Advocating for the Animal Creation

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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‘ flagship publication The Ark is the main source of articles from the key individuals and thought leaders in the animal welfare and Christian movements todayThrough The Ark we are advocating for animals and advancing Christian respect and responsibility for them.  Read back copies online here.
Hard copies free to members – join here
Hard copies £5 to non-members


Support Catholic Concern for Animals

Catholic Concern for Animals is a registered charity, number 231022, founded in 1929.  With over a billion Catholics in the world, our work to advance Christian respect and responsibility for the animal creation within the Catholic Church is vital.  Please support our work via Charity Choice or PayPal below:

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Catholic Concern for Animals’ St Francis Award 2017

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Catholic Concern for Animals presented its first annual St Francis Award for outstanding work for animal welfare to Joyce D’Silva at its Ecumenical Animal Welfare Retreat 2017.  Joyce (left) is shown being presented with the award by CCA Chair, Judy Gibbons (right).
Details of presentation here
Details of retreat here



Reflections on Laudato Si’

by Archbishop Malcolm McMahon, CCA President
Read it here


 Bishop John Arnold

Bishop John Arnold Speaks Out for Animals at the SARX Conference

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

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 Special Laudato Si’ Edition of

The Ark 

Available here



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



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Catholic Concern for Animals’ 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.’ 
 © Catholic Concern for Animals 2018

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