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Order of Malta Australia


Between the Idea and the Reality: The Future of Marriage in Australia


On 8th August the Most reverend Anthony Fisher OP, Archbishop of Sydney presented the 2017 Harman Lecture (named after Fr Frank Harman, the Melbourne Archdiocese’s leading bioethicist and canon lawyer until his death in 2000).
His Grace’s topic “Between the Idea and the Reality: The Future of Marriage in Australia” noted that that most resilient of institutions – marriage and the marriage-based family – is in crisis today. He reflected, in dialogue with Amores Laetitia, on the positive resources with which Catholics can address this crisis, both scholarly and non-scholarly.
The Lecture was hosted by Bishop Peter Elliott, the Director of the John Paul 2 Institute for Marriage and Family.
At the conclusion of the lecture a presentation was made to Conseour Professor Tracey Rowland, Dean of the JP2 Institute, for her role with the Institute.
Pictured below: Bishop Peter Elliot and Archbishop Anthony Fisher observe as Conseour Tracey Rowland opens her gift assisted by her husband Confrere Stuart Rowland.

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The Australian Association

The Australian Association, formed in 1974, currently has in excess of 300 members and aspirant members across every State and Territory of Australia. We also have ongoing and strong links with the Order’s National Associations throughout the Asia Pacific Region including in Singapore and the Philippines and with members of the Order in New Zealand, Hong Kong SAR, Thailand and Korea. The Order of Malta is committed to serving Our Lords the Poor and Sick worldwide and has done so for over 900 years. This website shares with you the history, mission and current activities of the Order of Malta in Australia, and provides links to the work of the Order world-wide.