Reflecting on Ex Corde Ecclesiae

Last week, ACU celebrated the 30th anniversary of the publication of St John Paul II’s Apostolic Constitution Ex Corde Ecclesiae (From the Heart of the Church).

Ex Corde Ecclesiae is a pivotal document for ACU as the principles it emphasises guide what we do and how we do it.

The event was celebrated with a series of reflections as an email to all staff from Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Greg Craven, a Staff Bulletin article from Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Coordination), Professor Hayden Ramsay and six brief Workplace reflections in the Office of the Vice President updates group.

As Australia’s largest Catholic university, this anniversary is an opportunity for us to reflect on our character and role.

If you missed these reflections, or if would like to revisit them, you can find them in the links below. 

Reflection from Vice President, Father Anthony Casamento CSMA
Reflection from Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Coordination), Professor Hayden Ramsay
Reflection from Executive Dean of Education and Arts, Professor Elizabeth Labone
Reflection from Director Canon Law Centre, Professor of Canon Law & Children’s Rights, Michele Riondino
Reflection from Director, Xavier Centre for Theological Formation, Dr Maeve Heaney
Reflection from Pro Vice-Chancellor, Engagement, Professor Sandra Jones


Fr Anthony Casamento CSMA
Vice President

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