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News & Views

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

Sr Cecilia Wiltshire pbvmReligious were among those in the list of recipients in The Queen’s Birthday 2016 Honours List in recognition of their service to education, winemaking, tourism, community life and social welfare programs.

Sr Tess Ward fdnsc 150Sister Tess Ward fdnsc had her face painted traditionally to mark that she belongs to the land in the Aboriginal Community of Wadeye and honoured her as a champion of bilingual education, reports the ABC News' Northern Territory bureau.

Monday, 06 June 2016 10:34

New leadership team for Brigidines

Brigidine logoThe Brigidines have a new congregational leadership team elected at the recent congregational forum in Ireland last month led by Sister Cathy O’Connor csb.

PopeFrancis150Pope Francis has issued a motu proprio establishing norms or causes to merit the removal of Bishops who fail to act on sex abuse, reports Vatican Radio.

Fr Bob Kisala SVDThe leadership of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD) in Rome has found the Australian Province to be young and vibrant, with hope for the future, and focused on its role serving multi-ethnic parishes, indigenous communities, intercultural living, formation, and inter-faith dialogue.

PopeFrancis150Pope Francis has ruled that diocesan bishops must consult with the Vatican before establishing a diocesan religious order, reports UCANews.

Friday, 20 May 2016 11:23

So, what's next?

francis sullivan150After nearly three-and-a-half years into the Royal Commission’s inquiry, the overriding narrative of how institutions dealt with the sexual abuse of children is fairly obvious, says Francis Sullivan, CEO of the Truth, Justice and Healing Council (TJHC).

Bishop Long van NguyenThe Franciscans and Vietnamese community are proud of Bishop Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen's appointment as Bishop of Parramatta, recognising that he is a bishop for all: belonging to every group, every community, every culture and background in the Diocese, reports Catholic Outlook.