The Archdiocese of Perth has released a statement following the sentencing of Fr Patrick Holmes in Perth District Court which speaks of the courage of the two women who came forward to police to tell their stories.
The tragic global events of the past few days, including the loss of 298 innocent lives on MH17, are the focus of a reflective sermon from Archbishop Costelloe.
On the news that a federal parliamentary group is to be launched to promote cross-party support for a private member's Bill to legalise voluntary euthanasia, Archbishop Costelloe calls on society to reflect carefully.
Archbishop Costelloe speaks to Catholics across Australia about Pope Francis and the way he models the ministry of St Peter in our contemporary world .
Nearly a thousand pupils from schools across Perth gathered at Irene McCormack Catholic College with Archbishop Costelloe, Bishop Sproxton and other dignitaries for the launch of the 2014 LifeLink appeal.
St Mary's Cathedral overflowed with joy as Deacon Renald Anthony completed his ten-year spiritual journey to be ordained as a priest by Archbishop Timothy Costelloe in the presence of family and many friends.
People recently assembled from far and wide in St Mary's Cathedral for a Healing Mass and Anointing of the Sick led by Archbishop Timothy Costelloe, and organised by the Order or Malta.
Archbishop has reminded a crowded cathedral in the heart of Perth that "in the resurrection of Jesus" we come to see, touch and love the God whom we otherwise could never have seen, never have touched, and never have truly loved.
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.
As the 2014 Paschal Triduum begins, Archbishop Costelloe reflects on what Christ's life, death and resurrection mean for Catholics and Perth society at this time in history.
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...
Nic Naitanui joined church leaders, school students and a whole host of sports-loving individuals at a celebration of God's Gift of Sport at St George's Anglican Cathedral on Sunday 6th April.
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.
Several hundred people gathered in Westminster to hear Archbishop Costelloe, leaders in theology and catechesis and experts in education present the official Sacramental Policy of the Archdiocese of Perth.
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.
The Benedictine monks of New Norcia left their rural monastery to chant vespers within the heart of our city with great simplicity and flair to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of their founder, Dom Rosendo Salvado.
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.
Priests, religious, agency directors and friends gathered in Leederville earlier this week for a Thanksgiving Eucharistic Celebration in gratitude for Sr Philomena Burrell's great leadership as Director of The Maranatha Centre.
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"...
Discover where Carol Services and Masses are taking place on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day across the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth.
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.
Bishop Don Sproxton recently addressed the 28th International Conference of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers (Health Care Pastoral) in Rome which examined the theme “The Church at the service of sick elderly people: care for people with neur
The jubilees of nine priests serving in Western Australia were celebrated at the annual St Charles Day Clergy Mass and Dinner on 4 November.
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!"
Archbishop Timothy Costelloe concludes 2013's lecture series on the 50th anniversary of Vatican II
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
Perth Archdiocesan priest, Fr Jim Petry MBE, celebrated his 90th Birthday with a special Morning Tea at the Archbishop's House.
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
Sr Dolores Coffey RSM has called it a day as she steps down as Director of Daydawn
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"
Archbishop Costelloe commissioned 72 pilgrims at the 11am Cathedral Mass on Sunday 7 July, sending them out like the 72 disciples spoken of in the Gospel reading of the day, the 14th Sunday of Ordinary time!
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
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.
Archbishop Costelloe hosted a morning-tea in the dining room of the Archbishop's House on Thursday 7 March to thank Sr Frances Stibi PBVM for her many years of dedicated and professional service to the Archdiocesan Archives.
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
When the angels appear to the shepherds to tell them of the birth of Christ the angel’s first words are “do not be afraid”.
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.
Archbishop Costelloe says that it is because the Church is ". . . for marriage, for the family and for the rights of children . . ." that it will stand so firmly against any attempt to legislate to change the nature of marriage.
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
Deaf and blind priest, Fr Cyril Axelrod CSsR is in Perth sharing his special journey.
“But when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law.” Galatians 4:4
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
The Provincial of the Vincentians, Fr George Arackal VC, pays a coutesy visit to Archbishop Costelloe SDB.
Archbishop Costelloe SDB has released a video message in time for A Year of Grace which commences on Pentecost Sunday, 27 May.
On Monday 14 May, the clergy of Perth and beyond gathered for a day of golf, tennis, soccer and fraternity followed by a prize giving dinner in the evening.
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 morning tea was held on Tuesday 4 May to say "thank you and farewell" to the Cathedral Presybtery cook Mrs Chris Doyle.
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.
Malankara Syrian Orthodox Bishop, His Grace Paulose Mor Ireneous, paid a courtesy visit to the Archbishop of Perth, His Grace Timothy Costelloe, on Monday 16 April.
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
Archbishop Timothy Costelloe of Perth says, "The greatest challenge facing the Church today is to return Christ to the Church and to return the Church to Christ."
The Faith Centre in Perth released video footage of an interview Archbishop Costelloe gave about faith.
