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He grew up in Keilor, and was educated at St. Christopher’s Airport West and Salesian College Sunbury. After studying at RMIT he worked for several years as a librarian before entering Corpus Christi College, then at Clayton, and pursued further studies in Rome, completing his time there with a Licence from the Angelicum, specialising in Ecumenical Studies. Ordained as a priest for the Archdiocese of Melbourne in 1992, he has served in several parishes, principally as Parish Priest of East Keilor and Frankston.

He is presently the Episcopal Vicar for Ecumenism and Interfaith Relations in the Archdiocese and the Chair of the Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission. Currently he is also serving on the Standing Committees of the National Council of Churches in Australian and the Victorian Council of Churches. He has a particular engagement with ecumenical dialogue and is the Co-Secretary of AUSTARC, the Australian Anglican Roman Catholic theological dialogue. He does some lecturing at Catholic Theological College.


Rev Desmond Moloney

He is the son of Jim and Pauline Moloney. He was born in the city of Warrnambool. His family later moved to Melbourne where the family business of horse training flourished. The family engaged in parish life in a number of Melbourne parishes and continue to do so.

Fr Des is a past pupil of St. Bede's College in Mentone. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1979 for the Archdiocese of Melbourne and has served in a number of parishes as assistant priest and then as parish priest in Gladstone Park and Ferntree Gully.

Fr Des has a great interest in the spiritual masters and he has close links with the world wide Christian Meditation movement. He practices meditation on a daily basis and is often requested to teach meditation to those whose are interested in deepening their spiritual lives.

Fr Des is responsible for the supervision and care of parish interns, and the pastoral supervision of all pastoral work undertaken by seminarians.

Dean of studies


He was born in Melbourne and a priest of the Diocese of Sandhurst, Fr Brian Boyle is the Dean of Studies at Corpus Christi College, responsible for the supervision of all studies of the seminarians resident in the College. He is also Senior Lecturer in Scripture (Old Testament) at Catholic Theological College where he has been teaching since 2005. He was the Academic Dean at CTC 2006-2013 and so there is a natural connection between his previous and current positions at CTC and his work as Dean of Studies now at Corpus Christi. Prior to coming to Melbourne again in 2005 Fr Boyle was the Dean of the College of Theology at the University of Notre Dame in Fremantle in WA. He also works regularly in his home diocese as the Bishop’s Vicar for Education. He was educated in Rome and holds both licence and doctoral degrees from the Pontifical Gregorian University. He likes opera, theater and classical music, as well as travelling to interesting places in the world. His particular professional interest in scripture is the prophetic literature.

First year co-ordinator

Rev edward moloney

He is the son of the Bernie (deceased) and Carmel Moloney from Terang Victoria.  Ed has two sisters Diane and Donna and has one brother Leon. He grew up on a dairy farm and before entering the seminary worked on the family farm for ten years.  Since ordination in 1999 he has worked in the Ballarat Diocese in the parishes of Horsham, Nhill, Mildura, Merbein, Wycheproof, Quambatook and Maryborough.  He began his work at Corpus Christi College in 2016 as the Director of the First Year Program.



He is one of thirteen children of Hang and Coi Nguyen. He was educated by the Marist Brothers in Preston. Having gained his Bachelor of Building Engineering at Victoria University of Technology, he worked at Lincolne Scott Consulting Engineers for four years, before attending Corpus Christi College, Carlton in 2000. He was ordained to the priesthood in 2006 for the Archdiocese of Melbourne and since then has served as assistant priest in Deer Park, spiritual advisor for the Archdiocesan Office for Youth, Parish Priest in Fitzroy, as well as chaplain at the University of Melbourne. He began his time as a Formator at Corpus Christi College in 2013.


Rev cameron forbes

He was born and raised in Melbourne, completing degrees in Arts and Law at the University of Melbourne. Before entering the seminary, he worked in both governmental and legal fields. Raised in the Anglican tradition, he became a Catholic during his time in the workforce and, after a time of discernment, entered Corpus Christi College to train for the priesthood. He was ordained in 2009, serving in the parish of Werribee before undertaking studies in Rome in moral theology.

He is a lecturer in moral theology at Catholic Theological College. His research interests include the development and relevance of Christian just war principles, and the relationship between authentic friendship and social media use. He is also the Chair of the Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission of the Archdiocese of Melbourne.

He is a trained musician, playing piano and organ, who also enjoys choral singing and direction.