Catholic Social Action
100 East 8th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 421-3131 ext. 2660
Fax: (513) 421-1582
Catholic Social Action
1436 Needmore Road
Dayton, OH 45414
Phone: (937) 224-3026
Fax: (937) 341-5036
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Catholic Social Action
The Catholic Social Action Office and Commission empower Catholics in the Archdiocese to celebrate and live out the Gospel call for life, human dignity, and care for God’s creation through Catholic Social Teaching formation, organized social ministries, and opportunities for public advocacy and action. We have organized ministries for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Catholic Relief Services, and Catholic Rural Life Conference as well as for such current issues as respect life, immigration, care for God’s creation, poverty, international peace, and more. The office also coordinates and provides staff support to regional justice collaborative networks of parishes and other Catholic organizations: the Cincinnati-area Advocates for Justice Parish Collaborative, Dayton-area Weavers of Justice, and the Springfield Catholic Social Action Committee. The office also serves as an initial point of contact for ecumenical and interfaith relations for the Archdiocese.
Know Mercy. Show Mercy.
The Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy has officially concluded, but its work ever continues. An amazing array of activities have taken place on the Archdiocesan and parish levels. Click here for a summary of how Catholic Social Action celebrated the Year of Mercy through increased efforts of charity and social justice.
During this Year of Mercy, what does mercy look like during an election season? Join the movement to keep a respectful dialogue of civility, clarity and compassion. Click here to learn more and sign the Civilize It pledge!
Join us at one of a number of presentations throughout the Archdiocese to learn how we can promote civility, clarity and compassion during the election and every other day of the year! Click here for a list of “Civilize It: Faithful Citizenship in the Year of Mercy” workshops.
Catholic-Lutheran Opportunities for Study, Prayer and Service
In commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the Archdiocese and ELCA Ohio Southern Synod are promoting opportunities to advance our faith communities towards the unity for which Christ himself prayed. Click here for a statement from our bishops, small group study guide, resource packet, maps of our local congregations and more! Also, click here to access prayer resources for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
For nearly a half century, the Catholic Church in the United States has celebrated National Migration Week, which is an opportunity for the Church to reflect on the circumstances confronting migrants, including immigrants, refugees, children, and victims and survivors of human trafficking. The theme for National Migration Week 2017 draws attention to Pope Francis’ call to create a culture of encounter, and in doing so to look beyond our own needs and wants to those of others around us. Please download the National Migration Week Toolkit.
Check Out Our Current Respect Life and Social Justice Priority Issues!
Throughout the Archdiocese, the Catholic Social Action Office has organized ministries to respond to a variety of issues relating to Catholic Social Teaching. These include abortion, the death penalty, immigration, the environment and more! To learn more and download helpful resources, visit our Social Justice Priority Issues page!
Catholic Campaign for Human Development
Interested in learning about the incredible work that CCHD does to defend human dignity in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati? Learn more. What did our CCHD contributions accomplish? View a report of our dollars at work during the previous grant cycle! Please give generously to the annual collection on Nov. 19-20, 2016! Access resources here.
Catholic Relief Services
Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. Catholic Social Action administers locally the CRS collection and Rice Bowl as well as organize an annual Fair Trade Sale, Global Solidarity Conference and more. To learn more about CRS’ work around the globe, click here . Also, check out our many CRS efforts in the Archdiocese.