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Catholic Social Action Contact:

Cincinnati
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
Sara Seligmann – Regional Director

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

Becky Kunkler – Northern Area Coordinator

Catholic Social Action
119 E. Water Street
Sidney, OH  45365
Phone:  (937) 498-1192
Phone:  (937) 224-3026 ext. 5015

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Greater Dayton and Northern Areas Social Justice Updates: plong@catholiccincinnati.org

St. Francis Pledge Update (e-newsletter for Care for Creation information and updates): csa@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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Cincinnati Festival of Faiths: June 24

CINCY FESTIVAL OF FAITHS 2018

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati and other Catholic groups will be joining in Cincinnati’s first Festival of Faiths on Sunday, June 24 from 1-5pm at Xavier University’s Cintas Center.  The Festival will showcase Cincinnati’s religious diversity, celebrate religions’ contributions to our community’s quality of life, and build interfaith cooperation.  Admission is free.  The gathering will include 12 world religions, fun activities for all ages, music and entertainment, workshops and cultural foods and merchandise.  To learn more and to help promote, visit www.cincifestivaloffaiths.orgClick here for a flyer.

Laudato Si’ Parish Recognition Prayer Service

On the 3rd anniversary of Pope Francis’s release of Laudato Si’: On Care of Our Common Home, Archbishop Dennis Schnurr will be leading a prayer service and recognizing 13 parishes, schools and religious congregations with the Archdiocese’s first Laudato Si’ Community awards.  The gathering will take place on Monday, June 18 at 7pm at the Community of the Good Shepherd (8815 E. Kemper Rd., Cincinnati 45249).  All are welcome, but RSVP’s are requested.  Click here for the flyer. 

 

 



Check Out Our Current Respect Life and Social Justice Priority Issues!


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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!   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.


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.