• HOMILY FOR PONTIFICAL MASS FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST KING OF THE UNIVERSE (YEAR A)
    by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP on November 21, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    Death, judgment, heaven and hell: there are the four last things. Purgatory is in there, too, as the anteroom to heaven. For weeks past and still to come we’ve been encouraged to think about death... The post HOMILY FOR PONTIFICAL MASS FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST KING OF THE UNIVERSE (YEAR A) appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • HOMILY FOR THE MASS OF ORDINATION TO THE DIACONATE OF RAYMOND HUNG
    by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP on November 18, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.” So said J. Robert Oppenheimer, ‘father of the atomic bomb’, upon seeing the destructive power he had unleashed when the first A-bomb was detonated in New Mexico 75 years ago. The post HOMILY FOR THE MASS OF ORDINATION TO THE DIACONATE OF RAYMOND HUNG appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • INTRODUCTION TO MASS OF CONFIRMATION
    by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP on November 17, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    What a time to be Confirmed! Tonight, our young people complete their initiation into the Christian life, membership of the Church, and the communion of saints. But we gather in the face of a word that’s been on almost everyone’s lips for months now, a word most of us never used and many not even have known until the beginning of this year: pandemic. The post INTRODUCTION TO MASS OF CONFIRMATION appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • HOMILY FOR THE MASS FOR 33RD SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A
    by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP on November 14, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    One of my Dominican brothers, long since gone to God, wasn’t great at picking his audience or occasion. He was legendary for preaching on contraception in nursing homes. He used also to promise to “give ‘em hell” at Christmas, as he thought (rather uncharitably), that it was the likely destination for those who attended only annually! The post HOMILY FOR THE MASS FOR 33RD SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • HOMILY FOR THE MASS FOR 32ND SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A
    by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP on November 8, 2020 at 4:58 am

    Death, be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so; For those whom thou think’st thou dost overthrow Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me. The post HOMILY FOR THE MASS FOR 32ND SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • HOMILY FOR MASS FOR ALL DECEASED BISHOPS, CLERGY AND RELIGIOUS
    by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP on November 4, 2020 at 5:07 am

    200 years ago Fathers John Joseph Therry and Philip Conolly arrived in Sydney as the first official Catholic chaplains to the colony. The post HOMILY FOR MASS FOR ALL DECEASED BISHOPS, CLERGY AND RELIGIOUS appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • HOMILY FOR THE MASS OF THE SOLEMNITY OF ALL SAINTS
    by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP on November 1, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    All Saints is not really the feast of all saints. It is not a celebration of those ‘living saints’ who are among us, transparent with God’s grace, demonstrating remarkable virtue. Nor is it a celebration of those becoming saints, whom St Paul dared call ‘saints’ already. No, All Saints is not about living saints. The post HOMILY FOR THE MASS OF THE SOLEMNITY OF ALL SAINTS appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • 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.