Robert Blair Kaiser
(born 1930) is an American
author and journalist, best known for his writing on the Catholic Church
As a correspondent for Time Magazine
, he won the Overseas Press Club's
Ed Cunningham Award in 1962 for the "best magazine reporting from abroad" for his reporting on the Second Vatican Council
Four of his thirteen published books deal with Catholic Church reform. His latest books include A Church in Search of Itself: Benedict XVI and the Battle for the Future
and "Cardinal Mahony: A Novel." A new version of his 1970 best seller, R.F.K. Must Die!" was published in 2008, with a new sub-title, "Chasing the Mystery of the Robert Kennedy Assassination
Kaiser has given moral support to the American Catholic Council
, a reform group within the Roman Catholic Church in the United States.
Kaiser's speech in Ireland on August 19, 2010, at the Humbert Summer School, entitled "Catholic Church Reform: No More Thrones," called for Irish Catholics to boldly initiate an ecclesiastical revolution through which they would remove secretive hierarchy, take back their cathedrals, and elect their own bishops.
- A Church in Search of Itself: Benedict XVI and the Battle for the Future (2006) ISBN 0-375-41064-3
- Clerical Error: A True Story (2002) ISBN 0826413846
- The Encyclical That Never Was: The Story of the Commission on Population, Family and Birth, 1964-66 (1987) ISBN 0-7220-3405-9