Prayer Articles

How do we create space for God in our lives?

Reflections from Catholics exploring our relationship with God through prayer.

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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20 Apr
2021
Feast of St Joseph the Worker

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Pope Francis has dedicated this year to St Joseph. He did so after he saw how much pressure coronavirus put on many families through anxiety,...

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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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