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 […]

Light for Lima – the faithful join together to pray for action on climate change

Posted on Jan 15, 2015 in News
Light for Lima – the faithful join together to pray for action on climate change

Catholic Earthcare Australia Media Release: December 3, 2014 Last night Catholic Earthcare Australia joined faith communities in Sydney’s Royal Botanical Gardens to pray for action on climate change. The evening was inspired by the global faith network ourvoices.net, and was part of a series of global prayer vigils coinciding with UN climate talks in Lima, Peru from December 1 – 12. In this solar lantern-lit vigil, diverse communities came together to pray for successful climate negations in Lima. The gathering also […]

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.