Study Circles


22A Erpingham Road, Hamilton Hill 6163
Perth, Western Australia

Contact: Thomas Gourlay

2015 Update:

The Perth Circle is largely comprised of many alumni or current students of the Melbourne session of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family. In 2015, the Circle met twice and particular attention was devoted to Nicholas J. Healy Jr.’s “Vatican II and the Catholicity of Salvation: A Response to Ralph Martin.” Leader Thomas Gourlay recalls that “Healy’s paper was lucid and thought provoking, clearly laying out the claims of Hans Urs von Balthasar’s Dare We Hope and providing a basis from which to critique claims which would conflate Karl Rahner’s ‘anonymous Christianity’ with von Balthasar’s carefully nuanced view of the realistic hope in God’s universally salvific will.”