Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop Fisher’

Justice and a fair go for Cardinal Pell

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Justice for Cardinal George Pell must be allowed to run its course says the Archbishop of Sydney, Anthony Fisher. “He has cooperated in every way with multiple police, parliamentary and Royal Commission investigations,” Fisher said. “Everyone supports just investigation of complaints, but the relentless character attacks on Cardinal Pell, by some, stand the principle of Read more

Are we missing the opportunity of Francis asks Aust prelate

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

An Australian archbishop hopes the Church will not miss the evanglisation opportunity afforded by the popularity of Pope Francis. In an interview on the Crux website, Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher said Francis is “ . . . making lots of people quite distant from the Church suddenly listening and now interested”. The archbishop said many Read more

Sydney archbishop back home after paralysis

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney has returned to his residence following months in hospitals because he had been stricken with a rare syndrome. Just before Christmas, Archbishop Fisher was diagnosed with Guillan- Barré Syndrome which affects the immune system, resulting in paralysis. From intensive care at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney, he went to Mt Read more

Sydney archbishop struck down with debilitating syndrome

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney is undergoing rehabilitation after being hospitalised with an immune-system related syndrome. Shortly before Christmas, Archbishop Fisher contracted a gastrointestinal infection which was complicated by the syndrome. This was later diagnosed as Guillain-Barre syndrome. This is a disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. Read more

Sydney archbishop looks to Africa for orthodoxy

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Ahead of the synod on the family, Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney has pointed to African bishops as a sign of hope in confused times. Archbishop Fisher’s comments came after an address by Guinean Cardinal Robert Sarah at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia on September 24. Archbishop Fisher, who attended the address said: Read more

Abuse onslaught getting to Pell: Fisher

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

The Archbishop of Sydney has said the hammering Cardinal George Pell is taking over the handling of abuse cases is starting to take its toll. Archbishop Anthony Fisher told Crux that the cardinal has responded to most of these most recent charges several times before. “People think he’s indestructible, but I’ve sensed seeing him this Read more

Aussie bishops engage with same-sex marriage debate

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Australia’s Catholic bishops have issued a pastoral letter titled “Don’t Mess with Marriage” as debate on same-sex marriage gains momentum. Released by the bishops’ Commission for Family, Youth and Life, the letter highlights the meaning of marriage and also spells out implications of redefining marriage. The bishops state that in issuing the letter, they want Read more

Sydney prelate wants family synod focus on crisis in loving

Friday, May 15th, 2015

The archbishop of Sydney says a crisis of what it means to love should be a focus at the synod on the family, not controversial topics the media promotes. Archbishop Anthony Fisher said this last week in an interview with Vatican Radio. This followed his appointment by Pope Francis as a member of the Congregation Read more

Aussie Catholic and Muslim leaders plead for death row pair

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Australian Catholic and Muslim leaders have pleaded for mercy for two men sentenced to death in Indonesia for drug trafficking. Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney and the Grand Mufti of Australia, Ibrahim Abu Mohammed, issued a joint statement on February 8. The religious leaders said they respected Indonesia’s laws, but believe Andrew Chan and Myuran Read more