Program

Australian Catholic Historical Society Inc. Program for 2020

This information is correct as at 20 January 2020, but changes can occur.


Sydney Program

Location, time and contact: Sunday afternoons at 2.00pm (unless otherwise stated) in the Crypt of St Patrick’s at Church Hill [Grosvenor Street], The Rocks. Members and non-members are welcome to join us in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Attendance is free but a gold coin donation for afternoon tea is welcome. Enquiries to: Dr John Carmody, President ACHS:

DATETOPICSPEAKER
16 FebruaryCatholic rural virtue: ideal and reality … (text)Professor James Franklin. UNSW. ACHS Vice
President and Journal Editor.
15 March
*1:30 pm start
*1:30pm Annual General Meeting 2:00pm Presentation: Les Murray’s sacramental poetics.Dr Stephen McInerney Poet and Executive Officer The Ramsay Centre
19 April“Answering the call”: Sydney’s Irish Catholic doctors in the Great WarHonorary Assoc. Professor Paul Lancaster Menzies Centre for Health Policy, University of Sydney
17 MayThe Quiet Man: a new film about Fr John NeillFr John Neill OP OAM Formerly: Councillor, University of Notre Dame
Mr Tim Perkins Director The Quiet Man
21 JuneThe Catholic clergy – prisoners of historyFr John Crothers Formerly PP Penhurst and Peakhurst and author of The Clergy Club.
19 JulyPastor aeternus: 150 years since the promulgation of “On the infallible teaching authority of the Roman Pontiff” -the binding dogma of “Papal Infallibility”.Dr Paul Collins. Author and broadcaster, formerly: ABC Radio National
Emeritus Professor Edmund Campion. Author, formerly: Catholic Institute of Sydney
Emeritus Professor Robert Gascoigne. Theologian, formerly: Australian Catholic University
16 AugustDavid Coffey: Theologian of SpiritEmeritus Professor Paul Crittenden. Formerly: Professor of Philosophy and Dean of Arts, University of Sydney
20 SeptemberThe “Spanish Flu” and its impacts on Catholic Church activitiesDr Janice Garaty. ACHS Councillor and historian. (Author of Providence Provides: Brigidine Sisters in the New South Wales Province)
18 OctoberUnder the skin? The contested history of the Bible in Australia
Dr Meredith Lake. ABC Radio National (Religion Department). Winner: NSW Premier’s Australian History Prize (2019) for The Bible in Australia: a
cultural history
15 NovemberWriting Australian Catholic history: A case study — RiverviewMr Gerard Windsor. Novelist, reviewer and essayist (Author of The Tempest-tossed Church).
12 DecemberAnnual Mass and Christmas LunchDetails to be advised

Melbourne Program

Melbourne Meetings 2020 Date: Monday 2 March. Time 2:00pm Speaker: Janette Elliott. Topic True knowing vs. unknowing of love in Julian of Norwich’s interpretation of our ‘marvelous medley both of weal and woe

Other Dates and time 2:00pm: Monday 1 June, Monday 7 September, Monday 9 November. Speakers and topics TBA
Location
: Yarra Theological Union Study Centre, Classroom 1. 29 Albion Street Box Hill. Contact: Matthew Beckmann, OFM. Email:

See also the program of the Brisbane Catholic Historical Society.

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