Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop Anthony Fisher’

Independent school growth fastest despite Covid-19

Monday, February 22nd, 2021
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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:McCarrick Report to be published on Nov. 10 – VaticanEthical quandary in coronavirus vaccine developmentJohn Howard calls for religious schools to have…Independent 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:Catholic priests kick off first international Read more

New Sydney archbishop reaches out to disillusioned Catholics

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

The new Archbishop of Sydney has urged disillusioned Catholic to return and “help us to be a better Church”. At his installation Mass last week, Archbishop Anthony Fisher vowed to improve the Church’s record on safeguarding children. He said the Church would emerge from a period of intense public scrutiny about clerical child abuse “humbler, Read more

Sydney archbishop says modernity has forgotten how to love

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

The new Archbishop of Sydney says that the biggest challenge facing the family today is that modernity has forgotten how to love. In an opinion piece on, Archbishop-elect Anthony Fisher wrote that “modernity struggles with any kind of love that goes beyond feelings”. “People today are less and less willing to commit, for the Read more

New Sydney archbishop expresses shame and sorrow at abuse

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

The new Catholic Archbishop of Sydney has expressed shame and sorrow at child abuse by clergy and at the Church’s abandonment of victims. In his first news conference last week, Archbishop-elect Anthony Fisher, OP, said he was determined to do everything he could to make sure the abuse didn’t happen again. To the survivors of Read more