July 21, 2017

Author Archive | Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP

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Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP: Not only knowledge, but wisdom

It’s a common trope in many films, TV shows, and books, ranging from Star Wars to Kung Fu Panda. A young protagonist eagerly goes to a sage to learn of the truth, only to find things are not as they appear, and to become frustrated by the teacher’s refusal to say anything directly, instead preferring […]

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Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP: God’s great gift of Marriage

This week past the first results of last year’s controversial census were released. It told us that the typical Australian is a 38-year-old Catholic woman, born in Australia of Anglo-Celtic descent, married with two kids, living in her own three-bedroom home in Sydney. This average Aussie is educated to at least Year 12, in full-time employment […]

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP. Photo: Giovanni Portelli

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP: Statement following Cardinal George Pell charges

Many people will be shocked, as I have been, by the news that Victoria Police have issued charges against Cardinal George Pell in relation to sexual abuse allegations. Cardinal Pell has repeatedly and vehemently rejected these allegations and insisted that he is completely innocent. He will now have the opportunity to put his case in […]

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Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP: Only by the Spirit’s power can we hope to overcome

On Pentecost three years ago the Holy Father hosted a prayer meeting for peace with the Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople; the President of Israel, Shimon Peres, and the President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas. This followed his impromptu invitation to the three when he was in the Middle East two weeks before. Promoting […]

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP celebrates with parishioners at St Anthony's, Clovelly, on their centenary, May 21. PHOTOS: Alphonsus Fok

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP Homily: True love is a sincere gift of self

Like many people’s lives, the 1999 film The Mummy, and its 2001 sequel The Mummy Returns, are part action-adventure, part horror, part comedy and part romance. It’s a loose remake of the 1932 classic starring Boris Karloff. Amongst other things, we are presented with two parallel love stories. On the one hand, there’s the affair […]

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Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP: The maternal care of the Mother of God

Elizabeth Joice was 32 years old when an MRI detected aggressive spinal cancer. She decided not to fight it; she’d just enjoy whatever time she had left. However, as soon as she told him, her boyfriend Max had other ideas. He made a beeline for the kitchen, fashioned a ring out of tin foil, and […]

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Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP issues statement on media surrounding Cardinal George Pell

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP has issued a statement regarding recent media reports in relation to Cardinal George Pell, the former Archbishop of Sydney and the Holy See’s current Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy. The full text of Archbishop Fisher’s statement: The Victorian Office of Public Prosecutions has now delivered its advice on its […]

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Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP: ANZAC Day 2017 – The Vigil Mass Homily

‘Total war.’ Even today it has an ominous ring. The phrase was coined by the German General Erich Ludendorff to describe what happened in the First World War on all sides. Victor of the Battle of Liège and of the Battle of Tannenberg, he was for last two years effective leader of the German war […]

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP relaxes outside his hospital room. The last few months have seen him engaged in daily rehabilitation as he recovers from Guillain Barré Syndrome. Photo: Giovanni Portelli

Archbishop Fisher: Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

The picture of Abdul Hamid Youssef, cradling his dead twins, Ahmed and Aiya, broke the heart of our world last week. Abdul lost 22 relatives, including his wife Dalal al-Saha and two nine-month-old children, during a chemical weapon attack by the Syrian government on its own people. The image will stick in our memories alongside […]

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Archbishop Fisher: Easter Vigil 2017 – The Holy Night of the Resurrection of the Lord

The picture of Abdul Hamid Youssef, cradling his dead twins, Ahmed and Aiya, broke the heart of our world last week. Abdul lost 22 relatives, including his wife Dalal al-Saha and two nine-month-old children, during a chemical weapon attack by the Syrian government on its own people. The image will stick in our memories alongside […]

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Holy Family Parish, East Granville
Good Friday 25/03/2016

Starting as a small group of parishioners in 2002, the Good Friday Walk from Holy Family parish to St. Mary's Cathedral has now grown to 1,200 enthusiastic Christians on pilgrimage in the middle of the night. At the front of the 2km line of pilgrims is a three metre Cross and a Vatican flag carried by volunteers, the pilgrimage itself is a 24km Stations of the Cross with Rosary prayers and hymns through the night along Parramatta road to the Cathedral.

Archbishop Fisher: Good Friday Homily on the Passion of the Lord

There are many versions of the story. Famously rediscovered by St Helena in the year 326, the Cross of Christ had been an object of devotion from the earliest times.[i] The pilgrim Egeria recorded that already in 380 the faithful in Jerusalem lined up on Good Friday to reverence a relic of the True Cross.[ii] […]