Aggiornamento – “Updating” through ACU Professional Development


The word aggiornamento is Italian for "updating" and came to prominence as one of the aims for the Church of the Second Vatican Council. The Aggiornamento Series consists of 2-3-hour, individual, online modules that can be offered in bespoke combinations as short courses. The modules can be undertaken either as

$30 – $50

2024 Simone Weil Lecture – Empathy and Interpersonal Relations

ACU Melbourne Mercy Theatre Duke St, Fitzroy, VIC, Australia

The Simone Weil Lecture on Human Value is hosted by the ACU School of Philosophy. First held in 2000 as an initiative of Professor Raimond Gaita, it is a free public lecture held annually in Brisbane and Melbourne. Each year, a distinguished international scholar is invited to give a public lecture


Dignitas Infinita


In this webinar, Associate Professor Xavier Symons and Professor James Franklin will discuss the document Dignitas Infinita - recently released by the Vatican's Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith. They will also explore how a commitment to absolute dignity intersects with contemporary ethics and the practical obligations of Christians.


Professor Amy-Jill Levine – Studies on Jesus – Aus and NZ tour

Various - Australia and New Zealand

Amy Jill Levine (“AJ”) is Rabbi Stanley M. Kessler Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Hartford International University for Religion and Peace and University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies Emerita and Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies Emerita, at Vanderbilt. Her publications include The

I am what I ritualise: identity, theology, and liturgy in secular context


Australia, Canada, the US, and the UK are often described as secular countries, as exemplified by the increasing numbers of unaffiliated and disaffiliated Christians – or the “nones” and “dones”. Despite this cultural phenomenon, liturgical scholar the Reverend Canon Dr Lizette Larson-Miller says interest in religion remains high, but there


“Interreligious Dialogue in our Day: 60 Years after Nostra Aetate” – Cardinal Fitzgerald

St Patrick's Cathedral Hall, Parramatta 1 Marist Place, Parramatta, NSW, Australia

Cardinal Michael Fitzgerald M.Afr.OBE will give a free public lecture on Wednesday 8 May 2024 entitled: “Interreligious Dialogue in our Day: 60 Years after Nostra Aetate” at St Patrick’s Cathedral Hall, Parramatta. Cardinal Fitzgerald is the former head of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and will talk on the developments inspired


Innocent Odongo, International YCS: The lay vocation and mission


International YCS secretary-general, Innocent Odongo, will be ACI’s guest speaker for our May webinar at 7pm AEST on Wednesday 8 May 2024. He will share his experience with the Young Catholic Students movements in his home country of Ghana as well as at international level, highlighting the achievements and challenges


Ministry Leadership Program

A formation program for executive leaders of Catholic ministries. The future of Catholic ministries depends on leaders responding effectively to the business, clinical and social environments of the organisations they lead. Leadership formation deepens your understanding of the mission and values of your organisation and the spiritual purpose of Catholic


Australian Catholic Theological 2024 Conference: “Synodality”

ACU Leadership Centre and Banyo Campus Brisbane

“The world in which we live, and which we are called to love and serve, even with its contradictions, demands that the Church strengthen cooperation in all areas of mission. It is precisely this path of synodality which God expects of the Church of the third millennium.” Pope Francis, cited

Online Certificate Program in Mercy Spirituality


The Georgian Court University Online Certificate program in Mercy Spirituality combines formal academic coursework, spiritual reflection, and thoughtful dialogue with people from around the world. If you’re involved in a Mercy-sponsored or Mercy-inspired work, you’ve likely felt a call to serve. This program, which features five, 10-week courses and three

Learning & Teaching Theology Conference 2025

Sydney College of Divinity 2 Columbia Court, Norwest, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Digital Divinity: Working with Intelligence: Artificial, Human, and Divine? For centuries human beings have grappled to grasp the vastness of the intelligence of the mind of God with the (significant but comparatively feeble) intelligence of the human mind. How will this quest be helped or hindered by Generative Artificial Intelligence