accc conference 2013 2This week, June 17-21 2013, I’ll be attending the Year of Faith 2013 Annual Conference of the Australian Confraternity of Catholic Clergy.

The main Conference speaker will be Fr Tim Finigan of The Hermeneutic of Continuity fame.  Also speaking will be Bishop Basil Meeking, emeritus of Christchurch, and Fr John Flader.  Fr Finigan’s talks will explore Vatican II, a theme especially appropriate for the Year of Faith 2012-2013, commemorating fifty years since the opening of the Second Vatican Council.

Fr Finigan will give a public lecture which is open to all, at the Cardinal Knox Centre, 383 Albert Street, East Melbourne on Wednesday 19 June 2013 at 7.30pm.  The topic will be: The Church, Sacrament and People of God.  All are welcome.

Membership in the ACCC is open to all clergy and seminarians who are in Australia and New Zealand.  Laity and religious are welcomed as associate members.  Laity and clergy outside Australia and New Zealand are welcome to suscribe to our Journal, The Priest, which is published twice each year.  More information here.