Author: Lawrie Hallinan

23 July 2018 by


The second annual International Festival of Creativity in Church Management was held on Monday, 25 to Wednesday, 27 June 2018 at Villanova University. This private Augustinian university is on the outskirts of Philadelphia set in parklands with handsome buildings and much evidence of generous endowments. Amongst the sixty attendees at
20 July 2018 by


The Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum is asking people to sign a petition to reinstate basic support for people seeking asylum. The Australian Government is currently removing basic support payments (the Status Resolution Support Services (SRSS) payments, which are 89% of Centrelink’s Newstart allowance) for a significant number of
19 July 2018 by


Justice Connect has published two new comprehensive guides to help those running a company limited by guarantee (CLG). A CLG is an incorporated legal structure that may be suitable for some not-for-profit organisations (including ministerial PJPs). These Guides are now available for free on their website’s Toolkits page. 1 The Guide to
18 July 2018 by


The Holy See’s Congregation for Institutes for Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life oversee most of the Australian PJPs. Holy See Directive on Formation 1990   The following are some comments by Lawrie Hallinan: AMPJP Executive Officer on the applicability of this document to ministerial PJPs: The Holy See’s
11 July 2018 by


ACU short courses in theology offer you the opportunity to explore Christian faith and world religions without committing to a full degree. Suitable for parishioners, teachers, youth groups, university staff, students, and the general public. Short courses consist of one evening session per week, over four weeks. Short courses are
30 June 2018 by


Overview: Winter arrived during June with a run of wet, windy and cold days. This was great weather for working in the office. With an AMPJP Council meeting on 21 June 2018 there were a number of documents to prepare. Being the last Council meeting for the financial year also
29 June 2018 by


I was surprised to discover that the AMPJP has an ‘ambassador’ in Europe. Michele Hugonnet completed a Canon Law degree at the Catholic University of Leuven in 2012, following her Principalship at St Vincent’s College Potts Point in Sydney, and a Directorship in the Catholic Education Office, Sydney. Michele has
20 June 2018 by


Hi I’m Paul, Newly minted CEO of Mercy Partners. A little bit about me. Karen and I have been married for 30 rich years and we have 3 adult children – each of them pursuing their own unique paths.  No grandchildren as yet though! I have had various vocational roles. 
20 June 2018 by


The following information was taken from the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council website   Our Mothers, Sisters, Aunties, Grandmothers and Daughters have been, and continue to be the thread which holds our families together. They have fought for justice, reconciliation and social change. Women form the backbone of
20 June 2018 by


Momentum is building as people across Australia get together in groups, download the Listening and Dialogue guide, get together for conversation and then are sending their responses in online. More than 120 responses have already been received by the Plenary Council team. Does my voice, my experience, sharing my story really matter?