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News & Views

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

ACPA dinner 2016 1 150Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) received the Highly Commended award for the "Best Layout and Design-Online Publication" in the recent Australasian Catholic Press Association (ACPA) Awards for Excellence 2016.

Fr Brian McCoy sjA comprehensive strategy to enhance professional standards for the safeguarding of children and young people was announced in a media release on 7 September 2016 by Father Brian McCoy SJ, Provincial of the Australian Province of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).

Monday, 22 August 2016 09:39

Creating child safe institutions

world day of prayer 2016The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has published a report examining 10 key elements required to create a 'child safe' institution.

msc logoSome 2,000 young Catholics gathered in Merauke to remember the first evangelizing mission in the Papua region by the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, reports UCAN.

Br Julian McDonald cfcVocation ministry is about helping others to discern their gifts, to make decisions about how to develop and express those gifts and to do so in ways that they know to be true to themselves, writes Christian Brother Julian McDonald.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 22:52

Shining the light in dark places

Sr Ruth Durick osu 150If we have learnt anything as a society in recent years, surely we have learnt the evil of secrecy and how it is used to cover up behaviours which, in the open, would be completely unacceptable, writes CRA President Sister Ruth Durick osu.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 11:06

Tears of compassion replace tear gas

Sr Leone Wittmack rsc 150In the wake of the exposé of the Don Dale Correctional Facility, we have the opportunity to advocate for a better future, writes Sister Leone Wittmack rsc to the Northern Territory CatholicCare community in a message that also speaks to those of us outraged by this injustice.

bbi econference mercyMercy Sister Veronica Lawson will speak at this year's eConference on Tuesday, 20th of September 2016, hosted by the Broken Bay Institute (BBI) in partnership with the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC).