The Catholic Community Takes to the Streets to Call for Climate Action in Paris

Posted on Nov 27, 2015 in News
The Catholic Community Takes to the Streets to Call for Climate Action in Paris

For Immediate Release: November 27, 2015  The Catholic community in Australia is mobilising ahead of the Paris Climate Summit to call for a strong global agreement from world leaders. This weekend, over a million people around the world will take to the streets for a Global Climate March. Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez will address the Climate March in Melbourne on Friday, and Catholics will march in capital cities and towns across Australia calling for an end to fossil fuels and a […]

Season of Creation, September 1 – October 4

Posted on Aug 31, 2015 in Inspiration, Networks, News, Parishes
Season of Creation, September 1 – October 4

Catholic Earthcare, as part of the Global Catholic Climate Movement, invites Catholics in Australia and around the world to celebrate the 2015  ‘Season of Creation’. When Starts: September 1 – World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation Pope Francis recently proclaimed September 1st as a day of prayer for creation, as the Orthodox Church has done since 1989, to “draw from our rich spiritual heritage the reasons which feed our passion for the care of creation”. Learn more here. Download our prayer […]

Sign the Catholic Climate Petition

Posted on Jun 17, 2015 in Networks, News
Sign the Catholic Climate Petition

As founding members of the Global Catholic Climate Movement, we are working globally to raise awareness about the climate change crisis in the Catholic community. We urge world leaders to commit to ambitious climate action and solve this urgent moral crisis (for more information see climate change facts and Catholic teachings on climate change). Pope Francis said:“On climate change, there is a clear, definitive and ineluctable ethical imperative to act.” If you agree, click “Yes” below:

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.