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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.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012 22:49

Helping save lives

Fr Gerard Mulholland svd had long been saving lives as a career, and his late vocation into priesthood only enriched his capacity to love and serve. Brenda Paul tells us of his journey, mentors and inspiration.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012 14:19

Cattle have right of way

Columban missionary Father Tomas King, speaks about his journey with cattle herders and shows us a landscape in peril.

Monday, 18 June 2012 10:42

Working for seamless transitions

Salesian Sister Louise McKeogh’s ministry of helping young Indigenous people make smooth transitions in life has prepared her well for her role as Social Justice Coordinator for the Diocese of Parramatta.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012 12:12

A gentle presence in Woorabinda

Sr Cecilia Prest and Charlie, WoorabindaTaking away an Indigenous community’s self-determination and choices will not lead to long term solutions, says Sister Cecilia Prest mfic, who has lived in the Central Queensland town of Woorabinda for the past nine years.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012 16:54

The art of a full life

Fr Paul McCormack mscFather Paul McCormack will never be bored. The Missionary of the Sacred Heart (MSC) priest is a teacher, musician, sports coach, and in more recent years has added painting and drawing to his portfolio.

Friday, 13 April 2012 11:01

Mum’s the word at Holmesville

Sr Helen-Anne Johnson rsjAt Mum’s Cottage in the Lake Macquarie suburb of Holmesville near Newcastle, Sister Helen-Anne Johnson rsj offers mothers support, mentoring, respite and friendship, writes Aurora editor Tracey Edstein.

Wednesday, 04 April 2012 17:09

A ministry of presence on Palm Island

Sr Lal Smith sgsIt’s nearly a year since Good Samaritan Sister Lal Smith began her new ministry among the Aboriginal people of Palm Island. As she looks back over the last 10 months, a memory that stands out is her first ferry trip to the Island from Townsville, writes Stephanie Thomas*.

Thursday, 22 March 2012 12:13

Dominican dreamer of big ideas

Sr Diana SantelbenDominican Sister Diana Santleben has big dreams and ideas, matched by large helpings of passion, persuasion, commitment and hard work for the many causes in which she is involved; most notably, refugees and ecology, writes Catherine Mahony*.