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.
REMEMBERING DEDICATING HOPING
Acknowledgement of the first anniversary of the dedication of the Memorial to the victims and survivors of historical child sexual abuse at Marist Brothers High School Ha…
DETAILED COMMUNICATION IN SUPPORT OF BISHOP BILL WRIGHT’S OPEN LETTER TO THE PEOPLE OF THE DIOCESE IN PREPARATION FOR THE AIRING OF THE ABC DOCUMENTARY REVELATION
The details set out below are writte…
Please CLICK HERE to view the open letter from Bishop Bill Wright to the People of the Diocese.
When first asked about the calls for a Royal Commission into the history of Child Sexual Abuse in this diocese, I said that I would welcome a public inquiry. I believed that only an investigation by c…
The Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle’s commitment to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults will reach new levels from today, with its existing agency Zimmerman Services upgrad…
The Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is one step closer to delivering high school education in Port Stephens, with its development application for Catherine McAuley Catholic College now approved…
In December 2018 Cardinal George Pell was convicted for the sexual abuse of two choirboys at St Patrick’s Cathedral in 1996 and 1997. It was the second trial, after the first trial’s jury failed to re…
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…