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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, 08 August 2016 08:42

Historic Lay Carmelite Assembly

Historic Lay Carmelite AssemblyThe 2016 Lay Carmelite Assembly at Jamberoo Abbey NSW was historic, electing two members of the Lay Carmelite Council instead of being appointed by the Friars' Council, reports the Carmelite Communications Newsletter.

Friday, 05 August 2016 09:03

Eco-theologian to visit Australia

Fr Sean McDonagh sscIrish Columban Fr Sean McDonagh ssc, a world known eco-theologian is visiting Australia in early November, reports e-Connections.

Sr Bernadette Wallis mssSister Bernadette Wallis mss has launched "The Silent Book", a tribute to her family and the disappearing Australian-Irish Sign Language, as well as to the broader deaf community and its families, reports Catholic Social Services Victoria.

carmelitesPope Francis has issued a series of new rulings for contemplative women religious dealing with formation, assets, prayer life, authority and autonomy.

Friday, 22 July 2016 12:18

We've come a long way

francis sullivan150The evidence from the case study into The Sisters of the Good Samaritan Mater Dei School was impressive, demonstrating how far the Catholic school system has come from the days when children were abused by deceitful and manipulative clerics and others, writes Francis Sullivan, CEO of the Truth, Justice and Healing Council.

Friday, 22 July 2016 09:13

Fasting and feasting

Fr Patrick McInerney sscColumban Fr Patrick McInerney writes about his experience of Ramadan, touched by the goodness, generosity and hospitality of Muslims amid the racist and Islamophobic attitudes that we currently encounter.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 09:38

New Salesian delegate for the Pacific

Fr Petelo Pau sdbFr. Patelo Vito Pau sdb has been elected as the first Delegate of the Salesians in the Pacific, which covers communities in Samoa, Fiji and New Zealand.

Monday, 11 July 2016 23:55

Called by the God who goes before us

Sr Anne Boyd Sr Elaine Wainwright 150Around 150 participants to the 2016 National Assembly of Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) were actively engaged in sessions on shaping an ecological mindset led by Brigidine Sister Anne Boyd and biblical scholar Sister Elaine Wainwright rsm in Leura NSW on 21-23 June.