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The Right Rev Mathew Quinn started the Catholic Diocese of Bathurst weekly newspaper The Record in July 1877 which ran until December 1899. A fire in the printery halted production, with a number of issues printed in the late 1920’s.

Bishop Thomas founded the Catholic Observer in July 1967 which continued in newspaper form until December 2010 when it became a quarterly magazine.

Have a read of the latest issue here.

Our cover is ‘Ascension’ by Ruixi Zhang a Year 10 student at St Raphael’s Catholic School, Cowra. Ruixi was awarded The Catholic Observer Prize as part of the 2022 Holy week and Easter Art Exhibtion. See more here.