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Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney, Australia.

Archbishop warns of religious freedom erosion in Australia, calls for ‘saints for our time’

Jun 10, 2024

By AC Wimmer

Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher raised the alarm over Australia’s incremental erosion of religious freedom and called for committed action. Read more

Forensic police are seen at Christ the Good Shepherd Church in the Sydney suburb of Wakeley, Australia, on April 16, 2024. Hundreds clashed with police in western Sydney on April 15 after Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel was stabbed at the alter during a service at an Assyrian church in Wakeley. New South Wales police have declared the attack a terror event. Police apprehended a 16-year-old in connection with the attack.

Australian archbishop, religious leaders urge calm after violent attack on Sydney bishop

Apr 16, 2024

By AC Wimmer

“I urge the faithful to not respond to these events with fear, avoiding places of worship because they are worried... Read more

Bishop Robert Barron. Photo courtesy of DeChant-Hughes Public Relations.

Bishop Barron in ‘frank disagreement’ with Synod on Synodality’s report on ‘development of moral teaching’

Nov 24, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Bishop Robert Barron was not the only bishop to highlight the Synod on Synodality’s discussion of the relationship between “love... Read more

Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney spoke to EWTN on the occasion of the Synod on Synodality.

Archbishop: If a Synod proposal is at odds with the Gospel, ‘that’s not of the Holy Spirit’

Oct 20, 2023

By Courtney Mares

“We’ve got to be careful about blaming everything — all our opinions, our interests, lobbies, and factions — putting all... Read more

Andrew Thorburn (seen here in a 2015 photo), a former Australian banking executive and current chairman of church affiliated with the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne, stepped down Oct. 4, 2022, one day after being appointed chief executive of an Australian rules football club due to public backlash.

Christians excluded from Australian sports? Bishops raise alarm after exec resigns

Oct 7, 2022

By AC Wimmer

One day after being appointed chief executive of an Australian rules football club, Andrew Thorburn stepped down from the role... Read more

Bishop's mitre.

June assembly a chance for U.S. bishops to grow 'intellectually, pastorally, and spiritually'

Jun 13, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Every three years, the bishops set aside their usual June assembly business and focus instead on recollection and fraternity. Read more

Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney at a Vatican press conference Oct. 5, 2018.

Sydney archbishop urges public opposition to New South Wales euthanasia bill

Nov 11, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The Archbishop of Sydney has urged the faithful to speak out against euthanasia as New South Wales considers legalizing the... Read more

Australian archdiocese to grant $100,000 for pro-life medical research

Jun 30, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Archdiocese of Sydney has once again invited Australian medical researchers to apply for a $100,000 grant for research supporting... Read more

Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney.

Catholic Aussie archbishop calls for ethical coronavirus vaccine

Aug 24, 2020

The Archbishop of Sydney, Australia, has called on the country’s government to fund an ethical coronavirus vaccine not derived from... Read more

Sydney archbishop urges implementation of modern slavery law in NSW

Jul 29, 2020

Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney on Wednesday called the New South Wales government a “disgrace” for failing to enact anti-slavery... Read more

Fire and rescue personnel before a bushfire next to a major road and homes near Bilpin, New South Wales, Dec. 19, 2019.

Sydney archbishop encourages relief donations amid Australia fires

Jan 13, 2020

Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney urged Mass attendees Sunday to pray for an end to the Australia fires, which have... Read more

Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney at a Vatican press conference Oct. 5.

Archbishop: NSW abortion legalization ‘a defeat for humanity’

Sep 26, 2019

The archbishop of Sydney lamented a controversial new law decriminalizing abortion in New South Wales, and stressed that the Church... Read more

A pro life demonstrator holds a sign as she rallies outside NSW Parliament Aug. 6, 2019 in Sydney, Australia.

Archbishop Fisher 'deeply saddened' by advancement of NSW abortion bill

Aug 9, 2019

The Archbishop of Sydney has expressed his disappointment at the passage by the lower house of the New South Welsh... Read more

Archbishop Christophe Pierre at the Youth Rally and Mass for Life, Washington, DC.

'You are renewing American society' nuncio tells Mass for Life

Jan 18, 2019

More than 18,000 pro-life marchers filled the Capital One Arena in downtown Washington January 18 for the annual Youth Rally... Read more

Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney at a Vatican press conference Oct. 5.

Youth synod bishop apologizes to young people on behalf of Church leaders

Oct 5, 2018

By Courtney Mares

Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney apologized to young people on behalf of Church leaders in a speech at the Synod... Read more

Archbishop Fisher: Priests will suffer punishment before breaking confessional seal

Apr 10, 2018

Amid attacks on the seal of confession in Australia, Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney has said priests will suffer punishment... Read more

Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney blesses as he recesses from his Mass of Installation, Nov. 12, 2014.

New Sydney archbishop hopes for seminaries 'teeming with new life'

Nov 14, 2014

At his Mass of Installation on Wednesday, Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney said that by the time of his retirement,... Read more