Author: Lawrie Hallinan

14 September 2021 by


The AMPJP held its AGM via videoconference on 14 September 2021. The AGM was originally scheduled to take place in Brisbane but was moved online due to COVID-19 travel restriction. A recent change to the AMPJP Constitution allows all Member Representatives the right to choose  to be a Councillor. The
10 September 2021 by


The AMPJP now offers a closer relationship to: groups within Australia who are actively working to establish a Ministerial Public Juridic Person (MPJP) or Associations of Christ’s Faithful; and MPJPs and ACF that operate outside Australia. AMPJP Associates receive: advanced notice of and access to AMPJP webinars; access to AMPJP
1 September 2021 by


The most recent AMPJP Council meeting coincided with the feast day of St Lawrence, my patron saint. In preparing the prayer for that Council meeting I found the painting on the left which shows a strong and determined looking St Lawrence. This image seems more consistent with the legend of Lawrence
1 September 2021 by


AMPJP Review – Report to Stakeholders   Background After five years of service, the AMPJP Council sought the comments of relevant Church leaders on: the impact and effectiveness of AMPJP’s past/current strategy and suggestions for the AMPJP’s future directions. Consultant, Les Stahl was engaged to conduct this review involving a
1 September 2021 by


AMPJP provided three 60 minutes online information/formation sessions on 23 August 2021. These sessions were scheduled for the AMPJP’s Canonical Stewards Forum which would have taken place in Brisbane on 23 August 2021, if not for COVID-19. The first session was a ‘Leadership in a Synodal Church’ presentation by Dr
1 September 2021 by


People with expertise in formation will map out a three-year formation program for current and future people in governance roles at Ministerial Public Juridic Persons (MPJP). The AMPJP Canonical Stewards Formation Committee was recently established to plan, but not necessarily deliver, formation activities/resources consistent with the AMPJP’s Formation Framework for
1 September 2021 by


Our recent position paper calls for Religious Institutes (RI) and Ministerial PJPs (MPJP) to have greater representation, dialogue and partnership in Catholic Schools governance/support structures. The paper shows that RI and MPJP schools across Australia comprise significant enrolments in the Catholic sector (Average: 4.3% primary and 35.4% secondary). RI and
30 July 2021 by


The last day of July was the Feast Day of St Ignatius of Loyola. It is worth noting that this year is the 500th anniversary of his journey of conversion. It was a journey that he recorded in his Spiritual Exercises. These are the foundation of the Ignatian spirituality that
26 July 2021 by


The COVID-19 restrictions across many States mean that we need to reschedule the AMPJP AGM and the AMPJP Canonical Stewards Forum. We apologise for the inconvenience and for the disappointment that many will feel at not being able to gather in-person. The new arrangements are:   Tuesday 10 Aug 2021
22 July 2021 by


On  25th  July 2021, the Church will celebrate the first World  Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. Pope Francis  has given this day the theme, I am with you always (Mt 28:20). “The whole Church is close to you – to us – and cares about you, loves you and
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