Father Frank Brennan SJ AO on Faith, Law, Social Justice, and Australia

  • Frank’s early life and education in Queensland, and the influences of his mother and father on his life
  • Frank’s ordination within the Catholic Church and the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits)
  • The impact of Jesuit Pope Francis on the Catholic Church, particularly with regard to environmental issues
  • The future of the Catholic Church globally
  • Frank’s early work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in Redfern, Sydney, and the influence of Father Ted Kennedy on Frank’s formation
  • The development of Australian land law, with reference to the Australian High Court’s Mabo and Wik Peoples decisions
  • Practical policy steps towards Reconciliation, the Australian Constitution, and First Nations Peoples
  • Frank’s work with refugees and asylum seekers, and his experiences in East Timor and with the 2001 Tampa case
  • Migration policy changes for a more humane and ethical Australia
  • Frank’s understanding of Jesus Christ, and how this has informed his work with the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in our communities
  • The daily work of a priest, and death and dying in the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Frank’s views on education in the 21st century, and his hopes and vision for Newman College
Fr Frank Brennan SJ AO, Newman College, February 2021

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