Advent Prayer

Advent Prayer 2014 We have entered the waiting time. Creation is pregnant with the Kingdom. Like a child in the womb it is alive and growing but not yet born. It is already and not yet. Help us Jesus to bring your Kingdom to birth on earth as it is in heaven. Sandie Cornish...

Waiting in Joyful Hope

The calendar year is drawing to a close. In work and study many of us are bringing things to completion and preparing for holidays. It is a time of wrapping up and assessing. This can feel a bit at odds with the new liturgical year just begun. Endings and beginnings, faith and everyday life,...

Pray for Refugees

Will you join Pope Francis in praying for refugees during August? In many parts of the world people are being displaced by violence and are in need of welcome and protection. Who would you like visitors to this site to pray for today?

Religious lead National Lament – Australia

Catholic Religious Australia say: “Many people throughout Australia are disturbed by the punitive and harsh policies and conditions to which people seeking asylum in Australia are being subjected. The recent incident on Manus Island and the death of one person and the injury of many highlights the lack of care and dignity in the...

Lenten Solidarity

In this reflection for CatholicCare Sydney Sandie Cornish reflects on how traditional Catholic Lenten practices are good for us and for our world. Prayer, penance and charity are the three things that Catholics do in Lent, and they are linked. Lent starts on 5 March, so it’s timely to consider why these practices are...