2 February 2018 by

Ministerial PJPs will join others within the Church on the journey to Easter through the season of Lent (14 Feb – 29 March 2018).   Pancake Tuesday In Australia, Caritas’ Project Compassion is often a vehicle for the Lenten practices of prayer, penance and almsgiving. A pancake fundraiser for Caritas
22 December 2017 by

Sisters and brothers may we all be mothers to our Lord Jesus Christ by giving birth to him in the actions of our lives. Paraphrased from St Francis of Assisi’s First Letter to the Faithful 1221 AD
20 December 2017 by

The Dominican Education Australia (DEA) office has relocated to 3 Mary Street Hunters Hill. They are occupying the ground floor of the Provincial Office of the Marist Fathers who have been very welcoming. The new DEA postal address for all correspondence is: PO Box 191, Gladesville NSW 1675. General enquiries
15 December 2017 by

A very clear explanation of the role of PJP Trustees (Canonical Stewards) can be found in the most recent edition of Journeys the Mary Aikenhead Ministries newsletter. The article “One Mission: Many Ministries” on pages 1 and 2 of the newsletter was written by Professor Gabrielle McMullen AM. In the
15 December 2017 by

Today the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse concludes. The Commissioners and their staff have worked tirelessly for the past five years: 42,041 calls handled 25,964 letters and emails recieved 8,013 private sessions held 2,575 referrals to authorities (including to police) It is now up to all individuals
15 December 2017 by

The Catholic Church’s care for the sick, especially through Catholic-run hospitals, is an antidote to “the business mentality that is seeking worldwide to turn health care into a profit-making enterprise,” Pope Francis said. In his message for World Day of the Sick, Feb. 11, the pope urged Catholics individually and
6 December 2017 by

The AMPJP offered me the option of working from home but I decided that an office elsewhere would give me more enjoyment of my home. I was fortunate to find an affordable room on the first floor of the building that houses the Newcastle Catholic Parish office (in the former St Joseph’s Convent). The room that AMPJP is renting is very spacious and its wall colour and decorations give it a formal atmosphere. The AMPJP bought a laptop with two-screen docking station. I chose to have a standing desk and I find it keeps me conscious of my posture and moving between tasks more than I did when I used a computer while seated.
30 November 2017 by

Br Paul Oakley (EREA President) recently met with Cardinal João Braz de Aviz, Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (CICLSAL). Br Paul shared some of the many wonderful things happening across and between our schools and the Touchstones that are central to EREA
24 November 2017 by

M E D I A  R E L E A S E Dangerous Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill passes Victorian Legislative Assembly Catholic Health Australia (CHA) is disappointed the Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) Bill has been passed today by the Victorian Legislative Assembly. “It is disheartening to see that Victorian parliamentarians
21 November 2017 by

On 10 November 2017, 40 Pastoral Practitioners attended Catholic Health Australia’s annual Pastoral Care Forum. This year the Pastoral Care Forum was held at St Vincent’s Private Hospital in Fitzroy Melbourne. It was a great event, with pastoral practitioners coming together from all parts of Australia and representing many Catholic