Pope Backs #TeamRefugees at Rio

#TeamRefugees at Rio Did you know that a team composed of refugees is competing at the Rio Olympics? With no country to call home they are #TeamRefugees. Read Pope Francis’ letter of support here. Can Sport Contribute to World Peace? In August Pope Francis asks us to pray that sports may be an opportunity...

Pray with Pope Francis for Human Solidarity – June 2016

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 June 2016. Universal: Human Solidarity That the aged, marginalized,...

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...

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...

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...