Monsignor Tony Doherty has been parish priest at Rose Bay in Sydney for 12 years. Before that he was Dean of St Mary’s Cathedral, which saw him oversee the erection of its spires in 2000 and also the visit of a pope. This followed decades of work in adult education. Throughout his 50-plus years as a priest, he has written and published widely in an effort to demystify religious language. He is a lover of good conversation, a passionate reader and swims daily in his beloved Sydney Harbour.