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

  • LCWR President featured in John Wallis Memorial Lectures

    Sr Carol Zinn ssj 150The John Wallis Memorial Lectures in June 2015 will feature Sister Carol Zinn, President of the Leaders Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in the United States, who will speak on environmental sustainability and justice.

  • To be a community of repentance and healing

    Bp Paul Bird cssr150Bishop Paul Bird cssr of the Diocese of Ballarat has written to all local parishes in the central Victorian regional town calling on all Catholics to keep in their thoughts and prayers the survivors of child sexual abuse who will be giving evidence at the Commission hearing over the coming three weeks.

  • A voice for the voiceless

    Sr Jane Keogh csm congressIn her address at the 2015 Australian Catholic Communications Congress, Sister Jane Keogh csb shared her personal story as a Brigidine Sister, teacher and social justice advocate and urged Catholic media delegates to be a voice for the poor and persecuted.


Gospel Reflection

  • Continuing our God-inspired mission

    Sr Veronica Lawson2 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel-Pentecost Sunday Year B, 24 May 2014 (John 20:19-23)

    Let us gather into our hearts all the distressed members of our Earth community and pray with greater urgency than ever: “Come Holy Spirit, renew the face of the Earth.”


Our Stories

  • How are we to think about Islam and Muslims?

    Fr Aloysius Mowe sj150“We keep being told by non-Muslim commentators and writers what Islam is or is not, what Muslims are like and what they believe and do. Rarely, if ever, do we hear Muslim voices telling us how Muslims live, what they believe, what they hope for, what they fear,” said Fr Aloysious Mowe, Director of Jesuit Refugee Service Australia, at a meeting of the "Circle of Mercy." 


Year of Consecrated Life

What's On

  • 2015 National Reconciliation Week

    NRW 2015 posterNational Reconciliation Week (NRW), celebrated every year from 27 May to 3 June, is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements. Find out how you can be involved in the national reconciliation effort and download the Reconciliation Guide for Churches for the Week of Prayer for Reconciliation.


Caring for Creation


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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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