Senior Fellows
The position of Senior Fellow was instituted in 2004. Senior Fellows are members or former members of the academic staff of Catholic Theological College who have distinguished themselves by their contribution to theological education or who have rendered exceptional service to Catholic Theological College.
2004

Rev. Dr John Begley SJ was the inaugural Senior Fellow. From 1975, he lectured in philosophy at CTC as well as at the United Faculty of Theology (1978) and at Yarra Theological Union (1983). Master of CTC (1983-85), his period of office was characterised by an openness to students which was greatly appreciated. In his retirement years Dr Begley continued writing in philosophy, until his death in 2010.

2005

Rev. Prof. Austin Cooper OMI AM is the foundation Master of Catholic Theological College (1972-1976) and has served two further terms as Master (1992-1994, 1998-2002). His academic disciplines are Church History and Spirituality, and his doctoral thesis on the Oxford Movement and Australia places him among the foremost authorities on Cardinal John Henry Newman. In 1975 he became the first Catholic President of the Melbourne College of Divinity (now University of Divinity), and in 1993 he was made a Fellow of the College. In 2004 he was made a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia for services to theological education.

Rev. Emeritus Prof. Norman Ford SDB has been a member of academic staff at Catholic Theological College since 1975 where he has taught and supervised research in ethics and philosophy. He was the foundation Head of the Philosophy Department (1975-2006) and was Master of Catholic Theological College (1986-1991). He has won world-wide recognition for his scholarship in the field of bio-ethics, has an outstanding publications record, and is a regular participant and invited speaker at international conferences. He was the Foundation Director of the Caroline Chisholm Centre for Health Ethics in East Melbourne. He was President of the Melbourne College of Divinity (now University of Divinity) (1991-1993), and in 2001 was made a Fellow of the College.

2006

Rev. Dr Peter Cross was a member of the systematic theology department at Catholic Theological College from 1977 to 2005. He represented the Catholic Church on both the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (1991-2006) and the International Anglican-Roman Catholic Commission for Unity and Mission (2001-2006). He was President of the Victorian Council of Churches (1987-89), and an executive member of the Council of Christians and Jews (Victoria). He died on 17 June 2006 and is remembered with great respect and affection by staff and students at Catholic Theological College.

Dr Rod Doyle CFC was a member of academic staff at Catholic Theological College from 1984 where he taught and supervised research in scripture and new testament studies. He also taught new testament Greek. For twenty-two years he was Academic Dean of the College. Before coming to the College he taught at CBC, St George’s Terrace, Perth, CBC St Kilda, the Christian Brothers’ Juvenate, Bundoora, and Cathedral College, East Melbourne (1950-62,69). He was also Director of the Second Year of Formation for the Christian Brothers (1970-75), and a Team member at the National Pastoral Institute of Religious Education (1976-1980). Br Doyle conducted Study Tours in the Biblical Lands, and published articles in journals such as Pacifica, Revue Biblique, Compass, Word in Life, and East Asian Pastoral Review, as well as numerous book reviews. He died on 30 July 2016 and is remembered with great respect and affection by staff and students at Catholic Theological College.

2007

Monsignor Peter Kenny lectured at Catholic Theological College in systematic theology and Canon Law from 1972 to 1992, in particular, ecclesiology and ecumenism. He has given distinguished service to the Church and its unity in the field of ecumenical dialogue and has represented the Catholic Church in inter-faith dialogue. From the early 1980’s he has been the Archbishop of Melbourne’s Episcopal Vicar for Ecumenical and Inter-faith Relations and for the same period Chairman of the Archdiocese of Melbourne Commission for Ecumenical and Inter-faith Relations. He is also a member of the Executive of the Victorian Council of Churches.  In June 2006 the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, appointed him a Prelate of Honour.

2008

Very Rev. Prof. Ian Waters has lectured in Canon Law at Catholic Theological College since 1991 and has been Head of the Department of Moral Theology and Canon Law.  He is a member of Academic Board since 1993 and a member of the College’s Senate since 1998. He has been the Judicial Vicar of the Catholic Tribunal for Victoria and Tasmania since 1979 and a Judge of the Catholic Tribunal of Appeal for Australia and New Zealand for more than thirty years. His scholarship is reflected in more than one hundred publications, mainly specialised works in international canon law journals.  He is currently President of the Canon Law Society of Australia and New Zealand. He is a Trustee and Director of St John of God Healthcare Australia and a consultant to St John of God Healthcare at international level.

2009

Rev. Prof. Francis J Moloney SDB AM is a member of the Department of Biblical Studies and lectures on the Gospel of John. He is a priest of the Salesians of Don Bosco and was the Provincial Superior of the Salesians of Don Bosco for Australia and the Pacific region. He was a member of the Senate of Catholic Theological College, and is an elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. In 1992 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to religion. 

2012

Rev. Dr Paul Connell is a member of the Department of Systematic Theology and lectures on the following: God: Origin and End and Jesus Christ: Revealer of the Triune God. He commenced lecturing at Catholic Theological College in 1980. He was Rector of Corpus Christi College from 1993-1997. He held the position of Deputy Master at Catholic Theological College from 1998-2007 and also served as a member of the Postgraduate Board of Studies of the Melbourne College of Divinity (now University of Divinity) from 1995-2003.

Most Rev. Dr Terence Curtin DD was the Head of the Department of Systematic Theology and lectured on The Sacrament of Orders: History and Theology. He was master of Catholic Theological College from 2003-2010. He became Head of the School of Theology (Victoria) for Australian Catholic University in 1996 and in 1999 became Chair of the Board of the national Sub-Faculty of Philosophy and Thegy.

2014
Rev. Dr Michael McEntee is a member of the Department of Pastoral and General Studies and lectures on The Art of Preaching. He has been associated with Catholic Theological College for the past 38 years (except during his five years lecturing in Papua New Guinea). He has demonstrated a continued commitment to academic, pastoral and spiritual formation of students and has supported and encouraged developments within the theological program of Catholic Theological College, through Australia and internationally (including: Papau New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Pakistan).