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

  • ACRATH's Canberra advocacy report

    acrath logo 150Fifteen advocates from Australian Catholics Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH)  met with 79 Members of Parliament and Advisors in Canberra on 22-25 September pushing forward key points of advocacy for policy work on human trafficking.

  • Where have all the Sisters gone?

    Fr Jo Dirks sssFr Jo Dirks sss reflects on the phase of diminishment and ageing among religious sisters, brothers and priests and he looks to the analysis and reflections of Sister Sandra Schneiders ihm, the eminent American theologian and biblical scholar, to learn how to respond to the challenges of religious life today.

  • Joyful in religious diversity

    Sr Berneice Loch rsm 150CRA President Sister Berneice Loch rsm reflects on the upcoming Year of Consecrated Life and asks for ways for Australian religious to meaningfully celebrate the diversity that has arisen among the congregations of Priests, Brothers and Sisters and other forms of consecrated life.


Gospel Reflection

  • Come as you are

    Sr Veronica Lawson3 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel- 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A, 28 September 2014  (Matthew 21:28-32)

    What does one do with passive resistant behavior, or people who are slow starters and those who refuse to recognise the need to change their behavior pattern?


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Our Stories

  • Planting seeds for the harvest

    lay speakers 2014The growing partnership between lay people and religious institutions has brought renewed vitality to Catholic mission and a strong assurance that the work of religious congregations is moving forward into the future. Giselle Lapitan looks back to the stories of lay speakers in the 2014 National Assembly and shares their insights on mission and governance.


Justice Network

  • Celebrating sport and its potential for justice

    sport cover150We celebrate Social Justice Sunday on 28 September. This year’s Social Justice Statement is titled: ‘A Crown for Australia: Striving for the best in our sporting nation,’ which celebrates the place of sport in our national life. The Statement also challenges us to look at sport’s darker side – the potential for violence, abuse and corruption.


What's On

  • 2014 World Mission Sunday

    World Mission Sunday 2014Pope John Paul II described World Mission Sunday as"an important day in the life of the Church because it teaches how to give: as an offering made to God, in the Eucharistic celebration and for all the missions of the world". This year World Mission Day is Sunday 19 October 2014.



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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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