Brendan is a Passionist priest who was ordained in 2002. He spent many years as a lay missionary with the Pallotines in Australia and the Missionaries of Africa in Zambia before entering formal studies. These missionary years were interspersed with youth work in Tasmania.
Brendan’s pastoral and missionary experiences ignited an interest in liberation theology, Catholic Social Doctrine and the importance of the Church’s teaching on the Common Good, Solidarity and the Preferential Option for the Poor. He has a desire to bring the practical wisdom of our international tradition to the ecclesial and pastoral framework of the wider Church. Brendan recently completed his doctorate with the thesis titled The Origins and Development of the Preferential Option for the Poor in Catholic Social Teaching.
Brendan has been a Parish Priest in Sydney, Adelaide and now at St Paul Apostle Endeavour Hills. He will continue to combine his teaching with this pastoral role.