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National Fertility Conference 2014


The John Paul II Institute for Marriage & Family is located in Melbourne, Australia and offers unique opportunities for study in the theology of marriage and family and in bioethics.


John Paul II Institute
278 Victoria Parade
East Melbourne VIC
Australia 3002

P +613 9417 4349

Latest News

Interview with Dr Cooper

Dr Adam Cooper recently corresponded with Carl E. Olson, editor of Catholic World Report, about his newest books and his research into salvation, liturgy, theosis, the meaning of the body, and the crucial relationship between celibacy and marriage. To read more click here.

Theology of the Body in Papua New Guinea

Dr Adam Cooper has just returned from a speaking tour on the Theology of the Body in Papua New Guinea. He was invited by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands to introduce John Paul II’s Theology of the Body catechesis to about 20 bishops at their annual retreat, this year held at the Kefamo Conference Centre in Goroka. Several priests also took part in the two day seminar. Dr Cooper also gave a series of lectures to over 60 seminary students at St Fidelis Seminary near Madang. All welcomed the teaching enthusiastically, recognising its immediate relevance for ministry among the people of New Guinea.

Professor Rowland Appointed to International Theological Commision

The Director of the Institute, Most Rev Peter J Elliott is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Rowland, the Dean of the Institute, to the International Theological Commission by His Holiness Pope Francis.
This is a great honour for the international networks of John Paul II Institutes for Marriage and Family which have their centre at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome.
Professor Rowland comes from an Anglican family but was educated by the Sisters of Mercy.  She holds a Doctorate in Divinity from Cambridge University, a Licentiate in theology from the Pontifical Lateran University and 6 other degrees and diplomas in law, philosophy, German and Educational Studies.  She is the author of 3 books and a member of the editorial board of the English language edition of the International Catholic Review: Communio.  She is also a Foundation Patron of the Australian Catholic Students Association, an Honorary Fellow of Campion College in Sydney and an Adjunct Professor of the Centre for Faith Ethics and Society of the University of Notre Dame in Sydney.  In 2012 she was awarded the Officer's Cross of the Republic of Poland.
Professor Rowland has recently returned from Rome where she delivered a paper at the Evangelii Gaudium conference and is happy to celebrate this news with the faculty and students of the Institute.

Most Rev Anthony Fisher - New Archbishop of Sydney

The Director of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, Melbourne, Bishop Peter Elliott, said that the faculty and students rejoice at the appointment of Bishop Anthony Fisher as Archbishop of Sydney.  He was the first Director of the institute when it was opened in 2001.
He combines a strong academic background with a pastor’s zeal for the Kingdom of Christ. Appointed bishop by  St John
Paul II, he exemplifies and combines distinctive charisms of the Popes of our times: John Paul’s mission to the youth, Benedict’s wisdom and Francis love of God’s People.

Article on Cardinal Caffarra

The article is written by Fr David D Nerbun titled "Pastoral Solutions Can’t Cause Pastoral Problems" To read the article click here.

Prof Rowland Writes New Article About the Late Stratford Caldecott

 Professor Tracey Rowland wrote an article published in Crisis Magazine titled "Catholic Luminaries Pay Tribute to the Late Stratford Caldecott" To read the the article please click here.

Dr Adam Cooper Publishes Article on Communion and Remarriage

The article was published in the Catholic World Report and is titled "Cardinal Kasper and the Church Fathers".
To know more about the book please click here.

Dr Cooper's Latest Book.

 Dr Adam Cooper just published his latest book titled "Holy Eros - A Liturgical Theology of the Body". To know more about the book please click here.

Professor Tracey Rowland invited to speak at Evangelii Gaudium Event in Rome.

Professor Rowland will deliver a paper at the Evangelii Gaudium conference to be held in Rome from September 18-20. For details of the event please click here.

Bioethics Subject Offered in Queensland

From August 22nd at the Queensland Bioethics Centre in Brisbane the “The Beginning of Life Ethics” will be offered. In this subject contemporary controversies surrounding the beginning of  human life will be discussed.  
For information on enrolling please click here.
To see the flyer please click here. 

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