2012 Program

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 15Some aspects of the Sydney Irish: 1850-1900.*(Changed title from that previously published)Dr Damian Gleeson.
School of History & Philosophy, UNSW
May 13Memoirs by Australian priests and religious.Professor James Franklin
[Vice-President: ACHS]. School of Mathematics, and Statistics, UNSW.
June 17Vatican II viewed from afar.Emeritus Professor Paul Crittenden. Formerly Professor of Philosophy and Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Sydney.
July 8Fifty 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 14Good 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 11Churches 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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