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News & Views

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

cross on brick wall 150Issues such as compulsory celibacy and clericalism were identified as contributing to child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, revealed in a submission to the Royal Commission by the Truth Justice and Healing Council (TJHC).

francis sullivan150Unless Catholic Church leaders, backed by the Catholic community continue to push for church reform, particularly post the child sex abuse royal commission, then the Church in Australia risks becoming increasingly marginalised, according to Francis Sullivan, CEO of the Truth Justice and Healing Council.

2017 National Assembly coverRegistrations are now open for the 2017 National Assembly with the theme: "Creating a future together – How will we be prophetic?".

Monday, 13 March 2017 22:05

Journeying through the wilderness

Sr Ruth Durick osu 150

In this season of Lent, the images of desert and wilderness evoke emptiness; yet it is also full of potential and opportunities to be people of God, writes CRA President Sr Ruth Durick osu.

Monday, 13 March 2017 21:07

A way of being in later life

Peter Thomas 150The Carmelite spirit emphasising a life of contemplation is a way to help people later in life adjust from ‘doing’ to ‘being’, writes Peter Thomas as he reflects on the Australian Bishop’s social justice statement and the concept of ‘gerotranscendence’.

Tuesday, 07 March 2017 10:34

Be bold and brave

Sr Meg Kahler sgs 2When I was a child, to be told you had been “bold” seemed it was a special term for outspoken girls, writes Good Samaritan Sister Meg Kahler.

francis sullivan150The Truth Justice and Healing Council has called for the Vatican’s child protection commission to be directly answerable to the Pope, operate with transparency and managed by professional individuals from outside the Vatican.

Fr Henry Adler svdAs the Royal Commission wraps up its hearings, the Society of the Divine Word (SVD) Provincial, Father Henry Adler, has recommitted the Province to safe ministry and to continuing to provide support and pastoral care to all affected.

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