Prayer Intention: That young people in Africa may have access to education and work in their own countries. It is truly extraordinary what risks migrants will take to get into so-called developed countries. Young...
There is a slew of studies which tell us what we already know. They inform us, often in a rather surprised tone, that marriage is good for us. Married people tend to be healthier, happier and even wealthier than people who are cohabiting.
Intention: That priests, who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work, may find help and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and in their friendship with their brother priests.
The arresting title of Naomi Klein’s latest book is No Is Not Enough. Klein is often considered to be a hopelessly impractical, radical left-wing social commentator and feminist eco-warrior. Her book is a response to the election of US President Donald Trump, and it is a sustained attack on pretty well all he stands for.
The pope’s prayer intention for May is that the lay faithful may fulfil their specific mission, by responding with creativity to the challenges that face the world today.
General Intention: That economists may have the courage to reject any economy of exclusion and know how to open new paths. It’s important to know what things are for, especially if we dedicate our lives to them. Today economists are being asked what the economy is for.
Pope’s prayer intention: That the Church may appreciate the urgency of formation in spiritual discernment, both on the personal and communitarian levels.
General Intention: That those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.
General Intention: That Christians, and other religious minorities in Asian countries, may be able to practise their faith in full freedom.
Use wisdom of the older generations – General Intention: That the elderly, sustained by families and Christian communities, may apply their wisdom and experience to spreading the faith and forming the new generations.
Pope’s General Prayer Intention: That all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights, and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good.
Faith and the Parish: Pray that our parishes may be places where faith is communicated and charity is seen.