Friday 1 June, 6.30–8.30pm

Collins Street Baptist Church, 174 Collins Street, Melbourne

The federal government’s Inquiry into Religious Liberty, under the chairmanship of Philip Ruddock, has presented its report. It is very timely that the University of Divinity’s Centre for Research in Religion and Social Policy (RASP) is presenting the second annual RASP Public Conversation on this significant topic. ABC radio host John Cleary will question the panel, with the audience invited to submit questions to the panel (via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) prior to, and during, the event. All welcome. The speakers are:

Fr Frank Brennan SJ AO (CEO, Catholic Social Services Australia)
Dr Sharon Rodrick (Researcher, Institute for Civil Society)
Rev. Dr Robyn Whitaker (Lecturer, Trinity College Theological School)
Cost: Free
Registration: https://www.trybooking.com/vhea

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Saturday 2 June, 6.30–11pm

Aurora Receptions, 149 Donald Street, Brunswick East

Life Dinner 2018 features special guest speaker Prof John Whitehall, professor of Paediatrics at Western Sydney University, speaking on ‘Sterilising our children : Puberty Blockers and Cross-sex Hormones robbing families of their future.’ The evening begins with pre-dinner drinks and nibbles, followed by a two-course dinner. An auction, a silent auction and a raffle form another exciting part of the night.

Cost: $80 adults; student $65
Bookings and RSVP: by Friday 25 May to Ann-Maree on 9816 0800 or 0447 352 252 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Registrations: www.family.org.au/life2018

Sunday 17 June, 7pm

Catholic Leadership Centre, corner Albert and Hoddle Streets, East Melbourne.

Bookings are now open for the 2018 Annual Jewish and Catholic Friendship Dinner. In keeping with the Year of Youth being observed in the Catholic Church, this year’s event will focus on the life and contribution of youth in our communities.

Cost: $50, including 2 course Kosher meal and drinks
Bookings: by Friday 15 June to Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission on 9926 5708 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or at https://www.trybooking.com/VSMN)
Details: 92725641 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Friday 15 June, 10am–3pm

Newman College, 887 Swanston Street, Parkville

This seminar will celebrate Pope Francis’s pastoral vision of mercy, justice, love and care for the earth. You are invited to join Cardinal Charles Bo SDB of Myanmar and leading Australian theologians and community leaders to discuss:

A field hospital: Pope Francis and the Church’s engagement with the world

Pope Francis and Laudato Si

Pope Francis and his impact on the Church of Asia

Pope Francis’s interpretation of Vatican II

The spiritual roots of ‘reform’ in Pope Francis

Pope Francis: A theologian of migration

Cost: Free, but please register
Details and registration: Br Mark O’Connor on 9383 3106 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Friday 29 June, 7pm

Caroline Chisholm Library, Level 3, 358 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne


Anyone interested in reading and discussing Christian books and poetry is welcome to join the monthly meetings of the Catholic Book Club.

This month we are discussing "The Power and the Glory" by Graeme Greene.

Details: Paul Nixon on 0405 486 531 or website

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