In the lead up to the Royal Commission's two-week visit to Perth, Archbishop Costelloe has written to the entire Catholic community expressing profound sorrow for the past and a promise to make matters different in the future.
The Sunday Times approached Archbishop Costelloe's office wishing to know the steps he had taken to make the Catholic Church a safer place for children since issuing a letter of apology in December 2013. A full transcript of the comment is here.
Fewer seasons in the Church's calendar bring together a tidal wave of clergy and laity of any town and city like Easter. Perth is no different with the cathedral and parishes overflowing as we remember Jesus' passion, death and resurrection.
St Mary's Cathedral was standing-room only again as the Catholic community gathered to celebrate the annual Mass of Chrism. The main theme of Archbishop Costelloe's homily was that Jesus cannot and does not fail those of us who fail Him.
Following a guilty plea delivered by Fr Patrick Holmes OSCam at Perth Magistrates Court this morning, Archbishop Timothy Costelloe made the following public statement...
With much attention on Perth regarding the search of missing Malaysian Airways flight MH370, St Mary's Cathedral has provided a place for the general public to come to pray and reflect for all involved in this recent tragedy.
on 21st March, Crispin Witika was ordained priest in St Mary's Cathedral by Archbishop Timothy Costelloe before a crowd of great witnesses.
Members and friends of the Irish community in Perth gathered to fill St Mary's Cathedral for the annual celebration of the life and witness of St Patrick.
St Mary's Cathedral was ablaze with song and expectation as over 200 people presented themselves before Archbishop Costelloe to be accepted into the Catholic Church through the Rite of Election.
Project Compassion 2014 was launched by Bishop Sproxton at a Mass on Sunday 2nd March, with Archdiocesan staff and friends flipping pancakes to raise vital funds for global projects that help those most vulnerable to extreme poverty and injustice.
After 19 years of service to two Archbishops, Jane Pilkington waves goodbye to the important role she has played as Archbishop's Secretary and embraces retirement to a flurry of gratitude and honours.
Archbishop Costelloe awarded the 2013 BJ Hickey 2013 Biblical Scholarships to some of the recipients at a morning tea in the Cathedral Presbytery on Friday 20 December in the presence of Archbishop Emeritus Barry James Hickey and other guests.
Read or watch Archbishop Costelloe's Christmas Message to the Catholic community of Perth in which he speaks of our call to help to "heal wounds" and to "warm hearts"...
Archbishop Costelloe SDB was joined by the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Bishop Sproxton and about 100 clergy and over a thousand religious and laity in St Mary's Cathedral on Monday 9 December to celebrate the Archdiocese's Centenary.
As the Royal Commission focusses on the Catholic Church's role in dealing with child sexual abuse, Archbishop Costelloe writes to the Catholic community and society at large about failures and the future.
On behalf of the entire Catholic community, the Truth Justice Healing Council has released a COMMITMENT STATEMENT outlining the Catholic Church's commitment to repair past wrongs, to listen to victims, put their needs first, and ensure a safer future for
Archbishop Costelloe presided at the start of the Novena to the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary in St Mary's Cathedral on Sunday evening.
Praying the Scriptures in Advent! Popular Lectio Divina reflections released as App by the Broken Bay Diocese
The jubilees of nine priests serving in Western Australia were celebrated at the annual St Charles Day Clergy Mass and Dinner on 4 November.
"Reaching out to people in need in practical and life-changing ways is an essential part of our Christian faith" said Archbishop Costelloe SDB at the official launch of the 2013 Christimas Appeal for LifeLink.
The Christmas Season came early to St Mary's Cathedral with the singing of the Messiah on the eve of All Saints.
Excusing himself of the pun, Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB observed that the retiring Editor of The Record, Mr Peter Rosengren, was leaving the paper with an "extraordinary record!"
Deacon Brennan Sia was Ordained to the Priesthood on Friday 27 September by Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB.
Archbishop Patrick Joseph Clune CSsR DD, following the exhumation of his mortal remains from Karrakatta Cemetery in May this year, was reinterred last night in the crypt of St Mary's Cathedral, Perth.
