Influential Catholics

Influential Catholics

A listing of influential Australian Catholics

Mary Barlow (1865 – 1934) charity worker and women’s leader

Lionel Bowen (1922 – 2012) deputy prime minister

Arthur Calwell (1896 – 1973) politician

James Carlton (1909 – 1951) athletics coach, Catholic priest, Olympian

Caroline Chisholm (1808 – 1877) philanthropist

Philip Conolly (1786 – 1839) Roman Catholic chaplain

Anne Daly (Mother M. Berchmans) (1860 – 1924) founder of hospitals

James Dixon (1758 – 1840) Catholic priest, convict (political)

William Duncan (1811 – 1885) journalist and public servant

James Freeman (1907 – 1977) Catholic Archbishop of Sydney

Bernard Gaynor ( – ) an advocate against political correctness

Sir Norman Thomas Gilroy (1896 – 1977) Catholic cardinal

Mary Glowrey (1887 – 1957) Catholic religious sister and medical practitioner

Anne Greene (1884 – 1965) missionary and nurse

Francis Xavier Gsell (1872–1960) autobiographer, missionary, bishop

James Goold (1812 – 1886) Catholic archbishop

George Vincent Hall (1915 -2009) cardiologist

James Harold (1744 – 1830) Catholic priest

Brian Harradine (1935 – 2014) politician

Mary Healy (1865 – 1952) hospital administrator

Louis Francis Heydon (1848 – 1918) solicitor, parliamentarian

John Hughes (1825 – 1885) grocer, property developer and Catholic benefactor

Frank Little (1925 – 2008) Catholic archbishop

Dame Enid Lyons (1897 – 1981 ) first woman elected to the House of Representatives

Daniel Mannix (1864 – 1963) Catholic archbishop

John McEncroe(1794 – 1868) Catholic priest, educationist, newspaper editor

Flora MacKillop (1816 – 1886) mother of Mary MacKillop

Mary MacKillop (1842 – 1909) Catholic religious sister

Arthur Meehan (1890 – 1955) orthopaedic surgeon

Dame Roma Mitchell (1913 – 2000) lawyer, judge and SA governor

Maude O’Connell (1884 – 1965) trade unionist and religious sister

Eileen O’Connor (1892 – 1928) co-founder of the Brown Nurses

Kevin O’Doherty (1823 – 1905) convict, doctor, politician

Tom O’Donnell (1923 – 2010) professor of inorganic chemistry

Jeremiah Francis O’Flynn (1788 – 1831) Catholic priest

Peter O’Neil (1757 – 1846) Roman Catholic priest

Charles O’Neill (1828–1900) civil engineer, Catholic lay leader, charity worker

John Hubert Plunkett (1802 – 1869) NSW attorney-general

John Polding (1794 – 1877) Catholic archbishop

Rosendo Salvado (1814 – 1900) missionary, bishop, author

B. A. Santamaria (1915 – 1998) Catholic political activist

James Scullin(1876 – 1953) Prime Minister

John Taylor ( – 1993) Catholic teacher, principal and administrator

Julian Tenison-Woods (1832-1889) Catholic priest, educationist, scientist

John Therry (1790 – 1864) Catholic priest

Syd Tutton (1937 -2010) champion of the poor and marginalized

William Bernard Ullathorne (1806 – 1889) Catholic priest, commentator, pamphleteer

William Wardell (1823 – 1899) architect and civil servant

Ellen Whitty(1819 – 1892) Catholic social worker

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Australia’s first Catholic Mass, 15 May 1803

The convict priests

Sisters of Charity and the Mary Aikenhead Ministries

Little Sisters of Mary

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Australian hospitals established by Christians

Australian chaplains at war
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Image above: Interior of of St Mary’s Cathedral Sydney. http://www.churchesaustralia.org/list-of-churches/locations/new-south-wales/all-towns/directory/198-st-maryand%2339%3Bs-catholic-cathedral

More on St Mary’s cathedral at https://wp.me/p18XRh-75
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