Pope Francis’ Message for the Celebration of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Posted on Sep 2, 2016 in Inspiration, Networks, News, Youth
Pope Francis’ Message for the Celebration of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Pope Francis’ Message for the Celebration of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation Pope Francis and the Vatican held a number of events to mark and celebrate the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Below you can find the written message from Pope Francis on this day entitled “Show Mercy to our Common Home”. Pope Francis celebrated a Prayer Service in St Peter’s Basilica for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of […]

No Fracking Sacrifice Zones in Central Australia by Social Justice Awareness Group in Central Australia

Posted on Aug 24, 2016 in Inspiration, Networks, News, Parishes
No Fracking Sacrifice Zones in Central Australia by Social Justice Awareness Group in Central Australia

  A Statement by Social Justice Awareness Group in Central Australia Our water, land and air in Aboriginal communities and pastoral stations are not sacrifice zones for the short term benefit of NT politicians and mining company shareholders. The risks and realities of fracking are real and need answers. Will Aboriginal communities and pastoral stations be simply abandoned if the water or soil is polluted? Who will pay for the increased air conditioning costs, extreme weather events and climate change […]

Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania focus on the people of West Papua

Posted on Aug 24, 2016 in Inspiration, News
Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania focus on the people of West Papua

The Executive Committee of the Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, PNG/SI, CEPAC) is currently meeting in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. We come from a multitude of island nation States spread throughout the Pacific. We are delighted to be here in PNG and have enjoyed greatly the wonderful hospitality of this vibrant nation. It was an honour for us to meet with the Hon. Powes Parkop, Governor of Port Moresby, and we all offered him […]

World Youth Day 2016 – Reflections by Catholic Earthcare Australia’s Youth Engagement Officer – Tess Corkish

Posted on Aug 23, 2016 in News, Schools, Youth
World Youth Day 2016 – Reflections by Catholic Earthcare Australia’s Youth Engagement Officer – Tess Corkish

Catholic Earthcare Australia’s Youth Engagement Officer had the privilege of attending this year’s World Youth Day in Krakow Poland. Read below about her amazing journey, experience and friends made along the way! I had the great privilege of attending and participating in World Youth Day in Krakow Poland on behalf of Catholic Earthcare Australia. This week began for some of us with a conference entitled: Integral Ecology – Laudato Si’ – Young heroes of change. This allowed us to hear […]

Register Now (Early Bird Price) for the 2017 Laudato Si’ Symposium and Retreat

Posted on Jul 28, 2016 in ASSISI, Inspiration, News
Register Now (Early Bird Price) for the  2017 Laudato Si’ Symposium and Retreat

How are you planning to celebrate the Season of Creation in 2017? Catholic Earthcare Australia invites you to St Clement’s Retreat Centre in Galong, NSW, for Spirit Dreaming, Earth Responding, Living Laudato Si’ – a Symposium & Retreat for anyone seeking to integrate Laudato Si’ into their way of being on Earth. The Laudato Si’ Symposium and Retreat will explore the deep spiritual connection between place, people and culture through dialogue and collective action. Purposefully transforming our organisations, schools, health […]

WYD2016 Laudato Si’ Eco-Village – Mercy, Ecology & Hope

Posted on Jul 14, 2016 in Inspiration, Networks, News, Schools, Youth
WYD2016 Laudato Si’ Eco-Village – Mercy, Ecology & Hope

We are excited to share that Catholic Earthcare Australia will be at World Youth Day 2016. Catholic Earthcare’s Chairperson, Bishop Michael Kennedy and our Youth Engagement Officer, Terese Corkish, will be joining #AussiePilgrims and youth leaders from around the world at the 2016 World Youth Day celebrations. Terese will be leading workshops at the Laudato Si’ Eco Village, adding her voice to the dialogue about mercy, ecology, justice and hope. Follow Terese’s Krakow journey and World Youth Day experiences on our Facebook and Twitter feeds. There are many inspirational […]

‘Laudato Si’ Tree of Life resource launched for Parishes, Schools & Catholic organisations

Posted on Jun 7, 2016 in Inspiration, News, Parishes, Schools, Youth
‘Laudato Si’ Tree of Life resource launched for Parishes, Schools & Catholic organisations

Catholic Earthcare Australia’s 2016 resource has been launched on World Environment Day to encourage the community to celebrate the first Anniversary of the papal encyclical Laudato Si’ by coming together to experience dialogue and stimulate action on caring for our common home. Catholics are being invited to write down their actions about caring for creation and bring them together in the form of a new ‘Tree of Life’ resource. “The ‘Tree of Life’ is a wonderful opportunity to share the […]

Truth, Mercy and the Solomon Islands

Posted on May 25, 2016 in Inspiration, News, Schools, Youth
Truth, Mercy and the Solomon Islands

It’s less than one month now before I head over to the Solomon Islands as a 2016 recipient of the Santa Sabina College Solomon Islands Ex-students Fellowship, courtesy of my Alma Mater and the Dominican Sisters of Eastern Australia. Less than one months before this internet addict who washes her hair every second day will spend two weeks on the tiny island of Wagina away from creature comforts and her mobile phone. It seems almost surreal at the moment. I […]

A Vote for the Voiceless – A Statement by the Catholic Bishops of Australia on the Election

Posted on May 17, 2016 in Inspiration, News
A Vote for the Voiceless – A Statement by the Catholic Bishops of Australia on the Election

Australia’s Catholic bishops have called for the voices of the thrown-away people to be heard in the long federal election campaign. The bishops today issued a statement on the 2016 Federal Election, addressed to Catholics and all people of goodwill. The Bishops have used their traditional election statement to draw attention to the voiceless of our nation; particularly refugees and asylum seekers, indigenous peoples, survivors of sexual abuse, those who suffer family violence, those in the womb, the elderly, those suffering […]

Meditation and the Environment

Posted on May 10, 2016 in Networks, News
Meditation and the Environment

Ecology, Economy and Meditation – Healing ourselves, healing the earth. Catholic Earthcare Australia was a proud partner of the Meditatio Seminar on Meditation and the Environment, an international conference held over the Earth Day weekend in April. Hosted by the Australian Christian Meditation Community, the conference illustrated the powerful role of meditation in fostering a contemplative consciousness for the whole community of our planet.    The diverse range of keynote speakers from multidisciplinary backgrounds including sociology, spirituality, ecology, environmental justice, media, environmental scientists, theologians and […]