Prayer Articles

How do we create space for God in our lives?

Reflections from Catholics exploring our relationship with God through prayer.

16 Jul
2019
United against people trafficking

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Trafficking people is an anathema to all those who understand that central to Christian faith is respect for the humanity of each person. At first...

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10 Jul
2019
Work toward reconciliation

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NAIDOC Week emerged from the recognition by Indigenous Australians that they were neglected and not listened to, and from their determination to change things. It...

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3 Jul
2019
Praying for the Integrity of Justice

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The Pope’s Intention for July is the Integrity of Justice: That those who administer justice may work with integrity, and that the injustice which prevails...

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25 Jun
2019
Windows of light

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The beautiful stained glass windows at Cabrini Hospital, Melbourne, bring together moments of faith. Many of us have spent time in hospital for one reason...

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18 Jun
2019
The dangers of unchecked power

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Parliamentarism Day (30 June) is one of the newest United Nations Days, being only in its second year. It may also appear to have the...

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11 Jun
2019
Beauty in woundedness

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As a Vietnamese-American Jesuit who teaches at Seattle University, Trung Pham uses his art to express the emotions of never fully belonging. When Jesuit Trung...

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4 Jun
2019
Praying for priests

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Pope’s Intention for June: That priests, through the modesty and humility of their lives, commit themselves actively to a solidarity with those who are most poor....

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29 May
2019
To keep or not to keep . . .

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In a world where people are exhorted to declutter, holding on to possession might just be a radical act. ‘Well, I had a good look...

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22 May
2019
A story of true forgiveness

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Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you; I no longer deserve to be called your son – Luke 15 11-31 A few years...

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14 May
2019
Watching our words

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Poetry is a language ideally suited to a spiritual life. Pope Paul VI once told an audience of Christians that they might be the only...

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7 May
2019
Catholic paradox

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When celebrating Mass it can be difficult to remember the beautiful liturgy celebrates an act of shocking vileness. Our Catholic faith is shot through with...

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26 Apr
2019
Praying for the African Church

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The Pope’s intention for May is for the African Church: that it may be a seed for unity and a source of hope for the...

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23 Apr
2019
The divine takes skin in us human beings

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God takes skin in us human beings and the ordinary encounters of our days are filled with the divine, so the Ignatian retreat leader and...

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16 Apr
2019
Faith Matters – Abide

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Lately there have been a number if situations that have made me more aware of how much words matter. Word can affirm just as they...

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9 Apr
2019
Toward a return of spring

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Many paintings of Easter depict springtime: green grass, flowering shrubs, colourful birds and lush growth. That is understandable, because most painters were European and Easter...

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