The 'Australasian Catholic Record' seeks to be a forum for the discussion of contemporary issues at the interface of Christian faith and society and culture in Australia and New Zealand. This aim is realised in the publication of articles across several disciplines, including Australian church history, theology, ethics, pastoral care, mission, spirituality and education. Contributors are people highly qualified in their own field of enquiry. For the most part they are local people who are scholars or professionals in one or other aspect of church life in Australasia. In this way the journal provides an outlet for current local scholarship.