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