Q&A in the Crypt – Bishop Danny Meagher & John Warhurst AO

“The Future of the Catholic Church: Creating Unity through Diversity”
  •  27 August 2023
     1:30PM - 3:00PM




“The Future of the Catholic Church: Creating Unity through Diversity”


Bishop Danny Meagher was born in the NSW Riverina town of West Wyalong, the second of six children. He was educated by the Jesuits at St Ignatius College Riverview and went on to study at Sydney University. At university Bishop Danny felt a strong call to serve the marginalised, volunteering at Matt Talbot Hostel and other charities. He continues to advocate for the homeless. Bishop Danny practised as a solicitor for 3 years before studying for the priesthood at St Patrick’s Seminary and was ordained on 22 July 1995 at St Mary’s Cathedral. He later obtained a Licentiate in Fundamental Theology from the Gregorian Pontifical University in Rome. In November 2021, Pope Francis appointed him a Bishop as Titular Bishop of Pocofelto and an auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Sydney.


John Warhurst AO holds a PhD from the Flinders University of South Australia and is Emeritus Professor of Political Science at the Australian National University in Canberra. He is a former chair of the Australian Republic Movement and former president of Christians for an Ethical Society. John is a well-known commentator and writer. He was a member of the Plenary Council and the inaugural chair of Concerned Catholics Canberra/Goulburn from 2017-2022. He has written two books about his church reform and Plenary Council journeys for Garratt Publishing – Wrestling with the Church Hierarchy and Hard Questions Born of Love. John is married to Joan and is a member of the Parish of the Transfiguration, North Woden, ACT.


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The Crypt
St Patrick’s Church
20 Gosvenor Street The Rocks
Sydney NSW 2000

Enter the Crypt via a gate east of the Church entrance (a few metres down the hill in Grosvenor St).