DipPhil, BA(Hons)/LLB, BTheol, MLitMus, MTh, STL, STD
Rev Dr Cameron Forbes lectures in moral theology at Catholic Theological College and is head of department. He is also qualified to lecture in the area of liturgical music.
Fr Cameron completed his doctoral thesis in 2017 on “The Augustinian Foundations of the Thought of Paul Ramsey on Just War” at the Alphonsianum Academy in Rome (a specialist academy of moral theology). His thesis was awarded the prize for “Best Doctorate in Moral Theology” at the Academy in 2017-2018, and was published in book form by Lateran University Press in 2021.
He completed a licentiate in moral theology at the Alphonsianum Academy in 2014. His thesis topic was “Authentic Friendship in the Age of Social Media,” which drew together philosophical and theological principles relating to friendship from the time of Aristotle to the present, and applied them to the area of social media use.
Fr Cameron also completed a Masters in Liturgical Music degree at the Pontifical Athenaeum of St Anselm in Rome in 2016, writing a thesis on “The Choral Works of Gerald Finzi: An Analysis of the Composer’s Contribution to the Liturgical Repertoire”.
He has degrees in Law and Arts at the University of Melbourne, writing an honours thesis in political science on “Private Misconduct and the Conventions of Individual Ministerial Responsibility.”
Fr Cameron continues to research and write in the areas of the just war principles, the work of the Methodist ethicist, Paul Ramsey (1913-1988), friendship and social media, and is also examining issues to relating to business ethics.
He lectures in Catholic Social Teaching, War and Peace in a Time of Terror, and Business Ethics at Catholic Theological College, and has also previously taught in the areas of Fundamental Moral Theology and Human Sexuality.
Formerly Vice-Rector of Corpus Christi College, the regional diocesan seminary for Victoria and Tasmania, Fr Cameron is now the parish priest of Mentone-Parkdale. He is chaplain to the Melbourne Catholic Lawyers Association, and also to the Equestrian Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre.