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

  • On creativity, destruction and mercy

    Sr Clare Condon sgs150Walter Kasper, in his book Mercy, gives us a clue about what we Christians need to cultivate in our lives, in the Church and in civil society, if anything is to change for the better, writes Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon.

  • Pallottines seek to light fuse

    Pallottine family logo150Detonating dynamite can be compared to one facet of being a religious today. Your gift may be lighting the fuse, holding the stick steady, seeing to its careful storage. Together, we can make the gospel something that destabilizes our fears and calls us to new intimacy with God and neighbour, writes Pallottine Brother Lindsay Rust.

  • Our commitment to justice

    Sr Berneice Loch rsm 150CRA President Sister Berneich Loch rsm reaffirms the importance of advocacy on behalf of those who suffer discrimination and injustice and the CRA Council's committment to support collaboration among its members in matters of justice and advocacy.


Gospel Reflection

  • Hoping for a reign of peace

    Sr Veronica Lawson3 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel - Feast of Christ the King Year A, 23 November 2014 (Matthew 25:31-46)

    The Feast of Christ the King brings the church year to a close and invites us to consider the way to achieve the things that make for peace, writes Mercy Sister Veronica Lawson.


Media Releases

Justice Network

  • National Lament Week of Prayer and Prophetic Witness

    candles150Catholic Religious Australia invites you to participate in the National Lament Week of Prayer and Prophetic Witness from 1st Sunday of Advent, 30th November to 2nd Sunday of Advent, 7th December, an opportunity to be in solidarity with the people seeking asylum in Australia and those in immigration detention.


Year of Consecrated Life

  • Wrapping the world in prayer for peace

    cross candles150On the first Sunday of Advent, as the Year of Consecrated Life begins, Benedictines in Australia will pray for peace at First Vespers on this day. Join them in making November 29 a universal day of prayer of peace.


Our Stories

  • Sion Sister's gold jubilee

    Sr Mary Lotton nds150Sister Mary Lotton nds has come full circle in her 50th year as a Sister of Our Lady of Sion in the Diocese of Sale, Victoria. Colin Coomber writes about the roots of her vocation and her passion for Jewish-Christian relations, a cornerstone of the Sion charism.



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Annandale, NSW 2038

Locked Bag 436
Annandale, NSW 2038

Phone: (02) 9557 2695

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