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6 September 2018 by


The Association’s Annual General Meeting on Sunday 26th August 2018 and canonical stewards forum, on the following day, were attended by thirty six representatives from all our ten members organisations, as well as Sophia Education Ministries and The Marist Association. Our time together was marked by three prayer periods that
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  MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS FRANCIS FOR WORLD MISSION DAY 2018   Together with young people, let us bring the Gospel to all   Dear young people, I would like to reflect with you on the mission that we have received from Christ. In speaking to you, I also address
31 August 2018 by


I’m writing this from Melbourne where I am participating in the CHA conference that followed our AMPJP events. (hence the photo from Flinders Street station). While at the CHA conference I had a discussion about governance in Catholic organisations with Peter Pearce, a Board member with Mercy Partner’s Mater Hospital,
31 August 2018 by


Today, the Presidents of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and Catholic Religious Australia have said that they accept 98% of the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Furthermore, they have made a commitment that the Church’s shameful history of allowing the most vulnerable to be abused
28 August 2018 by


The Season of Creation is an annual celebration of prayer and action to protect creation. It is celebrated by Christians of all traditions, and the leaders of faith traditions have encouraged the faithful to participate. The Season of Creation is celebrated annually by tens of thousands of Christians around the world. Local,
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