MOST REVEREND ANTHONY FISHER OP
ARCHBISHOP OF SYDNEY.
Are we living in a Godless country? Though there are strong forces that would tell us the age of religion is past, Archbishop Anthony Fisher is not so sure… In his last two talks he suggested that, though we have both post-Christian and Christian strands in our society, neither is an appropriate term for contemporary Australia. In this final lecture, he will suggest the reality is the opposite: Christianity is yet to have its heyday, and so we are ‘pre-Christian’.
This presentation will conclude with closing remarks from Greg Sheridan AO- The Australian’s Foreign Editor and Author of ‘God is Good for You: A Defence of Christianity in Troubled Times’.
Archbishop Anthony Fisher completed his studies in Arts and Law at the University of Sydney and soon set off into the world of Corporate Law.
After practicing in a city firm in Sydney, the future Archbishop Fisher joined the Dominicans. He studied for the priesthood in Melbourne before further studies took him to Oxford where he received his Doctorate in Bioethics.
In his almost 15 years as a Bishop, his episcopal ministry has seen him serve first as Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney, including as the coordinator of World Youth Day 2008; Bishop of Parramatta and now as the ninth Archbishop of Sydney.
Archbishop Fisher is a prolific writer and through his letters, lectures, preaching and diocesan projects has addressed a range of questions and matters from the existence of God through to the contemporary challenges for life, marriage and family.
For a full biography of Archbishop Anthony Fisher please visit www.sydneycatholic.org