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

Gospel Reflection

  • Create in me a clean heart

    Sr Veronica Lawson2 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel-22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B, 30 August 2015 (Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23)

    One’s thoughts, desires, and intentions render one clean or unclean rather than one’s attention to hygiene, writes Mercy Sister Veronica Lawson.


Our Stories

  • Mission on the margins

    Fr Kevin ONeill ssc150Australian Father Kevin O'Neill ssc reflects on his first three years as Superior General of the St Columban’s Mission Society and on the Columbans' advocacy for justice in an interview with The Catholic Leader.


Justice Network

  • Welcoming migrants and refugees

    Sr Esmey Herscovitch rscjThe Catholic Church in Australia celebrates Migrant & Refugee Sunday on the last Sunday in August. Sister Esmey Herscovitch rscj marked Migrant & Refugee Sunday 2015 by reflecting on the readings for the day. She asks “Where are our hearts?”


Year of Consecrated Life

  • I equip you because you are called

    Sr Genevieve Ryan rsj 150Vocation cannot be reduced to a state of life like priesthood or marriage or religious life, but our true consecration to God is uniquely personal; it belongs to the deepest Self and was initiated at Baptism where God calls us to be an image of Christ, writes Sr Genevieve Ryan rsj.


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