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 Development Fund.

Please direct any media enquiries or requests for interviews to the Communications Team on 0419 263 901.

25Dec 2014

Local community shows its faith in numbers over the Christmas season

The local community has come together once again to celebrate the festive season, attending Masses across the Diocese on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.   Vice Chancellor of Pastoral Ministrie…


18Dec 2014

Local Catholic schools among the top in the region for HSC results

184 students from the Maitland-Newcastle Diocese Secondary Schools have featured in this year’s Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) distinguished achievers list, each scoring…


16Dec 2014

Statement from Bishop Bill Wright on Sydney hostage situation

As we began our day today, we were greeted with the news that while the hostage situation in Sydney's Martin Place has been resolved early this morning, sadly two innocent people have lost their lives…


15Dec 2014

Bishop Bill to deliver Christmas message at Kurri Kurri this week

To mark the advent season and in preparation for the Christmas break, Bishop Bill Wright will be delivering his Christmas message to students and parishioners at Holy Spirit Primary School, Kurri Kurr…


03Dec 2014

New disability services legislation effective today

The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle and CatholicCare are on board for new disability services legislation which comes into effect from today.   Today Part 3C of the Ombudsman Act comes into effect, pr…


27Nov 2014

CatholicCare celebrates International Day of People with Disability

Wednesday 3rd December marks the 18th year the Australian Government has supported the International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) and this year CatholicCare will be celebrating the day in sty…


05Nov 2014

Reimagining the Upper Hunter

The Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle will be holding a special gathering for all parishioners of Upper Hunter parishes on Sunday 9 November from 10am – 3pm at St Joseph’s High School, Aberdeen. …


03Nov 2014

CatholicCare Hunter-Manning opens new office in Cardiff

CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning is pleased to announce the opening of a new office, based in Kelton Street Cardiff.   Expanding on the existing services offered throughout the Hunter and…


14Oct 2014

Bishop Bill Wright and Bishop Greg Thompson present the "Two Bishop's Dialogue"

In a time of heightened security concerns, how do Christians respond to the issues of terrorism, war and the domestic policies that turn around these matters?   Next Tuesday, 21st October Bishop Bil…


09Sep 2014

Local magazine Aurora wins top awards

The Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle’s monthly magazine, Aurora, has been awarded the Bishop Kennedy Memorial Award for Overall Excellence at this year’s Australasian Catholic Press Association…