17 April 2019 by

There were fewer Catholics in Australia in 2016 than in 2011, but they were more likely to have a higher education and more likely to have been born overseas than five years earlier. The National Centre for Pastoral Research (NCPR) yesterday released the Social Profile of the Catholic Community in
17 April 2019 by

A panel of experts has been convened to conduct a national review of the governance and management structures of Catholic dioceses and parishes, including in relation to issues of transparency, accountability, consultation and lay participation. The review was a recommendation of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual
4 April 2019 by

The theme for National Reconciliation Week 2019 this year is Grounded in Truth, Walk together in Courage.   The National Reconciliation Week campaign states:   At the heart of reconciliation is the relationship between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. To foster positive race relations,
4 April 2019 by

On 2nd April 2019 Pope Francis presented his Apostolic Exhortation Christus Vivit (Christ Lives). This document is Pope Francis’ response to the 2018 Synod on  ‘Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment.’ There is much in the document to inspire and challenge both young people and others within the Church.
29 March 2019 by

Here we are in the middle of Lent. A time of giving up the bad and taking up the good – a period of remaking ourselves as better disciples. For me, and I imagine for many Catholics, the Lenten process this year is particularly pertinent to the church community as
27 March 2019 by

In this year’s Bishop Manning Lecture (Presented by CCER), author, academic and Vicar General from the Archdiocese of Canberra-Goulburn, Father Anthony Percy talks to us about: ‘The Catholic Community in the 21st Century: Where have we been? Where are we now? Where are we going? Who’s going with us?’ (Audio
21 March 2019 by

Rarely have so many wise, experienced and talented church governance practitioners gathered as did on the weekend of 2-3 March 2019. The Principles and Practice for Church Governance workshop was organised by the University of Divinity: Yarra Theological Union.         Below are links to the papers and
20 March 2019 by

The AMPJP joins with the rest of the Australian Church in mourning the passing of Deacon Boniface Perdjert. Please visit the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council tribute site The Australian Catholic Bishops Conferencce (ACBC) media release below speaks of the depth, humility and generosity of his giving
14 March 2019 by

A new Catholic Health Australia report launched this week is highlighting the extensive and excellent work Catholic health providers are undertaking in the palliative care space. The aim of this report is to contribute to the quality and quantity of information that palliative care organisations, including CHA, policy-makers and decision-makers,
7 March 2019 by

This International Women’s Day (8th of March), Voices of Faith, a women’s group for gender equity within the Church is calling men and women to support their new campaign called “Overcoming the Silence“. The campaign encourages people to write short messages to Church leaders explaining why women should be represented alongside
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