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 commitment to justice

    Sr Berneice Loch rsm 150CRA President Sister Berneich Loch rsm reaffirms the importance of advocacy on behalf of those who suffer discrimination and injustice and the CRA Council's committment to support collaboration among its members in matters of justice and advocacy.

  • Challenges and opportunities for Christianity in Africa

    Fr Erasmus Norviewu-Mortty svdChristianity in Africa is growing fast, but this growth, together with unique cultural factors, presents both challenges and opportunities if the African people are to transform a ‘Sunday Christianity’ into an ongoing personal relationship with Jesus Christ, a Mission Day gathering of Divine Word Missionaries has heard.

  • Exhibition of hope and love

    mercy exhibitionA new exhibition in Brisbane that explores themes of social justice through artworks by refugee artists, a joint initiative of the Mercy Heritage Centre and Mercy Community Services, will run until March 2015 in Brisbane.


Gospel Reflection

  • Hoping for a reign of peace

    Sr Veronica Lawson3 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel - Feast of Christ the King Year A, 23 November 2014 (Matthew 25:31-46)

    The Feast of Christ the King brings the church year to a close and invites us to consider the way to achieve the things that make for peace, writes Mercy Sister Veronica Lawson.


Year of Consecrated Life

  • Wrapping the world in prayer for peace

    cross candles150On the first Sunday of Advent, as the Year of Consecrated Life begins, Benedictines in Australia will pray for peace at First Vespers on this day. Join them in making November 29 a universal day of prayer of peace.


Justice Network

  • National Lament Week of Prayer and Prophetic Witness

    candles150Catholic Religious Australia invites you to participate in the National Lament Week of Prayer and Prophetic Witness from 1st Sunday of Advent, 30th November to 2nd Sunday of Advent, 7th December, an opportunity to be in solidarity with the people seeking asylum in Australia and those in immigration detention.


Our Stories

  • Sion Sister's gold jubilee

    Sr Mary Lotton nds150Sister Mary Lotton nds has come full circle in her 50th year as a Sister of Our Lady of Sion in the Diocese of Sale, Victoria. Colin Coomber writes about the roots of her vocation and her passion for Jewish-Christian relations, a cornerstone of the Sion charism.


Featured Ministries

  • Growing from the rooftops

    Rooftop Garden150The St Canice’s Rooftop Garden Project is the brainchild of St Canice’s parishioner Rob Caslick, who runs a weekly organic soup kitchen as part of the parish’s outreach for local people in need. In partnership with Jesuit Refugee Service Australia (JRS), the garden is all set to flourish and benefit asylum seekers and people who come to the soup kitchen for fresh meals.



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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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