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...

Pray with Pope Francis in February 2016: Care for Creation

Will you pray with Pope Francis in February? 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 February 2016. Universal: Care for Creation That...

Advent Week 3 The Joy of the Gospel

Listen to the Podcast The third week of Advent begins with Gaudate Sunday. The theme is joy and so we light the rose-colored candle. The birth of the Christ child is joyful news. In the Gospel of Luke the angel’s announcement to the shepherds of the birth of Jesus highlights the joyful nature of...