Prayer Articles

How do we create space for God in our lives?

Reflections from Catholics exploring our relationship with God through prayer.

13 Jan
2022
The light from beyond the dome

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Hope encourages us to have a larger vision than the ‘dome’ within which we live. In ordinary life we can’t escape from hope. If you...

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7 Jan
2022
Virtues to keep in a changing world

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‘It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land. ‘Global surface temperature will continue to increase until at least the mid-century...

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1 Jan
2022
Praying for our brothers and sisters

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Whatever our differences as people, we are all part of the human family and are entitled to support, and receive support from, one another. When...

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20 Dec
2021
Getting to the thick of it

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Forget the superficial ‘resolutions’ and instead spend time contemplating what we want from ourselves and our society as we begin the new year. New Year’s...

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10 Dec
2021
A day to appreciate

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Our celebration of Christmas benefits when we build in time to notice and appreciate the people around us. This year many people are approaching Christmas...

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3 Dec
2021
Humanity at the heart of Christmas

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The journeys of the Holy Family at the centre of the Christmas story fit well with the theme of two UN observances that occur in...

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28 Nov
2021
A summons

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This December let us all by our loving actions and attitudes give witness to the Good News. Pope Francis’ description of what it means to...

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22 Nov
2021
The music of hope

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Hope is not wishful thinking, it a commitment to work to make things better. In August 2012, that wonderful religious writer and speaker, Father Daniel...

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18 Nov
2021
Waiting in hope

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In most religious traditions we find a rhythm of fasting and feasting, waiting and celebration, work and holiday, of life and death. This rhythm matches...

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5 Nov
2021
Australia and refugees

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The closing of off-shore processing on PNG should be only the first step in abandoning an unreasonable and cruel policy towards asylum seekers. Recently the...

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28 Oct
2021
Let the light shine

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We are invited to be a light to people, especially in our accompaniment of people who suffer from depression and burn-out. During the restrictions and...

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22 Oct
2021
Grace of God’s love

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Many Catholics would be bemused to realise that in some churches the eve of All Saints Day is celebrated as Reformation Day and is dedicated...

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16 Oct
2021
Flavour of the Gospel

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Everyone, in their different ways, has the ability to spread the good news of the Gospel. Evangelisation, I confess, is not one of my favourite...

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11 Oct
2021
Change of heart

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A culture of disarmament begins with ourselves, and with how the world values human beings. When he was five years old St Aloysius Gonzaga’s father...

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30 Sep
2021
The challenge of being an evangeliser

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On first hearing, Pope Francis’ hope that all baptised people, no matter how lacking in learning or eloquence, should be engaged in evangelisation is challenging....

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