CRA launches new website


Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) has launched a new website, further enhancing its aim of highlighting the role of Religious women and men in Australia today.

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

Speaking at the official launch of the new website during the peak body’s National Council meeting in Sydney this week, National President Sister Anne Derwin rsj said the new site will enable CRA to more effectively report on its members' ministries and keep the Catholic and wider community up-to-date on the latest news and issues.

“Across Australia and overseas, Australian Religious are running vital ministries with refugees and asylum seekers, Indigenous Australians, in health and aged care, with people who have been trafficked into this country, in pastoral care and parish work, and with a range of individuals and groups, often on the margins of society,” Sr Anne said.

“In this era when communication is vital, it’s great to have a contemporary and vibrant website that enables us to highlight the prophetic voice of Religious in Australia today.”

Sr Anne said the extensive information contained on the site will be a valuable resource for CRA member and visitors alike.

Some of the main features of the new site include user-friendly navigation and a more dynamic and flexible home page. The homepage includes the latest news and views, a featured ministry, a weekly Gospel reflection from Sister Veronica Lawson rsm, and some ‘wise words’ from the founders of Australia’s more than 180 congregations.

Developments from CRA’s Justice Network, established to give Australian Religious a more unified voice on social justice issues, will also be a major feature on the homepage.

Visit the new-look CRA website

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