Prayer Articles

How do we create space for God in our lives?

Reflections from Catholics exploring our relationship with God through prayer.

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...

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7 May
2015
Learning motherhood

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It was with an air of expectancy last Mother’s Day when I called Mum to chat on the phone. I was 36 weeks pregnant...

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30 Apr
2015
Amazing Grace

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Shortly after midnight on April 29 on the Indonesian island of Nusakambangan eight prisoners were taken out to be shot. They went out together...

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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...

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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...

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9 Apr
2015
Moving on from Good Friday ‘sorry time’

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This article was first published in Province Express and is used with permission Some years ago when I was visiting a remote Aboriginal community,...

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4 Apr
2015
Happy fault | On addiction

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At every Easter I can recall, the Exsultet has always captured my attention. That one line specifically “O, happy fault” would constantly turn in...

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26 Mar
2015
Lorenzo’s prayer

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As a teacher in an all boys’ boarding school in tropical far north Queensland. This lent has been somewhat different to all the other...

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18 Mar
2015
Surrender

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I am an amateur gardener. We didn’t really grow anything at home while I was growing up (apart from some ill-fated beans – for...

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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,...

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5 Mar
2015
A lenten oasis

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It’s in the middle of the day and in the evening too that we long to simply sit at the oases of our lives....

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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,...

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