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, formerly The Catholic Study Circle, was founded in 1929.  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.’


Pope Francis asks us to Pray for Creation on 1st September



World Youth Day – A Celebration of Laudato Si
Pope Francis attended World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland from 26th to 29th July, where CCA was one of the many Catholic organisations represented.  Further details here

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Images from the World Youth Day celebrations (by Chris Fegan)

Retreat 2016 advert

Ecumenical Animal Welfare Retreat 2016 
This three night break at the delightful Charney Manor offers a relaxing environment for you to enjoy stimulating speakers, the company of like-minded people.  All welcome!

Only a few places left – book now to ensure a place.

For further details click here.

Jo Chris Joyce

 Celebration of 30 years of Joyce D’Silva at CIWF
On the year of her retirement, CIWF celebrated 30 years of Joyce D’Silva leading the farm animal welfare movement. Further details here




Polish People Protest against Yulin Dog Eating Festival
People in Poland have gone out onto the streets to protest about the cruel Yulin dog eating festival. Further details here


Pope Francis Blesses Dog

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



Ark 233 Front Page

 Latest Edition of The Ark – Out Now!
For details on how to order a copy click here.
Free to CCA Members
Commencing from 2016, the new publication dates for The Ark  are 1 March, 1 July and 1 November.


Global Map

CCA International 
Here you will find contributions from around the world on issues of concern to all Catholics who care about  God’s Creation.

Ark 231 front cover

 Special Laudato Si’ Edition of
The Ark 
Available here


The School of Compassion

The School of Compassion:
A Roman Catholic Theology of Animals
By Dr Deborah Jones
is available from Amazon here
Other books about animals and theology can be found here


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Donate to
Catholic Concern for Animals

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 © Catholic Concern for Animals 2016

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