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28 January 2020 by


A new whole-of-Church initiative to help people and communities recover from the current bushfire crisis will set the blueprint for how the Catholic Church responds to domestic natural disasters in the future. Earlier this month, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and a number of other national organisations encouraged Catholics to
26 January 2020 by


The Members of St John of God Australia Limited have announced the appointment of the Hon Neville Owen as a Trustee of St John of God Health Care. His appointment started on 1 January 2020. Mr Owen was a judge of the WA Supreme Court for almost 20 years and
19 December 2019 by


There always seems to be a frantic aspect to December. Like most people, I take a holiday over the Christmas-New Year fortnight which shortens the working month. Yet, I still find I try to pack a month’s worth of work into the three available weeks. Fortunately this year I have
19 December 2019 by


The AMPJP office will be closed from 5.00pm on Friday 20th Dec 2019 and will reopen on at 9.00am on Monday 06th January 2020.
29 November 2019 by


I started and ended the month of November in Melbourne. As a resident of Melbourne in my formative years, I love coming back for both the familiar and to see how much has changed. One landmark that is a constant is St Patrick’s Cathedral in East Melbourne. I have always
25 November 2019 by


Transparency, accountability, consultation and participation of lay people are qualities that characterise an emerging way of governance within parts of the Catholic Church in Australia.   Ministerial Public Juridic Persons (MPJP) are the vehicle for this emerging way of Church governance.   Eva Skira, Chair of the Council of the
14 November 2019 by


Award winning author, Gerald Arbuckle SM, argues in his new book, Abuse and Cover-Up: Refounding the Catholic Church in Trauma, that the Catholic Church needs Ministerial PJPs as agents of reform. He explains: PJPs are urgent for the present and future cultural reform of the Church, an issue dear to
12 November 2019 by


Published on Commonweal Magazine (https://www.commonwealmagazine.org) Home > Making Ministry Whole. November 7, 2019 Attendees listen as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks June 9 during the Catholic Health Association’s annual assembly in Washington. (CNS photo/Bob Roller) In a recent Commonweal article [1], my Dominican brother Michael Sweeney presented an excellent overview of the “paradigmatic clericalism” that
4 November 2019 by


From a weekend of rich discussions and periods of prayerful discernment came greater clarity of purpose. This was the experience of the Council of the AMPJP when it gathered with 19 representatives of its eleven member Ministerial Public Juridic Persons (MPJP) on 01-03 Nov 2019 at the Catholic Leadership Centre,
31 October 2019 by


The southern silky oak (grevillea robusta) is in bloom at the moment and it looks spectacular. I was just thinking the other day that our celebration of All Saints and All Souls Days in spring should remind us of the theology that with death, life is changed – not ended
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