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 prepare for the Feast of Mary MacKillop

    Sr Jan Barnett rsj 150The diminishment of humanity and the cry of children at this time are not so very different from the challenges that confronted Mary MacKillop whose feast will be celebrated next month. Sr Jan Barnett rsj asks, "What is our call today as those entrusted with her legacy?"

  • RSCJ nun among those killed in flight MH17

    Sr Philomene Tiernan rscjSister Philomene Tiernan rscj of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus community, a teacher and director of boarding at Catholic School Kincoppal-Rose Bay, was among the Australians killed on board flight MH-17, reports Cath News.

  • Hope evident in us

    Sr Berneice Loch rsm 150We are called to humility and to renewal as we attempt to address the wrongs done in the name of the Church and set directions which will ensure a better future for all, writes CRA President Sister Berneice Loch rsm OAM.


Featured Ministries

  • Channelling stillness and simplicity

    Anne and Sr Carmel Moore rsjMichael O’Connor writes about the Living Waters Christian Meditation Centre, founded by Sister Carmel Moore of the Sisters of Saint Joseph Lochinvar as the home of the universal meditation community in Newcastle, where one can learn to find stillness and simplicity in a world of chaos and complexity. 


Justice Network

  • ARRCC news on divesting from fossil fuels

    ARRCC ark150Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC) encourages people of faith to move their money into banks and super funds which screen out investments in fossil fuel extraction. Small institutional trustees could also take steps, in phases, to divest from fossil fuels. Dozens of religious trustees have already begun this process.


Our Stories

  • Why are Christians still divided?

    Sr Trish Madigan opThe National Covenant Document, a framework of relations between Australian Christian churches for co-operation and shared hopes, brings energy to mission, writes Dominican Sister Trish Madigan who grew up in a family of mixed Christian heritage.


What's On

  • Catholic Digital Media Conference

    cdmc 2014Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. YouTube. They’re not just places to watch funny videos of kids and animals. The Internet is also a place to discuss, share our faith and even evangelise. Catholic Digital Media Conference (CDMC) Sydney will offer insights into how we can use the Internet to share the message of the Gospel.


Gospel Reflection

  • Where our treasure lies

    Sr Veronica Lawson3 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel-Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A, 27 July 2014 (Matthew 13:44-52 or Matthew 13:44-46)

    We need to search our hearts and join others like Kamran Mofid who show us how we might claim it for the common good of the entire Earth community, writes Sister Veronica Lawson rsm.



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Annandale, NSW 2038

Phone: (02) 9557 2695

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