*Note: 2:00 pm start for this meeting.
|The Annual General Meeting and God in the Lodge: Religious beliefs of Australia’s Prime Ministers||Roy Williams. Lawyer and author of international best-seller: God, Actually.|
(Palm Sunday) *Note: Change from the usual 3rd Sunday (Easter)
|A restless and contrary man: the life and journeys of Jeremiah O’Flynn.||Dr Paul Collins. Broadcaster and author: Mixed Blessings; Burn: The epic story of bushfire in Australia; The Birth of the West|
|May 18||Winners are Grinners: A curious tale of Episcopal One-upmanship.||Rev. Dr John De Luca. Historian, musician and former PP of Maroubra.|
|June 15||Pope Pius XII and the Nazi occupation of Rome.||The Hon. Tim Fischer AC, Former Deputy Prime Minister and latterly: Australian Ambassador to the Holy See|
|July 20||Recollections of a “Movement” chaplain||Dr John Challis. Former Head, ABC Science Unit|
|August 17||** The Carlow Connection: The contribution of an Irish seminary to Catholicism in colonial NSW.||Dr Janice Garaty. Independent scholar and ACHS Councillor. Author of Providence Provides: Brigidine Sisters in the New South Wales Province|
|September 21||The 1962 Goulburn “Schools Strike”: reality and myth.||Dr Brian Croke. Executive Director: Catholic Education Commission NSW|
|October 19||Children of Abraham: Jews, Christians and Muslims in history — one another’s||Emeritus Professor Clive Kessler. School of Sociology, UNSW|
|November 16||** A funny way to go to Rome: a seminarian on a troopship in 1946.||Richard Connolly. Composer and former Head, ABC Radio Drama and Features.|
|**11:30 am Mass. Mary MacKillop Memorial Chapel. 7 Mount St, North Sydney, NSW|
12:00 Noon. Christmas Lunch. Mary MacKillop Centre North Sydney. ** Cost $50. Booking required.
|**Mass Celebrant: ACHS Chaplain, Fr George Connolly.|
After Lunch Speaker: Noel Debien. ABC producer: The Religion Report and Sunday Night with John Cleary.
ACHS meetings are held on Sunday afternoons, at 2.30pm, in the Crypt Hall of St Patrick’s at Church Hill [Grosvenor Street], The Rocks. There is abundant bus transport along George Street; the nearest railway stations are Circular Quay and Wynyard; and the Circular Quay ferry terminal is only a short walk away.
Admission to our meetings is free and does not require membership of ACHS, but a donation is welcome.
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The Melbourne Chapter of the Australian Catholic Historical Society meets in the Seminar Room of Dorish Maru College (on the campus of Yarra Theological Union), 100 Albion Road, Box Hill, Victoria. The meetings are held on Monday afternoons between 2:00pm and 3:30pm.
|Monday 3 March 3||General meeting and presentation “Gonzaga Barry IBVM who brought the Loreto Sisters to Australia”||Sr. Jane Kelly, IBVM|
|Monday 2 June 2||The musicianship of Bishop Charles Henry Davis||Mr Graeme Pender.|
|Monday 1 September||** Fr Laurent Receveur, OFM Conv. First Catholic Mass in Australia.||** Chris Shorrock|