26 Apr 2019

Mass for victims of Sri Lankan bombings

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The Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide will hold a special prayer service and Mass with the Sri Lankan community in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral on Sunday (April 28).

23 Jan 2019

Over 5000 Catholic educators gather in Adelaide


The largest ever gathering of Catholic educators in South Australia will take over the Adelaide Entertainment Centre today (Wednesday 23 January).

More than 5000 teachers, school and parish leaders, priests, school administrators and Catholic Education Office staff will attend the Live Learn Lead Together conference, which will focus on the needs of young people in an evolving, globally-focused and digital world.

24 Dec 2018

Christmas is a cure for what hurts in the world

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Christmas is about the cure for what hurts in the world, a dawning of a world where everyone is treated as if they are absolutely precious.
This is the message of Father Philip Marshall, the Administrator Delegate of the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide.

21 Dec 2018

Bishop O'Kelly welcomes DPP decision

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Apostolic Administrator of the Adelaide Archdiocese, Bishop Greg O’Kelly SJ, has welcomed the decision of the NSW Director of Public Prosecutions not to appeal the dismissal of the conviction of Archbishop Philip Wilson on a charge of failing to report historical child sexual abuse in the Hunter Valley.

06 Dec 2018

Archbishop's conviction overturned

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Statement from the Adelaide archdiocese.

26 Oct 2018

Remove Nauru children


Statement from Bishop O'Kelly SJ on asylum seekers.

20 Sep 2018

CESA statement

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Catholic Education SA welcomes school funding commitment.

14 Aug 2018

Latest statement

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Archbishop Wilson's home detention approved.

30 Jul 2018

Archbishop resigns

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Adelaide’s Catholic Archbishop Philip Wilson has tonight written to the people of the Archdiocese of Adelaide informing them of his resignation.

04 Jul 2018

Statement from Archbishop

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Archbishop Wilson says he intends to lodge an appeal against his conviction to the District Court of New South Wales. 

03 Jul 2018

Latest statements

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Statement from Apostolic Administrator Bishop Greg O’Kelly SJ and Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.

28 Jun 2018

Bishop of Darwin announced

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Adelaide priest Fr Charles Gauci appointed as Bishop of the Diocese of Darwin.

19 Jun 2018

Sentencing decision next month

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Archbishop Philip Wilson will return to the Newcastle Local Court next month for sentencing following his appearance in court today.

04 Jun 2018

Statement from Bishop Greg

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The Holy Father yesterday appointed me Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Adelaide. 

25 May 2018

Archdiocese arrangements

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Adelaide VG Fr Philip Marshall will take responsibility for the affairs of the Archdiocese with support from a newly appointed Adjunct VG.

23 May 2018

Latest statements

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Statement from Archbishop Philip Wilson and ACBC President Archbishop Coleridge.

18 May 2018

Adelaide in national spotlight

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Archbishop Wilson will launch the Plenary Council 2020 initiative at the Marian Procession.

07 May 2018

Catholics mourn death of Archbishop Faulkner

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Catholic communities of South Australia and Townsville are today mourning the death of Emeritus Archbishop Leonard Faulkner.

03 Apr 2018

New primary school for Hove

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Catholic Education SA will open a new school at Hove in 2020. The school will be co-located with a planned new Catholic early learning centre.

29 Mar 2018

Media Release - Easter

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Easter brings purpose to our lives.

22 Dec 2017

Christmas message

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Fr Marshall urged Australians to take time at Christmas to go to the “quiet space” of their heart where they would find the “tender love” of God.

15 Nov 2017

Aust Marriage Law Postal Survey


'A change in civil law does not change the Catholic understanding of the nature of marriage,' Archbishop Hart.

30 Oct 2017

Today in Victoria Square

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Lunch to celebrate Lutheran-Catholic unity – Victoria Square starting at 12.30pm.

17 Aug 2017

Media award winners

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Former News Ltd journalist Samela Harris has been recognised for her pioneering work in the SA media at the Catholic Archbishop of Adelaide Media Citations.

26 Jul 2017

ACBC media statement

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Call for Australia to ensure safety of those seeking asylum in our region.

23 Jun 2017

Gonski 2.0

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CESA says that the new Gonski 2.0 legislation rushed through Parliament fails to deliver fair, needs-based funding for students.

31 May 2017

New director appointed

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Leading education administrator Dr Neil McGoran has been appointed to the position of Director of Catholic Education SA (CESA).

10 May 2017

ACYF Sydney 2017


Registration opens online for the Australian Catholic Youth Festival to be held in Sydney from December 7-9.

13 Mar 2017

Foreign policy plea

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Church leaders call for more compassionate foreign policy.

08 Mar 2017

NAPLAN results

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Local Catholic schools achieve significant NAPLAN gains.

16 Feb 2017

RC full report released

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Statement from Francis Sullivan, CEO Catholic Church’s Truth Justice and Healing Council.

