Helper of all humanity

Jul 10, 2024

Helper of all humanity

Images by Giovanni Portelli Photography © 2023 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.  You’ve probably all heard of Siri, Alexa, Bixby and Google Assistant: in […]

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Men of faith and courage

Jun 13, 2024

Men of faith and courage

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP at Maximus’ Men’s night. Photo: Alphonsus Fok. This is the edited text of the homily given by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP at the Maximus Men’s Ministry Network Mass at St Martha’s Chapel Leichhardt, 22 May 2024. The Irish poet, dramatist and senator, William Butler Yeats, was one of the foremost literary […]

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Give him your all in return

Jun 07, 2024

Give him your all in return

Images by Giovanni Portelli Photography © 2024 This is the edited text of the Feverino given by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP for benediction after “Walk with Christ” at St Mary’s Cathedral forecourt, Sydney, Corpus Christi, 2 June 2024.  The term “communion” translates the Greek word κοινωνίᾳ koinonia and the Hebrew word חַבּוּרָה chavurah. Both indicated an association or cooperative, […]

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Becoming a living icon of the Lord

May 27, 2024

Becoming a living icon of the Lord

Religious life involves a deep friendship with Christ which requires “prayer, sacrament, [and] contemplation”. Photo: Alphonsus Fok. This is the edited text of the homily given by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP for the Mass for Consecrated Life at St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney, 21 May 2024. Twenty-eight years ago, following the Synod on consecrated life, Pope […]

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Filled with the Holy Spirit at Pentecost

May 23, 2024

Filled with the Holy Spirit at Pentecost

El Greco, Pentecost (c.1600), Prado This is the edited text of the homily given by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP for the solemn Mass of Pentecost (Year B) and adult confirmations at St Mary’s Cathedral on 19 May, 2024. Around 1600 Doménikos Theotokópoulos—known as El Greco—painted his Pentecost, now in the Prado in Madrid. Born in […]

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A Bishop who led by joy

May 15, 2024

A Bishop who led by joy

Bishop Ingham. Photo: Supplied. Homily for the requiem Mass for most Rev. Peter Ingham. Given at St Mary’s Cathedral on 8 May 2023. I was there when Bishop Peter Ingham, during an ad limina visit of all the Bishops of Australia to Rome, asked one of the gloriously dressed Vatican soldiers what country he was […]

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