Irish Ecological Theologian, Father Sean McDonagh, speaking across Australia in November on Laudato Si’

Posted on Sep 29, 2016 in Inspiration, News, Parishes
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Father Sean McDonagh to speak in Australia about Laudato Si’ – November 2016 Australian Tour

You are invited to come and hear Father Sean speak about Laudato Si’. Father Sean is one of the preeminent scholars on Laudato Si’ with a long involvement in caring for Creation. Father Sean is a Columban Missionary and Irish Ecological theologian who was one of those involved in the drafting Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si’: On Care for our Common Home”. He recently also served on an advisory group meeting at the Vatican which discussed the implementation of Laudato Si’.

He will be speaking at a variety of public events in Australia in November and listening to him will be an exceptionally enlightening evening.

The dates and links for more information are listed below:

  • Brisbane:        November  3 – Public Event, Archdiocesan Evangelisation Office, Edward St.  (click here for event details)
  • Adelaide:        November  7 – Public Event, The Monastery, Glen Osmond. (click here for details)
  • Sydney:           November  10 – Public Event, Australian Catholic University, Barker Rd, Strathfield.
  • Sydney:           November  11 – Priest/Parish Worker Event, Australian Catholic University, Napier St, North Syd. (click here)
  • Melbourne:    November 15 – Rerum Novarum Oration, Australian Catholic University, Albert St, East Melb. (click here)

A public Flyer is also available if you wish to get the word out about this visit.

There will also be an event in Perth and once the details are finalised the website will be updated with details.


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In May 2017, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference decided to incorporate Catholic Earthcare Australia into its sister agency, Caritas Australia. This change was made to strengthen the capacity of Catholic Earthcare Australia, particularly in advocating and educating about the principles of Holy Father’s 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si, and to achieve synergies with Caritas Australia’s extensive education and advocacy work around Australia, including parishes, schools and the wider Catholic community on environmental issues such as climate change.

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