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A Christmas Message from Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP

A Christmas Message from Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP

23 Dec 2015

The Archbishop of Sydney, Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, has released his Christmas Message for 2015.
The Archbishop's message compares scenes from the first Christmas in Bethlehem with the current events, challenging the faithful to truly live the Christmas message in our modern world. The message continues with a reflection on the common words that we hear around the season of Christmas, such as 'joy,' 'peace,' and 'good will', which are the deepest cries of the human heart at this very time. Archbishop Fisher concludes with a call to renew hope for our world, based on the Christ-child, this Christmas season. » Read More

Archbishop's Special Grace for Christmas Dinner

Archbishop's Special Grace for Christmas Dinner

18 Dec 2015

Archbishop Anthony Fisher has written a special grace to encourage families, friends and communities to pray before sharing the Christmas meal. » Read More

Opening of the Holy Door at St Mary's Cathedral

Opening of the Holy Door at St Mary's Cathedral

14 Dec 2015

Hundreds of people gathered outside St Mary's Cathedral at the start of the Solemn Mass on Sunday to usher in the Jubilee Year of Mercy by the opening of the Holy Door at the Cathedral. » Read More

Archbishop Fisher announces winner of $100,000 Adult Stem Cell Research Grant

Archbishop Fisher announces winner of $100,000 Adult Stem Cell Research Grant

9 Dec 2015

Archbishop Anthony Fisher today announced that the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney's seventh $100,000 grant to support adult stem cell... » Read More

Archbishop Blesses Nativity Scene

Archbishop Blesses Nativity Scene

3 Dec 2015

It is a beautiful tradition in the St Mary's Cathedral forecourt.

The blessing of the life-size and hand-carved nativity scene by the Archbishop of Sydney.

Following Solemn Mass on the First Sunday of Advent Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP left the Cathedral and made his way to the Nativity Scene at the bottom of the Cathedral steps where workmen spent the past fortnight preparing the display.

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Archbishop's Thank You to This Year's NET Ministries Team

Archbishop's Thank You to This Year's NET Ministries Team

20 Nov 2015

The Archdiocese of Sydney this week farewelled this year's NET Ministries team, which has been serving alongside Catholic Youth Services this past year. » Read More

Everyone Welcome to Mass for Victims of Paris Attacks and  Terrorist Bombings at St Mary's Cathedral Tonight

Everyone Welcome to Mass for Victims of Paris Attacks and Terrorist Bombings at St Mary's Cathedral Tonight

16 Nov 2015

Religious, political, civic and community leaders will come together at St Mary's Cathedral at 6.30 tonight when the Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, Archbishop of Sydney will offer mass for those killed and injured in the terrorist attacks in Paris and the victims of recent bombings in Beirut and Baghdad. » Read More

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP Speaks Out on Attempts to Shut Down Freedom of Speech

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP Speaks Out on Attempts to Shut Down Freedom of Speech

13 Nov 2015

Catholics, like the overwhelmingly majority of Australians, support the freedom of religion and speech, the Archbishop of Sydney, the Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP said today. » Read More

First Anniversary for Archbishop of Sydney in a 'Getting to Know You' Year

First Anniversary for Archbishop of Sydney in a "Getting to Know You" Year

12 Nov 2015

One year ago on 12 November 2014 the Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP was installed as the ninth Metropolitan Archbishop of Sydney.

He has already travelled extensively throughout his Archdiocese meeting large numbers of parishioners, celebrated numerous masses, conducted hundreds of interviews with priests, seminarians and community leaders and contributed to a wide range of public debates and discussions. » Read More

Archbishop Addresses Graduates from Leading Management College

Archbishop Addresses Graduates from Leading Management College

6 Nov 2015

St Patrick's Estate at Manly is one of the most beautiful and outstanding landmarks of Sydney. » Read More

New Altar and Church an All Saints Celebration at Redfern

New Altar and Church an All Saints Celebration at Redfern

4 Nov 2015

The Archbishop of Sydney joined the community of St Vincent de Paul parish at Redfern on the weekend to celebrate the consecration of a new altar and re-dedication of their church on the feast of All Saints. » Read More

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP Ordains Four New Priests

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP Ordains Four New Priests

2 Nov 2015

More than a thousand of the ordinands' family, friends and community members packed Sydney's St Mary's Cathedral to witness Archbishop Fisher ordain... » Read More

Historic Vatican II Achievement in Jewish-Christian Relations Celebrated 50 Years On

Historic Vatican II Achievement in Jewish-Christian Relations Celebrated 50 Years On

28 Oct 2015

The 50th Anniversary of the historic Vatican II document on Christian and Jewish relations, Nostra Aetate, was marked by a conference at The Great Synagogue in Sydney today encapsulating the past, present and future of the Jewish Christian relationship. » Read More

