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

  • What does Aboriginal constitutional inclusion look like?

    Fr Frank Brennan sj2How do we acknowledge in the Australian Constitution the distinctive place of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders and their culture, heritage, traditions, and relationships with country, asks Fr Frank Brennan sj.

  • Sister shares her wisdom

    Sr Carol Zinn ssj 2“Religious life still remains a radical response to the Gospel in a particular historical cultural context,” said Sister Carol Zinn ssj while in Brisbane recently undertaking a series of lectures, reports The Catholic Leader.

  • Where do you, or will you, push?

    Sr-Mary-McDonald sgsGood Samaritan Sister Mary McDonald echoes the advice of Benedictine Sister Joan Chittister: “To change a policy or practice, join a group that is committed to the same issue. Then, with everyone else, push”.


Year of Consecrated Life

  • God working in us all

    Sr Jan Gray rsmI learnt more from the humility and weakness of other religious just how much God loves us in all the ways we are human, not just in our being God-like, said Mercy Sister Janette Gray at the Melbourne Evening for the Year of Consecrated Life.


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Our Stories

  • Sr Lucy leads the charge against human trafficking

    Sr Lucy van Kessel pbvm150As Co-ordinator of Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH) in Western Australia, Presentation Sister Lucy van Kessel pbvm knows too well the repercussions of human trafficking on people and sees her work as an essential element of her Christian life and her commitment to creating a better world.


Featured Ministries

  • Q & A with Sr Brigid Arthur

    Sr Brigid Arthur csbSister Brigid Arthur csb of the Brigidine Asylum Seeker Project talks to the newly formed Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA) on the importance of building relationships and advocacy on behalf of refugees and asylum seekers.


Gospel Reflection

  • Focusing on the message

    Sr Veronica Lawson2 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel – 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B, 5 July 2015 (Mark 6:1-6)

    To refuse to listen to a prophetic message because the messenger fails to meet our preconceived ideas about prophets may have something to do with a lack of faith, writes Mercy Sister Veronica Lawson.



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