australia.
He has been highly recognised and decorated for his work with alienated youth and disadvantaged people and continues to be active in these areas. Among many other awards, he was awarded an Order of Australia in 1989. He continues to be actively sought by various media outlets to give comment on a broad range of social or religious issues.
The Catholic Church hierarchy found his unconventional ways difficult to understand and they used provisions under Canon Law to force his retirement as Parish Priest of Sts Peter & Paul’s in South Melbourne at the start of 2012.