Little family, big job

This is my column recently published in The Catholic Weekly.   In his first official homily as the new Archbishop of Sydney, Archbishop Anthony Fisher certainly painted an inspiring 20-year vision for the Catholic Church in Sydney (which should benefit the whole city). In part, he said that he hoped by the time he retired…

Our children will remember how we responded to these tense times

  Image by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.   It seemed a long wait to find out who would replace Cardinal George Pell as the Archbishop of Sydney, but the timing of the happy announcement was providential, coming as it did at the end of a tense day for our city and country. The day…

A new Archbishop for Sydney’s Catholics, my story on CRADIO, and something funny

Pope Francis has appointed a new Archbishop of Sydney, Archbishop-elect Anthony Fisher. This photo taken on another occasion at St Mary’s Cathedral a while ago captures the man perfectly. He has a great intellect and a great heart for God and for people. And he’s funny. He once began a homily with that quote about pretzels from Seinfield, remember it? “These…