Acclaimed author, speaker and theologian visits ACU
Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Australian Catholic University (ACU) is sponsoring an exclusive tour by high profile American priest Father Robert Barron – an acclaimed author, speaker, and theologian.
His television series Catholicism, which raised $3 million in funding, has just been picked up by PBS in the United States (US) and will air on more than 80 public television stations. Set in 50 locations in over 16 countries, the series examines major themes within the Church.
Fr Barron said the series comes at time when the US is going through what he believes to be “the darkest period in the history of the American Catholic Church,” and the “wrong” people are telling the story of what the Church actually is.
Fr Barron is the Francis Cardinal George Professor of Faith and Culture at the University of Mary of the Lake, near Chicago and has held various university postings.
He is the first priest to have a national show on a secular television network in over 60 years and he is a frequent commentator on faith and culture for The Chicago Tribune, NBC Nightly News, Fox News, Our Sunday Visitor, Catholic Herald and Catholic New World.
Fr Barron’s Public Events: Australia March 2012
Sunday 4th March
3pm Harman Lecture at John Paul II Institute, 278 Victoria Pde, East Melbourne "The Priority of Christ in the New Evangelisation"
7:30pm Theology in the Pub, Cardinal Knox Centre, 383 Albert St East Melbourne (6.30pm BBQ dinner, 7.30pm talk begins) *** theology@thepub is an event for 18-35 year olds (priests & religious of any age are welcome to attend) *** "The Making of Catholicism"
Monday 5th March
9:30am Talk & Screening for all Melbourne Catholic Agencies, Cardinal Knox Centre, 383 Albert Street, East Melbourne "The Making of Catholicism"
7:30pm Theology lecture, ACU St. Patrick’s Campus, 115 Victoria Pde, Fitzroy "Four Tasks of the Messiah"
Tuesday 6th March
5pm Talk & Public Screening, ACU Aquinas Campus, 1200 Mair St, Ballarat "Three Paths of Holiness"
Wednesday 7th March
8pm Guardians, St. Charbel’s, 142 Highclere Ave, Punchbowl "What Makes You Happy?"
Thursday 8th March
11am Talk & Public Screening, ACU Strathfield Campus, 25A Barker Rd, Strathfield "Why it makes sense to believe in God"
Saturday 10th March
10am Talk for priests, religious & educators, ACU Strathfield campus, 25A Barker Rd, Strathfield "Five Act Drama of Salvation"
Sunday 11th March
8pm Talk & Screening,Our Lady of Lebanon Parish centre - 40 Alice St Harris Park "Seven Deadly Sins"
Thursday 8th March
7:30pm Talk & Public Screening, ERAPAC (Edmund Rice Performing Art Centre), 82 Stephen's Rd, South Brisbane "The Making of Catholicism"
Tue 13th March
6:30pm Guinness & God, King O’Malley’s Irish Pub, 131 City Walk, Canberra "Catholic Schools as Centres of the New Evangelisation - A lunchtime 'think tank' with Archbishop Mark Coleridge and Fr Robert Barron."