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News & Views

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

Monday, 14 November 2016 23:03

Mercy reawakens us to life and hope

Sr Ruth Durick osu 150As we look back on this Jubilee Year of Mercy, we can be grateful for and proud of what has been achieved. Yet there is more to be done to help our nation fulfil its potential in the area of mercy, writes CRA President Sister Ruth Durick.

francis sullivan150In a media release, the Truth Justice and Healing Council (TJHC) has welcomed the announcement by the Commonwealth Government that it will establish and run a national redress scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse.

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 10:19

New leadership team for Franciscan Friars

Fr Phillip Miscamble ofmFather Phillip Miscamble ofm was elected as the new Minister Provincial of the Franciscan Province of the Holy Spirit.

tjhc logo150Nearly 500 priests and male religious are now registered on the state-of-the-art database making it easier to check the background of priests and brothers exercising a ministry in another diocese or church body.

Sr Anne Gardiner olshSister Anne Gardiner olsh AM was among four finalists nominated for the 2017 Northern Territory Senior Australian of the Year.

msc logoThe Australian Province of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart have published their policy on child protection entitled "Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults".

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 15:58

A right to home and shelter

Sr Carmel Hanson rsj 150In 22 years living with homeless men, women and children, never have I seen such distress, writes Sister Carmel Hanson rsj, urging us to support the Right to Home Petition which calls on the New South Wales Government to deliver more affordable housing.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 09:59

Celebrating the Jubilee for Prisoners

Year of Mercy 150On Sunday 6th November 2016, the Australian Catholic Prisoners Pastoral Care Council (ACPPCC) will celebrate a ‘Jubilee for Prisoners’. Get resources to mark this Jubilee and reaffirm the values of human value and self worth in prayer, reflection and advocacy.