4 June 2019 by

A delegation of bishops has toured a Sydney Catholic hospital that is improving the health of Indigenous people via a range of innovative reconciliation and Closing the Gap programs. Members of the Bishops Commission for Relations with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait
30 May 2019 by

May was a month of activity with both an internal and an external focus. On 03 May 2019, the AMPJP Council held a teleconference meeting. These meetings take place four times a year and enable the Council to deal with matters relevant to the AMPJP. I joined Council members Paul
30 May 2019 by

Traveller, there is no path. The path is made by walking. Traveller, the path is your tracks And nothing more. Traveller, there is no path The path is made by walking. By walking you make a path And turning, you look back At a way you will never tread again…
30 May 2019 by

I joined about 500 other at the “Mission: one heart many voices 2019” (MOHMV) in mid May 2019. MOHMV is a biennial conference organised by Catholic Religious Australia and Catholic Mission. Below is a great summary of some of the three days of insights.   From an AMPJP perspective there
30 May 2019 by

Catholic Professional Standards Limited has released the historic National Catholic Safeguarding Standards in response to the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Speaking shortly after the release, CEO Sheree Limbrick said that during the Royal Commission, Catholic leaders committed to establishing nationally consistent standards
29 May 2019 by

Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) has begun Reconciliation Week by launching their new Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) with a ceremony in Melbourne today, led by a formal Welcome to Country from Wurundjeri Elders from the Kulin Nation. Torres Strait Islander students from Ignatius Park College, Townsville, were a significant part of
17 May 2019 by

National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. National Reconciliation Week reminds us of two significant milestones in Australia’s reconciliation journey: 27 May, the successful 1967
16 May 2019 by

The National Centre for Evangelisation provides a free newsletter and other support for Catholics who want to better live and share your faith.   “In virtue of their baptism, all the members of the People of God have become missionary disciples (Matthew 28:19). All the baptised, whatever their position in
15 May 2019 by

Increasingly the promotion of voluntary assisted dying is falsely being pushed as the best response to terminal illness. The counter view is that high quality and easily accessible palliative care enables the person to be an active participant in experiencing a good death. Palliative care also ensures the sanctity of
29 April 2019 by

There was something eschatological about a fire devastating Paris’ Notre-Dame Cathedral in Holy Week. Eschatology is theologising on the end of time(s).  The fire could be seen as an eschatological symbol of: the dying dream of a united and inclusive Europe which seems to be mortally wounded by the rise
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