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Politics Prayer

Greens vow to push on with bid to banish Lord’s Prayer from Senate

The Greens have doubled down on calls to remove the Lord’s Prayer from Senate proceedings. Source: Canberra Times.

Prayer Victoria

Petition to retain Lord’s Prayer forces parliamentary debate

More than 10,000 people have signed a petition calling for the Victorian Parliament to retain the recitation of the Lord’s Prayer at the commencement of proceedings in the state’s Legislative Council. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

Migrants Prayer

Pope invites prayer for people forced to flee their homeland 

Pope Francis has released The Pope Video prayer intention for June, inviting the Church to pray for people who flee their home countries. Source: Vatican News. 

Prayer Victoria

Parliament prayer is a rich and vital tradition: leaders

In response to a push by some parliamentarians to end prayer in the Victorian Parliament, Melbourne Archbishop Peter A Comensoli has joined faith leaders in writing to state parliamentarians expressing “the fundamental and ongoing importance of prayer in Parliament”. Source: Melbourne Catholic.


Praying for God’s peace and love through Rosary event

Boosting Christian hope and joy are some of the aims of a nationwide Rosary event on Saturday, May 25. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.

Pope Francis Prayer

Pope invites faithful to rediscover the great value of praying the Rosary

Pope Francis has entrusted to the Blessed Mother people suffering from wars and conflicts around the world, and invited the faithful to rediscover the great value of praying the Rosary. Source: Vatican News.

Families Prayer

A mother’s love: generations gather for inaugural conference

Mothers, grandmothers, religious and clergy gathered in Melbourne for the first Mothers Who Pray for Their Children conference in Australia. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

Pope Francis Prayer

Every vocation a diamond in the rough that needs to be polished: Pope

Pope Francis has released his prayer intention for May, inviting prayers for the “formation of men and women religious and for seminarians”. Source: Vatican News.

In The Dioceses Prayer

Sydney Archdiocese to host services for Bondi community

Sydney Archdiocese will host a Vigil Mass and prayer service on Saturday for the victims and those affected by the stabbing attack at Westfield Bondi Junction last weekend. Source: The Catholic Weekly.