Bishop Anthony Fisher Teaches Moral Theology at Notre Dame

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Media Release

Publication Date

Spring 22-10-2009

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame, Sydney Campus

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Last week Most Reverend Professor Anthony Fisher OP became the latest of our Notre Dame staff to contribute an intensive Unit to the highly successful MA (Theological Studies) course here at The University of Notre Dame Australia Sydney campus.

Bishop Anthony taught, six hours a day, Monday to Friday, in order to maximize the opportunity for a large number of school teachers to join the class during their school break. Over 60 attended the Unit of foundational moral theology.

Very few bishops anywhere maintain academic teaching careers in the midst of their many other duties. As well as coordinating World Youth Day 2008, Bishop Anthony has maintained his connection with Notre Dame through teaching, preaching, celebrating mass, and later this week he will perform the official opening of the Centre for Faith, Ethics and Society.

Commenting on the week, Bishop Anthony said “teaching 30 hours in one week has its challenges, but the students were terrific and the opportunity to present the contemporary field of moral theology on the Darlinghurst Campus is something I very much welcome.”

Student Daryl Castellino enjoyed Bishop Fisher’s class, "It was amazing to have Bishop Fisher teach us the unit on Moral Theology. It’s not often you are taught by someone who is a leader in their field; everyday was so insightful, I was hanging onto every word!”

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