Archbishop Costelloe has invited the Catholics of the Archdiocese of Perth to join in solidarity with Pope Francis by participating in a day of prayer and fasting for peace in Syria, the Middle East and the whole world this coming Saturday, 7 September
Last Thursday, large crowds filled St Mary's Cathedral to pray before the the Pilgrim Statue of Fatima.
Extending Sunday trading might seem harmless but could reap destructive long-term effects on society
In front of 1600 Aussie Youth attending the "Aussie Gathering" in Rio de Janiero on Wednesday afternoon, Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB called them to give Jesus their "Yes"
The 2013 Performing Arts Festival for Catholic Schools and Colleges was launched at Mass in St Mary's Cathedral on Thursday 25 July. Click here to see photos
Archbishop Costelloe has announced the appointment of Mr James Parker to the position of Archdiocesan Communications and Media Manager
By keeping our eyes firmly fixed on Jesus he will draw us closer together. This was the message of Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB at Choral Evensong in St George's Anglican Cathedral, Perth, last Sunday evening.
50 Years after Vatican II commenced, Pope Francis asks: "Have we done everything that the Holy Spirit has asked us to do during the Council?" The Archdiocese is holding four public lectures and discussions on the four key Constitutions of Vatican II
Archbishop's Easter Message on Youtube
"We, the bishops and priests, must have the courage and the humility to put aside, once and for all, any pretensions to superiority, any arrogance and hard-heartedness, any mean-spiritedness or lack of forgiveness, any self-centredness or selfishness."
Rev Victor Manuel Lujano was ordained a Priest for the Archdiocese of Perth by Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB at St Mary's Cathedral Perth on Friday 8 March.
Achbishop Costelloe invites us to reflect on the relationship between faith and love as we begin our Lenten journey.
It was with great surprise and sadness that I heard the news on Monday night that Pope Benedict XVI had decided to resign
Archbishop Costelloe welcomes the statement by the Prime Minister announcing the establishment of a Royal Commission into child sexual abuse in religious and other institutions.
Around 150 bishops, priests, deacons and seminarians celebrated the feast of St Charles Borromeo at St Charles' Seminary on 5 November and honoured jubilarians amongst their ranks.
"As the new Archbishop of Perth I have started a journey of faith, together with you all, into a future which only God knows."
In addressing the Synod on New Evangelisation, Archbishop Costelloe said, "The greatest challenge facing the Church today is to return the Church to Christ and to return Christ to the Church."
When men and women of Faith work together, there is nothing that cannot be achieved.
St Francis Xavier was first sent to mission to the Portuguese in India. Through inculturation he immersed himself in the culture of Goa and south India, extending his evangelisation to Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, and to China.
Emeritus Archbishop Barry James Hickey, together with Archbishop Costelloe launch The Biblical Foundation
“But when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law.” Galatians 4:4
Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB presents Year of Grace art award as part of the Angelico Exhibition
On Sunday 22 July 2012, Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB joined the University of Notre Dame Australia community for the first Graduation Mass held by the University in St Patrick's Basilica, Fremantle
MorLey Carmelite, Fr Tadgh Tierney OCD, pays tribute to Fr Joseph Kelly OCD who passed away on 13 July 2012
Archbishop Emeritus Barry James Hickey says Fr Gaetano Nanni will be long remebered and loved.
On Sunday 8 July, Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB spoke at the 11am Mass in St Mary's Cathedral Perth about the significance of the Pallium.
On the Solemnity of St Peter and St Paul, Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB, Archbishop of Perth, was honoured to be vested with the Pallium by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI
On Friday 15 June, the Most Reverend Timothy Costelloe SDB ordained to the Priesthood the Very Reverend Fr Harry Entwistle and announced his appointment by the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI as Ordinary of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross
The Archbishop Emeritus of Perth, Western Australia, the Most Rev Barry James Hickey, addresses the Fiftieth Eucharistic Congress, Dublin, Ireland, on The Importance of Christian Marriage and the Futility of Alternatives to Marriage.
On Thursday 7 June, family, friends and Rockingham parishioners joined with Archbishop Costelloe, Emeritus Archbishop Hickey, Bishop Sproxton and many clergy of the Archdiocese to farewell Fr Henry Finbarr Walsh
Parish representatives from throughout the Archdiocese of Perth joined His Grace, Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB, at the Sunday evening Youth Mass in St Mary's Cathedral Perth on 27 May, to launch The Year of Grace
Archbishop Costelloe SDB has released a video message in time for A Year of Grace which commences on Pentecost Sunday, 27 May.
