Press releases and statements

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.

 

Hunter community invited to the launch of Project Compassion on Shrove Tuesday

Hunter community invited to the launch of Project Compassion on Shrove Tuesday

Bishop Bill's 2012 Christmas Message

Bishop Bill's 2012 Christmas Message

The Pope may be on Twitter, but Bishop Bill Wright of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is this year sharing his thoughts about the Christmas season with the local community via a video message on YouTube.

Holy Relic of St Francis coming to the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle

Holy Relic of St Francis coming to the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle

A treasured holy relic of St Francis Xavier will arrive at Sacred Heart Cathedral Hamilton at 11.30am Friday 23 November before making its way to St Francis Xavier Churches at Abermain and Belmont on Saturday 24 November.

Statement from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference

Statement from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference

Bishops' response to the announcement of a Royal Commission into child sexual abuse

Statement from Bishop Bill Wright Re: Fr Terry Sylvester

Statement from Bishop Bill Wright Re: Fr Terry Sylvester

Statement from Bishop Bill Wright Re: Allegations made by Peter Fox in the Newcastle Herald

Statement from Bishop Bill Wright Re: Allegations made by Peter Fox in the Newcastle Herald

British Child Migrant 60th Reunion

British Child Migrant 60th Reunion

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

Invitation to attend a public meeting

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?'

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