Podcasts and Videos


Meredith Lake, Under the skin? The contested history of the Bible in Australia (ACHS talk, 18 Oct 2020)

Janice Garaty, ‘The Spanish Flu and its impacts on Catholic Church activities‘, (ACHS talk, 20 Sep 2020)

Paul Crittenden, ‘David Coffey, theologian of Spirit‘, (ACHS talk, 16 Aug 2020)

Paul Collins and Robert Gascoigne, ‘Pastor aeternus; 150 years since the promulgation of papal infallibility (ACHS talk, 19 July 2020)

James Franklin, ‘Catholic rural virtue in Australia: ideal and reality’ (ACHS talk, 16 Feb 2020) … (text)

Fr Tony Doherty’s ‘Priests I have known’ podcasts

B.A. Santamaria interviewed by Phillip Adams, 1996

Video lectures

Archbishop Mannix – a tribal icon, controversial prelate?

Jeff Kildea on Archbishop Kelly and the Quarantine Station Incident of 1918

Jeff Kildea on Where Crows Gather: The Sister Liguori Affair 1920-21

The Quiet Man (Fr John O’Neill), ACHS May 2020 presentation.


St Patrick’s Day, Melbourne, 1932


Eucharistic Congress, Melbourne, 1934

Eucharistic Festival, Sunbury Vic, 1938

Service for death of Pius XI, 1939

Archbishop Kelly, “Oldest bishop in world”, 1940funeral

Cardinal Gilroy welcomed home from Rome, 1946

Derby Leprosarium lab and orchestra, last 5 mins of Stuart Gore’s North-West Diary, 1948

Cardinal Spellman and Fulton Sheen visit Sydney, 1948

Mannix at Melbourne Diocesan Centenary, 1948

Mannix, aged 97, interviewed on his life, 1961

Funeral of Archbishop Mannix, Melbourne, 14/11/1963

A few seconds of B.A. Santamaria on Communism

Pope Paul VI’s visit to Australia, 1970

Sister Janet Mead’s rock version of the Lord’s Prayer, 1973

Pope John Paul II’s visit to Australia, 1986

Stations of the Cross, Bathurst Island, 1987

Mike Willesee investigates Signs from God, 2001 and The Blood of Christ, 2019

Sr Berenice Twohill recalls living through the Japanese occupation of Rabaul, 2003

Stations of the Cross, World Youth Day, 18/7/2008

Canonisation of Mary MacKillop, Rome, 18/10/2010

Cardinal Pell’s recollections of Vatican II and aftermath, 2016

Pell interviewed by Victorian Police in Rome (excerpt) … (full)

Different views outside the Victorian Court as Pell returned to jail, 2019

Cardinal Pell interview with Andrew Bolt after his acquittal, 14/4/2020

Stage and film representations*

The 1925 silent film Around the Boree Log dramatised “John O’Brien”‘s poems of rural Catholic life. (Part 1, 41MB) (Courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive)

Still from Around the Boree Log, 1925 (courtesy of National Film and Sound Archive)

Excerpt from Ron Blair’s ‘The Christian Brothers’ (1975)

‘The Devil’s Playground’ (1976) trailerFr Marshall’s (Thomas Keneally) hellfire sermon

Doubts about God in Peter Kenna’s ‘A Hard God’ (1980)

A clip from ‘Brides of Christ’ (1991 miniseries)

Mary MacKillop excommunicated, clip from Mary (1994)

The 1999 Paul Cox film Molokai starred David Wenham as Father Damien (trailer; full movie)

Mel Gibson’s ‘The Passion of the Christ’ (2004) trailer

Bran Nue Dae’ (2010) trailer

‘MacKillop the Musical’ (2010) trailer

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