WYD2016 Laudato Si’ Eco-Village – Mercy, Ecology & Hope

Posted on Jul 14, 2016 in Inspiration, Networks, News, Schools, Youth
WYD2016 Laudato Si’ Eco-Village – Mercy, Ecology & Hope

We are excited to share that Catholic Earthcare Australia will be at World Youth Day 2016. Catholic Earthcare’s Chairperson, Bishop Michael Kennedy and our Youth Engagement Officer, Terese Corkish, will be joining #AussiePilgrims and youth leaders from around the world at the 2016 World Youth Day celebrations. Terese will be leading workshops at the Laudato Si’ Eco Village, adding her voice to the dialogue about mercy, ecology, justice and hope. Follow Terese’s Krakow journey and World Youth Day experiences on our Facebook and Twitter feeds. There are many inspirational […]

World-first comprehensive response to Laudato si’ published

Posted on Aug 4, 2015 in Networks, News, Parishes
World-first comprehensive response to Laudato si’ published

We are delighted to announce that our new book, The Francis Effect II: Praised Be You – On Care for our Common Home, was released on Tuesday August 4. The Francis Effect II is a unique collaboration from three Catholic agencies – Catholic Earthcare Australia, Catholic Mission and Catholic Religious Australia. The book was produced in response to Pope Francis’ ground-breaking Encyclical Laudato si’. This is the first comprehensive response to Laudato si’ published in Australia, and it offers an exclusive […]

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 […]

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.