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

  • Our common pilgrim journey

    Fr Patrick McInerney ssc headshotChristians and Muslims have shared histories, both in the geographic sense that we have lived together for centuries; and also in the sense that our religions, including our sacred texts, have been used for spiritual as well as for hegemonic purposes. Moreover, we share a common origin and destiny in God, writes Columban Father Patrick McInerney.

  • New leaders for the Blessed Sacrament congregation

    Fr Jo Dirks sssA new Provincial Council of the Blessed Sacrament Congregation Province of the Holy Spirit has been elected, with Fr Jo Dirks sss as the new Provincial Leader.

  • Merriwa farewells "Our Sisters"

    merriwa sosjThe Catholic community and townspeople of Merriwa formally farewelled the Sisters of St Joseph who arrived in 1885, grateful for the Sisters' work in education and pastoral care that have shaped and influenced the townspeople.


Gospel Reflection

  • A catalyst for alliances

    Sr Veronica Lawson3 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel-29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A, 19 October 2014 (Matthew 22:15-21)

    The main criteria for any personal or global alliance, military or otherwise should be sincerity and truth in our relationships with each other and with the God of all truth, writes Sister Veronica Lawson rsm.


Justice Network

  • Action and prayer for people seeking asylum in Australia

    Villawood 2014The Federal Government looks set to succeed in its bid to bring back temporary visas for people seeking asylum in Australia. Such visas will once again condemn people to insecurity and uncertainty. Send a letter to Federal Members of Parliament to urge them to oppose the TPV legislation.


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Our Stories

  • Franciscan way is joy

    Fr Benignus Clowes ofmFranciscan Friar Benignus Clowes' spirituality and his struggle with bipolar mood disorder has given him a very personal experience of the importance of pain and suffering as a path to joy, writes Peter Bugden.


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