Dogmatism and Secular Tyranny Threatens Religious Freedom - Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP

Dogmatism and Secular Tyranny Threatens Religious Freedom - Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP

15 Oct 2015

Democracy and religious freedom was put under the microscope when Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP delivered the Annual Acton Lecture on Religion and Freedom to a sold-out audience at the Centre for Independent Studies. » Read More

Archbishop to Address Threats to Religious Freedom in 2015 Acton Lecture

Archbishop to Address Threats to Religious Freedom in 2015 Acton Lecture

9 Oct 2015

How important is religious liberty and freedom of conscience in contemporary Australia? Will freedom of conscience and religion become increasingly under threat in our society, particularly in relation to the push to redefine marriage in Australian law? These questions and more will be addressed by the Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, Archbishop of Sydney, for the 2015 Acton Lecture hosted by the Centre for Independent Studies on Wednesday, 14 October. » Read More

Archbishop & Chief Rabbi to Lead 50th Anniversary Commemoration of Nostra Aetate

Archbishop & Chief Rabbi to Lead 50th Anniversary Commemoration of Nostra Aetate

1 Oct 2015

The Archbishop of Sydney, the Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP and Chief Minister of the Great Synagogue Sydney, Rabbi Dr Benjamin Elton will be keynote speakers... » Read More

New Child Protection Office Part of Archdiocese of Sydney Review

New Child Protection Office Part of Archdiocese of Sydney Review

30 Sep 2015

The Archbishop of Sydney, the Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP has announced a new child protection office as part of a widespread Archdiocesan review... » Read More

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP Joins Thousands in Philadelphia for World Meeting of Families

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP Joins Thousands in Philadelphia for World Meeting of Families

23 Sep 2015

"The streets of Philadelphia are filling with happy, holy families. There is an incredible variety of pro-life and pro-family events, talks, exhibitions, concerts, symposiums. Too many great choices! This is the World Meeting of Families and it is wonderful." » Read More

Archbishop to Accompany Sydney Families to World Meeting in Philadelphia

Archbishop to Accompany Sydney Families to World Meeting in Philadelphia

18 Sep 2015

The Archbishop of Sydney, Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP will accompany three Sydney families including their children and 32 other pilgrims... » Read More

John Paul the Great Catholic Centre  at Sydney University Officially Opened

John Paul the Great Catholic Centre at Sydney University Officially Opened

17 Sep 2015

Students, academics, clergy, architects and builders all gathered together for the blessing and opening of a new Catholic Centre and Chapel at Sydney University last night by the Archbishop of Sydney the Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP.
The Centre and Chapel is named after one of the modern day and most popular saints - John Paul II. However it is also to honour him as a scholar and published-theologian long before he was Pope although when he was Pope his teachings filled more metres of book-shelves than all his predecessors put together, ranging across many subjects. » Read More

Archbishop to Open & Bless Sydney University's Superb New Chapel

Archbishop to Open & Bless Sydney University's Superb New Chapel

11 Sep 2015

The Archbishop of Sydney, the Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP will officially open and bless the superb newly-completed St John Paul the Great Chapel... » Read More

Archbishop of Sydney Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP Welcomes Government's Refugee Intake Decision

Archbishop of Sydney Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP Welcomes Government's Refugee Intake Decision

10 Sep 2015

Following the Federal Government's decision to take an additional 12,000 refugees the Archbishop of Sydney, Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP said today he welcomed the decision as a good one and the right one.

He also welcomed the announcement that there will be additional funding to various groups assisting in the refugee camps. » Read More

Archbishop Calls for Increased Syrian Refugee Intake

Archbishop Calls for Increased Syrian Refugee Intake

8 Sep 2015

Echoing recent calls of Pope Francis to the Catholic community and to international leaders to respond generously and effectively to the developing refugee crisis... » Read More

Archbishop to Deliver Public Lecture on Importance of Marriage & Family in Today's World

Archbishop to Deliver Public Lecture on Importance of Marriage & Family in Today's World

9 Jul 2015

The Archbishop of Sydney, the Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP will discuss the importance of marriage and family in contemporary... » Read More

Archbishop Fisher Concelebrates Mass with Pope Francis in Rome on Feast Day of St Peter and St Paul

Archbishop Fisher Concelebrates Mass with Pope Francis in Rome on Feast Day of St Peter and St Paul

30 Jun 2015

The Archbishop of Sydney, the Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP was among Metropolitan Archbishops from across the world who concelebrated... » Read More

Archbishop welcomes pilgrims to Rome for Pallium reception

Archbishop welcomes pilgrims to Rome for Pallium reception

24 Jun 2015

Archbishop Anthony Fisher today welcomed family, friends and clergy at Domus Australia for the start of a pilgrimage to mark the reception of the Pallium... » Read More

Archbishop 's Message to the People of the Archdiocese Following the Royal Commission Ballarat Hearings

