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 […]

Join the People’s Pilgrimage in Australia

Posted on Jun 1, 2015 in Networks, News, Pilgrimage
Join the People’s Pilgrimage in Australia

We would like to share some exciting news – the People’s Pilgrimage is coming to Sydney on the 11th and 12th of June, 2015. We are proud to be supporting the Pilgrimage, in partnership with OurVoices, ARRCC and Greenpeace, and we invite you to join us as we lift our voices and call for a strong climate agreement at the Paris 2015 Climate Summit. The People’s Pilgrimage is led by Yeb Sano, who is travelling around the world visiting places […]

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.