The Record is Australia’s oldest weekly publication, established in 1874. Published in two formats, The eRecord and The Record Magazine, it reports on news of the parish, the nation and the world with a special focus on the life of the Catholic Church in Perth and Western Australia. The eRecord is available weekly via email and The Record Magazine is available from Catholic churches in Perth or by subscription. Our readers expand across WA schools, hospitals, universities in the Archdiocese of Perth.
Our mission is to provide news, features and perspectives from and for the Catholic community of Perth and Western Australia. Our coverage seeks to reflect the needs and interests of the Church – local, national and international – in a complete and authentic manner, reflecting always the gospel of truth and hope, and the voice of Christ in his universal Church.
The Record also seeks to promote awareness and understanding of vocation – God’s particular call to each of us to live and become what we were created to be. There are many such vocations – marriage and family life, priesthood, religious life or being single – with the first and universal vocation being to holiness, as described by the Fathers of the Church in Lumen Gentium.
The Record occasionally brings out special editions focusing on themes of interest and importance to our readers and the community. Past special editions have focused the death and election of popes, canonisation, vocations, major news events and corporate works of mercy.