Catholics for Renewal


Events 2020

The Future of Humanity
A webinar to discuss Pope Francis' new encyclical 'Fratelli Tutti'

A Zoom webinar with Fr Bruce Duncan giving an appraisal of the new encyclical, with Danusia Kaska responding and considering what it means for us in Australia.

Thursday 22 October 2020, 7.30 to 8.30pm, Australian Eastern Daylight Time (8.30am UTC for overseas participants). Ample time for questions and discussion will be given.


Fr Bruce Duncan will talk about the significance of Fratelli tutti since the coronavirus has severely damaged economies everywhere, and why it is now even more urgent to build a better future. What is so different in the new encyclical to what the Pope said in Laudato Si’ in 2015?

He has taught about the history of Catholic social thought and movements at Yarra Theological Union in Melbourne for many years, and is Director of the ecumenical social advocacy network Social Policy Connections.

Danusia Kaska is the Xavier Social Justice Network Coordinator at Xavier College, Melbourne, and is a member of the SPC board.

Event sponsors

The event will be hosted by the Australian Cardijn Institute and Social Policy Connections.

Since 2005, Social Policy Connections has published nearly 1000 articles in its free monthly newsletters, and has arranged many public events and forums. SPC also welcomes new members who wish to contribute or take part in its activities. See the SPC website here.

The Australian Cardijn Institute works to promote research, studies and training programs based on the vision and methods pioneered by YCW founder, Cardinal Joseph Cardijn. Visit the ACI website here.


For FREE ticket registration, please email Stefan Gigacz at:

You will then receive a LINK to join the webinar.


NOTE: For COVID-19 reasons The 2020 Joan Chittister events arranged for various cities will be re scheduled

 Joan Chittister OSB Live in Melbourne. The Time is Now - Getting Back on Mission. 8 September 2020 in Melbourne (and elsewhere)


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