• HOMILY FOR THE CHRISM MASS
    by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP on October 27, 2020 at 11:37 pm

    It arrived in Australia in the dying days of the First World War. Ultimately the Spanish Flu would infect a third of the world’s population and kill at least 50 million people. All those docking in Sydney were isolated at North Head, next door to St Patrick’s Seminary. The post HOMILY FOR THE CHRISM MASS appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • Homily for the Mass for 30TH Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A
    by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP on October 24, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    The first live TV show broadcast globally by satellite was “Our World” in 1967. Artists such as Maria Callas and Pablo Picasso performed for an estimated 400 million people. The post Homily for the Mass for 30TH Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • ADDRESS AT CONFERRAL OF PAPAL AWARDS
    by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP on October 21, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    Dame Margot, Sir Richard and Sir John, My Lord Bishop Ingham, Mr Justice Kunç, Vice Chancellor, Deputy Vice Chancellor, professors and friends all The post ADDRESS AT CONFERRAL OF PAPAL AWARDS appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • Homily for the Mass for 29TH Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A
    by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP on October 17, 2020 at 8:43 pm

    Fratelli Tutti, the title of Pope Francis’ latest encyclical, comes from his name-saint, Francis of Assisi, as did the title of his previous encyclical, Laudato Si’. Where the earlier document focussed upon our responsibilities for the natural environment, the new one attends to our human ecosystem. The post Homily for the Mass for 29TH Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • Homily for the Mass for Monday of the 28th Week of Ordinary Time, Year 2
    by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP on October 11, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    Jesus’ caustic reproaches today (Lk 11:29-32) are occasioned by people asking for signs, for proof that the outrageous things He said and did were from God. On the face of it, that’s human enough: we all have our doubts about the claims of gurus, theologians and experts, let alone the remorseless critics of religion like the ABC and the SMH. The post Homily for the Mass for Monday of the 28th Week of Ordinary Time, Year 2 appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • Homily for the Mass for 28TH Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A
    by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP on October 10, 2020 at 9:09 pm

    It’s quite a story (Mt 22:1-14). First we have a wedding – the setting for many a rom-com – think Steel Magnolias, Crazy Rich Asians or My Big Fat Greek Wedding. The post Homily for the Mass for 28TH Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • Homily for the Mass for 27TH Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A
    by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP on October 3, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    On a fertile hillside he dug the soil, cleared the stones, planted the vines, built a tower, dug a wine-press. “What more could I have done for you, my vineyard?” the Divine Vigneron cries out in our first reading (Isa 5:1-7). The post Homily for the Mass for 27TH Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • Homily for the Mass for 26TH Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A
    by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP on September 26, 2020 at 10:41 pm

    Music is beauty made of air. Plato said it gives “soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything”. Shakespeare called it “the food of love”. Einstein said he daydreamed, thought, even lived in music. Billy Joel says music expresses and heals our humanity. The post Homily for the Mass for 26TH Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • HOMILY FOR THE STATE FUNERAL AND PONTIFICAL MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL FOR Hon. JOHN JOSEPH FAHEY AC GCSG
    by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP on September 25, 2020 at 2:52 am

    So runs the chorus of an old English folk song that compares human life to a leaf changing with the seasons.[1] It seems rather fatalistic, with its promise of ageing and afflictions – the ‘frost’ after a relatively brief period of green. The post HOMILY FOR THE STATE FUNERAL AND PONTIFICAL MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL FOR Hon. JOHN JOSEPH FAHEY AC GCSG appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • HOMILY FOR THE MASS FOR 25TH SUNDAY ORDINARY TIME A
    by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP on September 19, 2020 at 11:26 pm

    It’s just not fair! When we hear this morning’s parable of the workers in the vineyard (Mt 20:1-16), the shop steward deep within each one of us irks with sympathy for those who’ve laboured all day under the hot sun. Why do those who worked only an hour, in the cool of the evening, get the same wages and even get paid first! The post HOMILY FOR THE MASS FOR 25TH SUNDAY ORDINARY TIME A appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.