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Speaking Truth in Charity: What Can We Expect from the Archbishop-Elect of Sydney?
Last edited 22nd September 2014

"In the midst of an unprecedented examination of the inner dysfunction of the Catholic Church's response to clergy sex abuse, survivors' groups have stated that Fisher should expect no honeymoon. They are fed up with apologies; they want to see action. Not just policies of prevention, but root and branch reform of the very culture of the institution."

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Archbishop-elect of Sydney, Most Reverend Anthony Fisher Address at Press Conference
Last edited 19th September 2014

"I am deeply honoured by this appointment and by Pope Francis' expression of confidence in me, it is very exciting to return to my home diocese." said Archbishop-elect Anthony Fisher.

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A Conversation with Sydney’s New Archbishop - News.va
Last edited 19th September 2014

It’s only been one week since the 54 year old bishop of Paramatta, Australia, Anthony Fisher OP received a visit from Apostolic Nuncio who informed him that the Pope was appointing him to lead the nations’ ‘Mother Church’, the Archdiocese of Sydney.

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Sydney Father & Daughter Tackle Mt Kilimanjaro to Raise $26,000 for Caritas
Last edited 17th September 2014

For the past nine months Sydney father and daughter, Peter and Erin Crawford have been in training in preparation for next week's 5,895 metre climb to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro. Erin and her father Peter will fly out this Sunday, 21 September for Tanzania along with 10 other Australian adventurers to participate in the Caritas Ks Kilimanjaro 2014 fundraiser.

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Search on for Bone Marrow Donor to Save Life of Catholic Mother
Last edited 15th September 2014

An appeal has been launched to find a bone marrow donor for a Catholic mother from Brighton. Nikki Breaterman, a 45-year-old mother of two, suffers from acute myeloid leukaemia. Her condition is life-threatening and because she has a rare genetic make up, being Irish-European and Burmese, her best hope of survival is to find a perfect ’10:10? genetic donor. Nikki and her husband’s two children are aged seven and four.

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Iraqi Christian: ‘ISIS?Terrorist Held a Sword to My Throat but I Refused to Convert’
Last edited 11th September 2014

An Iraqi Christian woman described this week how she defied ISIS terrorists who put a sword to her throat and told her to either convert to Islam or lose her head. With the blade at her neck, she replied that she would rather die than give up her Christian faith. But instead of decapitating her, the Islamists – many of whom she described as foreigners with long beards – robbed her of all her possessions before eventually driving her from Qaraqosh.

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NSWCCJ Words of Commemoration for the life of Archbishop Edward Bede Clancy
Last edited 11th September 2014

It is with sadness and great reverence that the NSW Council of Christians and Jews acknowledges the life of NSW Archbishop Edward Bede Clancy, OAM, the “peoples’ Pastor”, who has passed away at the age of 90.


A Testimony from a Recovering Gambler
Last edited 9th September 2014

This testimony was shared with permission the person prefers to remain anonymous.


Three Nuns Killed in Burundi. Pope Sends His Condolences
Last edited 9th September 2014

Pope Francis sent his condolences to the friends and families of three missionary nuns who were killed in Burundi. The bodies of 79 year old Sister Bernadetta Bogiann, 75 year old Lucia Pulici and 82 year old Sister Olga Raschietti were found over the weekend. They were reportedly raped and one of them was beheaded.


Catholics Mourn Leading Pro-Life MP Jim Dobbin
Last edited 7th September 2014

Catholics in England are mourning the leading pro-life MP Jim Dobbin, who has died aged 73. The Labour MP for Heywood and Middleton in Greater Manchester died during a visit to Poland organised by the Council of Europe. Mr Dobbin was co-chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Pro-Life Group and was awarded a papal knighthood by Benedict XVI in 2008. He had served as an MP since 1997.


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