Posts Tagged ‘Sydney’

Guys on their knees praying in Sydney’s wild weather wins a global audience

Thursday, July 7th, 2022

An amateur video of men praying the Rosary on their knees in the midst of pouring rain and wild storms currently afflicting Sydney last weekend has gone viral and been seen by more than a million people world-wide. The 30-second clip of The Men’s Rosary Crusade on the forecourt of St Mary’s Cathedral in the Read more

Islamic State hacks Sydney Catholic church website

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

The Islamic State has hijacked a Sydney Catholic church website and replaced its homepage with a graphic video and threatening message. The video relayed footage of gruesome deaths of Islamic State victims who have been beheaded, shot and even burned alive in the Middle East. “Hacked by Islamic State”, the text on the black homepage 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

Marist’s winning fight for asylum seekers’ city travel

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

A campaign led by a Marist priest will see asylum seekers in Sydney given travel concession cards which will help them access services and support. Fr Jim Carty led a campaign by the Sydney Alliance to get the concession for newly arrived refugees and asylum seekers living in the community. For almost six months, members 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

Dramatic bell tower rescue at Sydney cathedral

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

A volunteer bell-ringer was the subject of a delicate rescue operation in the bell tower in Sydney’s St Mary’s Catholic cathedral last Thursday. The 72-year-old man had climbed more than 110 stairs to be at evening bell-ringing practice. But he had a heart attack and collapsed. After CPR from fellow bell-ringers, he was revived by Read more

Monis’ madness not of Islam

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott refuses to link hostage taker Man Haron Monis with Islam. “We don’t blame the Pope for the IRA, and we don’t blame the Catholics living next door for the folly of some people, the folly and madness of some people who may claim a Christian motivation. And I think we 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