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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.


Pope asks religious not to be discouraged by lack of vocations 

Pope Francis has asked religious not to succumb to pessimism over a lack of vocations and to pray with him to “deliver us from the presumption of self-sufficiency and the spirit of worldly criticism”. Source: CNA.

First Nations Religious

Partnership aims to turn good intentions into action

Catholic Religious Australia has partnered with the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council to launch a new training program to help increase understanding of Australia’s First Peoples.