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23 January 2019 by


Part of the commitment of Ministerial PJPs to the development of a healthy and safe Church is represented through our membership on the Implementation Advisory Group (IAG). The IAG was established in May 2018 by the ACBC and CRA to provide advice and leadership on the implementation of the recommendations
22 January 2019 by


Catholic Professional Stands Limited (CPSL) has released a comprehensive learning and development strategy to help Church leaders and their staff better understand and implement their responsibilities under the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards. The strategy was developed using feedback obtained from Church leaders and personnel, child sexual abuse survivors and advocates,
19 January 2019 by


https://www.chausa.org/publications/catholic-health-world/archives/issues/january-15-2019/ministry-ponders-practical-theological-implications-of-lay-sponsorship-model By JULIE MINDA of Catholic Health Association Reprinted from Catholic Health World, January 15, 2019. Copyright © 2019 by The Catholic Health Association of the United States Catholic health systems have been evolving their sponsorship structures for decades now. They’ve been increasing lay involvement and working hard to equip those lay sponsors for
24 December 2018 by


Even though this newsletter is published on 01 January, I still want to wish all a Happy Christmas. The reason being that the contents of the newsletter cover the month of December where Christmas looms large. Also I am writing this before Christmas as I will be on leave from
24 December 2018 by


Trustees from St John of God Australia and MercyCare met on 18 December 2018 to discern their contribution to the AMPJP’s submission to the Plenary Council 2020. The discussion was free-flowing with many insightful comments. Pictured above: Stephen Halley-Wright (MercyCare); Carmel Ross (MercyCare); Mary McComish (St John of God Australia and MercyCare); Eva
22 December 2018 by


On 17 December 2018, I was in Perth and met with the staff who support the Trustees of MercyCare and St John of God Australia Ltd.   This was a good opportunity for me to thank them for their cooperation with information and action over the past year. We were
21 December 2018 by


In mid-December, I met with my counterparts at Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) and Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC).   CRA It is nearly a year since I last met Anne Walker, National Executive Director of CRA. At that time their office was in Annandale. When I met with Anne on
21 December 2018 by


Jesus born once, long ago in Bethlehem We pray that we be open to you today: be born in our hearts – make your home in us so that we may bring you to all those we meet; be born in our families – so that our relationships with each
21 December 2018 by


Over 12-13 December 2018, I was in Canberra and met with some key national Catholic agencies. This was a good opportunity for us to update each other on our immediate past work and our current priorities. In all meetings, I explored the further possibilities of us working more closely and
19 December 2018 by


Post courtesy of Cathnews The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and Catholic Religious Australia have submitted a joint report to the National Office for Child Safety on the Church’s implementation of the child abuse royal commission’s recommendations. The report was posted on the ACBC and CRA websites last Friday to coincide with