18 October 2018 by

The newly founded Pontifical Public Juridical Person, Sophia Education Ministries took a big step forward with the appointment of its inaugural Board of Directors: Peter Pritchard (Chair) Elizabeth McClintock David O’Donnell Jacquie Shanahan Marie Leech Rita Carroll  RSCJ Sophia Education Ministries will be responsible for the three schools in Australia
16 October 2018 by

On Sunday 14th Oct 2018, Pope Francis declared Oscar Romero a saint of the Catholic Church. St Oscar Romero was the Archbishop of San Salvador in El Salvador (Central America) from 1977 until 1980. He becomes a vocal critic of the oppression of the people by the government, army and
16 October 2018 by

Webinar with Sister Bonnie MacLellan (19th September 2018). This presentation is of the Canadian context but there are similar issues in Australia: more laity involved in Church governance, religious diversity, increasing secularisation, government funding of Catholic health care. Sr Bonnie is clear that Catholic identity is defined by its context
12 October 2018 by

Kate Birrell OAM, a Director (trustee) of Calvary Ministries recently received Catholic Health Australia’s top award. The following article from CHA’s Health Matters magazine provides the details. Be Brave About Change by Kerie Hull Kate (Catherine) Birrell was just  12 years old when she decided her life’s work would be caring
2 October 2018 by

Junno Arocho Esteves Source: Crux Oct 1, 2018   Caring for the sick, especially those near death, cannot be reduced simply to giving them medicine, but must include providing healing and comfort that gives their lives value and meaning, Pope Francis said. “Serene and participatory human accompaniment” of terminally ill
30 September 2018 by

Spring is here. There is a warmth in the air, the days are lengthening and the plants are blooming. This is a great time to celebrate the Season of Creation (1st Sept- 4th Oct). While so many of the Church’s festivals have a date and symbolism that seems suited to
30 September 2018 by

On 05/09/2018, Lawrie Hallinan, AMPJP Executive Officer, was at the conference of the Canon Law Society of Australia and New Zealand. He took the opportunity to thank the Society and its members for their assistance to ministerial PJPs. He said there was strong interest at the AMPJP forum in August
28 September 2018 by

The 24th of September is celebrated across the Church as the feast day of Our Lady of Mercy. It was also on this date in 1827 that Catherine McAuley, founder of the Sisters of Mercy, placed her first House of Mercy and her work under the care and protection of
28 September 2018 by

Summary: Social Justice Statement 2018–2019 A Place to Call Home: Making a home for everyone in our land The Australian Catholic Bishops’ Social Justice Statement for 2018–19 is titled A Place to Call Home: Making a home for everyone in our land. It confronts the growing challenge of homelessness and
26 September 2018 by

Recently Paul Oakley and Gabrielle McMullen were invited by Catholic Religious Australia to meet with Prof. Dr. Myriam Wiljens.  Myriam is Chair of Canon Law at the Catholic Theological Faculty of the University of Erfurt in Germany.  Myriam focuses in her research on ecclesiological and ecumenical themes with a particular