Australian Catholics

Australian Catholics is Australia’s only national magazine written for Catholics of all ages, and from all walks of life. Launched in 1993, it is published four times a year - Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer - with separate editions for schools and parishes. Australian Catholics circulates with the official approval of the Catholic Church, but is editorially independent.

Australian Catholics engages readers from the first page, because its aim is to be entertaining, informative and relevant to the Catholic community. It clearly reflects the values and interests of its audience and has won awards for its content and layout from both the Australasian Catholic Press Association and the Australasian Religious Press Association. 

School teachers and schools, are also supported with the weekly Catholic Teacher e-newsletter and other online resources. Parishes across the country receive the Parish Life weekly e-newsletter, providing them with prayers and homilies for Sunday, and other spirituality and social justice resources.

One of the main focuses of the magazine in recent years has been to promote young writers. Through an internship program, students from Catholic high schools are given the opportunity to plan and edit one edition of Australian Catholics magazine each year.

The magazine’s Young Journalist Award attracts more than 1000 entries from across the country annually, and the magazine’s young writers community offers ongoing opportunities and support for dozens of young people aged 15 to 25.

The Editor

Michael McVeigh has been the editor of Australian Catholics magazine since 2005, and is also the senior editor at Jesuit Communications Australia, overseeing Eureka Street and Madonna magazine.

Outside of his work for Jesuit Communications, Michael has held positions on the Australian Catholic Media Council and the executive of the Australasian Catholic Press Association, as well as the Jesuits’ Asia Pacific communications group.