Prayer Articles

by Michael McVeigh

Michael McVeigh is the Editor of Australian Catholics magazine, and senior editor at Jesuit Communications.

19 Sep
2018
The Way, the Truth and the Life of the Party

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  Andrew WK probably isn’t on the radar of most Catholics. Some Australians may have seen his interview on the ABC’s Tonightly program, where he discussed his...

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20 Mar
2018
Passion Week Reflections: The Light of Christ

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The Light of Christ is the central theme of Michael McGirr’s daily reflections for Easter Week. From Palm Sunday to the Easter Vigil Easter, Michael,...

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22 Nov
2017
Becoming more human

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Reconciliation with creation isn’t just about changing the way our society uses resources and impacts on the environment. It’s also about reconsidering how we live...

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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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16 Apr
2016
Four Insights from Amoris Laetitia

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Pope Francis’ latest exhortation has come out just in time for me, as I prepare to be married in June. While many have focused on...

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4 Dec
2015
Making ‘Xmas’ more Christian

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Celebrating Christmas in different parts of the world can be an interesting experience. One year, I was visiting my sister in Dubai. It was an...

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20 Oct
2015
the music of encounter

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I was talking recently with a Catholic liturgical musician about the songs that people enjoy hearing at Mass, and the conflicts that take place over...

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8 Jul
2015
Praying during the royal commission

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Last year, I did an interview with Patricia Feenan for Australian Catholics magazine. In her book, Holy Hell, Patricia tells the story of her son...

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14 Apr
2015
‘Proving’ God’s existence

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I recently received an email from a gentleman asking if I could spare five minutes to answer his question: Are you certain that God exists,...

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19 Feb
2015
Practicing Piety in Lent

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The opening Gospel reading for Lent always makes me chuckle a little bit: ‘Beware of practicing your piety before others, And whenever you pray, do...

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