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ACCC National Conference

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This year's conference addresses a number of pressing issues, including anti-discrimination laws (Patrick Byrne); the pastoral care of the dying and bereaved in light of state-sponsored euthanasia (Dr Colin Patterson); governance in Catholic schools (Dr Gerard O'Shea); the sacramental seal of confession (Fr Julian Wellspring); and pastoral approaches to people with SSA (Fr Daniel McCaughan). Our public lecture this year will be given by Monica Doumit, speaking on Religious Freedom.
Monday 8 July to Friday 12 July, 2019

Location

St Mary of the Assumption Parish
St Mary MacKillop Church, 152 Odessa Avenue, Keilor Downs, Vic 3038

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PRESENTATIONS

REMOVAL OF EXEMPTIONS IN ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAWS FOR FAITH-BASED SCHOOLS: CONSEQUENCES FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
Patrick J. Byrne is president of the National Civic Council who recently published Transgender: One Shade of Grey.

EUTHANASIA AND THE PASTORAL CARE OF THE SICK, DYING AND DECEASED
Dr Colin Patterson is a qualified psychologist who lectures in moral theology and theological anthropology.

DOCTORAL RESEARCH INTO RE-EVANGELISING CATHOLIC SCHOOL FAMILIES
Dr Gerard O’Shea is Director of Catholic Education in the Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes.

PUBLIC LECTURE: RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
Monica Doumit is the Director, Public Affairs and Engagement for the Archdiocese of Sydney and a Catholic Weekly columnist.

PRACTICAL ADVICE: THE SEAL CONFESSION IN THE MODERN WORLD
Fr Julian Wellspring is judicial vicar for the province of Sydney and the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn.

PASTORAL APPROACHES TO THE CARE OF PEOPLE WITH SAME-SEX ATTRACTION
Fr Daniel McCaughan is a Sydney priest who focused on pastoral care and SSA in his graduate studies at Rome's JPII Institute.