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12 July 2019 by


Francis Sullivan has been appointed by Mercy Partners as Foundational Executive Chair of the One Mater Project and will oversee the implementation of a single Board of Governance to unify all Mater hospitals and health services across Queensland. Mercy Partners is the Public Juridic Person, a canonical body which is
3 July 2019 by


Position Vacant – Plenary Council Discernment and Writing Group Chairs and Members The Bishops Commission for the Plenary Council is seeking people who are willing to be key partners and leaders in the process of discernment as the Church in Australia continues preparing for the Plenary Council in October 2020.
28 June 2019 by


The ordinariness of my June activities was overshadowed by the joyous news that the AMPJP Council has unanimously agreed to accept Sophia Education Ministries as our eleventh member. Most of my June was spent in preparing for our end of financial year audit. I was also busy working with some
28 June 2019 by


On 1st July 2019, the AMPJP welcomes its newest member Sophia Education Ministries. Sophia Education Ministries was established to steward the schools previously under the care of the Sisters of The Society of the Sacred Heart Australia New Zealand: Kincoppal-Rose Bay, Sydney Sacre Coeur, Melbourne Stuartholme School, Brisbane The six
28 June 2019 by


NAIDOC Week begins with the Church celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday (07 July 2019). The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council has produced an excellent resource for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday. The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday message
17 June 2019 by


Article by Lydia O’Kane. Vatican News https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2019-06/pope-declares-climate-emergency.html Pope Francis on Friday meets with participants attending a summit entitled, “The Vatican Dialogues: The Energy Transition and Care for our Common Home”. In comments to the group, he warns that today’s ecological crisis, especially climate change, “threatens the very future of the
14 June 2019 by


A $160,000 scholarship fund, designed to support Aboriginal students at the University of Notre Dame Australia’s School of Medicine, will make an important contribution of improving healthcare in the country’s Aboriginal communities.                           From left: Associate Professor Clive
14 June 2019 by


ACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans) has launched its national fund-raising appeal today in a bid to raise $400,000 to continue its work fighting human trafficking and modern slavery. ACRATH now relies entirely on donations after last year losing its $125,000 a year grant from the Federal Government. ACRATH’s Executive Officer
9 June 2019 by


The Plenary Council 2020 moves into its next phase of preparation today with the announcement of the National Themes for Discernment that emerged from a historic process of listening to the voices of more than 222,000 people. Between May 2018 and March 2019, almost 17,500 submissions, from individuals and groups
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
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