Gerard Dowling

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Father Gerard Dowling is an Australian Catholic priest and radio personality.

Residing in Melbourne, Australia, Dowling is a renowned priest who appears on a radio counseling show on Sport 927.[1] He is also an avid supporter of the North Melbourne Football Club and is the author of The North Story, a detailed history of the North Melbourne Football Club, published in 1997.[2]

Father Dowling was the Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne until 2003 and is known by many for his pastoral outreach.[3] He celebrated his 50th Golden Jubilee in July 2008 and is currently the priest at St Cecilia's in Glen Iris.[4]


  1. ^ "Talkback radio program turns 30". The Age. 7 September 2003. 
  2. ^ Dowling, Gerard (1997), The North Story: The History of the North Melbourne Football Club, 2nd Ed., Playright Publishing, Sydney. ISBN 0-949853-56-9 National Library of Australia index page
  3. ^ "We have come a long way". Make-A-Wish. Retrieved 2010-08-20. 
  4. ^ "Face to Face with Fr Gerard Dowling OAM". Kairos Catholic Journal. Melbourne Archdiocese. 30 August 2012. Retrieved 18 March 2013.