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News & Views

CRA and members of Religious congregations across Australia reflect on current issues in our world and our Church.

Sr Ruth Durick osu 150We must move forward mindful of the conversion to which the whole church has been called and courageous enough to speak up when this conversion falters, writes CRA President Sister Ruth Durick osu.

tjhc logo150Over the past four years, as the Church has been through the most intense and unforgiving examination of its operations in Australia, the Council has worked hard to hold the Church leadership accountable to these words and the Church leadership has risen to this challenge, said Francis Sullivan, CEO of the Truth, Justice and Healing Council.

thinking on bench150The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will begin Case Study 50, looking at factors which might have contributed to the abuse crisis in the Catholic Church. How do we respond?

Venerable Mother Teresa Spinelli 150Maria Teresa Spinelli, the founder of the Augustinian Sisters Servants of Jesus and Mary, was declared Venerable by Pope Francis who signed the decree in late 2016.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 09:15

Religious honoured on Australia Day 2017

ausflag150Four religious women were recognised on Australia Day this year for their tireless service to the community, highlighting the Tiwi Aboriginal people, education and the important work of prison ministry.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 11:50

Suzanne Aubert declared ‘venerable’

suzanne aubertSuzanne Aubert, the founder of the Sisters of Compassion New Zealand’s home grown order of Sisters, has been declared ‘venerable’, a major milestone on the path to sainthood in the Catholic Church, according to a media release last month.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 12:37

Mission "from" and "not" to the margins

Fr Noel Connolly ssc150We have much to learn from the poor and marginalised who live in vulnerable positions and can best discern the urgency of their struggles, writes Columban Father Noel Connolly.

hospice150World-renowned ethicist Professor Margaret Somerville says the practice of euthanasia and assisted suicide overseas has been a disaster, with so-called safeguards failing and doctor-assisted killing on the rise, and not just for the terminally ill, writes Debra Vermeer.

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