World-first comprehensive response to Laudato si’ published

Posted on Aug 4, 2015 in Networks, News, Parishes
World-first comprehensive response to Laudato si’ published

We are delighted to announce that our new book, The Francis Effect II: Praised Be You – On Care for our Common Home, was released on Tuesday August 4. The Francis Effect II is a unique collaboration from three Catholic agencies – Catholic Earthcare Australia, Catholic Mission and Catholic Religious Australia. The book was produced in response to Pope Francis’ ground-breaking Encyclical Laudato si’. This is the first comprehensive response to Laudato si’ published in Australia, and it offers an exclusive […]

Bishop Michael Kennedy reflects on Laudato Si’

Posted on Jul 29, 2015 in News, Parishes
Bishop Michael Kennedy reflects on Laudato Si’

Bishop Michael Kennedy, our new Catholic Earthcare Chairperson and Bishop of the Diocese of Armidale, has a particular interest in the Pope’s message in Laudato Si’. Below, he reflects on some of the important themes in the Encyclical and the way in which it has been received here in Australia. Not everyone is happy about what Pope Francis has had to say in Laudato Si’, his encyclical letter on the environment. One critic described the document as “a mixture of junk science, junk economics […]

Our Lady of Fatima, Kingsgrove

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 in Parishes
Our Lady of Fatima, Kingsgrove

Our Lady of Fatima, in Kingsgrove Sydney, is a wonderful example of a parish embracing sustainability and the need to care for God’s Creation. The sustainability journey begun at Our Lady of Fatima almost 10 years ago, with some small actions by a single parishioner, Thea Ormerod. Thea, who has been part of the parish for over 30 years, is a close friend of Catholic Earthcare and a passionate advocate for sustainability, climate issues and social justice. One day, Thea noticed that […]


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