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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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  • Ancient texts come alive

    Friar Campion Murray ofmFriar Campion Murray recently completed a labour of love which has brought twelve ancient texts of Franciscan writings alive into the English language - a culmination of his work for the past two or three decades translating original writings on Franciscan life and spirituality.

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  • Stop the violence

    candles150CRA President Sr Berneice Loch rsm reaffirmed the solidarity of Australian religious in praying for an end to the violence and human suffering in Iraq, Gaza, Syria and the Ukraine as prayer vigils for peace were recently held in the Brisbane archdiocese, writes Paul Dobbyn.

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  • Australian logo winner

    franciscan jpic logo 150The Franciscan Order’s Office for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation, based in Rome, has selected an Australian artist and designer as the winner of the logo competition for its official publications. The winner was selected from numerous submissions from across the globe.

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Gospel Reflection

  • Living in authenticity

    Sr Veronica Lawson3 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel-21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A, 24 August 2014 (Matthew 16:13-19) 

    Most of us spend much of our lives trying to measure up to other peoples’ expectations and fail to be truly ourselves. In our self-absorption, we can also misread others and fail to know them as they are, writes Sister Veronica Lawson rsm.

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  • Why would a woman...?

    goodsams vocationGood Samaritan Sisters, Sarah Puls and Bernadette Corboy, reflect on what religious life means to them. They consider some of the questions for women today who might be thinking about religious life.

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