Prayer Articles

How do we create space for God in our lives?

Reflections from Catholics exploring our relationship with God through prayer.

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...

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5 Apr
2021
Praying for the sick

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The feast day for St Bernadette, the patron saint of illness is 16 April. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage communities we pray...

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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...

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23 Mar
2021
Triumph of the Resurrection

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Easter Sunday reminds Christians that there is life beyond our earthly lives. ‘Our Lord has written the promises of Resurrection, not in books alone,But...

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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...

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8 Mar
2021
True leadership

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Church leaders need courage and faith to build creative ways of reaching those on the margins. I once visited a wonderful Catholic charity in...

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28 Feb
2021
The importance of the Sacrament of Reconciliation

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For Pope Francis the sacrament of Reconciliation has a central place in Catholic life. He refers to it frequently as one of the pillars...

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23 Feb
2021
Year of St Joseph

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Pope Francis, to mark the 150th anniversary of the declaration of St Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church, has dedicated most of this...

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17 Feb
2021
The passion pattern

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It is joy and fun that connects us to God and each other. 2020 has been an annus horribilis with sickness, death, loss of...

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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...

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31 Jan
2021
Attitude change needed

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Pope Francis, in his prayer intention for February, calls on us to walk with women who suffer violence and to encourage respect for women...

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27 Jan
2021
Help for the broken-hearted

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Recognising the fundamental unity of body and mind, the Sacred Heart is a devotion of healing for all pain. Trauma has been described as...

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