Newcastle Magistrate to consider the words of Pope Francis when sentencing the Break Free from Fossil Fuel Protestors

Posted on Sep 6, 2016 in Inspiration, News, Parishes
Newcastle Magistrate to consider the words of Pope Francis when sentencing the Break Free from Fossil Fuel Protestors

  Newcastle Magistrate to consider the words of Pope Francis when sentencing the Break Free from Fossil Fuel Protestors “The climate is a common good, belonging to all and meant for all.” (Pope Francis) These are the words of Pope Francis in his encyclical Laudato Si. His teaching is prophetic and timely “We know that technology based on the use of highly polluting fossil fuels – especially coal, but also oil and, to a lesser degree, gas – needs to […]

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 […]

‘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 […]


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Important Announcement

Catholic Earthcare is the part of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference which promotes ecological conversion to achieve a loving and sustainable relationship with the natural world. It uses environmental education, national and international links and advocacy to achieve this goal.

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.

Caritas Australia is the Church’s international aid and development agency.  As part of the global Caritas confederation operating in 190 countries, it works alongside marginalised communities in many countries and with 11 First Australian agencies here in Australia.  Promoting the principles of Laudato Si is at the centre of the global confederation and of Caritas Australia.

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Thank you for your ongoing support of Catholic Earthcare Australia and your commitment to combating climate change and protecting the environment and ecosystems from degradation and pollution.