Rev. Dr. Paschal M. Corby OFM Conv.

Adjunct Lecturer

Phone: 02 8204 4400

  • Biography

    Fr Paschal is a priest of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual. He is assistant priest of the Parish of St. Joseph’s, Springvale, in the Archdiocese of Melbourne. He holds undergraduate degrees in Medicine (Monash) and Theology (Catholic Theological College), has a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Rome, and a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the same Institute. His areas of research are in moral theology and bioethics. He is currently a member of staff at Catholic Theological College, Melbourne.

  • Teaching Areas

    • Moral Theology
  • Books

    • The Hope and Despair of Human Bioenhancement: A Virtual Dialogue between the Oxford Transhumanists and Joseph Ratzinger. Accepted for publication by Wipf and Stock (Eugene, OR) under their Pickwick label.
  • Book Chapters

      “Intenzione e azione sessuale,” forthcoming in Dizionario sesso, amore e fecondità, edited by José Noriega and René & Isabelle Ecochard (Cantagalli).

      “Educating for Moral Formation: The Primacy of Metaphysical Realism,” forthcoming Encyclopaedia of Teacher Education (Springer).

  • Journal Articles and Proceedings

        “Estranged Fathers: The Alienation of Men in Heterologous Embryo Transfer,” National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 13.2 (Summer 2013): 287–297.

        “Does Evangelium vitae 73 apply to assisted dying legislation?" The Australasian Catholic Record 94.3 (July 2017): 288-293.

        “Awakened by Love: Saint Francis of Assisi as Model for the Church’s Mission to Health Care and Charitable Service,” The Linacre Quarterly 85.2 (2018): 118-124.

        "Response of One Man of Science to Humanae Vitae," (with Joan Clements and Mary Walsh), The Linacre Quarterly 86.1 (2019): 68-82.

        “The Imperative of Conscientious Objection in Medical Practice,” National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18.4 (Winter 2018): 611-618.

  • Professional affiliations

        John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, Melbourne (2016-2018)
        Catholic Theological College/University of Divinity, Melbourne (2019-

  • Community engagement

      Assistant Priest of St. Joseph's Parish, Springvale, Victoria

  • Awards

    2017 Sub Auspiciis Award for the publication of outstanding dissertations (Pontifical John Paul II Institute, Rome)