Latest News from the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney

  • Homily for Mass of the Third Sunday of Easter Year B + Day of the Unborn Child
    by cathcomms on April 14, 2024 at 12:00 pm

    עֲלֵיכֶם שָׁלוֹם Shalom aleichem. Εἰρήνη ὑμῖν Eirēnē humin. Pax vobiscum. Peace be with you. So Jesus greets His disciples in today’s Gospel (Lk 24:35-48) and His other post-resurrection appearances (Jn 20:19,21,26). It was, of course, His customary greeting, blessing and farewell... The post Homily for Mass of the Third Sunday of Easter Year B + Day of the Unborn Child appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • Archbishop Fisher: We recommit to the defence of life after horror Bondi attack
    by cathcomms on April 14, 2024 at 3:20 am

    Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP at St Mary’s Cathedral. Photo: Giovanni Portelli In the wake of the horrific knife attack on Saturday in Bondi Junction, Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP of Sydney has mourned the victims and recommitted the Archdiocese of Sydney to life, which “demands our reverence and protection, especially when most vulnerable.” The archbishop made The post Archbishop Fisher: We recommit to the defence of life after horror Bondi attack appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • Pope Francis expresses “spiritual closeness” with Sydney after Bondi knife attack
    by cathcomms on April 13, 2024 at 11:40 pm

    Emergency services are seen at Bondi Junction after multiple people were stabbed inside the Westfield Bondi Junction shopping centre in Sydney, Saturday, 13 April 2024. (AAP Image/Steven Saphore) Pope Francis has expressed his “spiritual closeness” with Australia after 40-year-old Joel Cauchi killed six people in a knife rampage at Bondi Junction Westfield on Saturday, with The post Pope Francis expresses “spiritual closeness” with Sydney after Bondi knife attack appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP’s Chrism Mass Homily: Liquid Gold
    by cathcomms on April 12, 2024 at 5:00 am

    Newly-consecrated Oil of the Sick, Oil of Catechumens (for baptisms) and Oil for Holy Chrism. Photo: Giovanni Portelli Liquid gold. Homer’s ancient name for olive oil[i] has made a comeback, following a surge in prices across the Mediterranean.[ii] Drought and a bacterial infection have seen global production fall this past year and the price of The post Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP’s Chrism Mass Homily: Liquid Gold appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • The Sisters of Life are coming to Sydney this month!
    by cathcomms on April 11, 2024 at 4:37 am

    Four members of the Sisters of Life, including two Aussie-born sisters, are visiting Sydney in April. Photo: Supplied The Sisters of Life are coming to Sydney this month to bring young adults their unique energy and insights from their life of prayer and mission. Sr Mary Grace SV, well-known to many Sydney Catholics as a The post The Sisters of Life are coming to Sydney this month! appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP’s Easter Sunday Homily: Holy Stone
    by cathcomms on April 2, 2024 at 5:40 am

    Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP greets the faithful outside of St Mary’s Cathedral on Easter Sunday morning. Photo: Giovanni Portelli It’s the holiest place on earth—the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem—and on entering it the first thing you see is the Stone of Unction, traditionally the slab upon which Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus The post Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP’s Easter Sunday Homily: Holy Stone appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • “HOLY STONE”: HOMILY FOR THE EASTER VIGIL IN THE HOLY NIGHT
    by cathcomms on March 30, 2024 at 10:00 am

    It’s the holiest place on earth—the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem—and on entering it the first thing you see is the Stone of Unction, traditionally the slab upon which Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus laid out the dead Jesus to embalm Him (Jn 19:39-40). Last year I was blessed to visit that place with Father Lewi... The post “HOLY STONE”: HOMILY FOR THE EASTER VIGIL IN THE HOLY NIGHT appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP’s Good Friday Homily: The Holy Lance
    by cathcomms on March 30, 2024 at 2:00 am

    Photo: Patrick Lee/The Good Thief The Holy Lance or Spear of Destiny is the one that pierced Jesus’ side in today’s Passion of St John (Jn chs 18 & 19 at 19:34). Like the Grail (or chalice) of the Last Supper, the Lance became the subject of various extrabiblical traditions, including the Arthurian legend. In The post Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP’s Good Friday Homily: The Holy Lance appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP’s Holy Thursday Homily: The Holy Grail
    by cathcomms on March 30, 2024 at 12:07 am

    Images by Giovanni Portelli Photography © 2024 The quest for the Holy Grail was part of the Arthurian legend that evolved in the Middle Ages, first in Celtic ballards and then French romances. In Chrétien de Troyes’ Perceval, the grail was a miraculous food salver, protected by the Fisher King. When Robert de Boron retold the The post Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP’s Holy Thursday Homily: The Holy Grail appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • “HOLY LANCE”: Homily for the Celebration of the Passion of Our Lord
    by cathcomms on March 29, 2024 at 10:00 am

    The Holy Lance or Spear of Destiny is the one that pierced Jesus’ side in today’s Passion of St John (Jn chs 18 & 19 at 19:34). Like the Grail (or chalice) of the Last Supper, the Lance became the subject of various extrabiblical traditions, including the Arthurian legend. In Chrétien de Troyes’ medieval poem Perceval, the Fisher King has keeping of both Lance and Grail... The post “HOLY LANCE”: Homily for the Celebration of the Passion of Our Lord appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.