Archbishop 's Message to the People of the Archdiocese Following the Royal Commission Ballarat Hearings

22 May 2015

The Archbishop of Sydney, the Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP has written to all those in the Archdiocese following the confronting and disturbing Royal Commission hearings in Ballarat this week. » Read More

ACU Graduation Mass at Cathedral a Celebration of Academic Achievement

ACU Graduation Mass at Cathedral a Celebration of Academic Achievement

20 May 2015

The Archbishop of Sydney, the Most Reverend Anthony Fisher OP will celebrate the Australian Catholic University's Autumn Graduation Mass... » Read More

Archdiocese of Sydney's Official Launch of WYD16 Krakow, Poland

Archdiocese of Sydney's Official Launch of WYD16 Krakow, Poland

19 May 2015

Hundreds of young people gathered at St Mary's Cathedral for the official launch of the Archdiocese's pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland next year.

The evening was all things Polish - from information stalls to food and Polish dancing. » Read More

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP Among Keynote Speakers at This Week's National Conference on Mission

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP Among Keynote Speakers at This Week's National Conference on Mission

18 May 2015

The Archbishop of Sydney, the Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP will join world-renowned expert on mission, US-based Father Stephen Bevans SVD... » Read More

Archbishop to Chair New Commission for Family, Youth and Life

Archbishop to Chair New Commission for Family, Youth and Life

14 May 2015

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conferences has elected Sydney Archbishop Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP to chair a new Bishops Commission for Family, Youth and Life... » Read More

ACU Welcomes Sydney's New Archbishop & New Chancellor

ACU Welcomes Sydney's New Archbishop & New Chancellor

8 May 2015

The Archbishop of Sydney, the Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP has been presented with an exquisite miniature of the Nativity taken from a 15th Century Flemish Book of Hours... » Read More

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP Speaks About His Role as a New Member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP Speaks About His Role as a New Member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

8 May 2015

This week the Vatican announced the appointment of Archbishop Anthony Fisher to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith or CDF in Rome.
The CDF is the oldest and often considered the most influential of the nine congregations of the Roman Curia. » Read More

Archbishop Made Member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

Archbishop Made Member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

7 May 2015

The Archbishop of Sydney, Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP said he is honoured and humbled to be appointed to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith by Pope Francis. » Read More

ACU to Confer Highest Honour on Archbishop Claudio Celli

ACU to Confer Highest Honour on Archbishop Claudio Celli

5 May 2015

The Australian Catholic University will confer its highest honour on the President of the Pontifical Council for Social Communication... » Read More

Archbishop Welcomes Armenian Community to St Mary's Cathedral

Archbishop Welcomes Armenian Community to St Mary's Cathedral

4 May 2015

Sydney's Armenian community, and many from interstate, packed St Mary's Cathedral on Saturday for the Divine Liturgy Commemorating the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide 100 years ago. Celebrated by His Grace, the Primate of the Armenian Church of Australia and New Zealand, Bishop Haigazoun Najarian, Archbishop Anthony was asked to preach during the Divine Liturgy in commemoration of the suffering of the Armenian people one century ago. » Read More

Executions Not the Answer - Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP

Executions Not the Answer - Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP

29 Apr 2015

Capital punishment - particularly violent executions as seen with Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran is never the answer for legal or social problems, the Archbishop of Sydney said when hearing the two men had been killed by firing squad overnight. » Read More

Archbishop to Present 'Catechesis of Mercy' at Sydney's WYD2016 Launch

Archbishop to Present "Catechesis of Mercy" at Sydney's WYD2016 Launch

17 Apr 2015

In four days time the Archdiocese of Sydney will officially launch its pilgrimage towards World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland... » Read More

Archbishop Celebrates Mass for Consecrated Life

Archbishop Celebrates Mass for Consecrated Life

14 Apr 2015

Hundreds of men and women in consecrated life gathered at St Mary's Cathedral on the weekend to celebrate this year's Mass for Consecrated Life.

Making it even more special is that it's the Year for Consecrated Life which Pope Francis has called the Church to celebrate. » Read More

Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP Presides Over His First Chrism Mass as Archbishop of Sydney

Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP Presides Over His First Chrism Mass as Archbishop of Sydney

2 Apr 2015

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP today presided over his first Chrism Mass as Archbishop of Sydney at St Mary's Cathedral... » Read More

Archbishop Anthony Will Lead as Many as 1200 Sydney Pilgrims to WYD in Krakow

Archbishop Anthony Will Lead as Many as 1200 Sydney Pilgrims to WYD in Krakow

1 Apr 2015

The Archbishop of Sydney, the Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP will give the Inaugural Catechesis of Mercy to more than 450 young pilgrims at St Mary's Cathedral College Hall... » Read More

Archbishop Celebrates The Start Of Holy Week

Archbishop Celebrates The Start Of Holy Week

30 Mar 2015

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP marked the start to Holy Week on Sunday with the traditional blessing of palm fronds outside Cathedral House.

