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 at...

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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 for...

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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 expediency...

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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 in...

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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 for...

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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 Central...

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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 in...

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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 year...

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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 business...

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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 year...

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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 in...

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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 ‘the...

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20 Jan
2021
The pause that refreshes

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There is a spiritual gift for us all in this time between the pre-Covid and the Covid-normal world to come. In 1929 The Coca Cola...

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11 Jan
2021
A day for reflection

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Australia Day is a day in which we can come together and marvel at this first meeting of cultures and at the richness of each....

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30 Dec
2020
The world is our family

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Pope Francis speaks of fraternity in a variety of contexts. For him it is much richer in meaning than friendly relationships. It refers to a...

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