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 Community Fund.

Please direct any media enquiries or requests for interviews to the Communications Team via email: 

09Sep 2015

Catholic Diocese Plays its Part in Protecting Children for National Child Protection Week

Hundreds of white balloons will be displayed across the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle's 56 Catholic schools, its central offices on Hunter Street, Newcastle West and Sacred Heart Cathedral this Thursd…


06Aug 2015

CatholicCare Social Services offers brighter future for Gloucester

This Tuesday 11 August, CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning will officially open a new office at 47 King Street, in the heart of Gloucester.  Bishop Bill Wright will join staff and clients of…


14Jul 2015

Diocese announces development of new schools and significant growth in Catholic education

The Catholic Schools Office in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is pleased to announce that it will build two new high schools and extend two existing high schools, one of the single biggest developm…


05Jun 2015

Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle responds to World Environment Day with energy forum

The Social Justice Council of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle will, on Wednesday 10 June, host the public forum Transitioning to Renewable Energy at St Pius X High School, Adamstown from 6pm.   This…


02Jun 2015

Catholic High Schools to rock Civic Theatre during DioSounds showcase

This Thursday 4 June at 6.30pm, more than 450 school students representing eleven Catholic High Schools in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle will take part in the annual DioSounds music festival at th…


01May 2015

Senator to officially open multi-million-dollar Newcastle Catholic Schools Trade Training Centre

On Tuesday 5 May at 9.30am, Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO will officially open the multi-million-dollar Newcastle Catholic Schools Trade Training Centre (TTC) at St Francis Xavier's College Hami…


14Apr 2015

Penola House to rename, provide increased support services to refugees

The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle will enhance its commitment to providing support services to refugees and their families this month by expanding the services of its mission and outreach arm, Penola…


30Mar 2015

An Easter message from Bishop Bill Wright (1)

Please see below the 2015 Easter message from Bishop Bill Wright of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. A media opportunity is also available (see details beneath message).   "Easter is the so…


17Mar 2015

Statement from Bishop Bill Wright on Archbishop Philip Wilson

Today 17 March 2015, the NSW Police have issued the Archbishop of Adelaide, Philip Wilson with a future court attendance notice to face a single charge of concealing a serious indictable offence.   Th…


03Mar 2015

Brand new school for Maitland region to be officially opened next Monday

The Hunter's newest school, St Aloysius Primary School in Chisholm, will be blessed by the Bishop of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, Bill Wright and officially opened by the Hon. Bob Baldwin MP, on…