The latest statements and media releases from the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle are listed below including those from the Catholic Schools Office, CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning and the Catholic Development Fund.
Please direct any media enquiries or requests for interviews to the Communications Team.
British Child Migrant 60th Reunion
18 OCTOBER 2012
Almost half of the 31 child migrants who arrived at Mayfield's Murray Dwyer Orphanage in 1952, will unite for their 60th reunion at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton.
Invitation to attend a public meeting
13 SEPTEMBER 2012
In Bishop Bill's absence, Vicar General of the diocese, Fr Barry Tunks responds to the Hon. David Shoebridge's invitation to attend a public meeting titled 'Is there a need for a Royal Commission into sexual abuse in religious and other institutions?'
National Child Protection Week
05 SEPTEMBER 2012
Hundreds of white balloons will be displayed across 55 Catholic schools, Sacred Heart Cathedral and the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle's head office to raise awareness of National Child Protection Week 2012.
New 570 seat theatre opens to showcase ASPIRE
14 AUGUST 2012
The show must go on! From devastating fire to ‘Factory’ fireworks - St Pius X High School, Adamstown opens 570 seat theatre to showcase the inaugural ASPIRE performance.
Launch of a new cyber-safety website
06 AUGUST 2012
The launch of a new cyber safety website aims to be a one stop access point for Newcastle and Hunter parents and children.
A response to calls for a Royal Commission
26 JULY 2012
A statement from Bishop Bill Wright in regards to the growing calls for a Royal Commission into the church's handling of sexual assault matters.
Foster Care services to increase in the Hunter
11 JULY 2012
NSW Government's Out-of-Home-Care reform to see improved services and outcomes for young people in foster care from Newcastle and the Hunter.
Bishop Bill's 2012 Easter Message
04 APRIL 2012
Bishop Bill Wright will spend his first Easter in the diocese as Bishop this year, and shares an Easter Message with the community.