A Year of Grace will be launched in Perth with Mass celebrated by Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB of Perth at 5pm on 27 May at St Mary’s Cathedral. All welcome.
President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Most Rev Dennis Hart, has announced the forthcoming establishment in Australia by Pope Benedict XVI of a Personal Ordinariate for former Anglicans.
The Archdiocese of Perth is mourning the passing of two well known and respected priests, Fr Brian Harris and Fr Daniel Foley
A group of US Sailors, currently in Perth, volunteered their services for a day to help paint the wrought iron fence of St Mary's Cathedral.
Good Friday Commenced at St Mary's Cathedral with Stations of the Cross in the Morning and the Lord's Passion celebrated at 3pm.
A near full Cathedral celebrated the Lord's Supper with Archbishop Costelloe and clergy.
Nearly 200 hundred priests renewed their commitment to the priesthood before Archbishop Costelloe at the annual Chrism Mass in St Mary's Cathedral Perth on Holy Tuesday evening.
Follow the link to view the homily given by the Most Rev Timothy Costelloe SDB at his Installation Mass as the 6th Archbishop of Perth
Follow the link to see the highlights of the Installation of Archbishop Timothy Costelloe, 9th Bishop and 6th Archbishop of Perth
The Faith Centre in Perth released video footage of an interview Archbishop Costelloe gave about faith.
The Solemn Mass & Reception for Archbishop-designate Timothy Costelloe SDB will take place on 21 March at 6.30pm at St Mary's Cathedral.
The 'Rite of Election' held in St Mary's on 1 March brought together more than 90 catechumens and 60 candidates one step closer to being Catholic.
Archbishop Hickey releases his seventh episode - Jesus is Real - in the A Word for Today's World series.
The founder of the Patrist Societies of the Sons and Daughters of God the Father, Fr Douglas Rowe SFP, died unexpectedly in the Philippines on 16 January.
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has issued pastoral recommendations for the Year of Faith
Archbishop Hickey to give an online video series of good news talks that will be available from 22 January via The Faith Centre website.
In our daily lives, we are called to be like Christ, to offer His good news to the world around us, wherever we are, beginning first in our families and then bearing His light in our daily lives in the world, Archbishop Hickey says.
The University of Notre Dame Australia hosted a morning tea for the presentation of Mr Odhran O'Brien's Masters thesis on Bishiop Martin Griver (1814 - 1886) on 15 December 2011.
The first Redemptorist to be ordained in Perth in 24 years took place on 3 December at North Perth monastery when Archbishop Hickey ordained Fr Joseph Anh Do CSsR to the priesthood.
A significant collection of architectural plans of Catholic and civic buildings in WA dating back 100 years donated to the Archives
Archbishop Barry James Hickey ordained three men to the priesthood for the Perth Archdiocese on 18 November in St Mary’s Cathedral.
Archbishop Hickey gave a stirring address to the youth of Perth on the WYD theme for Rio in 2013, "Go and make disciples of all nations" (Matt 28:19).
The Perth Archdiocese's coordinator for 'A Year of Grace' introduced the concept to Perth clergy on 10 November.
Queen of the Apostles in Riverton was one of six Catholic schools in Perth to win this year's LifeLink 'Express Yourself' art competition.
Fresh from their trip to Rome for the “Ad Limina” visit to the Holy Father, Archbishop Hickey writes on what happened.
Archbishop Barry James Hickey, freshly arrived from his ad limina visit to Rome, joined the people of Fremantle for the 63rd Annual Blessing of the Fleet on Sunday 30 October 2011.
Archbishop Hickey welcomes the New Translation of the Mass. He announces the introduction of the Peoples' Responses this weekend in the Archdiocese.
Archbishop Hickey preached to the Australian Catholic Bishops on 20 October in Rome during the Ad Limina.
Pope Benedict XVI will officially open Australia's first pilgrim centre in Rome today 19 October at 5.30pm ROME TIME.
Top former AFL coach Mick Malthouse visited the Cathedral Presbytery for morning tea.
The Australian Catholic Council for Employment Relations met in Perth on the 16th and 17th of August.
