2018 Ozanam Conversation 

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 21st year, it invites us to reflect upon how relevant the Society’s founding mission of 1833 is to today’s world.

This year, Bishop of Paramatta, Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv addressed the issue of 'What it means to be a Catholic welfare organisation in a post Royal Commission world' which was then followed by a conversation with journalist and broadcaster, Geraldine Doogue AO.

This event was held on Thursday 26 April 2018 at the Catholic Leadership Centre, East Melbourne.

Bishop Vincent Long, former Melbourne auxiliary Bishop and now Bishop of Parramatta, joined Australian journalist and broadcaster Geraldine Doogue for a conversation on the topic ‘What it means to be a Catholic organisation in a post-Royal Commission world.’

Download Bishop Long's address