As people gathered around the palms were distributed and blessed. » Read More

Celebration for Ordination to the Diaconate

Celebration for Ordination to the Diaconate

27 Mar 2015

The bells of St Mary's Cathedral were pealing on Thursday evening, signifying the joyous occasion of the Ordination of six new deacons for the Archdiocese of Sydney.

Over 1000 people attended the Mass during which Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP ordained the six men. » Read More

Archbishop Introduces Angelus to Schools

Archbishop Introduces Angelus to Schools

25 Mar 2015

Today, on the Feast of the Annunciation, praying the Angelus at noon each day will become part of every day school life for students and staff. » Read More

Thousands Join Archbishop in City Procession to Mark Day of the Unborn Child

Thousands Join Archbishop in City Procession to Mark Day of the Unborn Child

24 Mar 2015

Grey skies and rain didn't stop more than 2800 to 3000 attending last Sunday's 10.30 am Mass at St Mary's Cathedral to celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation and to mark the Day of the Unborn Child. » Read More

State Election Voting Guide for Christian Values

State Election Voting Guide for Christian Values

20 Mar 2015

An election guide for the upcoming State election which outlines where the key parties stand on life issues, marriage, religious freedom... » Read More

Cathedral Mass & Procession to Mark Day of the Unborn Child

Cathedral Mass & Procession to Mark Day of the Unborn Child

19 Mar 2015

For the first time ever an Archbishop of Sydney will lead the Day of the Unborn Child's rosary procession through the streets of Sydney on Sunday, 22 March. » Read More

Governor-General and Archbishop at Official Opening of New Care Community St Brigid's Green in Maroubra

Governor-General and Archbishop at Official Opening of New Care Community St Brigid's Green in Maroubra

27 Feb 2015

The site of the new St Brigid's Garden senior's community has quite a history. Grassy paddocks, the Church of the Holy Family, a French school, convent and home to the Brigidine Sisters.

Today it is home to retired and elderly residents as well as those requiring permanent or palliative care. » Read More

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP Launches Digital Lent Calendar And App

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP Launches Digital Lent Calendar And App

20 Feb 2015

This year the Archdiocese of Sydney's social network xt3 has released it's digital Lent Calendar and App featuring a unique Indigenous Australian theme. » Read More

Archbishop Celebrates Ash Wednesday and the Beginning of Lent

Archbishop Celebrates Ash Wednesday and the Beginning of Lent

19 Feb 2015

Many Australians may think the name "Ash Wednesday" comes from the devastating fires of 1983 which claimed 75 lives, hundreds of buildings, thousands of livestock and millions of hectares, Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP said in his homily on Wednesday at St Mary's Cathedral to mark the Church's penitential season of Lent. » Read More

Archbishop Breaks Bread With Sydney Priests

Archbishop Breaks Bread With Sydney Priests

4 Feb 2015

More than 180 priests with the Archdiocese of Sydney joined Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP for lunch this week for an informal lunch and get-together. » Read More

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP  Looking Forward to Concelebrating Mass with Pope Francis in Rome and Blessing of the Pallium

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP Looking Forward to Concelebrating Mass with Pope Francis in Rome and Blessing of the Pallium

1 Feb 2015

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP is looking forward to travelling Rome in June to concelebrate Mass with Pope Francis when the Pallium, presented to Metropolitan Archbishops will be blessed by the Holy Father. » Read More

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP to Receive Pallium From Pope Francis in Rome

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP to Receive Pallium From Pope Francis in Rome

22 Jan 2015

The feast day of St Agnes, 21 January, and the blessing of two lambs by Pope Francis also marks the preparation for the presentation of the pallium, a symbol of office, to each new metropolitan archbishop from around the world. » Read More

Parishes Around the World Pray for the Victims and Survivors of the French Terrorist Attacks

Parishes Around the World Pray for the Victims and Survivors of the French Terrorist Attacks

11 Jan 2015

From the historic Gothic Cathedral Notre-Dame in Paris to a modest timber church more than 1,400 kms off the coast of Australia, people came together today to pray for the 17 innocent people gunned down in this week's horrific terrorist attacks in Paris.

The cold blooded killings over three days of violence shocked and horrified France and the world. » Read More

Archbishop Anthony Fisher Visits Offshore Parish

Archbishop Anthony Fisher Visits Offshore Parish

8 Jan 2015

It might lie 1,412kms off the coast of Australia, but Norfolk Island's St Philip Howard parish is nevertheless part of the Archdiocese of Sydney, and while Archbishop Anthony Fisher has visited many times, he is there this week for the first time in his capacity as Archbishop of Sydney. » Read More