Catholic agencies join in unique response to historic encyclical

Posted on Jul 14, 2015 in Networks, News
Catholic agencies join in unique response to historic encyclical

Media Release: 14 July 2015 In the wake of Pope Francis’ groundbreaking encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’, released in mid-June, three Catholic agencies are among the first to respond to its urgent call to action. In coming weeks, Catholic Earthcare Australia, Catholic Religious Australia and Catholic Mission will together release the second book in The Francis Effect series. Entitled The Francis Effect II: Praised Be You – on Care for Our Common Home, the book will analyse the encyclical’s […]

Tess Corkish to attend Emerging Leaders Multi-Faith Climate Convergence in Rome

Posted on Jun 17, 2015 in Youth
Tess Corkish to attend Emerging Leaders Multi-Faith Climate Convergence in Rome

Tess Corkish, Catholic Earthcare’s Youth Engagement Officer, talks jet setting and international networking at the Emerging Leaders Multi-Faith Climate Convergence in Rome. In the early hours of Friday the 26th of June I’m setting off for Rome for the first ever Emerging Leaders Multi-Faith Climate Convergence. This is an amazing chance to meet other 21-40 year olds from around the globe who are doing great things for the climate in their faith groups. I’ve been to Rome twice before, and even to the Vatican, but nothing will be able […]

Catholic Earthcare Director Jacqui Rémond to meet Pope Francis

Posted on May 1, 2015 in Inspiration, News
Catholic Earthcare Director Jacqui Rémond to meet Pope Francis

Message from Jacqui Rémond, Director of Catholic Earthcare Australia  Dear Friends, I would like to share some exiting news with you. Next week, in preparation for the coming encyclical, I will be representing Catholic Earthcare Australia in Rome at a meeting of the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM). As the Australian delegate I have been invited to meet His Holiness Pope Francis. The meeting will take place next Wednesday, the 6th of May, and will involve a small delegation of […]

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.