Bernard Holland Announced as Catholic Earthcare Director

We are proud to announce the appointment of Mr Bernard Holland to the position of Director of Catholic Earthcare Australia.

This follows the incorporation of CEA into Caritas Australia by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference in 2017.

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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 work, including key initiatives such as ASSISI, the National Energy Efficiency Network and the Global Catholic Climate Movement, 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, Bernhard Holland, and our incorporation into Caritas Australia


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Important Announcement

Caritas Australia is proud to announce the appointment of a new Director of Catholic Earthcare Australia, Mr Bernard Holland.

To read more about Bernard and the incorporation of Catholic Earthcare Australia into Caritas Australia, please read the following news item.

Catholic Earthcare announces new Director

We look forward to providing more information via the website soon.