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29 June 2020 by


The Association of Ministerial Public Juridic Persons (AMPJP) has announced the membership of a new national committee representing Religious Institute and Ministerial Public Juridic Person school authorities. This committee replaces and builds upon the legacy of Catholic Religious Australia’s previous Education Committee.   Members of the Committee of Religious Institute
29 May 2020 by


The past month was one of change for Ministerial PJPs. The COVID-19 situation continues to impact on our means and methods of working. The recent death of Canadian Canonist, Rev Frank Morrisey OMI, marks the end of his very significant contribution  to Ministerial PJPs. I have added a post to
29 May 2020 by


AMPJP streamlines its strategic direction The Association of Ministerial Public Juridic Persons (AMPJP) has recently adopted a new strategic direction 2020-2023. The two principal objectives of the AMPJP’s new strategic direction are: Collaboration for excellence in Ministerial PJP governance; and Communion with the rest of the Church Over the past
28 May 2020 by


Since working in the area of Ministerial PJPs, I have met so many people who have shared stories of Rev Frank Morrisey OMI or who have recommended that I read something that he has written on the topic of Ministerial PJPs. It seems to me that if anyone could claim
20 May 2020 by


In this together is the theme for National Reconciliation Week  2020.     National Reconciliation Week runs over the same dates every year; 27 May to 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively. The
14 May 2020 by


Laudato si’ Week 16-24 May 2020 honours the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical On Care for Our Common Home. This encyclical cannot be described or dismissed as being about the ‘environment’. Laudato si‘ presents a rich incarnational spirituality. Pope Francis invites us to hear and respond to God’s invitation
30 April 2020 by


How fitting that April was dominated by both COVID-19 and Easter. Both call us to reflect upon who we are and invite us to join with God on a journey to something greater. These invitations are being taken up by the AMPJP and by its members. Much of my April
30 April 2020 by


On Tuesday 28 April 2020, Rev Dr Joe Parkinson gave a videoconference presentation to AMPJP members on: Ethical Challenges for Catholic health and aged care in a COVID-19 world This is the first videoconference of a formation nature that the AMPJP has organised. We were pleased to have 31 people
30 April 2020 by


Australia entered April 2020 with a sense of fear and uncertainty around COVID-19. The Australian Government graph below shows COVID-19 infections soared during March 2020. For most of March, Australia’s count of confirmed cases doubled every 3-4 days. At the conclusion of March 2020, there was no way of knowing
27 March 2020 by


At the beginning of March 2020, I welcomed a visit to the AMPJP’s Newcastle office from Eva Skira AM, Chair of AMPJP Council and Michael Lee, Chair of Calvary Ministries. The visit was primarily for Eva’s WHS site inspection but we concluded with a lunch and extended discussion about all
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