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

Gospel Reflection

  • We are all equal as persons

    Sr Veronica Lawson3 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel- Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A, 21 September 2014 (Matthew 20:1-6a)

    Jesus makes it clear that people’s worth is not to be measured in terms of their capacity for economic production. Pope Leo XIII, writing about the condition of the working class back in 1891, echoes this aspect of the parable, writes Mercy Sister Veronica Lawson.


Justice Network

  • Celebrating sport and its potential for justice

    sport cover150We celebrate Social Justice Sunday on 28 September. This year’s Social Justice Statement is titled: ‘A Crown for Australia: Striving for the best in our sporting nation,’ which celebrates the place of sport in our national life. The Statement also challenges us to look at sport’s darker side – the potential for violence, abuse and corruption.


Media Releases

  • Catholic Religious echo the words of Pope Francis

    Sr Berneice Loch rsm 150At a time when calls for peace have grown ever more urgent amid new threats in the Middle East and Ukraine, Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) joins Pope Francis in urging the world to shed its apathy in the face of what Francis characterizes as a third world war: “one fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres, destruction.”


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Our Stories

  • Nuns’ pioneering spirit celebrated

    st aug schoolAlmost 60 years ago, a group of Dominican sisters made their way along the roads of North Adelaide to Salisbury and set up St Augustine’s Memorial School. While much of the school has changed today, the pioneering spirit of the Dominican Sisters endures, with this heritage celebrated at various 60th anniversary events on October 2014.



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