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

  • Australian Bishops issue Pastoral Letter on consecrated life

    Sr Ruth Durick osu Bishop Brady 150The Pastoral Letter from the Australian Bishops, "Wake Up the World, Celebrating the Year of Consecrated Life," calls on the Australian Church to acknowledge the work, witness and inspiration of religious sisters, brothers and priests, recognising them as "catalysts for renewal; exploring new frontiers and possibilities."

  • What are the limits of our generosity?

    drawing children detentionWhen it comes to asylum seekers, what would it mean for us in Australia to give until it hurts? If everything in the gospel tells us that we should not cling to our comforts and riches when others are in need, what then is God telling us to do when faced with asylum seekers coming to our shores, asks Fr Aloysius Mowe sj, Director of Jesuit Refugee Service.

  • Catholic Religious Australia now on Facebook

    ycl150Connect with Catholic Religious Australia on Facebook where you can find links to articles and resources for the Year of Consecrated Life, comment on the content and share them with others in your network.


Featured Ministries

  • Peace flourishes in Kilburn

    Kilburn smallerAt the Mercy House of Welcome in Adelaide, a Jewish couple teaches English to Muslim asylum seekers from Afghanistan, Iran, Sudan, Burma, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, working as volunteers with Catholic Sisters and Christian volunteers in supporting Muslim asylum seekers fleeing persecution.


Gospel Reflection

  • The cost of fidelity to mission

    Sr Veronica Lawson2 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel-Second Sunday of Lent Year B, 1 March 2015 (Mark 9:1-9)

    We need the occasional glimpse of final victory, yet we also need the courage and the good sense to follow through on the path that brings life despite the pain, writes Mercy Sister Veronica Lawson.


Media Releases

Year of Consecrated Life

  • Our way of life bears witness

    Archbishop Timothy Costelloe sdbOur identity as Religious cannot be focused simply on what we do, but more fundamentally, based on who we are called to be, said Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe, drawing from his Salesian roots in his homily for the Archdiocese's inaugural mass for the Year of Consecrated Life.


Our Stories

  • Two years of Mission and stories to tell for Fr Vinh

    Fr Vinh Tran svdAs an SVD priest, Father Joseph Vinh Tran remembered many mission stories from other missionaries during his formation and was touched by them, shaping the way he viewed God’s mission and vocation. After two years of mission experience in Thailand, he now can tell his own stories, writes Fr Truong Le svd.



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Annandale, NSW 2038

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Annandale, NSW 2038

Phone: (02) 9557 2695

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