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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

 Dr Cooper's Lastest 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.

Dr Cooper Publishes Article on Remarriage and Communion

 Published earlier in July on the Catholic World Report website, Dr Adam Cooper wrote an article titled "Kasper and the Church Fathers". To read the article please click here.

Updated Timetable 

We have cancelled the Melbourne semester 2 intensive JP502 Phil Foundations of Bioethics. To see new timetable 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. 

Cradio Interview with Dr Cooper

 In an interview with Cradio, Dr Adam Cooper, explains how Theology of the Body is such popular teaching, as well as being embedded in the Gospels, explored over the centuries and echoed in the catechises of St John Paul II.

Please click here to hear Dr Adam’s interview. 

Dr Cooper will also be teaching a unit on Theology of the Body as part of the Institute’s two-week winter intensives. For more information or to register, please contact Owen Vyner at All are most welcome.

Dr Sweeney Gives Talk in Hobart
"Before faith can be an idea, before it can be an encounter, it must be a practice." Dr Conor Sweeney

Late in May, an appreciative group at the Christopher Dawson Centre for Cultural Studies, Hobart, listened to Dr Conor Sweeney talk about Baptism as “Culture”. 

Please click here for the full text of Dr Sweeney’s talk. 
Please click here for the report and photos from the day.

2014 Graduation 

Graduation will be Thursday 13 November at 5.30pm in St Patrick's Cathedral. Any students wishing to apply to graduate should contact the Registrar.