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News & Views

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

Thursday, 29 September 2011 15:57

Good Sams gather for 25th general chapter

Sister Clare Condon sgsFrom September 25 until October 2, 190 Sisters of the Good Samaritan from across Australia, Kiribati, the Philippines, Japan and Timor Leste are gathering in Sydney for their twenty-fifth general chapter, a significant event in the life of a religious congregation.

Thursday, 29 September 2011 15:06

ABC program on poet Peter Steele sj

Father Peter Steele sjThis Sunday, 2 October at 7.10am, Encounter on ABC Radio National pays tribute to Jesuit Peter Steele, a distinguished poet, priest, scholar and educator. The program is repeated on Wednesday, 5 October at 7pm.

Thursday, 29 September 2011 12:56

Recommending 'Red Dog'

The Josephite Ecology Group recommends the Australian film, Red Dog, especially if you watch it with your ‘care of creation’ eyes!

Tuesday, 27 September 2011 16:47

Pride of Australia award for WA Sister

Sister Theresa Morellini rsjSister Theresa Morellini rsj, a member of the Warmun Aboriginal community leadership team in the Kimberley region, was awarded a Pride of Australia medal in the Community Spirit category.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011 15:13

Discovering the sense of the sacred

Bishop William MorrisReverend Bill Morris, Emeritus Bishop of Toowomba, spoke on 'discovering the sense of the sacred' when he delivered the John Wallis Memorial Lecture in Melbourne recently, reports Anne Rennie. 

Tuesday, 27 September 2011 12:37

OLSH Sisters celebrate centenary

One hundred years to the day after the founding of the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart’s (OLSH) Australian Province, the Congregation’s Australian-born Superior General, Sister Mary Fyfe, spoke of the strength of her fellow Religious women at a centenary dinner in Sydney's Kensington.

Monday, 19 September 2011 11:14

Honouring our chaplains in prisons

On Social Justice Sunday, 25 September, we celebrated the work of prison chaplains and all who work to bring hope and support to prisoners. 

Tuesday, 13 September 2011 15:41

Healthcare honour for Mercy midwife

Mercy Sister Helen Monkivitch AO, Director of Leadership and Mission at Mercy Health & Aged Care, has been awarded Catholic Health Australia's (CHA) Sister Maria Cunningham Lifetime Contribution Award.