Pope Francis' encyclical

Laudato Si’ is an inspiration and a game-changer. It offers us in Australia a powerful moral and spiritual imperative for environmental and social action.

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Catholic Earthcare Australia envisions an environment that is closer to the plan of the Creator

Introducing Catholic Earthcare Australia

Catholic Earthcare is the ecological agency for the Catholic Church in Australia. Our purpose is to enable a loving and sustainable relationship with the natural world through environmental education, research, national networks, advocacy and transformation. Through our education and advocacy work we promote the understanding that our environment is sacred and endangered and must be protected and sustained for present and future generations.

We invite all people of goodwill to journey with us in the most critical and urgent of tasks – of safeguarding the integrity of Creation, acting on climate change, protecting Earth’s fragile ecosystems and providing a voice for the victims of environmental degradation, injustice and pollution.

Read more about our new Director, Bernard Holland, and our incorporation into Caritas Australia


Catholic Earthcare in the community

  • Welcoming our new Catholic Earthcare team

    Bernard Holland, Sue Martin and Clare Vernon join Catholic Earthcare to spread the message of Laudato Si'.

  • World Day of Prayer

    The World Day of Prayer for Creation, celebrated Sept. 1 by Christians around the world, once again marked the opening of the annual ecumenical liturgical season known as the Season of Creation, which continues until the feast of St. Francis of Assisi on Oct. 4.

  • Sunday Gospel Reflection

    Veronica Lawson RSM provides a Sunday Gospel Reflection based upon an ecological hermeneutic.

  • A$7 Trillion pledged for divestment

    A new report by Arabella Advisors shows that the scope of global fossil fuel divestment has doubled over the past 15 months, with institutions and individuals controlling US$5.197 trillion in assets pledging to divest.

  • Reference Group Membership

    We are delighted to reform the Catholic Earthcare Australia Reference Group which will help guide our strategic planning with Laudato Si at its heart.

  • RESOURCE: Laudato Si’ – An urgent appeal for action

    To celebrate World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation we have released a short video called Laudato Si’ – An urgent appeal for action.

  • Newsletter

    After a hiatus of over 12 months, Catholic Earthcare is now fully operational with a new Director, Bernard Holland.