Mary MacKillop 'An inspiration for every Australian'

11/10/2010

Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP
Bishop of Parramatta, Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP.
The Bishop of Parramatta, Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, has told this morning's Daily Telegraph that Mary MacKillop's Canonisation is cause for all Australians to celebrate.

"To be recognised as a saint you have to be more than popular. The church has to be persuaded that you are now with God and that God wants others to befriend you, to seek your help and to imitate you," Bishop Anthony says.

"Contemporary Australia still needs its heroes. Mary MacKillop is a hero. Her passion for education, for the future of young people, for justice for Aboriginal Australians and the poor, is something we all can celebrate."

Read full story in today's Daily Telegraph


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