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News & Views

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

Bishop Gregory Homeming ocd 150Pope Francis has appointed Fr Gregory Homeming ocd, the Regional Vicar of the Discalced Carmelite Friars in Sydney, Australia as the sixth Bishop of Lismore, according to a media release from the Australian Catholic Bishops conference.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 16:43

A time of wholeness and peace

Sr Ruth Durick osu 150At this time of Advent, we are invited to wait and hold the space open so that God might be incarnate through Jesus in our present, writes CRA President Sister Ruth Durick osu.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 14:39

New Vatican CSA website

vaticanThe Vatican has launched a new website detailing its efforts to protect children from sexual abuse by clergy.

Sr Clare Condon sgs2If but one broken relationship could be mended, our Christmas, our God-with-us, might just be real for one other person, writes Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon.

candles150Salesian Provincial Father Greg Chambers will present a public apology on December 8 to victims and loved ones affected by decades of historical sexual abuse at Salesian College, reports the Herald Sun.

mohmv17 logoIf you are passionate about mission and/or serve in a leadership role in an agency, organisation, community or parish, this 2017 conference will offer valuable professional and personal development, help nurture a vocational heart for mission and inspire you to “go forth boldly”.

cps launch photo 150A new independent company to be established by the Catholic Church to develop, audit and report on compliance with professional standards to protect children and vulnerable people was announced by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) and Catholic Religious Australia (CRA).

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.