Catholic Social Action Contact:

Tony Stieritz – Director
Tammie Mers – Administrative Assistant

Catholic Social Action
100 East 8th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 421-3131 ext. 2660
Fax: (513) 421-1582
Email: csa@catholiccincinnati.org

Dayton Office
Pam Long – Regional Director
Tracie Laughlin – Administrative Assistant

Catholic Social Action
1436 Needmore Road
Dayton, OH 45414
Phone: (937) 224-3026
Fax: (937) 341-5036
Email: csadayton@catholiccincinnati.org

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.

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Estate Planning Talk Nov. 10

Harvest time

Farming families and members of the farming community can learn more about estate planning Monday, Nov. 10, at 7:00 p.m.  For a flier on the talk, click here.

Workshop for Groups Seeking Funding

St. Anthony Village Workday

Organizers in Adams, Brown, Clermont, Clinton and Highland Counties, which are looking for funding are encouraged to join us for this workshop on the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.  Join us on Friday, October 24 from noon to 2:30 p.m. at St. George Hall in Georgetown (509 E. State Street, 45121).  Lunch will be provided.  Click here for more information.

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is the official domestic anti-poverty agency of the U.S. Catholic Bishops.  It works to break the cycle of poverty by helping people help themselves.  Through CCHD, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati each year provides grants to local agencies, both faith-based and secular, that help low-income individuals and families tackle the structural causes of poverty and achieve their full God-given potential.  To learn more about CCHD, click here.

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!


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.