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

  • Asylum seekers: when does silence become complicity?

    Fr Bruce Duncan cssr150Redemptorist Father Bruce Duncan makes a case for urgent, humane and long term solutions for refugee processing, highlighting the appalling conditions of refugees and asylum seekers, especially the suffering of children in immigration detention centres.

  • Becoming people of peace

    Sr Berneice Loch rsm 150If we are to take any wisdom from the violence we are witnessing, it has to include the need to recommit ourselves to peace in ourselves, in our local communities, in our country and in our world, writes CRA President Sister Berneice Loch rsm.

  • Ancient texts come alive

    Friar Campion Murray ofmFriar Campion Murray recently completed a labour of love which has brought twelve ancient texts of Franciscan writings alive into the English language - a culmination of his work for the past two or three decades translating original writings on Franciscan life and spirituality.


Caring for Creation

  • Creation and Reconciliation Pilgrimage 2014

    Catholic Earthcare logo graphic150Are you wondering about your role in leadership with Creation & Reconciliation for mission? Catholic Earthcare Australia is now accepting registrations of interest, from those in leadership roles within the Church and its allied organisations for the 2014 Creation & Reconciliation Pilgrimage. 


Justice Network

Media Releases

  • Josephites urge justice for all asylum seekers

    Sr Monica Cavanagh rsj 2In a media release, Josephites are pleading with politicians to stop using deterrence as an excuse of inhumane and immoral law. "It is simply ethically wrong to victimise the innocent, or to treat as criminals people who are fleeing for their lives," said congregation leader Sister Monica Cavanagh rsj.


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Annandale, NSW 2038

Locked Bag 436
Annandale, NSW 2038

Phone: (02) 9557 2695

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