09 Feb 2017

Statement from Vicar General on Fr John Fleming

MEDIA RELEASE  |  9 February 2017

Media Statement of Fr Philip Marshall issued on the dismissal of the High Court Appeal lodged by Fr John Fleming

The Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Adelaide, Fr Philip Marshall, today said:

"I was informed today that Fr Fleming's appeal to the High Court of Australia was dismissed.  I understand that this was Fr Fleming's final avenue of appeal and that, as such, the findings made in February 2016 by the Honourable Auxiliary Justice Gray remain undisturbed.

In the light of this, I have today issued a decree under Canon Law directing that Fr Fleming cease all forms of ministry.  The Decree will have immediate effect."


23 Dec 2016

Christmas message 2016

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Christmas a time for solidarity – Archbishop Philip Wilson

22 Dec 2016

Treats for worshippers

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The 1927 French-Canadian pipe organ will be in full voice for Christmas services in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral and a new Find a Mass app.

16 Nov 2016

Australian faith leaders join growing call for urgent climate action

Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu among top religious leaders to declare continued use of fossil fuels ethically untenable Australian faith leaders join growing call for urgent climate action, challenge to sovereign wealth and super funds: sever fossil fuel investments.

08 Nov 2016

High note for Cathedral pipe organ


A unique French-Canadian pipe organ will be played in the southern hemisphere for the first time this Sunday (November 13) at a commissioning Mass in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral, Adelaide.

The instrument was built in 1927 by renowned organ builders the Casavant Brothers for the St Jean de la Croix Church in Montreal, Canada.

07 Sep 2016

CESA Media Statement

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Catholic School Employers seek fair deal for teachers and school families.

25 Aug 2016

Archbishop's Media Awards

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Disability magazine shines at media awards.

22 Aug 2016

Astronomer to visit Adelaide

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Astronomer at the Vatican Observatory, Br Guy Consolmagno SJ, will be the special guest speaker at a free lecture in Adelaide on August 29.

19 Aug 2016

Non-govt. schools to benefit

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CESA has welcomed SA govt's announcement that it will provide non-government schools with low interest loans for capital development.

12 Aug 2016

Catholic school Year 7 change

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Catholic schools to move Year 7 to secondary.

30 May 2016

Archbishop welcomes new Calvary Adelaide Hospital

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News today that construction will begin shortly on the $300 million Calvary Adelaide Hospital has been welcomed by the Catholic Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson.

“I am pleased that Calvary is taking the initiative to build this new hospital,” he said. “It shows its real commitment to continuing to meet the long-term health care needs of all South Australians.”

11 Apr 2016

"The Joy of Love" Pope Francis between the ideal and the real

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April 8 2016

In his Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laeitia, 'The Joy of Love: On Love in the Family', Pope Francis has spoken as a true pastor who really knows the human heart and is well aware of the pressures now facing marriage and the family," said Archbishop Mark Coleridge on behalf of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference today.

25 Feb 2016

Statement on Father John Fleming

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MEDIA RELEASE – Thursday, February 25, 2016

Statement from the Vicar General of the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide Father Philip Marshall:

“Further to my statement yesterday, I have now had the opportunity to consider the reasons for the judgement of the Hon Auxiliary Justice Gray.

Given the findings made by the Court, Fr Fleming will now be required to cease all ministry in any form while Church processes take place.”

08 Feb 2016

Support for asylum seekers

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Church welcomes SA Premier’s call for the State to offer a home to asylum seeker families facing deportation to Nauru.

22 Dec 2015

Call for a new humanity

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Adelaide Vicar General Father Philip Marshall has called for a new humanity after the tragic events of 2015 in his Christmas message.

04 Dec 2015

ACYF - Day 2


A priest who has said Mass on Mt Everest & climbed 126 of the world’s highest peaks + X Factor contestant Fr Rob Galea are two of the hits at ACYF.

30 Nov 2015

Youth Festival draws 3000

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Adelaide's hosting the 2nd annual Australian Catholic Youth Festival this week – Dec. 3-5.

01 Jul 2015

Adelaide ready for youth

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Group registrations are now open for the Australian Catholic Youth Festival being held in Adelaide this December.





05 Jun 2015

Response to Royal Commission report on St Ann's

Media release – Friday June 5, 2015

The Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide will circulate the Royal Commission's final report into the St Ann's matter to every Catholic school principal in the State.

The Truth Justice and Healing Council welcomes the release of the report.

30 Apr 2015

New Catholic Education Head appointed


Media release - Monday April 30, 2015

Ms Helen O’Brien has been appointed to the position of Director of Catholic Education SA and Chancellor in the Archdiocese of Adelaide.

Announcing her appointment, Adelaide Vicar General Father Philip Marshall said Ms O’Brien had great depth and breadth of wisdom of Catholic education both in South Australia and nationally.