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 on 0419 263 901.
The Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Steven Lemos as Head of Catholic Schools.
Mr Lemos has more than 30 years of local and international experience…
Following a period of consultation, the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle announced a new organisational structure for its Catholic Schools administration, with the aim to better support schools…
The Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle today announced the outcomes of a review of its Catholic Schools Office (CSO); the CSO is the agency of the Diocese responsible for the leadership, operation…
After 46 years with the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, Gerard Mowbray will retire as Director of Catholic Schools in December 2022.
Sean Scanlon, Chief Executive Officer of the Diocese, has thanked r…
CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning (‘CatholicCare’) has been impacted by a cyberattack on CTARS, the provider used by CatholicCare to store information, including contact and personal details…
Following the death of Bishop Bill Wright, Fr Greg Barker has been appointed the Diocesan Administrator.
Fr Greg was appointed by the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle’s College of Consultors, t…
Bishop William (Bill) Wright died today, Saturday 13 November, in Maitland Hospital having succumbed to lung cancer at the age of 69.
Bishop Bill announced his ill health and confirmed he had submit…
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Recent times have involved many difficulties for people in our region and across New South Wales and beyond. In such times, it is the duty of a bishop to be pres…
In September 2017, following Lina’s Project, I spoke about consulting with survivors and the community about a permanent memorial in the grounds of Sacred Heart Cathedral. That consultation has been…
I was saddened to learn of the death of Archbishop Emeritus Philip Wilson on Sunday afternoon. Although he had been very unwell in recent years, his death was sudden and unexpected. I first met Philip…