Catholic Earthcare announces new Director

Posted on Aug 7, 2018 in News

We are thrilled to announce that Bernard Holland will soon be joining Caritas Australia as the Director of Catholic Earthcare Australia. Bernard has a long history in education and has led Catholic schools as a Principal for over 22 years. He presented at the 2010 Earth Charter World Gathering, the 2011 World Environmental Education Congress, and holds a deep desire to facilitate sustained improvement in economic, ecological and social benefits within civic society. Bernard’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Education; […]

Join a Laudato Si’ Animator Formation Program

Posted on Nov 30, 2015 in ASSISI, News
Join a Laudato Si’ Animator Formation Program

  “An integral ecology includes taking time to recover a serene harmony with creation, reflecting on our lifestyle and our ideals, and contemplating the Creator who lives among us and surrounds us …” (Laudato Si’, Paragraph 225) You are warmly invited to join a Laudato Si’ Animator Formation Program in 2017. Our next program will be taking place at the Benedictine Monastery in New Norcia (Western Australia) from October 9th – 12th. Animator FLYER – WA Oct 2017 Are you wondering how to respond to […]

Bishop Michael Kennedy reflects on Laudato Si’

Posted on Jul 29, 2015 in News, Parishes
Bishop Michael Kennedy reflects on Laudato Si’

Bishop Michael Kennedy, our new Catholic Earthcare Chairperson and Bishop of the Diocese of Armidale, has a particular interest in the Pope’s message in Laudato Si’. Below, he reflects on some of the important themes in the Encyclical and the way in which it has been received here in Australia. Not everyone is happy about what Pope Francis has had to say in Laudato Si’, his encyclical letter on the environment. One critic described the document as “a mixture of junk science, junk economics […]