Light the Way Vigil – Sydney

Posted on Sep 13, 2015 in Networks, News
Light the Way Vigil – Sydney

Join us in Sydney on the 24th of September, as we come together with thousands across the globe to Light the Way to a better future! The evening before global goals for sustainable development are adopted and Pope Francis addresses the United Nations General Assembly in New York, we will stand united under one sky. From Australia to India, South Africa to Brazil, thousands of us will #LighttheWay through every continent and call for urgent action to tackle poverty, inequality and climate change. As the sun […]

World-first comprehensive response to Laudato si’ published

Posted on Aug 4, 2015 in Networks, News, Parishes
World-first comprehensive response to Laudato si’ published

We are delighted to announce that our new book, The Francis Effect II: Praised Be You – On Care for our Common Home, was released on Tuesday August 4. The Francis Effect II is a unique collaboration from three Catholic agencies – Catholic Earthcare Australia, Catholic Mission and Catholic Religious Australia. The book was produced in response to Pope Francis’ ground-breaking Encyclical Laudato si’. This is the first comprehensive response to Laudato si’ published in Australia, and it offers an exclusive […]

Tess Corkish represents Catholic Earthcare Australia in Rome

Posted on Jul 28, 2015 in News, Youth
Tess Corkish represents Catholic Earthcare Australia in Rome

In late June, Tess Corkish (our Youth Engagement Officer), represented Catholic Earthcare at the Emerging Leaders Multifaith Climate Convergence and the One Earth, One Human Family Climate March in Rome. Below, she reflects on this once-in-a lifetime experience. As I’ve tried to wrap my head around the incredible experience that I was blessed to attend the GreenFaith and OurVoices Emerging Leaders Multifaith Climate Convergence, I’ve been speaking to my new friends as we’ve all been asked to write pieces documenting […]

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.