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.
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
I know that you are dismayed every time there is a charge, a trial or a conviction related to the history ofchild sexual abuse in this diocese. Quite rightly your hearts go…
Archbishop Phillip Wilson grew up in the Catholic community of Maitland-Newcastle Diocese and was a priest of the diocese from his ordination in 1975 until his appointment as Bishop of Wollongong in 1…
As Bishop of Maitland-Newcastle, I have listened to people’s agonising stories of how they were abused as children by clergy, religious, teachers and others in the church. For those children, their ab…
‘As a community, we have all been affected by the insidious horror of child sexual abuse, and I apologise to the whole community across the Newcastle, Hunter and Manning regions.
We will continue in o…
Orange Sky will launch a mobile laundry van in the Newcastle region on Thursday in partnership with the Development and Relief Agency (DARA).
Providing free washing and drying for people doin…
A talented collection of 130 actors, dancers, vocalists and musicians from primary and secondary schools in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle will perform in Artistic Director Anna Kerrigan’s latest w…
Helping young people get a job and establish their own independence is behind a partnership between CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning and WEA Hunter.
CatholicCare is working with the team a…
'This morning we learned the news that Victoria Police have charged Cardinal George Pell with historical sex offences. As a community, we must allow the judicial system to do its job, promote due proc…
In its eleventh year, over 500 students from the 11 secondary Catholic schools across the Hunter, will take to the Civic Theatre stage this Thursday for the annual diocesan musical showcase, Diosounds…
Following it's opening in late 2016, the CatholicCare Taree Community Kitchen has continued to provide fresh home cooked meals five days a week to the people of the local community.
Now, in partnershi…