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16 June 2022 by


The first State-based Wisdom Circle for MPJP Stewards (Trustees) was held on Monday 13 June 2022 in Perth. This two-hour meeting included prayer, a presentation from a former MPJP Steward, formative conversations and a meal. Eleven of the 14 Perth-based MPJP Stewards attended. Participants said that it helped them to
16 June 2022 by


Summary of AMPJP Council Meeting 14th June 2022   National Response Framework, National Response Protocol and National Catholic Safeguarding Standards 2nd Ed   The Council affirmed that unanimous support from AMPJP’s Members was required for AMPJP to vote that ACSL adopt the National Response Framework, National Response Protocol and National
10 June 2022 by


The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council has developed an excellent range of resources that could be used on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday, 03 July 2022 or during NAIDOC Week, 03-10 July 2022. These resources are available at: https://www.natsicc.org.au/2022-atsi-sunday.html?mc_cid=ead1e9809c&mc_eid=68ac83763f   NAIDOC logo courtesy of NAIDOC: https://www.naidoc.org.au/resources/naidoc-logo
30 May 2022 by


Culture is often seen more clearly when you encounter a contrast that makes you realise that you think, feel, see and act differently to others. During May 2022, there were two events that gave me an appreciation that there is such a thing as “the Australian way”. The first was
30 May 2022 by


The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (Bishops Conference) and the Association of Ministerial Public Juridic Persons (AMPJP) have signed an Accord to bring clarity and energy to their shared efforts to advance God’s mission. AMPJP initiated the Accord process to formally recognise the place of MPJPs[1] as Church Authorities and the
24 May 2022 by


The National Reconciliation Week 2022 theme is: “Be Brave. Make Change.” Reconciliation Australia say that this is a challenge to all Australians— individuals, families, communities, organisations and government—to Be Brave and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so we can Make Change for the benefit of all Australians. Since 1996, Australian’s have
19 May 2022 by


The theme for Laudato si’ Week 2022 is “Listening and Journeying Together”. Laudato Si’ Week is an opportunity to revisit and better incorporate the wisdom in Pope Francis’ encyclical on Care for Our Common Home. That encyclical was signed on 24 May 2015. Laudato Si’ Week is celebrated in Australia
19 May 2022 by


Summary of AMPJP Council Meeting 10th May 2022   Travel Subsidy Proposal The Council approved payments to enable each MPJP to send at least two representatives to the AMPJP AGM-Forum 21-22 Aug 2022 in Brisbane. AMPJP Executive Officer will inform MPJPs of the payment process.   AMPJP Operational Plan 2022-2023
29 April 2022 by


Alleluia – Christ lives and so do we Obviously, Easter dominated the past month. The series of public holidays distorted the pattern of work. More importantly, the Easter story of fidelity, struggle, death and resurrection refocused my view of the world. As the new Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Charles Balvo, was
29 April 2022 by


Media release from the Plenary Council: PEOPLE OF GOD INVITED TO SURROUND COUNCIL IN PRAYER Catholics across the country are being invited to participate in a new prayer pilgrimage as the Church journeys towards the second assembly of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia. The “Walking in the Spirit” pilgrimage
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