The Catholic Contribution

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13 October 2021

Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools (MACS) and the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne will be presenting The Catholic Contribution, a virtual lecture series from Professor John Haldane beginning tomorrow.

The aim of this six-lecture series is to understand the nature, development and self-understanding of Roman Catholicism and its contribution to the culture of Europe and beyond, not just historically but through to the present day and into the future.

This means going to its origins in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and the experience of the apostles in making sense of these, as well as in founding communities based upon them, in which those teachings were preserved and transmitted to the wider world.

Turning from the concerns and controversies of the present day to deeper and more enduring matters, the series will explore the Catholic contribution from historical, cultural and philosophical perspectives to build a picture of Catholicism as providing a clear-sighted, realistic and ennobling understanding of human nature.

The first lecture will be presented live on Thursday 14 October at 4.00 pm, and the next four lectures will be made available at its conclusion. The sixth and final lecture will consist of responses to questions and feedback from the other lectures, and will be available in mid-November.

For MACS school staff, please register via the CEVN website in the Online Professional Learning (OPL) application (activity code 21REL450A).