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  [28th February 2018]

John Crowley with Most Rev Sean O’Malley Cardinal Archbishop of Boston

  [21st August 2017]

Dr Anna Rowlands, St Hilda Associate Professor of Catholic Social Thought and Practice, Lecturer in Contemporary Catholic Theology and Deputy Director the Centre for Catholic Studies at Durham University will be Principal Presenter at the 2019 PAVCS conference: Tuesday May 21 to Friday May 24, 2019. Prior to her appointment at Durham University, Dr Rowlands was Lecturer in Theology and Ministry at King’s College, London, where she taught Political and Moral Theology. Before King’s Dr Rowlands worked for seven years in ministerial theological education at the Cambridge Theological Federation, where she was also an Affiliated Lecturer of the Divinity Faculty, University of Cambridge. She teaches and writes on Political Theology, Moral Theology and Practical Theology and has a specialist interest in Catholic Social Thought. Her doctoral research offered the first doctoral level theological engagement with the work of Jewish social philosopher Gillian Rose, and she maintains and interest in the work of Rose, Hannah Arendt and Simone Weil. She is currently writing a book for theologians and policy makers on Catholic Social Teaching. Dr Rowlands has a particular interest in multi-contextual research and is Founding Chair of an innovative practitioner-academic Centre for Catholic Social Thought and Practice and works closely with a number of leading Faith-Based Organizations including, Citizens UK, CAFOD and the Caritas Social Action Network.

 [12th July 2017 ]

Principal Presenter at the 2018 PAVCSS conference (Tuesday evening May 22nd – Friday morning May 25th at the RACV Goldfields Resort at Creswick) will be Dr Thomas H Groome, Professor of Theology and Religious Education at Boston College Massachusetts. Dr Groome is also Chair of the Department of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry at Boston College. Dr Groome’s theme will be “Education From and For Faith” and his keynotes will cover: "Catholic Education: From a Faith Perspective” and "Catholic Education: For a Faith Perspective."

Dr Thomas H Groome, Professor of Theology and Religious Education at Boston College Massachusetts.

 [12th July 2017] 

Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP will be returning to Australia in 2018 for a speaking tour involving a significant number of our Catholic secondary colleges : Monday July 16 to Friday August 10. Fr Timothy will also be conducting the 2018 Principals’ Retreat in association with his colleague Fr Kevin Toomey OP : Monday August 13 and Tuesday August 14, 2018.



Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP, former Master of the Dominicans

 [16th November 2013 ]

PAVCSS 40th anniversary Mass and Dinner : Photos of the event now available online at

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