What is a decree?

A decree is the way the Bishop or a person with executive power in the Church communicates a decision. By using this formal process the decision can be announced and anyone who is aggrieved by the decree can take recourse utilising canons 1732-1739. In this manner the rights of individuals, communities, and the author of the decree are exercised and protected.

Open Decrees

There are currently no open decrees issued by the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.

Finalised Decrees