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30 April 2024 by


  The recent meeting of the Chairs and Executive Officers of Catholic Religious Australia, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and AMPJP was very positive. AMPJP was able to share our improving working relationship with Australian Catholic Safeguarding Ltd and our events website.  We all discussed the frustrating situation with the
20 April 2024 by


Prominent Australian  Church leader and Canonical Steward Susan Pascoe AM has accepted an Honorary Doctorate from Australian Catholic University (ACU). The distinguished educator and former Commissioner, originally from Casterton in Victoria’s southwestern region, received a Doctor of the University (Honoris Causa) before 207 ACU graduates at the Melbourne Convention and
30 March 2024 by


Surgun100, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons May this Easter inspire us to greatness for God! Perhaps the greatest benefit of this role is to work with the most competent and inspiring group of Church Leaders that I have ever known. There is just more talent in one room, or one
1 March 2024 by


Looking forward this year, each area of the work of AMPJP is developing strongly… On the formation front, Dr Chris Jacobs-Vandegeer is leading a Wisdom Circle for Canonical Stewards of MPJPs on Bonhoeffer and how we truly see someone as part of a focus on our understanding of the human
18 February 2024 by


Church agencies at the frontline of family violence call for greater whole-of-church response Australia’s largest Catholic social service agencies want more advocacy, education, and collaboration within the institutional Church to improve the response to the scourge of family violence, a new report has found. Caritas Australia, Catholic Social Services Australia,
7 February 2024 by


Meeting Summary CORMSAA 1 Feb 2024
30 January 2024 by


Usually this report looks backward, at what has been happening in the last month.  But at the beginning of this new year, 2024, let’s look forward instead. The number one Priority for the Church Both the Plenary Council in Australia and the first assembly of the Synod on Synodality in
29 November 2023 by


From Wollongong Catholic Schools Christmas Art Competition. During the month I worked with the National Catholic Education Commission on the development of their upcoming paper on the Mission and Purpose of Catholic Schools.  It was good to bring perspectives on formation from other sectors such as health and parish, into
24 November 2023 by


Victorian Minister for Prevention of Family Violence, Ms Vicki Ward MP, pictured above, has shown her support for the work conducted by Catholic Social Services Victoria (CSSV) and the Catholic Diocese of Sale in helping to educate, inform and equip parish communities to address domestic and family violence. Together with
17 November 2023 by


The Federal Government has opened submissions to inform the Not-for-Profit Sector Development Blueprint. The Blueprint will provide a roadmap for Government reform and sector-led initiatives to boost the sector’s capacity to support and connect Australian communities. The media release and Issues Paper providing further information are attached. The Issues Paper
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