Archbishop Hickey ordained three men for the Archdiocese of Perth on Friday 12 August in a packed Cathedral.
Perth's first Bishop John Brady was laid to rest in St Mary's Cathedral crypt on 2 August.
Mr Odhran O'Brien, who recently submitted his Master's Thesis on the life of Bishop Griver will soon commence work in a State Government department.
Aboriginal Elders, adults and students and staff from Catholic Schools gathered together with the Archbishop and Dean of St Mary's Cathedral, Monsignor Keating, on Wednesday morning 6 July to celebrate NAIDOC Week.
Archbishop Hickey had great pleasure in welcoming Romanian Orthodox Bishop for Australia, His Grace Bishop Mihail, to Perth on Saturday 18 June and escorted him on a tour of St Mary's Cathedral.
Archbishop Hickey has issued a Pastoral Letter calling the clergy and people of the Archdiocese of Perth to urgently proclaim Jesus as Lord and Saviour to a world burdened and bound by sin and violence.
In the second of the University of Notre Dame Australia's Bishops Speaking Out lecture series, Archbishop Hickey gave an address on the Church in the Modern World at University's Fremantle's campus on Tuesday 7 June 2011.
Archbishop Hickey and the clergy of the Archdiocese of Perth would like to pay tribute to the life and ministry of Father Gordon Herbert Bennett who passed away peacefully on Tuesday 10th May 2011 at Little Sisters of the Poor, Glendalough, aged 90 years.
HOLY THURSDAY - CATHEDRAL MASS OF THE LORD'S LAST SUPPER - PHOTO GALLERY
The Military Hospitaller order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem held its annual national Chapter in Perth on 8 - 11 April.
Earlier this month, Archbsihop Hickey met with Madeleine Clear, an entrant in the Mandorla Art Prize 2010.
A group of archaeological diggers led by Fr Robert Cross are in Southern France in search of the remains of Perth's first Bishop.
Last Thursday, the feast of St Patrick, marked the centenary of the Episcopal consecration of Patrick Joseph Clune CSsR as Bishop of Perth. A Mass in the Cathedral was held to commemorate the occasion.
A festival took place in Perth to introduce people to the Anglican Ordinariate, set up by Pope Benedict XVI in response to Anglicans desiring to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church.
Neil Stocker, who worked for the organ company commissioned to dismantle and reinstall the organ in the renovated Cathedral of St Mary's in Perth, was among those who lost their lives in the recent Christchurch earthquake.
A memorial Ecumenical Service took place in St Mary's Cathedral on 12 February at 10am to commemmorate the recent victims of a Church massacre in Egypt.
Perth’s first Bishop is coming home, 140 years after he died in France. An exciting project is underway to recover the remains of Bishop Brady from a village cemetry in Southern France.
The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary saw the Archbishop celebrate the first anniversary of the completion and dedication of St Mary's Cathedral.
120 bishops, priests and seminarians gathered at St Charles' Seminary Guildford on Monday 8 November for the annual clergy and seminarian celebration of St Charles' Day. The Seminary Rector, Monsignor Kevin Long took the opportunity to announce the long a
St Mary's Cathedral's season of Choral and Organ Music continued on Sunday 30 October with the choice of music both reflecting the sombre nature of the Church's rememberance of the dead in November and the joy of All Saints on the first of November.
Bishop Sproxton, together with Mr Brett Mendez, launched the LifeLink Christmas Appeal at St Mary's Cathedral on Tuesday 19 October.
Over 1500 people packed St Mary's Cathedral Perth to celebrate the Canonization of Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop in Rome on 17 October 2010.
An image of Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop is being projected onto the Ceremonial Entrance of St Mary's Cathedral Perth in anticipation of the canonization of Saint Mary MacKillop on Sunday 17 October 2010.
Archdiocese of Perth set to celebrate the canonization of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop.
On 30 September 2010, Fr Michael Casey and Msgr Sean O'Shea presented the Quinlan Crucifix to Archbishop Barry James Hickey in memory of the Irish clergy and religious who have served in the Archdiocese of Perth.
Death of Fr Thomas (Tom) Columba Gaine. May He Rest in Peace.
The second of the St Mary's Cathedral inaugural Concert Series for 2010 was a Choral Bouquet for Our Lady on the Feast if the Assumption, 15 August.
