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News & Views

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

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.

Friday, 06 January 2017 09:44

New year ushers in new Dominican leader

Fr Anthony Walsh opFather Anthony Walsh op has been elected as the Prior Provincial of the Dominicans in Australia, New Zealand and the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea.

tjhc logo150In a media release, Francis Sullivan, CEO of the Truth Justice and Healing Council, emphasised Pope Francis' message in the new year urging bishops to ensure abuse never takes place again.

Friday, 30 December 2016 15:40

Salesian farewell from Bairnsdale

Salesians logo150The Salesians of Don Bosco closed its monastery in Bairnsdale, ending its 26 year association with Nagle College, reports Catholic Life.

tjhc logo150The Catholic Church’s Truth Justice and Healing Council (TJHC) has welcomed today’s announcement from Attorney-General, George Brandis of the 15-member Commonwealth independent child sexual abuse redress Advisory Council.