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

  • Ground-breaking book on trafficking to be launched

    Sr Angela Reed rsm 150A ground-breaking book by Mercy Sister Angela Reed focussing on the lives of trafficked women and structural oppression of young women on which the sex trade thrives, will be launched this week. The book overturns the popular and sensationalised image of trafficking as a one-off event involving kidnapping and chains and expected to inform the anti-trafficking movement worldwide.

  • CLRI(NSW) publication focuses on Laudato Si'

    clri logoThe Conference of Leaders of Religious Institutes in NSW or CLRI(NSW) has published its latest issue of Watermark, offering commentary and reflections on Laudato Si', the papal encyclical on ecology.

  • Resources from children and adults on refugees

    Kidz4KidzTimely video and teaching resources are available to highlight the plight of refugees this month with a student group's video on children in detention going viral last week.


Gospel Reflection

  • Create in me a clean heart

    Sr Veronica Lawson2 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel-22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B, 30 August 2015 (Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23)

    One’s thoughts, desires, and intentions render one clean or unclean rather than one’s attention to hygiene, writes Mercy Sister Veronica Lawson.


Media Releases

  • Big hearts needed for Refugee & Migrant Sunday

    capsa logoRefugee Sunday is a day for big hearts. It takes a big heart to keep looking at the television screen when it shows desperate women and children dying on boats or turned away at borders. The Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA) welcomes everyone to join so that together we can turn more hearts and minds to compassion and build a collective voice for change.


What's On

Justice Network

  • ‘No to mining, yes to life'

    mining conference 2015Amidst much suffering to indigenous communities and local people, mining corporations wield economic and political power over governments, whilst being protected by international trade and financial institutions. But voices cry out, ‘go away’, ‘no to mining, yes to life’, writes Fr Claude Mostowik msc.


Year of Consecrated Life

  • Consecrated life … an adventure of the heart!

    Br Greg McDonald fmsWhen we allow God to take the initiative, our lives can become a living witness of God’s love, enabling us to become even more effective sowers of hope, sharing that love with others, enabling it to flourish wherever it is sown, writes Marist Brother Greg McDonald as he reflects on the work of Marist Brothers, other religious and lay partners in Timor Leste.


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