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Order of Malta Australia


Cradio interview with Owen Vyner: Why should I confess my sins?


On the 26th February, Owen Vyner, will lecture on “The Grace of the Sacrament of Reconciliation: Healing for a Broken World”. This will be the third lecture in a series, sponsored by the Order of Malta  that aims to equip ordinary Australian Catholics with the knowledge and arguments to defend our beliefs.

Ahead of the lecture, Cradio interviewed Owen on the topic, where he explains the history of the Sacrament, explores some of the common objections to it from within the Church and contemporary culture and provides answers to these challenges.

Want to learn more? Attend Owen Vyners lecture on “The Grace of the Sacrament of Reconciliation: Healing for a Broken World”.


Date:  Wednesday 26th February 2014

Time:  6.15pm arrival for 6.30pm start

Venue: The Crypt, St Mary’s Cathedral, St Mary’s Road, Sydney, NSW 2000

RSVP: Email or telephone 02 9331 8455

  About Owen Vyner

 Owen Vyner has a Master of Theology degree from the John Paul II Institute for Marriage & Family (Melbourne) and a Licentiate in Sacramental Theology from the Liturgical Institute in Mundelein, IL. He is currently working on a doctorate at the John Paul II Institute. He is also married with two children.



Cradio is a non-profit organisation seeking to put new technologies to the service of the Church in Australia.

Cradio was founded in 2010 under the guidance of  Bishop Julian Porteous, and is the only outlet of its kind in Australia. It is a free service that  includes a variety of Catholic programs, talks and music available via the 24-hour audio stream, or on-demand on the website and iTunes.

At the heart of Cradio’s activities is its mission to ‘nourish the soul of the digital generation’, or in the words of our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI, to ‘evangelise the digital continent’. By providing news, catechesis, discussion and entertainment they hope to create a place where Catholics and non-Catholics can go to learn about and celebrate the Catholic faith free from the skewed messages presented in secular media.


Previous articles on the lecture series:

Lecture series: Cradio interview with Anna Krohn on Feminism & Equality: has the Church fallen behind?

 “Many Great Leaders of the Church Were and Will Be Women” – Article source: Catholic Communications, Sydney Archdiocese

Listen to Prof Rowland’s lecture on The Three Theological Virtues: Why do faith, hope and love matter in the 21st Century

Listen to an Interview with Prof Rowland on the theological virtues of faith, hope & love.

Important Lecture Series to Help Catholics Better Understand their Faith – article on the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney website

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.