- Mar 27, 2020
Despite the fact that an estimated 5 percent of the Australian population is of aboriginal descent, in the two centuries the Catholic Church has been present on the continent, there have been few indigenous vocations to the priesthood. According to Sydney’s archbishop, this presents some similarities with the realities of the Amazon region.
Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney spoke to Crux about the CDF, synods, and the ongoing bush fires in Australia.
A six-person committee charged with reviewing church governance and management is expected to present Australia’s bishops with a plan to overhaul the management of the Church in the country.
As casualties and damages in Australia mount as the country continues to burn, Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney has said Catholic Church is among the front-runners in relief efforts.
St. John Henry Newman’s insights into the function and meaning of conscience “could not be more timely” given widespread moral confusion in the Western world, said Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher.
The Australian government is preparing to introduce the country’s first religious freedom laws, but some senior Catholic clerics are concerned they may not go far enough.