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
20 November 2017 by

On 1st November 2017, the Association of Ministerial PJPs Ltd was pleased to welcome Lawrie Hallinan as its new Executive Officer. The Association also expresses its appreciation for the excellent contribution of Pat Bugden as interim Executive Officer. Pat capably assisted it through its establishment phase and we wish him
6 September 2017 by

From Left: Sheree Limbrick (Catholic Professional Standards Ltd), Hon Geoffrey Giudice AO (Catholic Professional Standards Ltd), Eva Skira (Deputy Chair), Paul Oakley cfc (Chair), Gabrielle McMullen AO (Deputy Chair) The Association held its second Forum since it was incorporated, at the Holiday Inn, Melbourne Airport, on the 28th August 2017.
2 February 2017 by

The Catholic Church in Australia has taken a large step forward with the move to form an association for lay people in significant Church leadership roles. The establishment of the Association of Ministerial PJPs (the first of its kind in the world) will bring people together who are leading some