Prayer Articles

by Beth Doherty

Beth Doherty is the editor of PrayOnline and the author of the new book Tweet others as you would wish to be tweeted. The book can be ordered from www.worldcommunicationsday.org.au or on amazon.com

27 May
2016
Writing down bones and flesh

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In our office, there is a quiet little desk in the corner that is home to piles of books, a coffee cup, and a bespectacled...

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3 May
2016
Lentil Stew and the Bible

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Bowls of lentil stew may not be what many consider the stereotyped Christian dish. There aren’t (as far as I’m aware) any Gospel passages where...

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6 Mar
2016
In celebration of her

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My strength returns to me with my cup of coffee and the reading of the psalms’ wrote Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker Movement. These...

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12 Jan
2016
Making an Option for God

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The beginning of the year brings all kinds of resolutions and promises. Fresh starts, new commitments, a different outlook. It’s a bit like Lent for...

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25 Sep
2015
All creatures great and small

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Full disclosure here: I rather like cats. The site of a little mangy abandoned kitten can reduce me to sobs. Pope Benedict XVI apparently liked...

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26 Aug
2015
In the silence of the heart

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In 2012, Pope Benedict wrote a letter for the World Day of Communications on silence. It was an unusual departure from the tradition of the...

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14 May
2015
Tweet others with love: Pope Francis on Social Media

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It’s been widely reported that Pope Francis never owned a mobile phone while he was the Cardinal Archbishop of Buenos Aires. Yet, his election to...

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20 Apr
2015
God’s humanity

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Sitting in church after reconciliation I was struck by the two sides of God, human and divine. The divinity of God is such an out...

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13 Mar
2015
In giving we receive

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So, why do we give things up for Lent? Obviously nothing we give up is going to amount to the sacrifice of Our Lord, so...

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13 Feb
2015
When music in the liturgy is not so good

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As a musician, I like music in the Catholic liturgy. I prefer weekend mass to have music rather than not. Music moves me in sometimes...

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30 Nov
2014
What’s the Point of Waiting?

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Is there some area of your life in which you are being asked to wait? I’m sitting here in rural Paraguay waiting, waiting for a...

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8 Oct
2014
To give to the poor

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In countries like Australia, the United States, New Zealand and Europe, urban centres tend to have their fair share people on street corners, begging for...

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