30 March 2012

R.I.P. to a Pro-Life Icon

Fr. Matt Robinson, OP died in Irving, TX  last night.  He fell last week and broke his hip.  Our provincial reports that he died in hospice care with the prior and sub-prior of his convent singing the "Salve."

Fr. Matt is a Pro-Life icon in Texas.  He encouraged Norma McCorvey ("Roe" in Roe v. Wade) into the Church.  Served as chaplain for several pro-life groups.  Operated a website.  

At nearly 98 y.o., Matt could rattle off Aquinas' Five Ways in Latin; tell you why science and faith can never be in conflict; fix your alarm clock while hearing your confession; and prepare, deliver, and defend a eight-week series of homilies on why the Mass is a true sacrifice!

He was a dynamo!  And he will be sorely, sorely missed. . .


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  1. Lydia C12:33 PM

    Father Robinson was a true spiritual father to me from the time I first went to him for advice as a junior at UD (in 2004). His "doorbell ministry," welcoming and advising all who came to the priory was inspirational. He was brilliant, methodical, had a good sense of humor, always gave me sound advice. I feel as though I have lost a family member. Thank you Father Philip for posting the story of his passing and your very fitting tribute to him.

  2. Someone should undertake a cause for his canonization.