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

  • International Benedictine scholar inspires her audience

    Sr Manuela-Scheiba-osb150Twenty-eight members of the Benedictine family in Australia came together in Sydney recently for a three-week study program on the Rule of St Benedict, conducted by German monastic scholar, Sister Manuela Scheiba osb, reports The Good Oil, the e-magazine of the Good Samaritan Sisters.

  • Syria: 'You can die a number of ways in Damascus'

    MaroniteArchbishopDamacusSamirNassar 150The Maronite Archbishop of Damascus, Samir Nassar, recently spoke to international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) about life in war-torn Syria and his account allows us to imagine the daily suffering of the people, reports the Melbourne Archdiocese website.

  • Confronting bigotry

    Fr Aloysius Mowe sj150I never thought I would say these words, but take actor Ben Affleck as your model: stand up for the truth, and confront bigotry and ignorance wherever you find them. writes Jesuit Refugee Service Australia Director, Father Aloysius Mowe sj.


Gospel Reflection

  • The promise of eternal rest

    Sr Veronica Lawson3 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel - All the Faithful Departed, 2 November 2014 (Matthew 11:25-30)

    All Souls Day is as much for the living as for those who have gone before us. God’s “rest” becomes unfailing “rest” beyond the grave, freedom from enslavement or suffering of any kind, promised to those who learn from Jesus, writes Sr Veronica Lawson rsm.


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Featured Ministries

  • Catholic welfare and other services still respected by community

    francis sullivan150Catholic welfare organisations delivering social services, health and education are still respected and highly regarded by the community and the non-government and government partners they work with despite the sex abuse crisis in the Church, says Francis Sullivan, CEO of the Catholic Church’s Truth Justice and Healing Council.


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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