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
30 April 2020 by

On Tuesday 28 April 2020, Rev Dr Joe Parkinson gave a videoconference presentation to AMPJP members on: Ethical Challenges for Catholic health and aged care in a COVID-19 world This is the first videoconference of a formation nature that the AMPJP has organised. We were pleased to have 31 people
30 April 2020 by

Australia entered April 2020 with a sense of fear and uncertainty around COVID-19. The Australian Government graph below shows COVID-19 infections soared during March 2020. For most of March, Australia’s count of confirmed cases doubled every 3-4 days. At the conclusion of March 2020, there was no way of knowing
27 March 2020 by

At the beginning of March 2020, I welcomed a visit to the AMPJP’s Newcastle office from Eva Skira AM, Chair of AMPJP Council and Michael Lee, Chair of Calvary Ministries. The visit was primarily for Eva’s WHS site inspection but we concluded with a lunch and extended discussion about all
19 March 2020 by

On 17 March 2020, the AMPJP held a consultation regarding the committee it will establish for Religious Institute and Ministerial PJP School Authorities. Participants in this consultation were: Moira Najdecki (AMPJP and GSE); Lawrie Hallinan (AMPJP); Sr Catherine Slattery sgs (RI and MPJP nominee on the NCEC and GSE); Anne
10 March 2020 by

EREA Councillor, Dr John Honner’s recent book has applicability to MPJP Trustees and others passionate about speaking the good news in ways that are intelligible to the average Australian. Tricky Questions about God is a response to many requests made by Catholic teachers, catechists, and parents for help in answering
6 March 2020 by

What kind of world do we want to leave to those who will come after us, to children who are growing up? This year is the fifth anniversary of the publication of Laudato si’, an encyclical on caring for our common home. For the occasion, Pope Francis released a message
6 March 2020 by

Mercy Partners are publicly sharing their three booklets on board and leadership within a Ministerial PJP context. Digital editions are available for download from the Mercy Partners website and printed copies are available upon request. Below is information on the content of these excellent resources: Partners in Mission: A Handbook
5 March 2020 by

There is a part of the Catholic Church where women consistently have a place as equals in Church governance.   This is stark contrast to the impression of some Catholics whose submissions to the Plenary Council 2020 gave the impression that women are always and everywhere excluded from Church governance.
28 February 2020 by

Most of my February has involved following up issues raised, and directions given, by the AMPJP Council meeting on 11 Feb 2020. This agenda includes: developing the Australian Committee of Religious Institute and Ministerial PJP School Authorities; organising an additional face-to-face meeting of AMPJP Member Representative in May 2020; refocusing
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