Reading GuideThis 32-page Australian reading guide to Laudato si’ is produced by Garratt Publishing and proudly supported by Catholic Earthcare Australia.

The group reading guide offers an accessible way to take up the challenges and opportunities raised by Pope Francis’ new encyclical Laudato si’. Distilling down the encyclical’s 40, 000 words and offering reflections, discussion guides and unique Australian case studies, this reading guide is ideal for everyone in a parish or school community.

This guide to Laudato Si’ features:

  • Unique plain English language summary of the text cross-referenced to the original paragraphs
  • Additional commentary relating the Encyclical in a truly Australia context
  • Discussion questions for six study sessions
  • Pope Francis’ concluding prayer and St Francis’ Canticle of Creation printed in full
  • Evocative photos related to the text and the issues Pope Francis call us to address
  • Proudly printed in Australia from responsible sources that support the conservation of forests and wildlife

This full colour, 32-page magazine style reading guide can be distributed through your parish and your school community for as little as $5.76 ex GST per copy.  To read a sample chapter and purchase the reading guide visit Garratt Publishing.

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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.