Prayer Articles

by Andrew Hamilton

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ is an editorial consultant at Jesuit Communications

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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17 May
2021
Freedom from fear

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This year Pentecost Sunday is celebrated in the Catholic Church on the day before the Feast of Our Lady Help of Christians. Both feasts recall...

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12 May
2021
Truth in communication

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This World Communications Day (16 May), is the time to reflect on the fact it’s what we say, rather than the platform we say it...

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26 Apr
2021
Praying for reform of the financial world

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Pope Francis knows that all human reform, including that of the financial world, depends on a conversion of heart and mind. At first sight Pope...

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13 Apr
2021
Relearning the lessons of Anzac Day

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We need to turn away from the chauvinistic view of Anzac Day as a celebration of self-attributed ‘Australian values’. This year Anzac Day falls at...

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26 Mar
2021
Praying for love and justice

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Easter is the ideal time to pray for fundamental rights – Pope Francis’ prayer intention for April. While Good Friday was given over to expediency...

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16 Mar
2021
How do we value humanity?

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As we move toward Holy Week, we consider Jesus’ brief confinement in Jerusalem before his trial on Good Friday, and the parallels this has for...

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9 Feb
2021
A small change with big significance

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An instruction, because of coronavirus, to sprinkle ash on our heads brings home the point of the ritual of Ash Wednesday. During the last year...

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11 Jan
2021
A day for reflection

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Australia Day is a day in which we can come together and marvel at this first meeting of cultures and at the richness of each....

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17 Nov
2020
Dance of inclusion and exclusion

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Social Inclusion Week is a good time to reflect on how and why we include and exclude others, and the lasting effects of exclusion and...

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