|The Most Reverend
|9th Roman Catholic Archbishop|
|Installed||24 October 1988|
|Term ended||26 July 1999|
|Predecessor||Guilford Clyde Young|
|Successor||Adrian Leo Doyle|
|Other posts||Bishop of Sale (1981 to 1988)|
|Ordination||24 July 1949 (Priest) in Melbourne|
|Consecration||1 July 1981 (Bishop)|
|Birth name||Joseph Eric D'Arcy|
25 April 1924|
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
|Died||12 December 2005
|Denomination||Roman Catholic Church|
|Occupation||Roman Catholic bishop|
|Alma mater||De La Salle College, Malvern in Melbourne;
University of Melbourne
Gregorian University in Rome
Joseph Eric D'Arcy (25 April 1924 - 12 December 2005) was the ninth Roman Catholic Archbishop of the Archbishop of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia from 1988 - 1999. Immediately prior to his appointment to Hobart, D'Arcy served as the sixth Bishop of the Diocese of Sale from 1981 to 1988.
Early years and background
Born in Melbourne, he was ordained as a priest of that city in 1949. After being educated at De La Salle College, Malvern, he graduated Bachelor and Master of Arts in the University of Melbourne before pursuing doctoral studies in philosophy at both Oxford and Rome (Gregorian).
He garnered unwanted notoriety in 1955, when a letter undersigned by him was leaked to the press confirming the existence of 'The Movement' (modelled on Catholic Action groups in Europe) within the Australian Labor Party. The resulting furore contributed to the Labor Split.
He taught in the Philosophy Department, University of Melbourne, eventually becoming its head, and was the author of Conscience and its Right to Freedom (Sheed and Ward, 1961) and Human Acts: an essay in their moral evaluation (Clarendon Press, 1963). He also participated as translator and commentator on the 60 volume English version of Thomas Aquinas' Summa.
Bishop of Sale and Archbishop of Hobart
- "Archbishop Joseph Eric D'Arcy". The Catholic Hierarchy. 19 February 2011. Retrieved 20 December 2011.
- Franklin, James (2003). Corrupting the Youth: A History of Philosophy in Australia. Macleay. p. 151.
|Catholic Church titles|
|6th Bishop of Sale
Guilford Clyde Young
|9th Archbishop of Hobart
Adrian Leo Doyle