Author: Lawrie Hallinan

29 June 2020 by


June 2020 saw the announcement of two Ministerial PJPs having significant changes in leadership. From 01 July 2020, Mr Graham Goerke will replace Br Paul Oakley cfc as President of Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) and Chair of the EREA Council. Kathy McEvoy will replace Sr Maree Marsh csb as
29 June 2020 by


The most recent CPSL e-newsletter contained the story below of their innovative move to online courses as a way of assisting Catholic Church Authorities meet their obligations to learn and plan their safeguarding responses. Since the arrival of COVID-19, like everyone CPSL has had to adapt to operating in the
29 June 2020 by


The COVID-19 pandemic has forced NATSICC to rethink the ways in how we empower Catholics to celebrate our special day. This year, we have modified our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday resources to work in a digital setting. We are also holding the first-ever live-streamed, Aboriginal and Torres Strait
29 June 2020 by


The Association of Ministerial Public Juridic Persons (AMPJP) has announced the membership of a new national committee representing Religious Institute and Ministerial Public Juridic Person school authorities. This committee replaces and builds upon the legacy of Catholic Religious Australia’s previous Education Committee.   Members of the Committee of Religious Institute
29 May 2020 by


The past month was one of change for Ministerial PJPs. The COVID-19 situation continues to impact on our means and methods of working. The recent death of Canadian Canonist, Rev Frank Morrisey OMI, marks the end of his very significant contribution  to Ministerial PJPs. I have added a post to
29 May 2020 by


AMPJP streamlines its strategic direction The Association of Ministerial Public Juridic Persons (AMPJP) has recently adopted a new strategic direction 2020-2023. The two principal objectives of the AMPJP’s new strategic direction are: Collaboration for excellence in Ministerial PJP governance; and Communion with the rest of the Church Over the past
28 May 2020 by


Since working in the area of Ministerial PJPs, I have met so many people who have shared stories of Rev Frank Morrisey OMI or who have recommended that I read something that he has written on the topic of Ministerial PJPs. It seems to me that if anyone could claim
20 May 2020 by


In this together is the theme for National Reconciliation Week  2020.     National Reconciliation Week runs over the same dates every year; 27 May to 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively. The
14 May 2020 by


Laudato si’ Week 16-24 May 2020 honours the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical On Care for Our Common Home. This encyclical cannot be described or dismissed as being about the ‘environment’. Laudato si‘ presents a rich incarnational spirituality. Pope Francis invites us to hear and respond to God’s invitation
30 April 2020 by


How fitting that April was dominated by both COVID-19 and Easter. Both call us to reflect upon who we are and invite us to join with God on a journey to something greater. These invitations are being taken up by the AMPJP and by its members. Much of my April
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