World Youth Day 2016 – Reflections by Catholic Earthcare Australia’s Youth Engagement Officer – Tess Corkish

Posted on Aug 23, 2016 in News, Schools, Youth
World Youth Day 2016 – Reflections by Catholic Earthcare Australia’s Youth Engagement Officer – Tess Corkish

Catholic Earthcare Australia’s Youth Engagement Officer had the privilege of attending this year’s World Youth Day in Krakow Poland. Read below about her amazing journey, experience and friends made along the way! I had the great privilege of attending and participating in World Youth Day in Krakow Poland on behalf of Catholic Earthcare Australia. This week began for some of us with a conference entitled: Integral Ecology – Laudato Si’ – Young heroes of change. This allowed us to hear […]

Truth, Mercy and the Solomon Islands

Posted on May 25, 2016 in Inspiration, News, Schools, Youth
Truth, Mercy and the Solomon Islands

It’s less than one month now before I head over to the Solomon Islands as a 2016 recipient of the Santa Sabina College Solomon Islands Ex-students Fellowship, courtesy of my Alma Mater and the Dominican Sisters of Eastern Australia. Less than one months before this internet addict who washes her hair every second day will spend two weeks on the tiny island of Wagina away from creature comforts and her mobile phone. It seems almost surreal at the moment. I […]

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.

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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.