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Sisters celebrate 80 years of service on the highways and byways

The Missionary Sisters of Service celebrated the 80th anniversary of their foundation this week, with many of the Melbourne-based sisters joining the community of St Thomas the Apostle Parish in Blackburn on July 7 to mark the occasion. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

Environment First Nations Religious

Call for more protections for First Nations’ ‘Sea Country’

Catholic Religious Australia has expressed concern that current laws fail to adequately safeguard First Nations’ cultural heritage in marine areas.

Health Religious

Celebration: Sisters of Mercy are 100 years Young

Mercy Health is celebrating 100 years of service of the Sisters of Mercy in the local community of Young, NSW, through a month-long celebration this November.

Leadership Religious

Australian ambassador chairs Rome forum of religious women

Religious women from around the world participated in a forum in Rome this week, discussing their work on issues such as climate change, poverty, human trafficking and migration. Source: Vatican News.

Formation Religious

CRA develops resource to guide formation of religious for ministry

Catholic Religious Australia has launched a new edition of a national resource to support religious institutes in developing their formation practices and processes. 

First Nations Religious

‘Our commitment to the journey of reconciliation remains steadfast’

Catholic Religious Australia says it remains committed to the “journey of reconciliation” with First Nations Australians following the unsuccessful attempt to enshrine an Indigenous Voice to Parliament in the Constitution.

Cost Of Living Religious

CRA calls for reform to end price-gouging practices 

Catholic Religious Australia has called out price-gouging practices amid Australia’s cost-of-living crisis in a submission to the Australian Council of Trade Unions’ Inquiry into Price Gouging and Unfair Pricing Practices.

Religious Synod

Religious make ‘powerful’ call against clericalism in Synod summary

Contributions from religious to the Synod on Synodality contained a “powerful and fearless critique” of clericalism and a “clear call” for lay people and religious to be involved in the formation of seminarians. Source: The Tablet.

Education Religious

Trial program gets positive response from students

High school students who participated in an alternative religious education program that prioritised dialogue and access to media and technology found talking about religion more personally valuable than formally studying it, new Australian Catholic University research has found.