20 May 2021 by

In this year of the Plenary Council, it is timely for all within the Church, especially leaders, assess the extent to which we are being a “leaven” working to bring reconciliation and maturity to Australian society. National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our
30 April 2021 by

April 13 saw another successful AMPJP videoconference. This one was a consultation on the AMPJP draft Formation Framework for Canonical Stewards. I am most appreciative of the people who planned the session and who helped in the drafting of the Framework: Carmel Ross (MercyCare) Peter Pritchard (Sophia Education Ministries) Elizabeth
26 April 2021 by

During April 2021, Sr Eveline Crotty rsm, Leader of the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea, circulated an update on the progress of the formation of a Ministerial PJP to sponsor their ministries which included the following: The good news I have to share with you
26 April 2021 by

On Earth Day, Pope Francis joined with other world leaders in calling for urgent and cooperative action on the environmental crisis. The Pope will also use the 16-24 May 2021 Laudato si’ week to call upon all sections of the Catholic Church commit to undertake their own journey of discernment
31 March 2021 by

    In prayer, God “takes us, Blesses us, Then breaks us and Gives us, To satisfy everyone’s hunger. Every Christian is called to become in God’s hands Bread, broken and shared”. Pope Francis     New events listed on the website: A moment to dream: Pope Francis’ pathway to
28 March 2021 by

There was great excitement at CORMSAA’s (Committee of Religious Institute and Ministerial Public Juridic Person School Authorities Australia) first in-person meeting. Frank Malloy, Phil Billington, Brigette Sipa RSJ, Catherine Slattery SGS, Jeff Burn, Marea Nicholson, Dale Morrow   CORMSAA was only formed in mid-2020. The previous four CORMSAA meetings were
14 March 2021 by

Thursday 18 March 2021 is National Close the Gap Day, and a great opportunity to focus on valuing First Nations languages. The University of Melbourne has worked with others to enable people to hear fifty words in every Indigenous language of Australia. Their website provides 50 words from a number
8 March 2021 by

There is a part of the Catholic Church where women consistently have a place as equals in Church governance.   The annual report on women in Ministerial Public Juridic Persons (PJP) governance has, for the fourth year, shown women are close to equally represented as both as Canonical Stewards (aka
1 March 2021 by

There might only be 28 days in February but it always feels as full as any other month. On 02 February 2021, there was an AMPJP Council meeting. The main topics of discussion were: Australian Catholic Safeguarding Ltd, the National Response Protocol, the AMPJP review, and the Light from the
24 February 2021 by

The fifth anniversary of the incorporation of the AMPJP in May 2021 is an appropriate time to  review how well we have achieved our objectives, whether these were the right objectives and whether new priorities are needed for the future. This was the assessment of the AMPJP Executive Officer and
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