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.’
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retreat-2017-advertEcumenical Animal Welfare Retreat 2017
Holland House
Monday 4th – Thursday 7th September 2017
Details here

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Special US Issue of The Ark out on 1st July 2017 featuring:
Politics & Nature: The Reality We Can’t Ignore by Dr Charlotte Regan (IFAW);  Can Animals be Treated Well in Laboratories? by Frances Cheng (PETA); Animal Advocacy & the Charge of Anthropomorphism by Stephen Kaufmann (Christian Vegetarian Association);  Crux Interview with Chris Fegan by Charles Camosy (Crux); A Successful Retreat by The St Francis Alliance Team;  A Catholic Message on Our Treatment of Animals by Bishop John Arnold and much, much more ….
Free to members – join here

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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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