Author: Lawrie Hallinan

16 October 2020 by


With the calling of the delegates, we begin to work towards Assembly 1 of the Plenary Council in earnest. While Discernment continues across the country, delegates will undergo formation and be sent documents in advance. These documents will include the THEMATIC PAPERS written by the Writing and Discernment Groups.
14 October 2020 by


Sydney, 12 October 2020: This Saturday 17 October 2020 will mark the 10th anniversary of Saint Mary MacKillop’s canonisation at Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome, declaring her Australia’s first canonised saint. Pope Benedict XVI addressed tens of thousands gathered in St Peter’s Square. About 9000 Australians travelled to celebrate this
12 October 2020 by


On 10 October 2020 Pope Francis released a video message calling all individuals, families, businesses, organisations and governments to three actions: education on the link between environmental problems and human actions; the right to water and nutrition; and transition to renewable energy. Pope Francis said that the logic of science
29 September 2020 by


I know that we are well into Spring as my sleep is disrupted by the early sunrise and the call of the Eastern Koel. At the other end of the day, I hear the regular croaking of a frog who has recently returned to my backyard pond for tadpole making
29 September 2020 by


The four-unit course brings together the head, the heart and the hands, emphasising the spiritual underpinnings of theology and developing leaders’ capacities to integrate a deep understanding of the Catholic imagination, its ethos and mission, with day-to-day leadership functions in modern organisations.   2021 Unit Dates and Locations:   Unit
29 September 2020 by


The Governing Council of Good Samaritan Education is very pleased to inform you of the appointment of Dr Jane Comensoli as the new Executive Director of Good Samaritan Education. Jane replaces Mrs Leonie Keaney, who tendered her resignation late last year after four years of dedicated service to Good Samaritan Education.
29 September 2020 by


Catholic Theological College lecturers are offering “Engaging your Catholic Faith” short online presentations on a range of topics in theology, scripture, pastoral studies and spirituality. Our goal is to provide faith enrichment resources for those seeking some adult faith development in these areas.   The sessions will be held via Zoom, and
30 August 2020 by


Welcome to Wattle Day, the first day of Spring, the first day of the Season of Creation, World Day for Prayer of the Care of Creation also known as the first of September. In Pope Francis’ invitation to Care for Creation, he reminds us that our relationship with creation can
28 August 2020 by


President of the Plenary Council and Perth Archbishop, Timothy Costelloe SDB, calls for discernment to be part of the normal practice of personal and Church life. In a short 6 minute video Archbishop Costelloe speaks of some of the main points in his recent paper on discernment. You can read
26 August 2020 by


On 25 August 2020, the members of the AMPJP gathered via video-conference for their Annual General Meeting. One of the main actions of the meeting was the acceptance of the AMPJP Annual Report 2019-20 Member Representatives made the following comments on AMPJP’s 2019-2020: There is productive dialogue and energy amongst
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