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 […]

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.