Register Now (Early Bird Price) for the 2017 Laudato Si’ Symposium and Retreat

Posted on Jul 28, 2016 in ASSISI, Inspiration, News
Register Now (Early Bird Price) for the  2017 Laudato Si’ Symposium and Retreat

How are you planning to celebrate the Season of Creation in 2017? Catholic Earthcare Australia invites you to St Clement’s Retreat Centre in Galong, NSW, for Spirit Dreaming, Earth Responding, Living Laudato Si’ – a Symposium & Retreat for anyone seeking to integrate Laudato Si’ into their way of being on Earth. The Laudato Si’ Symposium and Retreat will explore the deep spiritual connection between place, people and culture through dialogue and collective action. Purposefully transforming our organisations, schools, health […]

Meditation and the Environment

Posted on May 10, 2016 in Networks, News
Meditation and the Environment

Ecology, Economy and Meditation – Healing ourselves, healing the earth. Catholic Earthcare Australia was a proud partner of the Meditatio Seminar on Meditation and the Environment, an international conference held over the Earth Day weekend in April. Hosted by the Australian Christian Meditation Community, the conference illustrated the powerful role of meditation in fostering a contemplative consciousness for the whole community of our planet.    The diverse range of keynote speakers from multidisciplinary backgrounds including sociology, spirituality, ecology, environmental justice, media, environmental scientists, theologians and […]

Catholic Earthcare releases Laudato Si’ video

Posted on Aug 31, 2015 in News
Catholic Earthcare releases Laudato Si’ video

Media Release: September 1, 2015  Catholic Earthcare Australia celebrates World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation by releasing Laudato Si’ video. Catholic Earthcare Australia is celebrating the very first World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on September 1 by releasing a short video entitled Laudato Si’ – An urgent appeal for action. The video features three prominent Catholic leaders – Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana (Apostolic Nuncio to Australia), Bishop Michael Kennedy (Bishop of Armidale and […]

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

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.