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Catholic Religious Australia: New Council Members Elected

The Catholic Religious Australia elected New Council Members


During the 2021 National Assembly of Catholic Religious Australia (CRA), Br Peter Carroll FMS, Provincial, Marist Brothers Australia was re-elected as the President of CRA on Wednesday, 24 November 2021.

On Monday, 14 February 2022, the CRA Executive team was elected; it comprises the President and two Council Members, as follows:

Mary-Clare Holland OP Dominican Sisters of Eastern Australia and the Solomon Islands CRA Vice President,
Tom McDonough cp Passionist Fathers – Congregation of the Passion CRA Executive Member.

New members were also elected to the CRA Council and come from small and large congregations across the country, they are as follows:

Peter Jones OSA Augustinian Fathers
Anne Boyd CSB, Brigidine Sisters
Melissa Dwyer FdCC Canossian Daughters of Charity
Philippa Murphy FDNSC Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart
Asaeli Rass SVD Divine Word Missionaries
Patty Fawkner SGS Sisters of the Good Samaritan
Eveline Crotty RSM Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea
Trevor Trotter SSC Missionary Society of St Columban
Paul O’Keeffe FSP Patrician Brothers
Catherine Reuter RSM Sisters of Mercy, Brisbane
Monica Cavanagh RSJ Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart


"Inspired by the theme of the National Assembly in 2021, ‘Embracing Mission – Interculturality and Prophetic Leadership’, Council will focus on Catholic leadership in religious life within a Church and society comprised of diverse people, exploring interculturality in the service of mission."