Prayer Articles

How do we create space for God in our lives?

Reflections from Catholics exploring our relationship with God through prayer.

26 Jun
2017
Faith Matters – Hilarious

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We’ve just passed the shortest day of the year, the winter solstice and the end of exams. Teachers had one week to frantically mark all the...

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20 Jun
2017
June 20: World Refugee Day

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World refugee day is a time to look outside our own world and to notice people whom persecution and war force to leave their nations....

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14 Jun
2017
Doubts and Delusions

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I once heard a psychiatrist say that people who believe in God have a delusion. I felt sorry for him that he does not have...

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6 Jun
2017
Lessons from the Long Paddock

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Driving through the sweeping plains of western NSW after fresh rain is an extraordinary experience. Paddocks that only days before were parched and dry are...

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5 Jun
2017
Pentecost Sunday

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Come, Holy Spirit, the Spirit of wisdom: open our minds to receive your truth. Come, Holy Spirit of understanding: may we clearly see the signs...

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31 May
2017
June 5: World Environment Day

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World Environment Day this year was launched into fluky winds. The strident public debate about the reality of global warming and the threat it poses...

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10 May
2017
Joy in a World of Grey

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The world is full of bad news. Trump’s policies of hate; Brexit’s divisiveness in the UK, the reduction of the rights of vulnerable women in...

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26 Apr
2017
My Pet Loves and Hates

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Whenever I hear the fireworks, I don’t think of celebration, for it sounds like someone’s bombing the hell out of us, and I think of...

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21 Apr
2017
Easter and ANZAC Day

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The transition from Easter to ANZAC Day in Australia can be a strange one for Christians. This year, we have just gone from the terrible...

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13 Apr
2017
Overflowing

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At the start of Autumn, we received our long-awaited rains. As has happened in other parts of Australia over recent weeks, the rain was too...

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6 Apr
2017
Easter Reflection: Look for beating angel wings

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Angels today are usually seen as cuddly. They belong on wedding cakes, Christmas cards and play harps on clouds. At Jesus’ time they were serious....

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22 Mar
2017
Lent and pilgrimage

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Lent is a time of preparation. It should not be all gloomy but rather a time to reach out for God in new ways. In...

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19 Mar
2017
The Gift of Happiness

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The International Day of Happiness is a quirky celebration.  Most international days celebrate groups of people – women, children, journalists, refugees etc. Or they point...

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7 Mar
2017
Be bold for change

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Have you ever watched the morning sunrise only to realise that it is not rising at all, but the earth is moving under the sun?...

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4 Mar
2017
Opening Our Hearts to God

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This week we celebrated Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. The ashes Catholics receive on Ash Wednesday remind us of our humanity and mortality....

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