Prayer Articles

How do we create space for God in our lives?

Reflections from Catholics exploring our relationship with God through prayer.

26 Jul
2021
Praying for the Church

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The question facing the Catholic Church is not whether it should reform, but how. Not so long ago to think of the Church reforming herself...

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18 Jul
2021
Wisdom starts here

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Wisdom is acknowledging life as it is, neither living in the past nor wishing our time away for some different future. An old joke: I...

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12 Jul
2021
The love that binds

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In Pope Francis’ Catholic vision, the aged should not be regarded and treated as if they are dispensable, but rather have a place of honour....

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8 Jul
2021
The glorious mysteries

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Jesus and his mother give us hope and encouragement: meditations and prayers. In a series of articles in Madonna magazine, which have been uploaded as...

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2 Jul
2021
Reach out in friendship

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All people are precious in God’s eyes and deserve respect, even those with whom we disagree strongly. Pope Francis often sails into headwinds in the...

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28 Jun
2021
A sharp challenge

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This year the theme of the National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week (4-11 July) is short, sharp and challenging. It is ‘Heal Country!’ It calls...

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20 Jun
2021
Within a loving grasp

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Hands tell a story of their owners. They reach, grasp, soothe, turn away or beckon, and the lined hands of age are also the lined...

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14 Jun
2021
The encouragement of hospitality

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We must foster hospitable hearts in order to foster hospitality to refugees. In the cruel world of the 19th century Industrial Revolution an English poet...

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7 Jun
2021
The joy of being still

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There is much we can learn from the elderly who know how to listen well and quietly practise their faith.  One of the prayer intentions...

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30 May
2021
Love, generosity, forgiveness . . . marriage

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When Pope Francis speaks of the beauty of marriage, he does not focus on it as an institution with its distinctive rules and practices. That...

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24 May
2021
On the right path

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National Reconciliation Week (27 May-3 June) this year marks the 20th anniversary of Reconciliation Australia and its mission to find a right and just place for...

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17 May
2021
Freedom from fear

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This year Pentecost Sunday is celebrated in the Catholic Church on the day before the Feast of Our Lady Help of Christians. Both feasts recall...

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12 May
2021
Truth in communication

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This World Communications Day (16 May), is the time to reflect on the fact it’s what we say, rather than the platform we say it...

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4 May
2021
Ageing gracefully

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We need to understand grace as an event – something that describes the quality of our relationship with God.  Where is the Life we have...

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26 Apr
2021
Praying for reform of the financial world

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Pope Francis knows that all human reform, including that of the financial world, depends on a conversion of heart and mind. At first sight Pope...

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