Our Lady of Fatima, Kingsgrove

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 in Parishes
Our Lady of Fatima, Kingsgrove

Our Lady of Fatima, in Kingsgrove Sydney, is a wonderful example of a parish embracing sustainability and the need to care for God’s Creation. The sustainability journey begun at Our Lady of Fatima almost 10 years ago, with some small actions by a single parishioner, Thea Ormerod. Thea, who has been part of the parish for over 30 years, is a close friend of Catholic Earthcare and a passionate advocate for sustainability, climate issues and social justice. One day, Thea noticed that […]

Sacred Heart Geeveston participates in ASSISI Pilot School Project Tasmania

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 in ASSISI, Schools
Sacred Heart Geeveston participates in ASSISI Pilot School Project Tasmania

Through our ASSISI initiative, Catholic Earthcare works closely with schools across Australia to support development of a holistic approach to sustainability. In 2013 Sacred Heart Catholic School (Geeveston), along with Holy Rosary Catholic School (Claremont), Sacred Heart College (New Town) and St Mary’s College (Hobart), was selected  to be part of our ASSISI Pilot School Program in Tasmania. In the two years since they joined the program, Sacred Heart Geeveston has really embraced the ASSISI model. Principal Luch Brighella said the school’s initiatives […]

Global Catholic Climate Movement launched

Posted on Jan 15, 2015 in Networks, News
Global Catholic Climate Movement launched

Catholic Earthcare Australia Media Release:  January 15, 2015 Today marks the launch of the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM), an international coalition of Catholic organisations and leaders committed to a sustainable climate future. At the launch, the group released a statement underpinned by Catholic teachings and calling for prayer and action among the world’s Catholic population to work together on climate issues. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, will present the statement to Pope Francis during his trip in the Philippines […]

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.