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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) 263-6691 – Andrew
Phone:  (513) 263-6690 – Tammie
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: 937-538-4406



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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.

Open Wide Our Hearts 

Listening Sessions on Race in the Church

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati Anti-Racism Task Force invites you to join us for a listening session. We will have two people – one a person of color and one a white person – share their testimonials, and there will be facilitated time for reflection after each. There are limited spots so we encourage you to sign up soon.

There will be two sessions offered in August. Please only sign up for one so that others can also participate.

Aug 11, 2020 07:00 PM EST

Register in advance for this meeting:

Aug 16, 2020 02:00 PM EST

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


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Civilize It:  Dignity Beyond the Debate


For this election season, we are offering a seven-week discernment toolkit for parishes and families leading up to election day. We’ll delve into one of the themes of Catholic Social Teaching each week and help root you in a useful stance to sort out your questions and sift through the noise swirling around. We’ll explore how we can use the themes to form our consciences and determine for whom and what we will vote. This is not voting Democratic or Republican…this is voting Catholic!

This initiative will begin on September 13th. The website will launch on August 10.



Your Prayer Can Change the World

Now, more than ever, the world needs Christians united in prayer. What might happen if every Catholic in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati would pray just one minute more than they already do, every day, for the specific intention of peace, justice, and goodwill? There’s no better time to start this life-changing habit.

August 1 (Feast of St. Peter in Chains) through January 1 (World Day of Peace)

450K Catholics | 1 minute of Daily Prayer | 1 million Hours of Prayer




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.