Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) is the peak body for leaders of Religious Institutes and Societies of Apostolic Life resident in Australia. Our membership comprises more than 180 congregations of Sisters, Brothers and Religious Priests living and working in all states and territories.

News & Views

  • Josephites receive the Medal of the Order of Timor-Leste

    Josephites Timor awardThe Sisters of St Joseph were among those who were awarded an “Ordem de Timor” medal, along with 26 other non-Timorese people and groups who fought for Timor-Leste’s independence, reports the Mary MacKillop E-News.

  • ACRATH feature wins press association award

    cath outlook acrath 2014An article by Virginia Knight in Catholic Outlook featuring Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans was awarded Best Social Justice Coverage in the Australasian Catholic Press Association (ACPA) Awards for Excellence 2014 in Canberra.

  • Religious wall of honour

    Qld religious exhibition2Queensland's religious men and women and their tireless efforts to educate the state’s young people for more than 150 years have been celebrated in an historical display in Brisbane, reports The Catholic Leader.


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Gospel Reflection

  • Bearing the cross

    Sr Veronica Lawson3 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel-The Triumph of the Cross, 14 September 2014 (John 3:13-17)

    The cross we wear or hang on our walls remains a sign of God’s love and of our solidarity in faith with millions of believers. May we consider ways of being in solidarity with the Christians of Iraq whose very lives are in the balance.


What's On

  • People's Climate March

    peoplesmarch2014In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. An unprecedental global mobilisation will take place over the weekend of 21 September to peacefully take to the streets and demand that world leaders take action on climate change. Join in solidarity with the People's March through events happening across Australia.


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Catholic Religious Australia

36 Collins Street
Annandale, NSW 2038

Locked Bag 436
Annandale, NSW 2038

Phone: (02) 9557 2695

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