As the second interview in this series we have pleasure in presenting an extended conversation with Fr Diarmuid O'Murchu recorded during his recent visit to Australia. Fr O'Murchu is in conversation with the publisher of Catholica Australia, Brian Coyne, and Brian's business, creative and life partner, Amanda McKenna.
The conversation attempts to provide a quick summary of the material Fr O'Murchu covered in the workshops he presented at Janet Clark Hall within the University of Melbourne between 22 and 28 January 2007. Both of these seminars were oversubscribed. The first, from 22-25 January, was entitled "Catching up with Jesus" and the second, from 26-28 January, was entitled "Religious Life – Changing Paradigms". The workshops were facilitated by The Wellspring Centre Inc — an ecumenical centre for spirituality based at Ashburton in Victoria.
Fr O'Murchu is a member of the Sacred Heart Missionary Order. He is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin Ireland, and a social psychologist whose entire working life has been in social ministry. In that capacity he has worked as a couple's counsellor, in bereavement work, AIDS-HIV counselling and laterally with homeless people and refugees. As a workshop leader and group facilitator he has worked in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, The Philippines, Thailand, India, Peru and in several African countries. His best known books include Quantum Theology (1996 - revised in 2004), Reclaiming Spirituality (1998), Evolutionary Faith (2002), Catching Up with Jesus (2005).
For further information about Fr O'Murchu please visit his own website at: www.diarmuid13.com.
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