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23 August 2018 by


Dozens of Catholic organisations across Australia have installed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander acknowledgement plaques on their buildings since their approval by the Bishops in May. The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has endorsed the wording on the plaques for use in schools, parishes and organisations nationally. Testament to the commitment
17 August 2018 by


Awakening the Hope we Share Kildare Ministries Biennial Conference 2018.   Awakening the Hope we Share was the theme for the second Kildare Ministries conference, held at Brigidine College, St Ives and at St Joseph’s Retreat Centre, Baulkham Hills during 1-3 August 2018.The theme allowed us to reflect upon the
31 July 2018 by


Leaders can use the findings of neuroscience to improve their ability to be a person who engages, motivates and resources their staff/organisation. This was the message of last week’s Radio National: All in the Mind podcast, “Leadership in mind”. The podcast says that neuroscience has found that: our brain structure/functioning impacts
31 July 2018 by


On 12th July 2018, I represented AMPJP at a meeting to discuss the possibility of developing formation standards  for Catholic leadership and governance. The meeting was called by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) in response to a review they commissioned on their operations and structures. One of the recommendations
23 July 2018 by


The second annual International Festival of Creativity in Church Management was held on Monday, 25 to Wednesday, 27 June 2018 at Villanova University. This private Augustinian university is on the outskirts of Philadelphia set in parklands with handsome buildings and much evidence of generous endowments. Amongst the sixty attendees at
20 July 2018 by


The Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum is asking people to sign a petition to reinstate basic support for people seeking asylum. The Australian Government is currently removing basic support payments (the Status Resolution Support Services (SRSS) payments, which are 89% of Centrelink’s Newstart allowance) for a significant number of
19 July 2018 by


Justice Connect has published two new comprehensive guides to help those running a company limited by guarantee (CLG). A CLG is an incorporated legal structure that may be suitable for some not-for-profit organisations (including ministerial PJPs). These Guides are now available for free on their website’s Toolkits page. 1 The Guide to
18 July 2018 by


The Holy See’s Congregation for Institutes for Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life oversee most of the Australian PJPs. Holy See Directive on Formation 1990   The following are some comments by Lawrie Hallinan: AMPJP Executive Officer on the applicability of this document to ministerial PJPs: The Holy See’s
11 July 2018 by


ACU short courses in theology offer you the opportunity to explore Christian faith and world religions without committing to a full degree. Suitable for parishioners, teachers, youth groups, university staff, students, and the general public. Short courses consist of one evening session per week, over four weeks. Short courses are
30 June 2018 by


Overview: Winter arrived during June with a run of wet, windy and cold days. This was great weather for working in the office. With an AMPJP Council meeting on 21 June 2018 there were a number of documents to prepare. Being the last Council meeting for the financial year also