Prayer Articles

by Andrew Hamilton

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ is an editorial consultant at Jesuit Communications

10 Sep
2021
In praise of peace

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A commitment to peace requires us to look beyond our own interests to the good of all. Peace is something we all often long for....

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24 Aug
2021
Change begins today

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For Pope Francis, responding to the threat faced by the environment is the most pressing task for our day. The future of our children and...

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13 Aug
2021
Stamping out slavery

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Exploitation of people happens when we see others as ‘strangers’. The International Day in Remembrance of Slavery and its Abolition on 23 August commemorates in...

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6 Aug
2021
The value of humanitarians

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World Humanitarian Day (19 August) invites us to move beyond our own interests to look at the lives, the plight and the needs of our fellow...

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3 Aug
2021
Golden years

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Age may bring losses in physical attributes but it can bring gains in our ability to be with and really listen to others. Among my...

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26 Jul
2021
Praying for the Church

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The question facing the Catholic Church is not whether it should reform, but how. Not so long ago to think of the Church reforming herself...

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12 Jul
2021
The love that binds

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In Pope Francis’ Catholic vision, the aged should not be regarded and treated as if they are dispensable, but rather have a place of honour....

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2 Jul
2021
Reach out in friendship

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All people are precious in God’s eyes and deserve respect, even those with whom we disagree strongly. Pope Francis often sails into headwinds in the...

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28 Jun
2021
A sharp challenge

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This year the theme of the National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week (4-11 July) is short, sharp and challenging. It is ‘Heal Country!’ It calls...

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14 Jun
2021
The encouragement of hospitality

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We must foster hospitable hearts in order to foster hospitality to refugees. In the cruel world of the 19th century Industrial Revolution an English poet...

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30 May
2021
Love, generosity, forgiveness . . . marriage

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When Pope Francis speaks of the beauty of marriage, he does not focus on it as an institution with its distinctive rules and practices. That...

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24 May
2021
On the right path

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National Reconciliation Week (27 May-3 June) this year marks the 20th anniversary of Reconciliation Australia and its mission to find a right and just place for...

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