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Archbishop Anthony Fisher’s homily on St Charbel

This is the edited text of Archbishop Anthony Fisher's Homily for Mass for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time and Installation of Relic of St Charbel Makhlouf, St Luke’s Parish, Revesby, 21 July 2024. 

Sydney historian sets record straight on mystery of Sr Liguori

At a time when religious and political divisions are widening, Sydney historian Jeff Kildea’s new book serves as a reminder that a harmonious society involves constant work.

Faith formation begins in the family, but doesn’t end there

There’s a well-known recipe for making a mass going adult Catholic: two Catholic parents who both practice their faith. So by analysing the church’s marriage data since 1970, we can get a good idea of what’s caused the drop in Mass attendance, writes Philippa Martyr.

MP urges support to stop Equality Bill

Labor MP Greg Donnelly is sponsoring an online petition in an attempt to stop the complex NSW Equality Bill becoming law, amid fears about its far-reaching unintended implications for women and children across the state.

The re-enchantments of Michael Galovic

Iconographer Michael Galovic cements his status as Australia’s leading religious artist with his new monograph, Sailing Back to Byzantium. The lavishly-produced collection shows the artist’s capacity to bring the traditional icon into dialogue with modern art. He transforms both, and affirms the power of the sacred arts in a fragmented world, writes Adam Wesselinoff

Ten years on, nothing can stop Bishop Columba Macbeth-Green

A decade ago the Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes was on the verge of being wound up. Now new initiatives have seen a renewal of faith in regional NSW. A work of the whole church, the comeback couldn’t have happened without the can-do attitude and good humour of Forbes local Bishop Columba Macbeth-Green OSPPE, who last week celebrated his tenth anniversary

A Eucharistic faith brings peace in turbulent times

Preaching only a day after the assassination attempt on the life of former President Donald Trump, US Bishop Andrew Cozzens reflected on the assurance, confidence and peace that our Eucharistic faith brings in an often turbulent and even violent world. It is perhaps providential then that the National Eucharistic Congress opens this very week, writes Daniel Ang from Indianapolis.

For Hazel Lim, evangelisation came with her wedding vows

From a young age, Hazel Lim felt a call to evangelise others. There was one person she desired to reach most: her Buddhist husband, Meng. Their story shows how gentleness and unconditional love are powerful means of evangelisation, themes Hazel will share at the 3 August Parish Renewal Conference. Book your tickets now.

Don’t liberalise NSW surrogacy laws, for the sake of women and...

When the former Chief Justice of the Family Court describes surrogacy as “the new frontline in the trafficking and commodification of women and newborn children,” politicians should listen—especially as they consider a bill in two weeks to liberalise NSW’s surrogacy laws, writes Monica Doumit.

Catholic, civic leaders call for peace and unity following Trump assassination...

Catholic and civic leaders called for peace and unity in the hours after former President Donald Trump was grazed by a bullet and a spectator was killed 13 July in an assassination attempt during the presumptive Republican presidential nominee's campaign rally in Butler, Pennsylvania.

US speakers keep coming because Sydney wants Jesus

American Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers is on his ninth visit to Sydney, and the people keep on coming. The US speaker says it’s because Sydneysiders want to become disciples of the Lord, and not the god of "me, myself and I"—the trinity of the culture.

Helper of all humanity

This is the edited text of the homily given by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP at the Mass for the Solemnity of Our Lady, Help of Christians, Year B, at St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney, 24 May 2024. 
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