Peter Malone MSC was a member of the staff of YTU from 1972-1998. He taught Introduction to Old Testament, The Mystery of Christ, Introduction to Theology, Australian Theology, Media. He is part of the staff of the Heart of Life Centre for Spiritual and Pastoral Formation, Box Hill (and has written the History of Heart of Life).
He was editor of Compass Theology Review, 1972-1998.
He received a Doctorate, Honoris Causa, in 2008 from the MCD.
After serving as the president of the Catholic Film Offices of the Pacific (1989-1998), he was elected as President of OCIC (The International Catholic Organisation for Cinema) (1998-2001). When OCIC merged with UNDA (the International Catholic Organisation for Radio and Television) to form SIGNIS (The World Catholic Association for Communication), he was elected the first president (2001-2005). He continued working for the Cinema Desk before returning to Australia in 2010.
He has published articles and books on Theology, Spirituality and Cinema (and has reviewed films since 1968). More recent books include Screen Jesus (Scarecrow Press, US, 2012), The Type and Movie Book(Inkshed, 2012), An Ever-widening Screen (Connor Court, 2015), Hearts Burning Within Us (Coventry, 2017), Screen Priests (ATF, 2019).
Member of ACTA, Australian Catholic Theological Association, of Auscritics, and is a Life Member of AusApt, (Psychological Type).