A Vote for the Voiceless – A Statement by the Catholic Bishops of Australia on the Election

Posted on May 17, 2016 in Inspiration, News
A Vote for the Voiceless – A Statement by the Catholic Bishops of Australia on the Election

Australia’s Catholic bishops have called for the voices of the thrown-away people to be heard in the long federal election campaign. The bishops today issued a statement on the 2016 Federal Election, addressed to Catholics and all people of goodwill. The Bishops have used their traditional election statement to draw attention to the voiceless of our nation; particularly refugees and asylum seekers, indigenous peoples, survivors of sexual abuse, those who suffer family violence, those in the womb, the elderly, those suffering […]

Liturgical celebrations for World Environment Day

Posted on Jun 4, 2015 in Inspiration, News

Why not hold a liturgical celebration on June 5th, for World Environment Day? This liturgical celebration was shared with us by Benedict Ayodi OFMCap, Director of the Office for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation in Rome, and is a perfect way to give thanks for God’s Creation. Setting: Globe, bowl of water, fire, human life, wind…etc. If the celebration is held during mass, these objects may be carried in procession as a sign of offering during the opening hymn. Opening Prayer: Gracious Lord, we gather today to celebrate the […]

Join us this April for Care 4 Creation Month

Posted on Apr 2, 2015 in News
Join us this April for Care 4 Creation Month

The Holy Father’s Universal Prayer Intention for April 2015 is: “That people may learn to respect creation and care for it as a gift of God.” This April,  as part of the Global Catholic Climate Movement, we are celebrating Care 4 Creation Month. We would like to invite you to join Pope Francis’ universal prayer intention for creation and prepare for his upcoming encyclical on ecology. Our concern for creation is especially urgent in this time of climate change. There is a […]

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.