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1 September 2021 by


AMPJP provided three 60 minutes online information/formation sessions on 23 August 2021. These sessions were scheduled for the AMPJP’s Canonical Stewards Forum which would have taken place in Brisbane on 23 August 2021, if not for COVID-19. The first session was a ‘Leadership in a Synodal Church’ presentation by Dr
1 September 2021 by


People with expertise in formation will map out a three-year formation program for current and future people in governance roles at Ministerial Public Juridic Persons (MPJP). The AMPJP Canonical Stewards Formation Committee was recently established to plan, but not necessarily deliver, formation activities/resources consistent with the AMPJP’s Formation Framework for
1 September 2021 by


Our recent position paper calls for Religious Institutes (RI) and Ministerial PJPs (MPJP) to have greater representation, dialogue and partnership in Catholic Schools governance/support structures. The paper shows that RI and MPJP schools across Australia comprise significant enrolments in the Catholic sector (Average: 4.3% primary and 35.4% secondary). RI and
30 July 2021 by


The last day of July was the Feast Day of St Ignatius of Loyola. It is worth noting that this year is the 500th anniversary of his journey of conversion. It was a journey that he recorded in his Spiritual Exercises. These are the foundation of the Ignatian spirituality that
26 July 2021 by


The COVID-19 restrictions across many States mean that we need to reschedule the AMPJP AGM and the AMPJP Canonical Stewards Forum. We apologise for the inconvenience and for the disappointment that many will feel at not being able to gather in-person. The new arrangements are:   Tuesday 10 Aug 2021
22 July 2021 by


On  25th  July 2021, the Church will celebrate the first World  Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. Pope Francis  has given this day the theme, I am with you always (Mt 28:20). “The whole Church is close to you – to us – and cares about you, loves you and
22 July 2021 by


By Moira Najdecki Chair, Good Samaritan Education In a year in which we celebrate 200 years of Catholic Education in Australia, I have reflected on the enormous contribution of the Good Samaritan Sisters to education. What a privilege it is to continue the work that began with the first Australian
8 July 2021 by


MPJP are, and will be, a key ingredient in the future of the Church in Australia. This message was part of Professor Gabrielle McMullen’s response to Bishop Vincent Long’s address: ‘My hope for the Plenary Council’. Both were speaking at the 2021 Helder Camara Lecture in Melbourne on 30 June
30 June 2021 by


The musical Hamilton covers some themes that I see as very relevant to Ministerial PJPs. The musical covers Alexander Hamilton’s role in the foundation of the USA. After the American war of independence, securing long-term peace and prosperity required wide-spread support for a virtually untried form of government called “republic”.
30 June 2021 by


The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council (NATSICC) provide resources for NAIDOC week/Aboriginal Sunday 2021 include: Downloadable Didgeridoo Music Virtual Acknowledgement of Country Liturgy Suggestions – Hymns, Prayers of Intercession, Homily notes Inculturation suggestions – integrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander aspects of culture into the celebration Statics
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