February started with an AMPJP Council meeting in Melbourne. It was great to have almost all Member Representatives present and to have as our guest Peter Pritchard from Sophia Education Ministries. During the month there were two AMPJP discernment sessions to develop our submission to the Plenary Council 2020 –
For most Australians “Mardi Gras” means Sydney’s gay and lesbian parade. Some Catholics might complain about our pre-Lenten Mardi Gras feast time having being takenover by the LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex) communities. I am thinking that there might be a timely message in looking at the term Mardi
On 14 February 2019, Prime Minister Morrison reported on the failure of the Closing the Gap Strategy to deliver Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people the equality promised them in 2007. The Australian Government’s Closing The Gap Report 2019 states that
Images of old men gathering at the Vatican would give the world the false impression that women are totally excluded from governance in the Catholic Church. A contrasting picture arises from the governance of a group of Australian Church corporate entities where women are equal participants.
It is not just the heat and humidity that made my January a slow start to 2019. I made the most of my part-time employment with AMPJP and enjoyed spending time with family and friends who were on holidays. When I was a work a considerable amount of time was
The AMPJP proudly celebrates our Deputy Chair, Eva Skira’s Order of Australia Honour. On 26 January 2019, the office of the Governor General announced that Eva will be awarded The Member of the Order of Australia for service in a particular locality or field of activity or to a
On 15 January 2019, I had the pleasure of meeting with Ellen Geraghty, the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea: Executive Leader Mission Integration, and with her colleague, Sr Anne McGuire rsm, Ministry Animation Coordinator. Ellen asked to meet with me as she is
From: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-24/christians-unpacking-baggage-colonialism-australia-day/10739750 RN By Meredith Lake for Soul Search PHOTO: Despite Christianity’s complex history, some Indigenous Australians see faith as the way forward. (Getty images: Vincenzo Pinto) Why do a growing number of people mark Australia Day by going to church? It seems a novel preference to attending a barbecue, citizenship ceremony or even a political rally.
Recently I met with Belinda Srour, Events Manager at BBI-TAITE. Belinda coordinates the BBI-TAITE subsidised AICD Foundations of Directorship and Company Director Courses. Belinda said the next AICD Company Director Course is scheduled for 27-31 May 2019 in Sydney. BBI-TAITE is keen to provide more courses but need a