This information is correct as at 1 August 2015, but changes can occur.
*There have been some changes to the previously advertised program.
2:00 pm start for this meeting.
|2:00pm Annual General Meeting|
2:30pm Presentation: The Aboriginal Catholic Ministry: the urban apostolate.
|Presentation: Dr Eugene Stockton. Philosopher, theologian, priest, archaeologist and author.|
(An RSVP is not required for the book launch).
|2:00 pm.Book Launch: The Real Archbishop Mannix: From the Sources. J Franklin, G.O Nolan & M. Gilchrist.|
2:30pm Presentation: Canon Law on child sexual abuse through the ages.
|Book Launch: Prof James Franklin, co-author.|
Presentation: Mr Kieran Tapsell. Lawyer and author of Potiphar’s Wife, a recent study of Canon Law and clerical abuse.
|May 17||The Australian Bishops and National Media: conflicts and missed opportunities.||Fr Brian Lucas. General Secretary: Australian Bishops’ Conference, Canberra.|
|*June 21||The many faces of religious persecution in Asia.||Fr Michael Kelly SJ. Executive Director: Union of Catholic Asian News, Bangkok|
|July 19||How an Irish Catholic became an army officer at Waterloo and in the Australian Colonies before Catholic Emancipation.||Dr Christopher Cunneen. Formerly Deputy General Editor Australian Dictionary of Biography.|
|August 16||William Booth and Henry Edward Manning: true Political Economy.||Mr John Cleary. Presenter and Producer Religion Department ABC Radio, Sydney.|
|September 20||Nostra Aetate and fifty years of interfaith dialogue – changes and challenges.||Dr Patricia Madigan OP. Executive Director: Dominican Centre for Interfaith Ministry, Education and Research, Strathfield.|
|October 18||In Good Faith: Providing religious education for Catholic children not attending Catholic schools in NSW – 1880-2000.||Dr Ann Maree Whenman. Lecturer in Religious Education Australian Catholic University, Strathfield.|
|*November 15||10:30am ACHS 75th Anniversary Mass. St Mary’s Cathedral Sydney. 2:30 pm Presentation: Political machinations and sectarian intrigue in the making of Sydney University. (Crypt St Patrick’s Church Hill).||Celebrant: Archbishop Fisher. Presentation by: Assoc. Professor Julia Horne. University Historian University of Sydney.|
|*December 5 (Saturday)|
|Annual Mass and Christmas Lunch at Mary MacKillop Centre Mount Street North Sydney. Cost and booking details to be advised. Mass: 12:00pm. Lunch: 12:30pm||Speaker: Professor Greg Craven. Vice-Chancellor Australian Catholic University.|
ACHS Sydney meetings are held on Sunday afternoons, at 2.30pm, in the Crypt Hall of St Patrick’s at Church Hill [Grosvenor Street], The Rocks. Admission to our meetings is free and does not require membership of ACHS, but a donation is welcome. Enquiries to: Dr John Carmody, President ACHS
|March 2||Father Con Reis and the Movement’s attempted take-over of the Catholic Immigration Office, Melbourne, 1950-53.||Dr. Val Noone|
|June 1||“Fragments of Reformation Spirituality in the writings of Peter Stuyvesant”.||Dr. Donna Denning (Merwick)|
|*September 7||The Australian Bishops at Vatican Council One||Dr. P. Price|
|November 2||The impact of WWI on the Catholic Church in Australia||To be advised|
The Melbourne Chapter of the Australian Catholic Historical Society meetings are held at 2:00 pm in the Seminar Room, Dorish Maru College, Yarra Theological Union, 100 Albion Road, Box Hill, Victoria. Enquiries: Dr Larry Nemer phone: (03)8892 2603 or email: