About Catholic Concern for Animals
Our Mission is the advancement of Christian respect and responsibility for the animal creation with special reference to Catholic teaching and beliefs.
The charity meets its objective of advancing Christian respect and responsibility for the animal creation through the production of its magazine, The Ark, which is issued three times a year, and through its website and social media outreach. The Chief Executive promotes the work of the charity by engaging with other organisations and giving presentations.
The charity provides a public benefit by producing educational material and giving talks on the empathetic treatment of animals, based on the teachings of the Catholic Church, which gives a moral benefit to the human community.
The charity has a high impact by informing and educating on the issues of Animal Advocacy among the Catholic world population at all levels, from the Vatican as the Catholic Church’s highest institution to individual Catholics throughout the world. The Charity also works very closely with other Animal Advocate organisations and individuals worldwide.
Some 2022 News Highlights
Historic Animal Welfare Resolution adopted by the United Nations
CCA Statement on Comments by Pope Francis on Companion Animals
CCA is a member of Eurogroup for Animals, the World Federation for Animals and the Animal Interfaith Alliance
The Ark is Catholic Concern for Animals’ flagship magazine. Produced digitally three times a year, in Spring, Summer and Autumn, it regularly features contributions from internationally leading animal theologians and animal welfare and rights advocates, providing a wealth of information and opportunities for reflection on related topics. The magazine also includes recipes, practical advice, poems, prayers and pointers to useful resources, helping you to make compassionate choices for the benefit of all sentient beings. There is also a space dedicated to the letters of readers who wish to share their comments on issues related to faith and animal welfare. In its pages you will additionally find Catholic Concern for Animal’s major announcements.
Aside from being an advocacy, educational and spiritual platform, The Ark aims to foster a sense of community helping people to feel connected, nourished and strengthened in the pursuit of more compassionate living for the sake of all God’s creatures.
Now published four times a year starting in 2021: be sure never to miss an issue of this special publication by subscribing to The Ark with an annual subscription of £12 here