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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 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 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
Editor

An early Christmas for seafarers in Sydney

Seafarers on three ships docked at Port Botany received some early Christmas cheer from the Apostleship of the Sea ministry.

Meet The Team

Peter Rosengren

Editor

Peter Rosengren is the editor of The Catholic Weekly.

Catherine Sheehan

Journalist

Catholic Weekly journalist Catherine Sheehan is an experienced writer who has previously worked for Melbourne Catholic and Kairos.

Marilyn Rodrigues

Journalist

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

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP

Coloumist

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.

Fr John Flader

Coloumist

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

Coloumist

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

Mark Shea

Coloumist

Mark Shea is an American author, blogger and all round Catholic savant whose writings have sometimes gotten him into trouble, but for all the right reasons. He blogs at Catholic and Enjoying It.

Simcha Fisher

Coloumist

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