Inspiring Laudato Si’ – Youth Eco-Summit 2019

Posted on May 30, 2019 in News

The Catholic Earthcare Australian team is excited to announce our inaugural Youth Eco-Summit 2019. We’re bringing together inspiring Year 11 leaders and change makers from across the Catholic education community in Greater Sydney, to see, judge and act on the environmental issues that matter to them. Finding inspiration in Laudato Si’ Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ calls all humanity – as stewards of creation and protectors of Gods creation – to respond to the environmental, social and climate change crisis. […]

At the heart of the ASSISI initiative

Posted on Mar 18, 2015 in ASSISI
At the heart of the ASSISI initiative

ASSISI (A Strategic, Systems-based, Integrated Sustainability Initiative) was developed by Catholic Earthcare to provide a framework for sustainable development and fulfilment of a transformative ecological vision for Catholic schools, parishes and church communities, agencies and congregations.  The overarching aim of the ASSISI initiative is to provide a foundation for and a pathway to best practice in achieving ecological sustainability in Catholic schools, parishes, church agencies and organisations across Australia. The definition of ecological education which has been put forward for Catholic schools is relevant and […]

Final message from the 21st Caritas Internationalis General Assembly, Rome.

Posted on May 30, 2019 in News

Every four years, representatives from Caritas Internationalis – from 168 member organisations around the world – come together in solidarity to Rome. They come to pray, listen and understand the needs of people whilst looking to the Gospel and decide new paths to create transformative action. This year, the theme was ‘One human family. One common home’. In particular, the General Assembly will strive to eradicate poverty and create sustainable human development and community empowerment following the guideance of Laudato […]

Catholic Earthcare welcomes new team

Posted on May 30, 2019 in News

Catholic Earthcare Australia is pleased to introduce our new team to the Catholic and environmental community in Australia. Bernard Holland, director, Sue Martin, NSW program manager and Clare Vernon, youth eco-summit coordinator. Our team is excited to spread the message of Laudato Si’, and work with the wider community in helping to care for and heal our common home. We are faced not with two separate crises, one environmental and the other social, but rather with one complex crisis which […]

Newsletter Jan 2019

Posted on Jan 30, 2019 in Newsletter
Newsletter Jan 2019

With Catholic Earthcare Australia operating within the governance structures of Caritas Australia, it has reformed its Advisory Council as a Reference Group to support of our strategic planning with Laudato Si’ at its heart. Membership of the Reference group has been drawn from almost every state with continuity of four members from the Advisory Council and two new members. The Group will meet four times a year, of which at least one will be in person. The Reference Group includes […]

Catholic Earthcare Reference Group Membership

Posted on Jan 21, 2019 in News
Catholic Earthcare Reference Group Membership

The membership of the Catholic Earthcare Reference Group is recommended to consist of the following eminent Catholics Sr Veronica Lawson RSM Trish Hindmarsh Fr Denis Edwards Mr Chris Carlile Mrs Sue Martin Sr Mary McDonald SGS * Denotes new Members for The Catholic Earthcare Reference Group Please note that Mr David Hutton and Dr John Williams who were members of the previously formed Earthcare Advisory Council were unable to continue due to other commitments.  Veronica Lawson Veronica Lawson RSM PhD […]

Catholic Earthcare, Australia

Posted on Oct 3, 2018 in Newsletter
Catholic Earthcare, Australia

After a hiatus of over 12 months, Catholic Earthcare is now fully operational with a new Director, Bernard Holland. Due acknowledgement must be given to our previous Director, Jacqui Remond, for her years of quality engagement work across Australia, inspirational animator courses, and the significant NEEN project, and last but not least, the profound contribution Jacqui had and is still having towards the Global Catholic Climate Movement Vision for the Future The re-boot of Catholic Earthcare will see the re-establishment […]

Transforming Parish Communities

Posted on Sep 27, 2018 in Parishes
Transforming Parish Communities

On Saturday 15 September, more than 30 people from 12 parishes gathered at St Francis Xavier and St Clare combined Parish of Greater Box Hill to share ways parishes might respond to Pope Francis’ encyclical ,Laudato Si’. Fr Tony Kerin, Parish Priest, hosted the forum jointly with Catholic Social Services. Fr Joe McKay OFM and three students Cosmas, Gerald and Nelson led us in liturgical celebration and thanksgiving. Pat Long, took us to the heart of the encyclical, while Sr Bernadette […]

World Day of Prayer for Creation

Posted on Sep 17, 2018 in News
World Day of Prayer for Creation

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. The Season of Creation celebrates the generous and awe-inspiring creativity of God and invites us to embrace the mission entrusted to the human family: a mission to celebrate this creation with gratitude, and care for […]

Catholic Earthcare announces new Director

Posted on Aug 7, 2018 in News

We are thrilled to announce that Bernard Holland will soon be joining Caritas Australia as the Director of Catholic Earthcare Australia. Bernard has a long history in education and has led Catholic schools as a Principal for over 22 years. He presented at the 2010 Earth Charter World Gathering, the 2011 World Environmental Education Congress, and holds a deep desire to facilitate sustained improvement in economic, ecological and social benefits within civic society. Bernard’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Education; […]

Faith in a Basin Future – A Dialogue Evening Exploring Integral Ecology in the Murray-Darling Basin – May 1st

Posted on Apr 6, 2017 in News

The communities of the southern Murray-Darling Basin are experiencing social, economic and environmental challenges from land and water management reforms, changing terms of trade, changing population dynamics and climate change. Faith in a Basin Future, an ecumenical project, seeks to work with and through local churches and partners to develop strategies for positive, vital and resilient futures. “The environment is part of a logic of receptivity. It is on loan to each generation, which must then hand it on to […]