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 […]

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 […]


School resources

  • On Holy Ground
    On Holy Ground

    On Holy Ground provides a foundation, framework and suite of resources for Catholic schools and the education system as a whole to become sustainable.

  • Connect, Care, Share: Our Common Home

    This video explores the vital role that gardens play in connecting communities, in the schoolyard and beyond.

  • Pure Gift

    ‘Pure Gift’ is an inspirational Catholic Earthcare resource for adults and senior secondary students.

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.

This website is being refined to reflect the new administrative arrangements for Catholic Earthcare Australia. For all enquiries in relation to the work of Catholic Earthcare Australia or to request assistance, please call  1800 024 413 or email CatholicEarthcare@caritas.org.au.

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.