Father Des Coates spoke to the subject matter “Why am I Afraid” in a manner that caught people’s attention; you could hear a pin drop as people listened intently.A full-time Catholic Chaplain at the University of Southern Queensland since 1985, Father Des Coates was assigned to Australia in 1983 after many years working with University students in Spain, Italy and Mexico. He holds postgraduate degrees in Theology, Philosophy, and Philosophy & Communication Science, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. He is a member of the Queensland Health Ethics Advisory Committee, the University of Southern Queensland’s Ethics, Biosafety and Human Research Committees, and the St Andrew’s Hospital Clinical Ethics Committee. He is also a member of the Catholic Moral Theology Association of Australia and New Zealand.

Unfortunately there is no recording of the talk available.

Speaker Categories: 1996.