Hundreds farewell Archbishop Hickey who says he’ll continue to respond to the call to follow Christ in sacred orders while in retirement
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.
Breaking news: Melbourne Bishop Timothy Costelloe SDB to succeed Archbishop Hickey as Archbishop of Perth
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.
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 newly appointed Consul of Italy to Western Australia came to visit Archbishop Barry Hickey on 14 December
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.
Archbishop Hickey visited Sonshine radio studios to pre-record a radio series on the good news of Jesus
Archbishop Barry James Hickey ordained three men to the priesthood for the Perth Archdiocese on 18 November in St Mary’s Cathedral.
A collection of winning Mandorla Art Award works are on display in The Faith Centre this week, which Archbishop Hickey launched on 11 November.
The Perth Archdiocese's coordinator for 'A Year of Grace' introduced the concept to Perth clergy on 10 November.
The Queen made an official visit to Clontarf Aboriginal College, and Mgr Keating blessed Ngulla Mia.
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.
Archbishop Barry Hickey and Bishop Don Sproxton have sent a letter home about their time so far in Rome at the Ad Limina Apostolorum (To the Threshold of the Apostles) meeting of Australian Bishops.
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.
Bishop Brady's great great grandniece Lorna Lavelle described as "surreal" the experience of being in Perth for the Reinterment of Bishop John Brady
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.
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.
HOLY THURSDAY - CATHEDRAL MASS OF THE LORD'S LAST SUPPER - PHOTO GALLERY
A selection of photos taken during the Chrism Mass celebrated by Archbishop Hickey, Bishop Sproxton and the clergy of the archdiocese. The faithful packed the Cathedral supporting the work of their priests.
The Military Hospitaller order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem held its annual national Chapter in Perth on 8 - 11 April.
The 40 Days for Life campaign is currently underway in Perth. It's aim is simply to pray peacefully for an end to abortion. Read more to find out details of where it is happening and how to get involved.
A group of archaeological diggers led by Fr Robert Cross are in Southern France in search of the remains of Perth's first Bishop.
The evening of 4 March saw a packed Cathedral for the ordination of five deacons to the priesthood by Archbishop Hickey.
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.
On Tuesday, February 22, Ivan Dragicevic, one of the six visionaries of the alleged apparitions of Medjugorje was in St Mary’s Cathedral to address a packed Cathedral and pray together to Mary.
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.
The book "Our Cathedral", authored by Cathedral parishioner John Winship, was launched recently by Archbishop Hickey.
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
Archbishop Hickey hosted an historic meeting of the Council of Priests in the recently refurbished Chapter Hall of the Cathedral Presbytery
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.
Fr Pat Byrne SVD, former Secretary General of the Pontifical Society of the Holy Childhood, is visiting Perth to thank the people of the Archdiocese for their generous support of the Missions.
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.
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.
Archbishop Hickey ordained to the Diaconate five seminarians from St Charles' Seminary on Friday 20 August at Blessed Mary MacKillop Parish Church, Ballajura.
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.
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.
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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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.
On 20 July 2010, Archbishop Hickey celebrated the Requiem Mass at St Mary's Cathedral of Fr Stephen Edward Durkin.
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
Archbishop Hickey met with around 60 people at St Mary's Cathedral on Thursday 24 June to outline his vision for the establishment of a Centre to promote Evangelization in the Archdiocese of Perth.
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 . . .
Around 60 students from Trinity College were the first group to be confirmed by Archbishop Hickey in St Mary's Cathedral on 3 June 2010.
Year 6 Aquinas boys on tour at St Mary's ... Couples in love and faith ... Priests' Chapel blessings ...
The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary this year rang out with the Easter "Alleluia" for the first time in three years, having been officially reopened last December after closing for renovations and completion in 2006.
Archbishop Hickey met with the Archdiocesan College of Consultors on Wednesday 24 February 2010 to discuss future directions of the Archdiocese.
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.
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.
At a morning tea held in Church Office on Wednesday 3 February, Archbishop Hickey farewelled the former Dean of St Mary’s Cathedral, Monsignor McDonald, and welcomed the incoming Dean, Monsignor Keating.
Visiting the Archbishop on Friday 29 January 2010 were two Domincan Sisters
The death this week of Dom Paulino Gutierrez OSB, aged 99 years, brings to an end a continuous line of Spanish born Benedictine monks in New Norcia dating back to the foundation of the Monastery in 1846 by Bishops Salvado and Serra.
Archbishop Hickey was joined by a capacity congregation on Sunday 20 December 2009 to celebrate his 50th anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood and 25th anniversary of his Consecration as a Bishop.
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 ...
Archbishop Barry James Hickey officially opened and re-dedicated St Mary's Cathedral on 8 December 2009.
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...
The first ceremony in the now completed St Mary's Cathedral saw five former Bishops and Archbishops of Perth laid to rest in the new Cathedral Crypt.
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