Catholic Earthcare Australia

Contact: Mr Paul O’Callaghan

GPO Box 9830
Sydney NSW 2001

T: (02) 8306 3400
F: (02) 8306 3401

Catholic Earthcare Australia

Supervised by:
Bishops Commission for Justice, Ecology and Development

Catholic Earthcare Australia is an ecological agency established by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. Its mission is to help promote understanding among people that creation is sacred and endangered, and must be protected and preserved for present and future generations yet unborn.

To play its part in helping protect the health of Earth, and its inhabitants, Catholic Earthcare Australia is mandated, through the activities of education, research and advocacy to give leadership in responding to Pope John Paul II's call to "stimulate and sustain the ecological conversion".

On the 17 January 2001 from the Vatican, the Pope in an eco spiritual audit of planet Earth stated that, "it is immediately evident that humanity has disappointed divine expectations. Above all in our times, man has unhesitatingly destroyed wooded valleys and plains, polluted waters, deformed the natural habitat, made the air unbreathable, disturbed atmospheric and hydro-geological systems, rendered green areas desert and engaged in uncontrolled industrialisation ... humiliating that flower garden that is the Earth, our home".

The Pope in calling for "a commitment to avoid ecological catastrophe" emphasised that "it is necessary, therefore to stimulate and sustain the ecological conversion". The Australian Catholic Bishops have responded to this challenge with faith and determination.

Catholic Earthcare Australia invites all people of good faith to journey with it and work on the urgent and critical tasks of safeguarding the integrity of creation, protecting Earth's fragile ecosystems and providing a voice for communities and victims of environmental degradation, injustice and pollution.

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GPO Box 368
Canberra ACT 2601

1300 4FAITH (1300 432 484)
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