Welcome to the Justice, Ecology & Development Office (JEDO) within the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth, Western Australia.

We acknowledge the four permanent principles of Catholic Social Teaching:
1) Dignity of the human person;
2) Solidarity in relationships & communities;
3) Working for the Common good; with the preferential option for the poor; and care
for all creation through integral ecology; &
4) Promoting Subsidiarity.

With these four permanent principles of Catholic Social teaching as your guide, we welcome your inclusion & participation in our call to action.

Recent News across the Archdiocese and the World


Laudato Si’ Care for our Common Home

Pope Francis released his encyclical letter Laudato Si’ on June 18, 2015 in Rome, with the subtitle, ‘On care for our common home.’
The encyclical calls on us to be protectors of one another, and of the environment.
You can read the encyclical here.

Each individual Christian and every community is called to be an instrument of God for the liberation and promotion of the poor and for enabling them to be fully a part of society”
– Pope Francis

‘Love – Caritas – is an extraordinary force which leads people to opt for courageous & generous engagement in the field of justice & peace’
– Pope Benedict XVI

“To be a Christian is to be someone who sees with the eyes of Jesus”
– Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB

The Catholic Archdiocese of Perth acknowledge the Whadjuk Nyoongar people, the Traditional Owners who have walked upon and cared for this land for thousands of years.  We acknowledge the continued deep spiritual attachment and relationship of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to this country and commit ourselves to the ongoing journey of Reconciliation.