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 […]

Catholic agencies join in unique response to historic encyclical

Posted on Jul 14, 2015 in Networks, News
Catholic agencies join in unique response to historic encyclical

Media Release: 14 July 2015 In the wake of Pope Francis’ groundbreaking encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’, released in mid-June, three Catholic agencies are among the first to respond to its urgent call to action. In coming weeks, Catholic Earthcare Australia, Catholic Religious Australia and Catholic Mission will together release the second book in The Francis Effect series. Entitled The Francis Effect II: Praised Be You – on Care for Our Common Home, the book will analyse the encyclical’s […]

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.