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Featured Ministry

CRA’s members – more than 180 congregations of Sisters, Brothers and Religious Priests – are involved in a range of ministries in Australia and overseas. Their ministries include working in parishes, with asylum seekers and refugees, indigenous Australians, caring for creation, aged care, supporting victims of domestic violence, prison ministries, with people with a mental illness, homeless people, and in a range of ministries with people on the margins of society. Some of those ministries are highlighted here.

Solomon Islands cyclones appealThe Solomon Islands, now in a state of emergency, seem to be moving from one disaster to the next. On the 3rd of April, a second cyclone wrought significant damage to the already battered capital of Honiara. Salesian Father Ambrose Pereira sdb sends updates on his community's efforts to respond to the humanitarian need and makes an appeal for our help. A podcast from the Lowy Institute on the disaster is also offered below.

Monday, 17 March 2014 14:39

Putting faith in the workplace

Fr James Grant sscA casino might seem an unlikely workplace for a man of the cloth but not for Father James Grant ssc from Chaplains Without Borders, writes Jenny Brinkworth.

Cabrini health150Cabrini Health, an outreach of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Cabrini Sisters) with a vision to respond to the “cry of the poor and excluded”, has established a new pro bono health outreach to remote Aboriginal communities on Cape York Peninsula, reports Health Matters.

Friday, 24 January 2014 11:38

First sod turned for new Mater hospital

Mater SpringfieldMater Health Services celebrated the turning of the first sod for Mater Private Hospital Springfield with a groundbreaking ceremony at the planned health precinct to meet the growing demands of the Southeast Queensland region.

Sunday, 15 December 2013 13:29

Mercy house of welcome

houseofwelcome150Asylum seekers on bridging visas now have a place of refuge, learning and enrichment at the newly-opened Mercy House of Welcome in Adelaide, where more help is needed to keep up with growing demand, particularly in teaching English as a second language.

Friday, 15 November 2013 11:40

"Religion with its sleeves rolled up"

josephites jubilee150Luke Evans, a teacher at St Joseph’s Campus, All Saints College, Lochinvar shares a significant encounter with the Sisters of St Joseph whose work in education and parish ministry has inspired many in the Diocese of Maitland Newcastle and played a pivotal role in his family's Christian life.

silentwitness150Two Sisters from the Diocese of Maitland Newcastle initiate a creative expression of solidarity and advocate for a peaceful outcome for asylum seekers, drawing both locals and non-locals to join in, writes Tracy Edstein.

Divine Word Missionaries who arrive in Australia from overseas countries soon find themselves plunged into an acculturation program that aims not to strip them of their own culture, but to immerse them in the Australian culture, while confirming them in their own.