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

  • Hope in the glorious transformation to come

    Sr Annette Cunliffe rsc 150CRA President Sister Annette Cunliffe rsc reflects on the complexity of feelings and action, the flickering light and shadows cast upon our individual and collective faith. Easter reminds us that all shall be illumined and transformed by the power of God’s love through our participation in mission.

  • Pope appoints head of Pauline Fathers as Bishop of Wilcannia-Forbes

    Bishop Columba Macbeth Green osppePope Francis has appointed the Reverend Columba Macbeth-Green osppe, current Vicar Provincial of the Order of Saint Paul the First Hermit (Pauline Fathers) and Rector of the Shrine of Mary Help of Christians in Queensland, as the seventh Bishop of the Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes, according to a media release from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.

  • Inspiring woman: Good Samaritan Sister Mary O'Shannassy

    Sr Mary OShannassy sgsCoordinator of CatholicCare’s prison chaplaincy, Sr Mary O’Shannassy sgs, received the inaugural Inspiring Woman award on 6 March at CatholicCare Melbourne’s International Women’s Day evening, reports Kairos Catholic Journal.


Gospel Reflection

  • Go tell everyone

    Sr Veronica Lawson3 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel-Easter Sunday Year A, 20 April 2014 (Matthew 28:1-10)

    It can be easy to stay on the mountain, instead of recognising the appearances of the Risen One on the open road of life and getting on with the mission, writes Sister Veronica Lawson rsm.


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  • Healing from the floods in Solomon Islands

    Solomon Islands cyclones appealThe Solomon Islands, now in a state of emergency, seem to be moving from one disaster to the next. On the 3rd of April, a second cyclone wrought significant damage to the already battered capital of Honiara. Salesian Father Ambrose Pereira sdb sends updates on his community's efforts to respond to the humanitarian need and makes an appeal for our help. A podcast from the Lowy Institute on the disaster is also offered below.


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