‘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 […]

Australian Catholic Youth Festival 2015

Posted on Dec 14, 2015 in Networks, News, Youth
Australian Catholic Youth Festival 2015

By Tess Corkish, Youth Engagement Officer at Catholic Earthcare Australia In early December, Katie McSweeney (Catholic Earthcare Australia’s Communications and Marketing Manager) and I were honoured to represent our agency at the 2015 Australian Catholic Youth Festival in Adelaide. Plagued with weather in the high 30s in the first few days of summer, it was the perfect time to be talking to young people about a safe climate future. Full of inspiring speakers and young people thirsty for a rich […]


Youth resources

  • Encyclical Youth Workshops

    From July, Catholic Earthcare will be offering a unique opportunity for school students to learn about what Laudato Si’ means for them.

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.