Fasting for the Climate

Posted on Jun 17, 2015 in Inspiration, News
Fasting for the Climate

Meatless Fridays Abstinence from meat on Fridays has long been a tradition of the Catholic Church. As with all forms of fasting, this form of self-discipline reminds us of our true dependence on God. It is also tied to charity, enabling the penitent to offer whatever food is not eaten to the poor. In this light, Catholic Earthcare and the Global Catholic Climate Movement are encouraging abstinence from meat on Fridays,  as a way to reduce our negative impact on global […]

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 […]

Catholic organisations celebrate the Vatican Declaration on Climate Change and warn against attempts to undermine it

Posted on Apr 29, 2015 in News
Catholic organisations celebrate the  Vatican Declaration on Climate Change and warn against attempts to undermine it

Global Catholic Climate Movement Media Release: 28 April, 2015 The Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM), which represents nearly 100 Catholic organisations working on climate justice (including founding member, Catholic Earthcare Australia), celebrated today’s “Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity” summit  and declaration in the Vatican. The meeting, which had the goal of strengthening the global consensus on the issue of climate change, was co-sponsored by the Pontifical Academies of Sciences and Social Sciences, and included the participation of Vatican officials plus […]