Fasting for the Climate

Posted on Jun 17, 2015 in Inspiration, News
Fasting for the Climate

Meatless Fridays Abstinence from meat on Fridays has long been a tradition of the Catholic Church. As with all forms of fasting, this form of self-discipline reminds us of our true dependence on God. It is also tied to charity, enabling the penitent to offer whatever food is not eaten to the poor. In this light, Catholic Earthcare and the Global Catholic Climate Movement are encouraging abstinence from meat on Fridays,  as a way to reduce our negative impact on global […]

Australia joins global carbon fast calling for decisive climate action

Posted on Feb 17, 2015 in Networks, News
Australia joins global carbon fast calling for decisive climate action

Catholic Earthcare Media Release: February 17, 2015 Catholic Earthcare Australia, as part of the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM), announced today that more than 45 countries will take part in a 40-day Lenten fast for climate justice. The fast will take place from Ash Wednesday (February 18) to March 28, with different countries leading the fast on different days of Lent. Australia will be leading the Lenten fast on March 17. Participants in the fast are praying for unity on climate change within the Catholic […]