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19 January 2022 by


The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council (NATSICC) held its first ever Virtual Spirituality retreat from 21-24 November 2021. The presentations from this retreat each explored and developed concepts including Caring for our Common Home and the path to a better future and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
20 December 2021 by


Two AMPJP meetings dominated December 2021. On 09 Dec 2021, the AMPJP’s MPJP Canonical Stewards Formation Committee met via videoconference. This was the second meeting of this committee and they engaged in the task of articulating the elements of their three-year plan of formation activities. The committee will work on
17 December 2021 by


AMPJP contribution to the Catholic Church in Australia’s submission to the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops   “A synodal Church is a Church of participation and co-responsibility.”[1] The bicameral structure of Ministerial Public Juridic Persons (MPJP)[2] is an expression of synodal governance that might be helpful in
17 December 2021 by


AMPJP Executive Officer will be on leave from Friday 24 December 2021 and returning to work on Monday 10th January 2022. Feature image courtesy of: Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash
16 December 2021 by


And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time
14 December 2021 by


Major discussion/decisions:   1. AMPJP public comment framework The Council made some minor changes to the most recent draft. The amended framework was approved with a review in 12 months.    2. National Response Protocol The Council discussed the invitation from ACSL that it adopts the National Response Protocol (NRP).
7 December 2021 by


A respected regular on corporate boards in her adopted home of Perth, Eva Skira appears to have led a charmed life. But behind the glowing resume is a tale of resilience, hard work, and the feeling of always being something of an outsider in her own country, a life at
3 December 2021 by


Today, December 3 2021, is an historic day for the Catholic Church in Australia as it marks the commencement of Mercy Ministry Companions, a new ecclesial entity that incorporates ministries in education, health and aged care, and community services.   Mercy Ministry Companions, a ministerial public juridic person of pontifical
29 November 2021 by


The AMPJP world has a sense of that end of year busyness. In addition to business as usual, there is that self-imposed desire to complete before Christmas those tasks that have dragged through the year. We are also conscious that we have a Canonical Stewards Forum in March 2022 and
29 November 2021 by


Major discussion/decisions: 1 Discussion of about the Plenary Council – The Council thanked Eva for her contribution to the Plenary Council, especially her interventions (see AMPJP website). Eva will keep AMPJP informed of the Plenary Council’s progress.   2 AMPJP making public comment – The Council expressed support for the
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