Pray with Pope Francis May 2016: Respect for Women

Will You Pray With Pope Francis? Each month the Pope announces two prayer intentions. One is universal, or general, while the other concerns evangelization more specifically. We are invited to join the Pope in praying for these intentions. Here are Pope Francis’ prayer intentions for May 2016. Universal: Respect for Women That in every...

Worker Justice Focus for May

The Australian Catholic Social Justice Council (ACSJC) has a tradition of focusing on worker justice issues during the month of May and their Chair usually issues a Pastoral Statement for the Feast of St Joseph the Worker. They explain that: “This year, the day usually given to the Memorial of St Joseph the Worker,...

Amoris Laetitia offers Realism and Encouragement

In this reflection for the April 2016 CatholicCare Sydney staff newsletter, Sandie Cornish reflects on chapters two and six of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation on love in the family, Amoris Laetitia. Love in Ordinary Families Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation on marriage and the family, Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love), is a wide-ranging document....

Pray With Pope Francis April 2106: Small Farmers

Will You Pray With Pope Francis? Each month the Pope announces two prayer intentions. One is universal, or general, while the other concerns evangelization more specifically. We are invited to join the Pope in praying for these intentions. Here are Pope Francis’ prayer intentions for April 2016. Universal: Small Farmers That small farmers may...

Pray with Pope Francis March 2016: Families in Difficulty

Will you Pray with Pope Francis in March? Each month the Pope announces two prayer intentions. One is universal, or general, while the other concerns evangelization more specifically. We are invited to join the Pope in praying for these intentions. Here are Pope Francis’ prayer intentions for March 2016. Universal: Families in Difficulty That...

Do Something for Lent 2016

This reflection was written for the CatholicCare Sydney staff newsletter for February 2016. In it I draw on Pope Francis’ Message for Lent 2016 stressing his call to cultivate silence in order to listen to the Word of God, and to renew our practice of the works of mercy. Sandie Cornish Do Two Things...