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Message from His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on Marrakesh Climate Talks

Please click on the link below for a PDF of the Message from His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on Marrakesh Climate Talks:   message-by-his-all-holiness-ecumenical-patriarch-bartholomew-to-the-unfccc-cop22-session-marrakech-morocco-november-7-18-2016

Invitation to the Blessing of the Animals and Season of Creation

September 1st is the World Day of Prayer for Creation and begins an extended month-long Season of Creation which ends on the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, the Patron Saint of Ecology, October 4th. St. Francis saw the importance of all creatures. He often laid his hands on them and blessed them and talked lovingly to them…
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Irish Ecological Theologian, Father Sean McDonagh, speaking across Australia in November on Laudato Si’

Father Sean McDonagh to speak in Australia about Laudato Si’ – November 2016 Australian Tour You are invited to come and hear Father Sean speak about Laudato Si’. Father Sean is one of the preeminent scholars on Laudato Si’ with a long involvement in caring for Creation. Father Sean is a Columban Missionary and Irish…
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Newcastle Magistrate to consider the words of Pope Francis when sentencing the Break Free from Fossil Fuel Protestors

  Newcastle Magistrate to consider the words of Pope Francis when sentencing the Break Free from Fossil Fuel Protestors “The climate is a common good, belonging to all and meant for all.” (Pope Francis) These are the words of Pope Francis in his encyclical Laudato Si. His teaching is prophetic and timely “We know that…
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Pope Francis’ Message for the Celebration of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Pope Francis’ Message for the Celebration of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation Pope Francis and the Vatican held a number of events to mark and celebrate the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Below you can find the written message from Pope Francis on this day entitled…
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No Fracking Sacrifice Zones in Central Australia by Social Justice Awareness Group in Central Australia

  A Statement by Social Justice Awareness Group in Central Australia Our water, land and air in Aboriginal communities and pastoral stations are not sacrifice zones for the short term benefit of NT politicians and mining company shareholders. The risks and realities of fracking are real and need answers. Will Aboriginal communities and pastoral stations…
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Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania focus on the people of West Papua

The Executive Committee of the Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, PNG/SI, CEPAC) is currently meeting in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. We come from a multitude of island nation States spread throughout the Pacific. We are delighted to be here in PNG and have enjoyed greatly the wonderful hospitality of…
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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…
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WYD2016 Laudato Si’ Eco-Village – Mercy, Ecology & Hope

We are excited to share that Catholic Earthcare Australia will be at World Youth Day 2016. Catholic Earthcare’s Chairperson, Bishop Michael Kennedy and our Youth Engagement Officer, Terese Corkish, will be joining #AussiePilgrims and youth leaders from around the world at the 2016 World Youth Day celebrations. Terese will be leading workshops at the Laudato Si’ Eco Village, adding her…
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‘Laudato Si’ Tree of Life resource launched for Parishes, Schools & Catholic organisations

Catholic Earthcare Australia’s 2016 resource has been launched on World Environment Day to encourage the community to celebrate the first Anniversary of the papal encyclical Laudato Si’ by coming together to experience dialogue and stimulate action on caring for our common home. Catholics are being invited to write down their actions about caring for creation…
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