Archbishop Barry James Hickey presents his pastoral letter in preparation and celebration of NATIONAL MARRIAGE DAY...
The First Ordinations in St Mary's Cathedral since its completion in December 2009 were celebrated by Archbishop Hickey on the Feast of the Transfiguration, 6 August 2010. Those ordained were Fr Benny Calanza and Fr Rodrigo Tomala.
Archbishop Hickey today met with the Prime Minister, the Honourable Julia Gillard.
The Australian Ambassador to the Holy See today called on Archbishop Hickey to update His Grace on the preparations in Rome for the canonization of Blessed Mary MacKillop
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Archbishop Hickey blessed the Subiaco Parish Facility on 22 July in the presence of Parish Priest Fr Joseph Walsh and about fifty guests.
The Dean of St Mary's Cathedral, Monsignor Michael Keating, celebrated the Performing Arts Festival Opening Mass at St Mary Cathedral on Friday 23 July 2010.
Students and staff from Prendiville College visit St Mary's Cathedral
Fr Lai and Sr Anna recently in Perth from Vietnam to commence theological studies this semester at The University of Notre Dame Australia.
It is with deep sorrow that we report the death of Rev Fr Stephen Edward Durkin, Parish Priest of St Francis of Assisi Parish, Maida Vale. Fr Durkin peacfully passed away around 3pm on Tuesday 13 July 2010, after a long battle with cancer.
Mr Risfat Odeh Kassis, a guest of Act for Peace, visits Archbishop Hickey and Bishop Sproxton
On Sunday 30 May 2010, a special organ recital was given by Ms Jacinta Jakovcevic in St Mary's Cathedral, Perth, to mark the 100th anniversary of installation of the Dodd Organ.
The State President of the Knights of the Southern Cross, Mr Peter Murray, the State Executive Officer, Mr Geoff McKebery . . .
Year 6 Aquinas boys on tour at St Mary's ... Couples in love and faith ... Priests' Chapel blessings ...
At the Mass of the Chrism on Holy Tuesday, Archbishop Hickey gave an impassioned homily to his priests.
St Mary’s Cathedral Perth was full to capacity today with over 1000 people gathering for the annual St Patrick’s Day Mass to celebrate Ireland’s National Day and the Feast Day of St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.
Archbishop Hickey has extended to the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart sincere congratulations on the announcement of the date for the canonisation of Blessed Mary MacKillop.
His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI announced on Friday evening, 19 February 2010, that Blessed Mary MacKillop would be canonosed a saint on
Fr Quang Van Nguyen from the Diocese of Xuan Loc, Vietnam, arrived in Perth last week.
The National Liturgical Council Annual Conference was hosted by the Archdiocese of Perth through the auspices of the Archdiocesan Liturgy Office and its director Sr Kerry Wilison RSM.
Visiting the Archbishop on Friday 29 January 2010 were two Domincan Sisters
Seen in the grounds of St Mary's Cathedral on Friday 22 January 2010, was this small orphaned joey from Shark Bay.
On 8 January 2010, Archbishop Hickey, together with six concelebrants and family and friends, celebrated a Pontifical Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of Rose Mary Narkle (nee Willoway), who died on 20 December 2009.
The attribution of a second miracle to the intercession of Blessed Mary MacKillop has opened the way for her canonisation as Australia's first saint sometime in 2010.
The final Liturgy of Blessing associated with the re-opening of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary was celebrated on 17 December 2009 . . .
Archbishop Hickey was joined by many Noongar people and other guests for the Liturgy of Blessing of the Aboriginal Pathway and Cermonial Fire on Tueday 15 December 2009 at St Mary's Cathedral.
A solemn Pontifical Requiem Mass was celebrated for the repose of the soul of Fr Brian Morrison by Archbishop Hickey, Bishop Gerard Holohan, Bishop Donald Sproxton and about thirty priests ...
On Thursday evening 10 December 2009 the refurbished Dodd and Hobday Organs were blessed by Bishop Donald Sproxton...
Archbishop expresses a tribute to the life and ministry of Father Brian Morrison...
You can now view our special footage from Channel 7 News on St Mary's Cathdral...
Archbishop Hickey announces the Appointment of Mgr Michael Keating as the new Dean of St Mary's Cathedral.
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