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What's the big deal about Shakespeare? What is his relationship to the Catholic Tradition and why should I care? In this talk, Angela Schumann tackles the big questions about the Bard, exploring history, psychology and theology to discover the profound role that the Catholic Church had in creating one of the biggest literary geniuses the world has ever seen. Angela Schumann is doing her PhD in Literature at Monash University, looking at confession and self-deception in Shakespeare's plays.

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We were thrilled to kick off the New Year with our very own Archbishop Peter Comensoli, talking on the topic of Being a Catholic in 2020 Melbourne. “Be immersed in our culture, but not absorbed by it" - listen to this podcast to hear the Archbishop's three pieces of advice offered to the 200+ gathered at this month's T@P.

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2000 years since the life, death and resurrection of Christ, we find ourselves in a whole new world. The call to evangelize is perennial and the Gospel message timeless, however, the Church is seeking new methods and new blood to present it’s salvific message to the modern world. This talk will equip you for the New Evangelization and explore how we as Christians share our message with today’s culture.

Nathan works full-time in Campus Ministry at Australian Catholic University. He is a co-founder of the Frassati Fraternity in Brisbane and holds a Bachelor of Theology (ACU) and Masters of Theology (JPII). He is married to his wonderful wife Jennifer and has two children. He is passionate about teaching and sharing the Catholic faith particularly in the areas of Marriage and Family, Theology of the Body, and Evangelization.

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Memory and Reconciliation: The Church and the Faults of the Past

In the Creed we profess our faith that the Church is holy. Yet across 2000 years of history we’re challenged by many actions of Catholics that were not holy: wars, persecutions, violations of human rights. In 2000 the International Theological Commission published Memory and Reconciliation: The Church and the Faults of the Past, which explored this contrast. At our September t@p, Fr Justin Ford will take up those reflections and will show, with historical examples, how the essential holiness of the Church is untainted by the sins of her members.

Fr Justin Ford grew up in Bentleigh, attending St Paul’s Primary School and St Kevin’s College. He worked as a structural engineer after studying at Melbourne University, later also gaining degrees in philosophy from the same institution. He entered the seminary in 2001 and was ordained priest in 2006. Fr Justin is now parish priest of St Mary’s Ascot Vale and Spiritual Director of the Melbourne Senatus of the Legion of Mary.

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This month Theology @ the Pub and Catholic Vocations Melbourne were proud to host internationally renowned author, podcaster and speaker Matt Fradd on his Melbourne tour.

Matt’s podcast Pints With Aquinas receives hundreds of thousands of downloads every month. An Aussie by birth Matt lives with his wife, Cameron, and their children in Georgia. Join us as Matt shares from his vast experience on the topic 'How to Win an Argument Without Losing a Soul'.

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Ever wondered why we wash feet or cover statues in Holy Week? This month Fr Nicholas Pearce takes us on a journey through the Church’s most Sacred Week and unpacks for us the various ceremonies and rituals that make up Holy Week. 

Fr Nicholas Pearce is the Assistant Vocations Directors for the Archdiocese of Melbourne, and Parish Priest at Holy Family in Mount Waverley. Before entering the seminary he studied Youth Work at Australian Catholic University, and since his ordination to the priesthood, has been involved in various men's ministries across Melbourne. He is currently the Chaplain to the Frassati Fraternity and is completing a Masters in Psychology.

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This month Emma Fradd spoke on the mass, the beauty found within it and the graces we can receive when we attend.

Emma converted to Catholicism 10 years ago after spending 5 years calling herself an atheist. Since then she has lived in 3 different countries working in youth and music ministry, as well as pursuing her own music, with 6 national tours in Canada, England, and Australia.

She is passionate about encouraging and training musicians within Catholic Parishes to be well formed, reverent and enthusiastic, leading quality music within the liturgy; that which leads the congregation to deeper prayer and worship.
Along with worship, Emma writes her own music with authentic lyrics and intricate guitar work to share her relationship with God.

Emma has served 2 mission years with NET Ministries, where she now works full time in Brisbane, often travelling to promote the truth, goodness, and beauty in the Catholic church to youth and young adults across Australia. She loves most food, good coffee, dancing, beaches, and gets a twitch when she see’s a drum kit. 

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