Prayer Articles

by Andrew Hamilton

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ is an editorial consultant at Jesuit Communications

3 Sep
2023
Place of possibility

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Pope Francis’ prayer intention for people living on the margins this September is for all peoples who may feel overlooked or undervalued. When Pope Francis...

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26 Aug
2023
Choose justice and healing

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May this new engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples not be broken off. The Catholic Bishops Justice Statement appears each year on Social...

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20 Aug
2023
A rich reflection

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Social justice is integral to living a fully human life. As situations change so does the Gospel-inspired social justice tradition. Social justice is often seen...

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2 Aug
2023
Homelessness hits home

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Homelessness is more than a misfortune. It is the violation of the right of every human being to a culturally appropriate place in which to...

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22 Jul
2023
Praying with, and for, our youth

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Pope Francis has dedicated his August prayer intention to young people – that they may live and witness the Good News. August is youth month....

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17 Jul
2023
The life of our body

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Our soul shines through in our in all our bodily actions – loving, laughing, weeping, playing, working, planning, caring and finally dying. When I first...

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2 Jul
2023
The Eucharistic focal point

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With the Eucharist, the Spirit of Christ gathers us together and forms us as Christ’s church. Pope Francis’ prayer intention for July is that we...

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28 Jun
2023
Respect for our elders

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The theme of respect for elders this NAIDOC Week is one that unites First Nations peoples and all other Australians. As with all the celebrations...

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12 Jun
2023
God’s tender love

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Celebrated on the Friday following Corpus Christi Sunday, the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus focuses attention on God’s tender love for us shown...

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28 May
2023
Dispelling the darkness

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As well as its victims, torture causes irreparable harm to its perpetrators and societies that allow it to function.  We often think of torture as...

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24 May
2023
Together

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The Voice to Parliament is a natural and necessary step towards practical reconciliation. In Indigenous affairs this year all roads lead to the Referendum on...

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17 May
2023
In solidarity

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Prayer is vitally important if the desire for Christian unity is to be achieved. In Catholic churches in Australia the Week of Christian Unity (21-28...

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