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4 November 2019 by


From a weekend of rich discussions and periods of prayerful discernment came greater clarity of purpose. This was the experience of the Council of the AMPJP when it gathered with 19 representatives of its eleven member Ministerial Public Juridic Persons (MPJP) on 01-03 Nov 2019 at the Catholic Leadership Centre,
31 October 2019 by


The southern silky oak (grevillea robusta) is in bloom at the moment and it looks spectacular. I was just thinking the other day that our celebration of All Saints and All Souls Days in spring should remind us of the theology that with death, life is changed – not ended
24 October 2019 by


Catholic Healthcare was delighted to hold its Pastoral Care Conference 2019, Dignity in the Final Journey, at the Australian Catholic University in Sydney recently. Catholic Healthcare director of mission Andrew Nee, left, Dr Dan Fleming, Rev Professor Elizabeth MacKinlay, Frank Clarke and Margaret Woods from Catholic Healthcare’s Mission team (Catholic
3 October 2019 by


October 04 is the day we celebrate St Francis of Assisi, founder of the Franciscan movement and Patron Saint of Ecology. St Francis adopted a simple lifestyle and is famed for his attitude of kinship with all of creation. These attributes make him a role model of our time and
29 September 2019 by


September has had a slower pace for me as I try to use up some of the time-in-lieu I accumulated in preparing and assisting with our August AGM and AMPJP Forum. I have been working with a committee of the AMPJP Council who are planning a workshop in early November
27 September 2019 by


In 2019, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Pope Benedict XV’s Apostolic Letter Maximum Illud, Pope Francis announced that October will be an Extraordinary Missionary Month. https://youtu.be/wi6VxvIU4mQ  The Theme For the Extraordinary Missionary Month, the Holy Father has chosen the theme ‘Baptized and Sent: The Church of Christ on a
27 September 2019 by


The Australian Catholic Bishops’ Social Justice Statement for 2019 – 2020, Making it Real: Genuine human encounter in our digital world, affirms the positive possibilities for encounter and solidarity offered by new digital media, while warning of those elements of our digital world that may be harmful. These include information
26 September 2019 by


Two current Trustees of Ministerial PJPs and the Executive Officer of AMPJP are among a select group of people appointed to the Discernment and Writing Groups for the Plenary Council 2020. John Honner (Trustee with Edmund Rice Education Australia) and Carmel Ross (Trustee with MercyCare) applied for, and were selected
26 September 2019 by


Emmaus Productions has a new website: https://emmausproductions.com It contains an expanded and upgraded library of online video prayers and meditations.                       See below for information and samples of some of our BRAND NEW and recent video series… “Poetic Reflections” Series – 
29 August 2019 by


Not surprisingly most of my August was spent preparing for the AMPJP AGM and annual Canonical Stewards Forum. There was an AMPJP Council teleconference on Friday 02 August to sign off the annual financial report and deal with urgent business. Then I set to work on the myriad of administrative