"Communicating the Faith to a Sceptical Culture"
Visiting 1-8 July
Bishop Blase was appointed Bishop of Spokane (Washington) in 2010. He studied at the College of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN and holds a B.A. in Philosophy, M.A. in Theology and studied Sacramental Theology with a dissertation entitled: ADVENT IN THE ROMAN TRADITION: An Examination and Comparison of the Lectionary Readings as Hermeneutical Units in Three Periods. He currently has a program on Sacred Heart Radio (AM 970) "A Time with the Bishop".
"The Beauty of Faith that does Justice"
Dr O’Connell holds a BA in History from Saint Joseph’s University and a PhD in Theological Ethics from Boston College. She is currently an Associate Professor at Fordham University (NY). Her research interests include virtue ethics, political theology, aesthetics, race and privilege, social justice pedagogy, and urban poverty. She has worked with JUNTOS, a dance collective of students from a variety of schools on the East and West coasts who engage in dance-based serve projects in the New York City and San Francisco metro areas as well as in five countries in Latin America. She recently wrote the book If These Walls Could Talk: Community Muralism and the Beauty of Justice (The Liturgical Press, 2012).
Sherry Anne Weddell created the first charism discernment process specifically designed for Catholics in 1993. In 1997, she co-founded the Catherine of Siena Institute, an affiliated international ministry of the Western Dominican Province, and currently serves as Co-Director. Sherry Anne and Fr Charles Canoy visited the Archdiocese of Melbourne in May 2013 in the lead up to Pentecost Sunday and spoke with parishioners about discerning our gifts and charisms. Watch video >
"The Witness of Faith"
Archbishop Charles Bo was born in Monhla Village, Shwebo District, Mandalay Division and studied at "Nazareth" Salesian Aspirantate, Anisakan, in Pyin Oo Lwin from 1962-1976. He was ordained a Salesian priest at Lashio, Northern Shan State in 1976, and later served as a formator/rector of Anisakan Salesian Seminary before being ordained Bishop in 1990. In 1996 he was appointed Bishop of Pathein and then in 2003 he was appointed Archbishop of Yangon.
Missed out on seeing Archbishop Bo while he was in Melbourne?
Listen to his talk at Newman College where he gave an update on Human Rights and Religious Freedom in a rapidly-changing Burma.
Mary Ann Glendon is Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and former United States Ambassador to the Vatican. She holds A.B., J.D., and M.C.L. degrees from the University of Chicago. In 2004, Pope John Paul II named her as the first woman to serve as President of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. Her books include Rights Talk: The Impoverishment of Political Discourse, A World Made New: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. To read about Mary Ann's visit to Melbourne and listen to her talks, click here.
Dr Elizabeth Lev is an art historian who specialises in teaching about the pilgrim Churches of Rome. Elizabeth collaborates with the Vatican Museums didactic office, where she has written a course for Vatican guides, designed the art and faith themed itineraries at the Museums and produced a script for the Vatican Museums DVD on art and faith. She has lectured at the United Nations on Vatican Art, Biola University on Christian churches and appeared in the History Channel’s program Angels and Demons Decoded. She hosted Catholic Canvas, a 10-part television series on the art of the Vatican Museums that aired on EWTN and wrote The Tigress of Forli: The Remarkable Story of Caterina Riario Sforza.
Nathan is a Jesuit scholastic (New Orleans Province). Currently studying theology at Berkeley and has a strong interest in youth evangelisation ministry. Below is a video of Nathan's appearance at during the GraceFest celebrations (August 2012) at CulturED Cafe, speaking with the young people of the Melbourne Archdiocese.
Archbishop Forte is a prominent European theologian, a member of the Papal International Theological Commission and Bishop of Chieti-Vasto, Italy.
Fr Paul Murray op is a Professor of Spirituality and a poet who teaches at the Angelicum in Rome.
Robert P. George is McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Founder and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. He is also a Professor of Politics and an associated faculty member of the Department of Philosophy at Princeton.
President Caritas Internationalis in conversation with Frank Brennan SJ on connecting with our world’s indigenous peoples.
Listen to Helder Camara Lecture Series audio
View Gallery from Fr Wang's visit
View Gallery from Fr Boyle's visit