Advocating for the Animal Creation
Our Mission is the advancement of Christian respect and responsibility for the animal creation with special reference to Catholic teaching and beliefs.
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 today. Through The Ark we are advocating for animals and advancing Christian respect and responsibility for them. Read back copies online here.
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Hard copies £5 to non-members
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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:
Ecumenical Animal Welfare Retreat 2018
CCA AGM 2017 with Guest Speaker, Philip Lymbery
Catholic Concern for Animals held its 2017 AGM on Saturday 4th November at the Brompton Oratory, Kensington with guest speaker Philip Lymbery who spoke about his work as Chief Executive of Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) and his new book Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were. Details on this and past AGM’s are here.
From left to right: Chris Fegan – CCA Chief Executive, Judy Gibbons – CCA Chair and Philip Lymbery – CIWF Chief Executive
Catholic Concern for Animals’ St Francis Award 2017
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 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
–Special Laudato Si’ Edition of
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
See Videos on Pope Francis and Animals here