8 March 2021 by

There is a part of the Catholic Church where women consistently have a place as equals in Church governance.   The annual report on women in Ministerial Public Juridic Persons (PJP) governance has, for the fourth year, shown women are close to equally represented as both as Canonical Stewards (aka
1 March 2021 by

There might only be 28 days in February but it always feels as full as any other month. On 02 February 2021, there was an AMPJP Council meeting. The main topics of discussion were: Australian Catholic Safeguarding Ltd, the National Response Protocol, the AMPJP review, and the Light from the
24 February 2021 by

The fifth anniversary of the incorporation of the AMPJP in May 2021 is an appropriate time to  review how well we have achieved our objectives, whether these were the right objectives and whether new priorities are needed for the future. This was the assessment of the AMPJP Executive Officer and
24 February 2021 by

loving, obedient, accepting, creatively courageous, hard-working, humble  These are some of the words that Pope Francis uses in Patris Corde to describe St Joseph. They are a reminder that Joseph is an appropriate companion and guide through the season of Lent. Patris Corde is the Apostolic Letter that Pope Francis
19 February 2021 by

‘…recall the past with gratitude, live the present with enthusiasm and look to the future with confidence’ (Novo Millennio Ineunte n. 1). This phrase from St John Paul II is a most appropriate way to acknowledge the 200th anniversary of Catholic education in Australia and to celebrate the continuing collaboration
5 February 2021 by

Below are some of the current post graduate course that bring together theology and governance/leadership:   Graduate Certificate in Catholic Leadership, University of Notre Dame The Graduate Certificate in Catholic Leadership is a formal course specifically focussed on the impact that Catholic faith and values have on leadership towards the
3 February 2021 by

The 4th of February is the United Nations’ International Day of Human Fraternity. This is  great opportunity to return to Pope Francis’ 2020 Encyclical Fratelli Tutti Below is the Dicastry for Promoting Integral Human Development’s summary of Fratelli Tutti  Fratelli Tutti The Encyclical of Pope Francis on fraternity and social
29 January 2021 by

What happened to January 2021. I look forward to January as the quiet month where I can catch up on the non-urgent but important work that usually gets pushed aside through the rest of the year. Well it doesn’t feel like I have achieved much catching up. I did take
28 January 2021 by

Thes text below is from the Australian Catholic Bishop Conference, 28 January 2021 New Church protocol published for responding to sexual abuse   A new protocol to be introduced next week provides a framework for Catholic entities across Australia to respond consistently to people raising concerns or allegations of child
26 January 2021 by

Emerging as a more equitable and caring Nation after COVID-19   We find ourselves pondering whether Australia will ever be the same after COVID-19? It might be more useful to ask whether it should be the same after the pandemic. Australia can continue to learn from the challenges of the
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