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Welcome

The Archdiocese of Melbourne has been a proud sponsor of the John Paul II institute for Marriage and Family since its establishment in 2001.

During its 15 years of operation, the Institute has engaged students in the teaching of the theology of marriage and family, bioethics and religious education and catechetics at the highest standards. The Council of the Institute is proud of the contribution made by both faculty and students to the Church and the community. 

The Institute is delighted to announce that the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the regulating authority for higher education in Australia, has approved the accreditation and re-accreditation of the Institute’s degrees for the maximum 7 year period until 21 June 2023.

The following degrees accredited in 2014 remain accredited until 2 October 2021:  

The 2017 Harman Lecture took place on Tuesday 8 August. The John Paul II Institute was honoured to have Archbishop Fisher present and discuss the theme Between the Idea and the Reality: The Future of Marriage in Australia. On many measures that most resilient of institutions - marriage and the marriage-based family - is in crisis today. In particular, Archbishop Fisher reflected, in dialogue with Amoris Laetitia, on the positive resources with which Catholics can address this crisis, both scholarly and non-scholarly.

 Archbishop Fisher's lecture can be found here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/vbpqcmkpf84cj0t/Fisher%20-%20Harman%20Lecture%20%282017%29.m4a?dl=0

 

On Tuesday 8 August the John Paul II Institute launched the final work of Professor Nicholas Tonti-Filippini - About Bioethics V: Faith, Science and the Environment. Professor Tonti-Filippini was completing the writing and editing of this book just before his death in November 2014. This volume explores the relationship between humanity and the environment in the light of contemporary science and a Christian understanding of creation and redemption.