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News & Views

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

Fr David RansonThere can be no genuine healing and change until we address the marginalization of those who have been abused, a feature so graphically demonstrated to me on that first day of Case Study 50, writes Father David Ranson.

Monday, 27 March 2017 14:01

Lent is about healing humanity

Fr Claude Mostowik msc 150Jesus was tempted to see God’s reign in terms of controlling everything –where the world would be pain-free if he took power to himself – thus making a sham of any genuine love, writes CRA Network Coordinator Fr Claude Mostowik msc, as he reflects on the temptations of Jesus in the desert.

Sr Wendy Hildebrand ibvm 150In a media release, the Loreto Sisters have announced the appointment of Wendy Hildebrand ibvm as the next Province Leader for Australia and Southeast Asia.

cross on brick wall 150Issues such as compulsory celibacy and clericalism were identified as contributing to child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, revealed in a submission to the Royal Commission by the Truth Justice and Healing Council (TJHC).

francis sullivan150Unless Catholic Church leaders, backed by the Catholic community continue to push for church reform, particularly post the child sex abuse royal commission, then the Church in Australia risks becoming increasingly marginalised, according to Francis Sullivan, CEO of the Truth Justice and Healing Council.

2017 National Assembly coverRegistrations are now open for the 2017 National Assembly with the theme: "Creating a future together – How will we be prophetic?".

Monday, 13 March 2017 22:05

Journeying through the wilderness

Sr Ruth Durick osu 150

In this season of Lent, the images of desert and wilderness evoke emptiness; yet it is also full of potential and opportunities to be people of God, writes CRA President Sr Ruth Durick osu.

Monday, 13 March 2017 21:07

A way of being in later life

Peter Thomas 150The Carmelite spirit emphasising a life of contemplation is a way to help people later in life adjust from ‘doing’ to ‘being’, writes Peter Thomas as he reflects on the Australian Bishop’s social justice statement and the concept of ‘gerotranscendence’.