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Order of Malta Australia


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


Today women are seen in leadership positions in all areas of society, and to many it seems the Church is the one institution left holding them back: is this the case?

Cradio talked to the Archdiocese of Melbourne’s Women’s Liason Officer and  Anima Women’s Network Convener Anna Krohn about the role of women in the Church and how the New Feminism can help us to truly embrace the dignity of woman.


Anna will lecture on “The Hour of Woman is Approaching…”: Is the Church Ahead or Behind that Moment?’  at The Crypt, St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney on 27 November.


Date: 27 November 2013

Time: 6.30pm

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

RSVP: or (02) 9331 8477


At a time when many people seek to question the continuing role and relevance of the Catholic Faith, these lectures will equip ordinary Australian Catholics with the knowledge and arguments to defend our beliefs.

On behalf of His Eminence, George Cardinal Pell AC, Archbishop of Sydney, you are invited to attend the second in an occasional series of lectures sponsored by the Order of Malta – to provide clarity for Australian Catholics in discussing and defending their Faith.

Missed the previous lecture?  Listen to Dr Tracey Rowlands lecture, ‘The Three Theological Virtues: Why do faith, hope and love matter in the 21st Century’.

ANNA KROHN is currently the Academic Skills and International Student Counsellor at the Melbourne Campus of John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family. She is a sessional tutor in the School of Healthcare Sciences at Australian Catholic University.  She also works as a columnist, social commentator, educational writer and presenter in the areas of bioethics, spirituality, personal/professional ethics and development.

 Anna is currently an honorary co-ordinator of the community based Caroline Chisholm Library, an honorary advisor and member of the Catholic Women’s League and Convenor of the Anima Women’s Network.   She is a graduate of the Melbourne College of Divinity (BTheol), is researching information science and education and currently completing a Doctorate at the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family.

 Anna has worked for many years in teaching, writing and researching  life and healthcare ethics and worked as research and education officer at Melbourne’s St Vincents’s Bioethics Centre and at the Southern Cross Bioethics Centre in Adelaide.


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.

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.