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Prayer Vatican

Vatican Year of Prayer resource available free online

The Vatican has published an English translation of a new resource guide to help Catholics to intensify their prayer lives in preparation for the celebration of the Church’s Jubilee in 2025. Source: OSV News.

Prayer Victoria

Pressure grows on Victorian councils to ditch opening prayer

There’s a renewed push for Victorian councils to remove the opening prayer at monthly meetings, with one council having removed the prayer after receiving a complaint it breaches human rights. Source: ABC News. 

Prayer Pro-Life

Pro-life advocates ‘praying harder than ever’ for end to abortion

Pro-life advocates are back on the streets of Brisbane praying for an end to abortion over the 40 days of Lent. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Martyrs Pope Francis Prayer

Courage of Christian martyrs a blessing for everyone: Pope  

Christians who never renounce their love for Christ and are faithful to the point of death are a blessing for everyone, Pope Francis says in a video released yesterday. Source: CNS.

Prayer Vatican

Vatican issues new resource for Year of Prayer

The Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelisation has issued a new resource on prayer aimed at inviting the faithful to “intensify prayer as a personal dialogue with God” and to reflect on their faith and commitment in today’s world. Source: Vatican News.

Prayer Sport United States

Catholic prayer app hopes to kick goal at Super Bowl

The Catholic prayer app Hallow announced that its first-ever NFL Super Bowl commercial will air in the United States during the big game between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers today. Source: CNA.

Art Prayer

Icons to draw seminarians into deeper life of prayer

Six new icons will soon watch over the Blessed Sacrament inside Brisbane’s Holy Spirit Provincial Seminary’s oratory as part of a new installation. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Health Pope Francis Prayer

Pope invites all pray for terminally ill and their families

Pope Francis has released his prayer intention for February, inviting people to pray for the terminally ill and their families. Source: Vatican News.

Digital Life Media Prayer

New podcast series explores the power of prayer 

In a year that has been dedicated to prayer by Pope Francis, Majellan Media has launched a new “Prayer is Life” podcast series featuring Redemptorist priest Father David Hore CSsR.