Author: Lawrie Hallinan

20 December 2020 by

For many years NATSICC has received requests for assistance to bridge the cultural gaps between remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and Priests working in those communities.   The Council would usually respond to those requests on an individual basis – by either visiting, talking on the phone or
13 December 2020 by

AMPJP Executive Officer, Lawrie Hallinan, will take a fortnight’s holiday over the Christmas period. He will finish work at 5.00pm on Wednesday 23 Dec 2020 and return to work 8.30am on Wednesday 06 Jan 2021. Nativity Scene image above courtesy of NATSICC The painting is a celebration of Jesus Christ
7 December 2020 by

In 2021, Professor Marea Nicholson AM will replace Catherine Slattery sgs as the Commissioner from Religious Institute/Ministerial PJP School Authorities (RI/MPJP) on the National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC). Professor Marea Nicholson AM said: It is an honour to follow in the footsteps of Catherine Slattery sgs. For many years, Catherine
3 December 2020 by

The AMPJP is proud to join ACBC and CRA as the Members of Australian Catholic Safeguarding as detailed in the media release below:
30 November 2020 by

Amongst the usual busyness of AMPJP work, there were two events in November that stand out. The approval of the draft AMPJP Formation Framework  enables all MPJPs to assess the working group’s attempt to synthesise existing MPJP formation frameworks in a form that could be used by many as a
21 November 2020 by

At their November meeting the AMPJP Council approved a DRAFT AMPJP Framework for Canonical Stewards for  Trustees/Canonical Stewards. The Council is now inviting MPJPs to discuss the Framework and provide feedback on its applicability. The idea of a Formation Framework came from the AMPJP’s 02-03 November 2019 workshop included resolutions that
20 November 2020 by

The Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea (The Sisters) is continuing with its preparation to transfer responsibility for its ministries to a Ministerial PJP. These ministries include: hospitals, health services, aged care, schools/education services and children’s, family and community services.  The Sisters have consulted with
18 November 2020 by

You can promote reconciliation with Australia’s First Nations every time you send or invite mail. In response to a campaign by Gameroi woman, Rachael McPhail, Australia Post has updated its addressing guidelines to encourage the use traditional place names when addressing mail. The text below is taken from the Australia
13 November 2020 by

The article below first appeared in Catholic Health Australia’s weekly e-news on 13 Nov 2020. It speaks of the good work of one of Mary Aikenhead Ministries’ works:  St Vincent’s Health Australia’s   To mark NAIDOC week CHA Health Matters sits down with the head of St Vincent’s Health Australia’s
30 October 2020 by

A highlight in October was the webinar on the Role of Trustees/Canonical Stewards in the MPJP. This was the fourth in a series of AMPJP webinars where the MPJP Trustees/Canonical Stewards  shared information about their structure and functioning. These webinars were well attended with high levels of satisfaction for both
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