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Politics Prayer Victoria

Calls to abandon Lord’s Prayer ‘inward-looking and unenlightening’

Melbourne Archbishop Peter A Comensoli says the recitation of the Lord’s Prayer at the start of parliamentary sitting days “is a community call to honour God, so as to love and serve others before ourselves”. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

Prayer Victoria

Lord’s Prayer could be axed from Victorian Parliament

For more than 100 years, Victorian MPs have started each parliamentary sitting day with the Lord’s Prayer. But this could soon change, with the new premier conceding the tradition does not reflect the state’s growing cultural diversity. Source: The Guardian.

Middle East Prayer

ACN distributes 1.5 million prayer cards to promote peace in Holy Land

Aid to the Church in Need is distributing 1.5 million prayer cards dedicated to promoting peace in the Holy Land and the broader Middle East region.


‘Rosary crusaders’ celebrate two years of public prayer

More than 250 men knelt outside Sydney’s St Mary’s Cathedral on Saturday to pray and celebrate two years of the Rosary crusade. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Disability Pope Francis Prayer

We must give greater support to people with disabilities: Pope

Making places more accessible for people with disabilities requires removing physical barriers and adjusting attitudes to be more open and inclusive, Pope Francis says in his new Pope Video. Source: OSV News.

Holy Land Prayer

Caritas Australia to host virtual service for Gaza and Holy Land

Caritas Australia will host a virtual “service of solidarity” in recognition of the human suffering in the Holy Land in the wake of the war between Israel and Hamas.

Pope Francis Prayer

Pope asks faithful to pray for him this month

In “The Pope Video” for November, Pope Francis asks the faithful to “Pray to the Lord that He will bless me”, saying, “Your prayer gives me strength and helps me to discern and to accompany the Church, listening to the Holy Spirit”. Source: Vatican News.

Middle East Prayer

Gaza priest says Christians in territory will unite with Pope in prayer

As Christians prepare to join in prayer today for peace in the Holy Land, a parish priest in Gaza says his parishioners appreciate Pope Francis’ closeness and his frequent phone calls of support. Source: Vatican News.

Middle East Prayer

Cardinal Pizzaballa: It is time to stop this war

The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem has written a letter to his diocese, urging Christians to turn to God in the midst of the Holy Land war. Source: Aleteia.