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Ozanam Conversation Wednesday 24 July: 6.30 - 8.00pm

Reclaiming lay leadership in the Catholic sector.  Journalist and broadcaster Geraldine Doogue in conversation with Francis Sullivan. The Ozanam Conversation (previously the Ozanam Lecture) is a free annual event in honour of the 20-year-old activist and founder of the St Vincent de Paul Society, Blessed Frederic Ozanam. Now in its 22nd year, it invites us to reflect upon how relevant the Society’s founding mission of 1833 is to today’s world.

Geraldine Doogue AO is a renowned Australian journalist and broadcaster, including being at the helm of the ABC’s prestigious program Compass for 20 years. In 2003, she was recognised with an Officer in the Order of Australia for services to the community and media. Geraldine often writes thoughtful and challenging articles calling all Catholics to examine how to live out our faith in an increasingly secular world.

Most recently, Francis Sullivan was the straight-talking, CEO of The Truth, Justice and Healing Council, established to coordinate the Catholic Church’s response to the Royal Commission, help develop the Church’s reform. Francis argues for the need of reform, renewal and refreshment in the Church and has been highly successful in bringing a social conscience to the political debate on health and welfare issues.
WHEN Wednesday 24 July 2019, 6.30pm – 8.00pm
WHERE Catholic Leadership Centre, 576 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne
RSVP: 15 July 2019 Email: rsvp@svdp-vic.org.au Ph: (03) 9895 5935
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