This information is correct as at 4 February 2018, but changes can occur.
|February 18||A maker of the Australian Catholic Story: John McEncroe||Emeritus Professor Fr Edmund Campion: author, historian formerly Professor of History, Catholic Institute of Sydney.|
|March 18||The bureaucratisation of Catholic schooling and the emergence of the Catholic Education Office||Br Dr Kelvin Canavan fms: Executive Director Emeritus Catholic Schools, Archdiocese of Sydney and Visiting Professor: University of Notre Dame and ACU|
1:30 pm start for this meeting
|1:30pm Annual General Meeting|
2:00pm Presentation: The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: Findings, implications, recommendations, future directions. Reflections from three senior members of the staff of the Royal Commission.
|Mr Stephen Crittenden: Latterly: Lead Writer — Religious Institutions Volume; Formerly: Presenter, The Religion Report [ABC Radio]|
Ms Maha Melhem: Latterly: Lead writer — Information Sharing; Formerly: Director Policy & Legal, NSW Children’s Guardian; Senior Lawyer, Australian Law Reform Commission.
Ms Anna Tydd: Latterly:Principal Policy Officer, Special Projects Taskforce; Formerly: Solicitor acting for the Dublin Archdiocese [Murphy Inquiry, Ireland ]
|May 20||Humanae vitae after 50 years: a retrospective panel||Professor Carole Cusack: Professor of Religious Studies, University of Sydney;|
Dr Bernadette Tobin AO: Director: Plunkett Centre for Ethics, Australian Catholic University and St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney;
The Hon. Deirdre Grusovin AM: Formerly: MLC and MLA (NSW) and CabinetÂ Minister.
|June 17||In search of Cardinal Gilroy||Br Dr John Luttrell fms(Life-member: ACHS) Catholic Institute of Sydney and Broken Bay Institute.|
|July 15||Humanae vitae: The beginning of the end of Tridentine Clericalism?||Emeritus Professor Desmond Cahill: Department of Intercultural Studies, RMIT University|
|August 19||Catholic Social Justice and parliamentary politics.||Senator Susan Ryan AO: Formerly: Hawke government Cabinet Minister, latterly:Age and Disability Discrimination Commissioner|
Not the usual 3rd Sunday.
|Faith at “World’s End”: Father Angelo Confalonieri and the first Catholic Mission to Northern Australia||Professor Mark McKenna: Department of History, University of Sydney|
|October 21||Their Eminences, an éminence grise, and ruffled feathers: the sometimes rocky voyage of St Patrick’s, Church Hill, within the Archdiocese of Sydney||Fr Peter McMurrich sm: Vicar Provincial and Archivist Marist Fathers’ Australian Province.|
|November 18||In Paradise, under the sun: Francis McGarry and the rewards of missionary work in 1930s’ Alice Springs.||Dr Charmaine Robson: Independent scholar and 2017 Australian Religious Fellow of the State Library of NSW|
|December 15||Annual Mass and Christmas Lunch|
|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.
Monday 5 March. Speaker: Katharine Massam Topic TBA
Monday 4 June. Speaker: Graeme Pender. Topic TBA
Monday 3 September. Speakers: Max Vodola and Prof Jayme Anderson .
Topic: James Alipius Goold: A Baroque Bishop in Colonial Australia
Monday 12 November. Speaker and topic TBA
Location and Times: Seminar Room of Dorish Maru College, Box Hill. 2:00 to 3:30pm.