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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 150I was recently part of an experience with an international group of Ursulines in the Asia Pacific region and as I found myself sitting with recently arrived Iraqi refugee families. I was drawn into their stories and two things remained with me, writes CRA President Sister Ruth Durick osu.

francis sullivan150A coalition of medical experts and religious, business and charity leaders call on the Prime Minister to take action on establishing a national redress scheme for child sexual abuse victims.

Monday, 10 October 2016 11:15

Leadership news: October 2016

hands in circleWe at CRA wish our friends well in their new roles as we summarise leadership appointments during this period.

francis sullivan150We need to ask why the child sex abuse scandal occurred in the Church to the extent that it did and why it was handled the way it was, to learn from them and put things right, writes Francis Sullivan, CEO of the Truth, Justice and Healing Council (TJHC).

Fr Sean McDonagh sscGet the Australian speaking tour schedule of Columban Father Sean McDonagh on "Bringing Laudato Si’ To Life: From Vision to Action".

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 17:43

Making a place at the table for all

Sr Ruth Durick osu 150Religious life in Australia is undergoing an ageing process at a greater rate than the general population. We can feel overwhelmed, even discouraged. Or we can also reflect on the gifts that we can bring to our society, writes CRA President Sister Ruth Durick osu.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 13:51

Keep working on love

Sr Patty Fawkner sgsThis year’s Social Justice Statement from Australia’s Catholic Bishops focuses on the value and dignity of older people. In her address at the launch of the Statement, Good Samaritan Sister Patty Fawkner asked: “what do the elderly of our world teach me for the journey of life?”

Thursday, 15 September 2016 22:09

Bouquets to Federal Parliament on budget repair

CRAL logo 150In a media release, Catholic Religious Australia congratulates the parties within the Federal Parliament who collaborated to seek a fairer change in ‘budget repair’ discussion and not cut the energy supplement to welfare recipients.