Having studied a double degree in Law and Arts (majoring in journalism), Fiona Basile began her professional journalism career at The Geelong Advertiser daily newspaper. While working as a cadet journalist, her interest and love of photography was sparked and she decided to study at the International College for Professional Photography. In the past 16 years Fiona’s writing and photography has featured in The Geelong Advertiser, The Education Times, Australian Catholics and Kairos Catholic Journal. As well as her freelance work, Fiona works part time as a photojournalist in the Media and Communications office of the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne.

For examples of Fiona’s editorial work, click on any of the links below:



Providing a pit stop for those in need, Cabrini Linen Services

Camberwell’s Montemartre, Our Lady Help of Victories Camberwell

A well-built country church, St Bernard’s Bacchus Marsh

The spirit of Pugin, St John’s Clifton Hill

Aboriginal Carbon Fund, Providing a Sustainable Livelihood

Breathing New Life into the Russian Catholic Church

Encountering Christ with the beautiful and vibrant Dominican Sisters of St Cecelia

CEO John Hurren farewells Catholic Development Fund

Inspired by medieval Spain, St Monica’s Moonee Ponds

In the spirit of St Francis of Assisi, Capuchin Friars outreach in South Melbourne

Building bridges between Ethiopia and Australia, Cardinal Berhaneyesus Souraphiel

Cultures inside cultures, ACU’s Prof Nasir Butrous

Closing the door after 25 years, Aboriginal Catholic Ministry’s Vicki Clark

Finding friends at home, L’Arche Melbourne

High achievement, Holy Rosary Kensington

A widescreen vision; priest, teacher, author, lecturer, Peter Malone MSC

Catholic Communicators, Bringing Christ’s voice to the digital continent

Ever at the heart of healthcare, Cabrini Health

Light from above, St Agnes’ Highett

Melbourne’s First Suburban Parish, Ss Peter and Paul South Melbourne

Legacy of Sr Dr Mary Glowrey JMJ lives on in Melbourne

Left to tell, artefacts from the Great War

Time to give, personal reflections on the death penalty

Bayside landmark, St Brigid’s Mordialloc

One of Australia’s first sculptors, Leopoldine Mimovich

The spire on the hill, St Ignatius’ Richmond

Sports physician, Dr Peter Larkin

Built for a post-war parish, Our Lady of the Nativity West Essendon


The cathedral of the north, St Mary’s Seymour

Associate professor of Law at George Mason Univeristy in Washington DC, USA, Dr Helen Alvare

Larmenier school comes up to the behaviour challenge

A fine work of restoration, St Augustine’s Yarraville

Film and television producer Mark Ruse

Family, food and football with Frank DiMattina

Tomasa Morales has been a refugee twice in her lifetime and now works for CatholicCare in Dandenong

Accomplished iconographer, Geoffrey Horgan QC

The Caroline Chisholm Society supporting mothers in Melbourne

Hidden acts of kindness, letters of Sr Dr Mary Glowrey JMJ


Award-winning author and leadership speaker from the United States, Chris Lowney

Attorney, Founder and President of Women’s Right’s Without Frontiers, Reggie Littlejohn

British Author Joanna Bogle

One of Australia’s most eminent medical researchers, Professor Jack Martin AO

She’s female, young and a theologian interested in street art, Dr Maureen O’Connell

Time out with ACU’s young Theologian Dr Joel Hodge

Legendary photographer John Casamento, ‘Through the Lens of Faith’.

United States Professor of Law and Bioethicist Mary Ann Glendon, ‘Bringing Catholic Social Principles to Life’.

St Mary’s of East St Kilda, ‘A Master of Space’.


Fiona’s favourite issue of Kairos Catholic Journal for 2011 is Issue 15, featuring Tiwi Island’s Aunty Marjorie Liddie (pages 10 & 11), Sr Margaret Flynn IVBM (pages 16 & 17) and the Pilgrim Project (pages 20 & 21).