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  • HOMILY FOR MASS FOR 5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR B
    by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP on May 1, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    You hear it everywhere. In Ancient Rome they said ‘Operibus credite, et non verbis’ (‘Trust in deeds, not in words’) – a slogan adorning Palermo cathedral to this day. The post HOMILY FOR MASS FOR 5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR B appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • HOMILY FOR MASS OF 4TH SUNDAY OF EASTER B + ANZAC DAY + – CLOSE OF 40 HOURS FOR VOCATIONS
    by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP on April 24, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    ANZACs. We probably think immediately of heroic young men rushing into battle, fighting for King and country, and dying beside their mates – all the while starring in the foundation myth of our nation. The post HOMILY FOR MASS OF 4TH SUNDAY OF EASTER B + ANZAC DAY + – CLOSE OF 40 HOURS FOR VOCATIONS appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • HOMILY FOR VIGIL MASS OF ANZAC DAY
    by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP on April 24, 2021 at 3:23 am

    Myth. We often use the term to mean some supposed ‘fact’ or version of events that is untrue but commonly believed. We might think of the ‘urban myths’ that using a mobile phone near a petrol pump risks blowing up the petrol station,[i] or using one on a plane will interfere with the navigation instruments. The post HOMILY FOR VIGIL MASS OF ANZAC DAY appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • HOMILY FOR THE PONTIFICAL MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL FOR REV. MICHAEL MC CARTHY
    by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP on April 19, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    Euthanasia is back on the agenda in New South Wales with the independents tightening the screws on the Premier to allow a Bill to be debated soon. We must be prepared. The post HOMILY FOR THE PONTIFICAL MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL FOR REV. MICHAEL MC CARTHY appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • INTRODUCTION TO FUNERAL MASS FOR EDWARD IDRIS CARDINAL CASSIDY
    by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP on April 19, 2021 at 2:12 am

    Welcome to this Solemn Pontifical Funeral Mass for Cardinal Edward Idris Cassidy, Companion of the Order of Australia, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, President Emeritus of the Commission of the Holy See for Religious Relations with the Jews The post INTRODUCTION TO FUNERAL MASS FOR EDWARD IDRIS CARDINAL CASSIDY appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • HOMILY FOR MASS OF 3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER B + INSTALLATION OF FR JOHN KNIGHT
    by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP on April 17, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    There’s an early Peanuts comic in which Charlie Brown’s self-appointed life-coach, Violet, tells Charlie in no uncertain terms that “Sooner or later, there’s one thing you’re going to have to learn: You reap what you sow! You get out of life exactly what you put into it! No more and no less!” The post HOMILY FOR MASS OF 3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER B + INSTALLATION OF FR JOHN KNIGHT appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • HOMILY FOR THE STATE FUNERAL AND PONTIFICAL SERVICE OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL FOR CARLA MARIA ZAMPATTI AC OMRI
    by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP on April 15, 2021 at 5:36 am

    Throughout history Death has often been portrayed as a someone, more than just a something. . Anubis and Osiris were the Egyptian gods of death, Thanatos and Hades for the Greeks, Pluto and Proserpina to the Romans. The post HOMILY FOR THE STATE FUNERAL AND PONTIFICAL SERVICE OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL FOR CARLA MARIA ZAMPATTI AC OMRI appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • IFTAR DINNER 2021
    by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP on April 14, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    Welcome to the eleventh Iftar ‘breakfast’ hosted by the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney. It is with great joy that I’m able to welcome you all back to my place tonight, after a year of forced separation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We were especially conscious of the hardship the COVID-safety restrictions imposed upon our Muslim brothers and sisters during last year’s Ramadan. The post IFTAR DINNER 2021 appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • CRISIS IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD: A THREE-PART HOMILY FOR THE TRIDUUM. III. CRISIS OF LOVE FOR HUMANITY
    by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP on April 4, 2021 at 9:47 am

    It’s the greatest story ever told: the story of God and man. Above all it’s a love story. God, as St Catherine of Siena put it, was pazzo d’amore, insane with love for us, from all eternity, even before we were made. The post CRISIS IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD: A THREE-PART HOMILY FOR THE TRIDUUM. III. CRISIS OF LOVE FOR HUMANITY appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • CRISIS IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD: A THREE-PART HOMILY FOR THE TRIDUUM. II. CRISIS OF HOPE FOR JESUS
    by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP on April 2, 2021 at 9:44 am

    Life can be a bitter cup and Jesus knew He must drink it. In St John’s Passion (Jn 18:1-19:42) we saw betrayal and arrest, scourging and mockery, kangaroo court and terrible verdict. The post CRISIS IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD: A THREE-PART HOMILY FOR THE TRIDUUM. II. CRISIS OF HOPE FOR JESUS appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.