An interactive, educational program, ‘The Awesome Cosmic Story’ explores the creation of our universe, and the world as we know it, through an inspirational blend of theology and science.

The Awesome Cosmic Story was developed to provide educators with a much needed resource for sharing the story of the universe, in a contemporary way, with their Catholic students. 

Launched for World Environment Day in 2013, it was hoped this interactive, educational tool would “encourage Christians young and old to experience wonder and awe at the beauty and complexity of God’s Creation. When we spend time reflecting on our belief that everything in the universe is created by God, it’s hard to ignore our call as Christians to care for, and be responsible guardians, of such a wonderful gift, given with love.”

Contributors include Fr Denis Edwards, Sr Monica Sparks SGS and Ms Beth Riolo at the Catholic Education Office in Wollongong.

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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.

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

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.