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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.

With its origins in The Freeman’s Journal established in 1850, The Catholic Weekly assists and serves the mission of the Church in the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney by disseminating news, information and comment and analysis of contemporary events and news in the light of Catholic faith.

It aims to inform, engage and inspire the lives of Catholics in Sydney and beyond, including families, parishes and other Eucharistic communities, reporting on the ways in which the Catholic faithful, communities and organisations make Jesus Christ known to the world, locally and abroad. The Catholic Weekly also seeks to raise and respond to issues and events that touch upon the faith of the Church and the common good.

Peter Rosengren

It takes a church to raise a priest

In his homily for the ordinations last weekend Archbishop Anthony Fisher encouraged young men discerning their vocation to consider priesthood for the Archdiocese of...
The French family at home with son Father Sam, at right and his brother Matthew, who entered the seminary in 2021. Photo: Supplied

Vocations all in the family

Awake, not woke

Meet The Team

Michael Kenny


Michael is Editor-in-Chief of The Catholic Weekly and a former senior journalist with SBS

Peter Rosengren


Peter is Editor of The Catholic Weekly and a former Editor of the Archdiocese of Perth publication, The Record

Marilyn Rodrigues


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

Debbie Cramsie


Debbie Cramsie is a journalist on the Catholic Weekly and the Connect publication sent to the Sydney Catholic Schools community each fortnight during school term. She is a former Production Editor with The Sunday Telegraph.

Adam Wesselinoff


Adam Wesselinoff is a postgraduate theology student and journalist for the Catholic Weekly. He is a former Opinion Editor on The Guardian

Monica Doumit


Monica is the Director of Public Policy and Engagement with the Archdiocese of Sydney

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.

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.

Simcha Fisher


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