2013 Program

March 17
(St Patrick’s Day)
The Annual General Meeting and Monsignor Meany, the Catholic Weekly and 2SMProfessor Bridget Griffen-Foley. Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations, Macquarie University.
April 21Mannix, Irish Catholics and Britishness: the problem of British ‘loyalty’ and ‘identity’ from the Conscription Crisis to the end of the Anglo-Irish war.Assoc. Professor Neville Meaney. Department of History, Sydney University
May 19“Left-footer” linguists: the contribution of Catholic clergy to the documentation of Australian languages.Dr Michael Walsh. Department of Linguistics, Sydney University.
June 16Emotion in the letters of the twelfth-century lovers, Heloise and Abelard.Dr Jennifer Carpenter. Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Australian Catholic University, Sydney
July 21Catholic pioneers of the Maitland region between 1800 and 1830: a pre-Institutional Church community.Dr Michael Belcher [ACHS Councillor] Previously: University of Newcastle; Diocesan Pastoral Support Unit, Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle; Executive Producer ABC Radio, Newcastle.
August 18Spying for the Holy Office: a Sydney story.Emeritus Professor Fr Edmund Campion. Latterly: Catholic Institute of Sydney.
September 15‘You just did your best, that’s all, and hoped for the best.’  The Sisters of Mercy and Catholic education in far Western NSW.Dr Megan Brock RSJ. Sisters of St Joseph, Lochinvar, Consultant psychologist
October 20“Captains of the soul”: chaplains in the Australian Army, 1913 – 2013Dr Michael Gladwin. School of Theology, Charles Sturt University [Canberra]
November 17The Passing of the English Christendom and the future of the Anglican CommunionRev. Dr Bruce Kaye. Editor: The Journal of Anglican Studies
December 7
12:00 pm
Christmas Lunch.
Speaker: Fr George Connolly.
Venue: MacKillop Centre North Sydney
Cost: $50.
Topic: Catherine Connolly, Governess, Wife: a Catholic Family, Carcoar, 1868.
Bookings will be required. Members will have a booking form mailed with November Newsletter.