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Encyclopedia > Anthony Fisher

Anthony Fisher OP (born 10 March 1960, Mater Hospital, Crows Nest) is an Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Sydney and Titular Bishop of Buruni[1]. A Dominican since 1985, he was the foundation Director of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, Melbourne. The Dominican Order, (its formal name, Ordo praedicatorum or the Order of Preachers, is less common in English; in England and some other countries the Dominicans are referred to as Blackfriars on account of the black cowl or cloak they wear over their white habits. ... The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital (commonly known as Mater Hospital) is a major teaching hospital, based at Eccles Street, Phibsboro, on the northside of Dublin, Ireland. ... Crows Nest is a suburb approximately five kilometres north of downtown Sydney, New South Wales, on the lower North Shore. ... An auxiliary bishop, in the Roman Catholic Church, is an additional bishop assigned to a diocese because the diocesan bishop is unable to perform his functions, the diocese is so extensive that it requires more than one bishop to administer, or the diocese is attached to a royal or imperial... In some Christian churches, the diocese is an administrative territorial unit governed by a bishop, sometimes also referred to as a bishopric or episcopal see, though more often the term episcopal see means the office held by the bishop. ... The Sydney Opera House is one of the most iconic landmarks in the world, and since its opening it has become an international symbol of Sydney Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia. ... Bishop Richard Pates, current auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and the Titular Bishop of Suacia. ...

A scholar, he was dux of St Ignatius' College, Riverview, before attaining degrees in law, philosophy, theology, history (honours) and a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford. He was ordained bishop on the feast of St Gregory the Great, 3 September, 2003. He was drawn to join the Dominicans by its "great intellectual tradition and apostolate; an order with the motto Veritas, Truth"[2]. Saint Ignatius College, Riverview is a Roman Catholic day school and boarding school for boys, aged between 10 - 18 years. ... The University of Oxford (often called Oxford University), located in the city of Oxford, England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... Saint Gregory I, or Gregory the Great (called the Dialogist in Eastern Orthodoxy) (circa 540 - March 12, 604) was pope of the Catholic Church from September 3, 590 until his death. ...

At 45 he is the youngest Roman Catholic bishop in Australia. He has been appointed to co-ordinate World Youth Day 2008 in Sydney[3]. The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... The 21st World Youth Day 2008 will take place in Homebush, Sydney, Australia. ...


  1. ^ "Catholic Hierarchy: Fisher" — Bishop Anthony Fisher (retrieved 06 June 2006)
  2. ^ "Dominican Vocations: Province of the Assumption" — Bishop Anthony Fisher O.P. (retrieved 11 June 2006)
  3. ^ "Archdiocese of Sydney - Our People" — Bishop Anthony Fisher O.P.(retrieved 11 June 2006)



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