This information is correct as at 27 December 2016, but changes can occur.
|February 19||Was the Reformation providential?|
[2017 is the 500th anniversary of the formal beginning of the Reformation.]
|Emeritus Professor Garry Trompf. Department of Studies in Religion|
University of Sydney
|March 19||The origins of a Christian tradition of misogyny||Dr Christopher Geraghty (Sydney). Author and retired NSW Judge.|
|April 23||Arthur Calwell and Archbishop Justin Simonds: two parallel careers tragically unfulfilled.||Dr Patrick Morgan, Historian and author (Victoria).|
1:30 pm start for this meeting
|1:30pm Annual General Meeting|
2:00pm Presentation: Questions of identity in 21st century Australia: growing up tribal, moving beyond and then re-considering.
|Presentation Ms Geraldine Doogue. Journalist and ABC presenter|
|June 18||The meaning of “reform”: the contest of Erasmus and Luther on free will.||Dr Damian Grace. Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney|
|July 16||The field of bioethics: one insider’s take!||Dr Bernadette Tobin. Director: Plunkett Centre Australian Catholic University and St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney|
|August 20||Where is their sanctuary?||Mgr John Usher. Former Director of Centacare and Archdiocesan Chancellor|
|September 17||The story of the Church in a vanishing land.||Sr Helen Simpson OLSH. ACHS Chaplain|
|October 15||Gods of the State: Religion, politics and dissent.||Dr Peter Slezak. School of Humanities & Languages, University of NSW|
|November 19||“The Show”: Another Side of Santamaria’s Movement||Mr Mark Aarons. Author, former ABC investigative Reporter and NSW ministerial advisor with Mr John Grenville Former Federal Secretary of the Federated Clerks’ Union|
|December 2 (Saturday)||12:00pm Annual Mass and Christmas Lunch Mass: 12:00pm. Lunch: 12:30pm||MacKillop Centre North Sydney. Cost, booking details and speaker to be advised.|
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. Admission is free and does not require membership of ACHS, but a donation is welcome. Enquiries to: Dr John Carmody, President ACHS
March 6, 2:00pm: Matthew Beckman. Provisional title: The Turning Point That Did Not Turn: The Parisian Ban of 1277 on the ‘New Thinking’.
June 5, 2:00pm. Val Noone will address the significant influence of Dorothy Day (the founder of The Catholic Worker Movement in the United States) on Australian Catholicism, especially the impact of her three-week visit to Australia in August 1970.
September 4, 2:00pm. Speaker: Paul Rule. Topic: The Chinese Rites Controversy.
November 13, 2:00pm. Speaker: Donna Dening will be the presenter. Topic to be finalised.
Location: Seminar Room at Dorish Maru College, Yarra Theological Union, 100 Albion Road, Box Hill.