Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop Anthony Fisher’

Anti-VAX Sydney priests a headache

Monday, October 11th, 2021
SkyNews Australia

Priests refusing to get vaccinated are causing headaches for the hierarchy in Sydney, with parishioners soon to return to church. Archbishop of Sydney, Anthony Fisher, has reportedly had complaints from churchgoers over priests who plan to return to delivering sermons without getting vaccinated. Sydney’s vicar-general, Father Gerry Gleeson, says a “handful” of priests have refused Read more

Vaccine passport destined for Sydney churchgoers

Monday, September 13th, 2021
The Australian

Sydney’s Catholic Archbishop Anthony Fisher is questioning the New South Wales government decision to show proof of vaccination before churchgoers can go inside. The rules for opening churches are being challenged by a number of religious leaders, including Fisher and the Anglican Archbishop of Sydney Kanishka Raffel. They are also pushing Health Minister Brad Hazzard Read more

Australian bishop launches special appeal for Afghan refugees

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP has called on Catholics to support a special appeal for Afghan refugees. The Archbishop’s Afghan Refugee Appeal will raise desperately needed funds and commit Archdiocesan agencies and partners to providing pastoral, educational, health and welfare assistance to Afghan families and individuals fleeing their homeland. Archbishop Fisher has also personally contacted Australia’s Read more

Independent school growth fastest despite Covid-19

Monday, February 22nd, 2021
independent school growth

Australian independent school growth defied the Covid-19 downturn to grow at twice the public and Catholic sectors’ rate. This growth came despite predictions parents would withdraw children because of the financial pressures caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Almost two-thirds of the nation’s schools are government-run schools, 20 per cent are Catholic, and 15 per cent Read more

Archbishop’s COVID vaccination concerns needn’t be

Monday, August 31st, 2020

We tend to assume disseminating public health messages is solely the role of public servants such as Victorian chief medical officer Brett Sutton and his former federal counterpart Brendan Murphy, both of whom have become de facto celebrities during the pandemic. But to ensure vital health information reaches everyone in our community, we need a Read more

Archbishop Fisher ‘deeply saddened’ by advancement of NSW abortion bill

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

The Archbishop of Sydney has expressed his disappointment at the passage by the lower house of the New South Wales parliament of a bill to decriminalize abortion, and the failure to pass limiting amendments. The Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019 passed the Legislative Assembly on August 8 by a vote of 59 to 31. Read more

Australia’s Archbishop Fisher calls for Ruddock report’s release

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Archbishop Anthony Fisher has called on the Australian government to release the Ruddock report on religious freedom, which it has kept under wraps since May. Read more Related Posts:Australian bishop launches special appeal for Afghan…Vaccine passport destined for Sydney churchgoersMcCarrick Report to be published on Nov. 10 – VaticanIndependent school growth fastest despite Covid-19

Church work against slavery could have global impact

Monday, August 13th, 2018

The Church should act against slavery wherever it can and not just speak against it, says Sydney’s archbishop Anthony Fisher. Making good his statement, Fisher has publicly committed the Archdiocese of Sydney to a pilot programme aimed at ridding the archdiocese’s services, schools and parishes of slavery-tainted goods and services. The pilot program Fisher is Read more

School funding concerns see archbishops meet with prime minister

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

School funding concerns in Australia were the subject of a discussion between three Catholic archbishops and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull yesterday. The archbishops say Catholic educators are concerned non-government schools are starting term three with no idea about how much funding they would receive from the Turnbull government in 2019. Read more Related Posts:Court delays Read more

2018 Catholic Youth Festival in Australia

Monday, October 16th, 2017

The 2018 Catholic Youth Festival will be hosted by Australia, Anthony Fisher, Archbishop of  Sydney says. At present Australia is waiting for the results on a referendum on same sex marriage and Parliament is considering legalising euthanasia. The bishops will discuss these themes at the festival. Read more Related Posts:Australian bishop launches special appeal for Read more