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News & Views

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

Sunday, 10 July 2016 21:46

A just future beckons us

Sr Ruth Durick osu 150During the CRA National Assembly, we were led through an ecological reading of scripture to look ahead, to see what is emerging ahead of us, to let the future arise and to take responsibility for the universe’s unfolding, writes CRA President Sister Ruth Durick osu.

Friday, 08 July 2016 11:56

Do we need women deacons?

Sr Mary McDonald sgsWhy ordain women as deacons to stand forever on the first rung of the hierarchical clerical ladder, asks Good Samaritan Sister Mary McDonald.

calvary health dvd 1Calvary Care, the health care organisation established by the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, has produced an educational DVD on end of life care.

kiribati 25 annivThe Sisters of the Good Samaritan marked 25 years of presence and ministry in Kiribati with a joy-filled Mass and traditional community celebration, reports The Good Oil.

Sr Ruth Durick osu 150The current Australian Provincial of the Ursulines of the Roman Union, Ruth Durick osu, was elected as the new President of Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) at the recent CRA National Assembly held in the Blue Mountains on 21-23 June 2016.

Marcelle Mogg 150Marcelle Mogg, CEO of Catholic Social Services Australia (CSSA), urges support for the much needed Rural Community Resilience Programme proposed to take over tailored community mental health services for struggling rural communities that will be defunded from July 1.

francis sullivan150Francis Sullivan, CEO of the Truth, Justice and Healing Council, writes about the openness and resolve by religious leaders at the CRA National Assembly to embrace more change and for even more rigorous professional standards and formation.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 13:02

Signifying God's presence in history

Sr Berneice Loch rsm150 2015Mysticism marks our fundamental identity as Religious, writes CRA President Sister Berneice Loch rsm.