Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) is the peak body for leaders of Religious Institutes and Societies of Apostolic Life resident in Australia. Our membership comprises more than 180 congregations of Sisters, Brothers and Religious Priests living and working in all states and territories.

News & Views

  • More presenters, sponsors and exhibitions at Mission Conference

    MOHMV2015 logo150The upcoming Mission One Heart, Many Voices (MOHMV) conference, organised in partnership between Catholic Mission and Catholic Religious Australia, has received generous support and enthusiasm of sponsors, organisations, ministries and agencies. Here are the latest updates on topics, presenters and exhibitions in store at the conference.

  • Orientation & acculturation courses help prepare missionaries

    SVD-orientation-groupThe first months of 2015 have seen the Australian Province of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD) preparing new missionaries for their ministry in Australia with two orientation and acculturation courses getting underway– one in Victoria and one in Central Australia, reports In the Word, the SVD e-newletter.

  • Australian Bishops issue Pastoral Letter on consecrated life

    Sr Ruth Durick osu Bishop Brady 150The Pastoral Letter from the Australian Bishops, "Wake Up the World, Celebrating the Year of Consecrated Life," calls on the Australian Church to acknowledge the work, witness and inspiration of religious sisters, brothers and priests, recognising them as "catalysts for renewal; exploring new frontiers and possibilities."


Featured Ministries

  • Peace flourishes in Kilburn

    Kilburn smallerAt the Mercy House of Welcome in Adelaide, a Jewish couple teaches English to Muslim asylum seekers from Afghanistan, Iran, Sudan, Burma, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, working as volunteers with Catholic Sisters and Christian volunteers in supporting Muslim asylum seekers fleeing persecution.


What's On

  • International Women's Day

    UN women150Celebrated globally on 8 March, International Women’s Day, will highlight the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a historic roadmap signed 20 years ago that sets the agenda for realizing women’s rights. While there have been many achievements since then, many serious gaps remain.


Year of Consecrated Life

  • Our way of life bears witness

    Archbishop Timothy Costelloe sdbOur identity as Religious cannot be focused simply on what we do, but more fundamentally, based on who we are called to be, said Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe, drawing from his Salesian roots in his homily for the Archdiocese's inaugural mass for the Year of Consecrated Life.


Gospel Reflection

  • The cost of fidelity to mission

    Sr Veronica Lawson2 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel-Second Sunday of Lent Year B, 1 March 2015 (Mark 9:1-9)

    We need the occasional glimpse of final victory, yet we also need the courage and the good sense to follow through on the path that brings life despite the pain, writes Mercy Sister Veronica Lawson.


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