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Catholic Social Action Contact:

Andrew Musgrave – 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

Dayton Office
Sara Seligmann – Regional Director

Catholic Social Action
1520 South Main Street
Dayton, OH  45409
Phone: (937) 281-4124

Becky Kunkler – Northern Area Coordinator

Catholic Social Action
119 E. Water Street
Sidney, OH  45365
Phone: 513-421-3131 x7106

Catholic Social Action
1520 South Main Street
Dayton, OH  45409


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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.

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The Doug and Brenda Schmitmeyer Family will host the 2019 Rural-Urban Mass on Thursday, July 18, at 7 p.m. at 11811 Marshall Road, Versailles. Bishop Joseph Binzer will preside. At the Mass Catholic Century Farm Awards will be given to thirteen Catholic families who applied for the recognition and have farmed the same land for 100 years or more. Some seating will be provided and soil and water will be blessed. Sts. Peter and Paul parishioners will host a reception after Mass. For more information contact the Catholic Social Action Office at 937-281-4125 or 513-421-3131 x7106 or email Becky Kunkler.
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Prayer for Religious Liberty on the
Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Saturday, September 14, 2019
Mass at 5:00 p.m., followed by a Social

Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
3547 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, Oh  45220

Click here for event flyer and RSVP information. 






New Video of Care for Creation Efforts in the Archdiocese! 

Check out the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Climate Change Task Force’s new promotional video, “Once Upon a Planet,” featuring what we can all do to better care for God’s creation.



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!   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.