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The Catholic Weekly

The Catholic Weekly is proudly Catholic, proudly counter-cultural, proudly in favour of life.

We strive to share our vision of the Church, the Lord and the life-changing possibilities of the Christian path with our readers, providing a degree of Catholic News clarity for complex times.

We offer news of the Church at every level – from the parish to the world. Now, we do so in print every week and on digital platforms including our website and through social media.

We also run catholicjobsonline.com.au, a national employment website.

The Catholic Weekly was first published in 1945, following on the heels of the defunct Australasian Chronicle and Freeman’s Journal.

Here at The Weekly we have confidence in the Catholic Church of the future, despite the at times humiliating failures and even betrayals of some of its members. We see things such as the remarkable effects of the papacy of Francis and the excitement and positivity of World Youth Day begun by St John Paul II.

This is what we want to share with our readers and the world. This is the journey we invite you to join us on.

Peter Rosengren
Sub Editor

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Meet The Team

Peter Rosengren

Sub Editor

Peter Rosengren is the editor of The Catholic Weekly.

Marilyn Rodrigues


Marilyn Rodrigues is a Sydney-based writer and mother of five. She blogs at marilynrodrigues.com

David Ryan


David Ryan is a graduate of Campion College Australia and journalist at The Catholic Weekly.

Benjamin Conolly


Benjamin Conolly is a Multimedia Journalist writing for the Catholic Weekly and the Archdiocese's Connect Newsletter. You can follow him on Twitter or Instagram @bjconolly .

Fr John Flader


Fr Flader is an American-born priest who arrived in Australia in 1968. A former director of the Catholic Adult Education Centre in Sydney, he has written Question Time for The Catholic Weekly since 2005. Submit your question here. Fr Flader blogs at fatherfladerblog.com.

Monica Doumit


Monica Doumit is the co-ordinator of catholictalk.com.au which provides clear, charitable and Catholic commentary on significant news items of the day.

Simcha Fisher


Simcha Fisher is the author of The Sinner's Guide to Natural Family Planning and blogs daily at simchafisher.com

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP


Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP is the ninth Archbishop of Sydney. He practised law before joining the Dominicans, and is one of the world's leading bioethicists.