Addresses & Statements 2017

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  • MEDIA RELEASE - RESPONSE TO SAME-SEX MARRIAGE SURVEY RESULT       15 Nov 2017
    The Catholic Archbishop of Sydney, Most Rev. Anthony Fisher OP, says he is both disappointed and heartened by the result of the National Marriage Postal Survey on changing the legal definition of marriage in Australia.
  • Does Pope Francis support same-sex marriage?       13 Sep 2017
    A number of commentators have recently suggested that loyalty to Catholic teaching, and especially to Pope Francis, would allow, even require, support for same-sex marriage; by implication, the Australian bishops misunderstand Catholic teaching and have been disloyal to Pope Francis by saying Catholics should vote NO. But what has Pope Francis actually said about this?
  • Three Challenges       7 Sep 2017
    Dear friends. This is a time of challenge for our Church. Whether it's debates over school funding or religious liberty or the sacraments of Confession and Matrimony, there's more than a bit of anti-Christian feeling in the air.