Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop Anthony Fisher’

Archbishop interrupted by protestor at transgender inquiry

Thursday, May 2nd, 2024

A NSW parliamentary inquiry into proposed transgender legislation was momentarily disrupted by a protester, targeting Archbishop of Sydney Anthony Fisher during his testimony. The interruption occurred as Archbishop Fisher expressed concerns about what he termed an “anti-religious undercurrent” in the legislation. Pride in Protest activist Quay-Quay Quade, rising to her feet, exclaimed “That’s a load Read more

Pell piled on by media despite innocence

Monday, February 19th, 2024
Cardinal Pell

An Australian judge is endorsing an updated edition of Gerard Henderson’s book “Cardinal Pell, The Media Pile-On & Collective Guilt”. It is “an important contribution to the efforts to establish a Criminal Cases Review Commission – as in the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Canada” former High Court of Australia judge Michael Kirby commented. He Read more

Teen assisted suicide plan – horrific

Monday, July 3rd, 2023
assisted suicide

A plan to introduce assisted suicide to teens in Australia has Sydney’s Catholic archbishop sounding the alarm. The ACT Labor-Greens government’s proposal to allow teenagers as young as 14 to access voluntary assisted dying could see assisted suicide become available to “anyone that wants it”, says Archbishop Anthony Fisher (pictured). Every jurisdiction that has introduced Read more

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