Program of Colloquia for 2012
March 11 (Includes the AGM and election of Councilors) Vatican II as I experienced it. Dr Michael Costigan.
Formerly: Editor, The Advocate [Melbourne]; Director, Literature Board of the Australia Council; and Director, and Executive Secretary, Australian Bishops' Committee for Justice, Development and Peace.
April 15 Some aspects of the Sydney Irish: 1850-1900.*(Changed title from that previously published) Dr Damian Gleeson.
School of History & Philosophy, UNSW
May 13 Memoirs by Australian priests and religious. Professor James Franklin
[Vice-President: ACHS]. School of Mathematics, and Statistics, UNSW.
June 17 Vatican II viewed from afar. Emeritus Professor Paul Crittenden. Formerly Professor of Philosophy and Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Sydney.
July 8 Fifty years since the "Goulburn Strike": Catholics and education politics. Emeritus Professor John Warhurst. Formerly Professor of Politics, Australian National University, Canberra.
*August 12 *Reporting on Religion. *Mr Alan Gill. Formerly Religious Affairs Editor,  Sydney Morning Herald
*September 9 *Protestants, Catholics and Vatican II: The dying gasps of sectarianism? *Rev. Dr Ben Edwards.
Lecturer in Church History, St Mark’s National Theological Centre and School of Theology, Charles Sturt University, Canberra.
October 14 Good shepherds, sisters of charity, and the sectarian gaze: writing a history of Catholic philanthropy. Assoc. Professor Anne O'Brien. School of History & Philosophy, UNSW.
November 11 Churches at War: then and now. Dr Michael McKernan.
Historian, author and former Deputy Director, Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

December 8

Christmas Lunch

*NOTE: booking is required. $45 per person.  Email contact:

* Ken Healey,
An accomplished speaker who has also been a writer, broadcaster and lecturer at NIDA.

Venue: Mary MacKillop Place, Mount St. North Sydney. 12:00pm

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