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Order of Malta Australia


Order of Malta Lecture Series: “A Synopsis of some contemporary controversies in Bioethics”



At a time when many people seek to question the continuing role and relevance of the Catholic Faith, the Order of Malta lecture series aims to equip ordinary Australian Catholics with the knowledge and arguments to defend our beliefs.

 On Wednesday 11th June, Dr Bernadette Tobin will lecture on “A Synopsis of some contemporary controversies in Bioethics”. This will be the fourth lecture in a series.

Dr. Tobin’s lecture will cover a number of issues, including;

– Recently enacted legislation in some countries on euthanasia and the possible implications of this for Australia.

– Changes in Australian society’s views on abortion in general and also in possible circumstances concerning rape and the possibility of deformities.

– The ethical challenges being faced by the staff in our hospitals.  

Date:  Wednesday 11th June 2014

Time:  6.15pm arrival for 6.30pm start

Venue: University of Notre Dame Sydney , Lecture hall: NDS5/203 , Level 2, Pioneer House, Corner of Buckland Street and Broadway

RSVP: Email or telephone 02 9331 8477

Driving: there will be some parking in Buckland St and plenty of parking in the Broadway Centre in Bay St off Broadway – about five minutes from UND.

 About Dr Bernadette Tobin

Dr. Tobin is the Director of the Plunkett Centre for Ethics which is a joint centre of St.Vincents & Mater Health and Australian Catholic University.  She is a Member of the Order of Malta.

 Previous articles on the lecture series:

Listen to Owen Vyner’s lecture The Grace of the Sacrament of Reconciliation: Healing for a Broken World”

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

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.