Prayer – A Covenant with this Land

Posted on Mar 6, 2015 in Inspiration, News
Prayer – A Covenant with this Land

This prayer was written by Fr Eugene Stockton and originally appeared in his book ‘Aboriginal Gift: Spirituality for a Nation’. Fr Eugene lead Catholic Earthcare in this prayer during a meditation day in the Blue Mountains on February the 25th, 2015. Pictured above was one of the spots in the Mountains where we sat and reflected on our relationship with God and the natural world. Today we make a covenant with this land. As a branch is grafted onto a mature stock so we […]

Anticipation mounts for the Pontiff’s encyclical on ecology

Posted on Feb 27, 2015 in Inspiration, News
Anticipation mounts for the Pontiff’s encyclical on ecology

Our Catholic Earthcare team are eagerly anticipating Pope Francis’ ecological encyclical, and the opportunity it will bring to galvanise environmental action – both in the Catholic Church and beyond. The date when the encyclical will be released and its specific content is not yet known. However it is expected that it will be announced in June or July 2015, and will explore human ecology and our relationship the natural environment. The release of the encyclical will preempt the UN climate talks, which […]

Australia joins global carbon fast calling for decisive climate action

Posted on Feb 17, 2015 in Networks, News
Australia joins global carbon fast calling for decisive climate action

Catholic Earthcare Media Release: February 17, 2015 Catholic Earthcare Australia, as part of the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM), announced today that more than 45 countries will take part in a 40-day Lenten fast for climate justice. The fast will take place from Ash Wednesday (February 18) to March 28, with different countries leading the fast on different days of Lent. Australia will be leading the Lenten fast on March 17. Participants in the fast are praying for unity on climate change within the Catholic […]