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.

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  • Of love, happiness and living the Gospel

    LSP appealThe love for the elderly by the Little Sisters of the Poor is captivating for both Catholic and non-Catholic visitors to witness as they continue the inspiration of their founder St Jeanne Jugan who encouraged them to ‘make the elderly happy’. Today they need help to build more independent living units to keep caring for its residents as a family, writes Christine Diamond.


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.


Gospel Reflection

  • Gathered into the life of God

    Sr Veronica Lawson2 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel-Trinity Sunday Year B, 31 May 2014 (Matt 28:16-20)

    God is not a distant God, but rather a God whose Spirit draws us, as “God’s children” and as “joint heirs with Christ”, into the very communion of the Trinity, writes Mercy Sister Veronica Lawson.


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

  • Wake up the world

    Bishop Bill WrightWay back in about 1990, I was asked to write a piece on ‘The Australian Church in the New Millennium’. As I recall, I was fairly upbeat, writes Bishop Bill Wright of the Maitland Newcastle Diocese.



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