Our Mission is the advancement of Christian respect and responsibility for the animal creation with special reference to Catholic teaching and beliefs.

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Catholic Concern for Animals is a registered charity number 231022 which was founded in 1929 as The Catholic Study Circle.  Its magazine The Ark was first published in 1937 when its editor, Dom Ambrose Agius OSB, said:
‘It is not only the cause of animals, their welfare and protection, which is here advocated.  It is the cause also of the good name of the Catholic Church, often attacked and seldom defended in this matter of the proper treatment of animals.’
Please support Catholic Concern for Animals’ work via Charity Choice or PayPal

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Bishop John Arnold SARX

Bishop John Arnold Speaks to the SARX Conference
On Saturday 18th March 2017, Bishop John Arnold gave a powerful speech to the SARX Conference.
Read the speech here



Spring 2017 Issue of The Ark out on 1st March 2017 featuring:
Reflections on Laudato Si’  by CCA President, Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP
Also Featuring Articles by: Sir David Amess MP, Rev. Christa Blanke, Dr Richard Ryder, Dr Michael Fox and Frauke Albersmeier
Free to members – join here


  Ecumenical Animal Welfare Retreat 2017
Holland House
Monday 4th – Wednesday 6th September 2017
Details here


Ark 231 front cover

Special Laudato Si’ Edition of
The Ark 
Available here
and celebrate their saint days.


St Ciaran and the Animals– 
 Saints Who Loved Animals
Many early saints lived with and loved animals.
Meet them here
and celebrate their saints days.

Pope Watch!  Pope Francis and Animals Pope Francis Blesses Dog
 See Videos on Pope Francis and Animals here


CCC 2416 

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