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 […]

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 […]

Catholic Earthcare Australia and Community Energy

Posted on Mar 14, 2017 in News

  The 2017 Community Energy Congress was held in the Melbourne Town Hall and was attended by some 600 participants including Simon Habel and Philippa Rowland from Catholic Earthcare Australia. It was organised by the Coalition for Community Energy, and is the premier event on Australia’s community energy calendar.  The Congress brought together around 600 people to strengthen this budding sector, share information, develop skills, foster new networks, celebrate success and plan for action. The Congress included presentations by the Danish […]

Community Climate Petition

Posted on Mar 6, 2017 in News
Community Climate Petition

The world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities – particularly in our region – are suffering the harmful impacts of climate change. Yet Australia – one of the wealthiest nations – is not doing anywhere near enough to reduce our emissions. We are delaying the urgent action needed to shift our energy and transport systems to 100% renewable sources. We are not providing enough support to help our vulnerable neighbours prepare for and adapt to increasingly severe climate change impacts. It’s […]

Mercy to Earth Weekend – April 22nd & 23rd, 2017

Posted on Jan 31, 2017 in Inspiration, News, Parishes
Mercy to Earth Weekend – April 22nd & 23rd, 2017

  Mercy to Earth Weekend 2017 Both the celebration of Mercy Sunday and Earth Day are the on same weekend in 2017, and to celebrate, the #Mercy2Earth Weekend is a global campaign to encourage Catholics to reflect on Pope Francis’ important “Mercy to Earth” message and put it into action. This weekend in partnership with the Global Catholic Climate Movement and has a number of special resources for you to celebrate #Mercy2Earth Weekend, both online from your home and in […]

Laudato Si’ and Catholic Investing: Clean Energy for our Common Home Conference

Posted on Dec 14, 2016 in News
Laudato Si’ and Catholic Investing: Clean Energy for our Common Home Conference

STOP PRESS! Watch the conference live on the Global Catholic Climate Movement’s FaceBook site right here. Starts at 7pm Friday, January 27th (Sydney time).   “There is an urgent need to develop policies so that, in the next few years, the emission of carbon dioxide and other highly polluting gases can be drastically reduced, for example, substituting for fossil fuels and developing sources of renewable energy.” Pope Francis in Laudato Si 26 Laudato Si’ and Catholic Investing: Clean Energy for […]

Pope Francis’ Message for the 50th World Day of Peace 2017

Posted on Dec 13, 2016 in News
Pope Francis’ Message for the 50th World Day of Peace 2017

    “This is the fiftieth Message for the World Day of Peace. In the first, Blessed Pope Paul VI addressed all peoples, not simply Catholics, with utter clarity. “Peace is the only true direction of human progress – and not the tensions caused by ambitious nationalisms, nor conquests by violence, nor repressions which serve as mainstay for a false civil order”. He warned of “the danger of believing that international controversies cannot be resolved by the ways of reason, […]